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Jack Bostock (left) and Tom Kitchen-Dunn will appear on BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den this Sunday (22 September)

Online meat business to appear on Dragons’ Den

By Noli Dinkovski

A West Yorkshire meat business that offers vetted farmers a direct selling route to consumers is to pitch for funds on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den this Sunday (22 September).

The report reveals the latest R&D trends

Top 15 food firms disclose £900m+ R&D spend

By Rod Addy

The UK's top 15 food processors spent more than £900m annually on research and development, according to the latest available data, with the lion's share of that invested by Unilever.

Mak Tok’s William Chew faced the Dragons (pictured) to secure an investment and their invaluable knowledge. Image © BBC

Mak Tok founder on Dragons’ Den appearance

By James Ridler

Mak Tok founder William Chew talks to Food Manufacture about his appearance on last week’s episode of the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and what drove him to pitch for investment in his chilli paste company.

Scottish seafood exports grew to 2,630 tonnes last year

Scottish seafood exports to Japan up 340%

By James Ridler

Scottish seafood exports to Japan more than quadrupled last year, as a contingent of seafood companies head east to bolster the export trend.

Smith: ‘We chose to handmake our products because, once you focus on large-scale production, all of a sudden it’s high volume, low price and you end up just churning something out’

Me and my team

Fatherson Bakery: Taking homemade to heart

By Laurence Smith

Fatherson Bakery owner and managing director Laurence Smith explains how his experience of bigger businesses is helping the company ‘punch above its weight’.

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