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Kallø’s Popped Snack range will soon appear in WHSmith

New listing for Kallø range

By Aidan Fortune

Kallø has secured a major new listing for its low-calorie snacking range Popped Snacks.

Napolina has extended its meals range

Napolina adds two new ranges

By Aidan Fortune

Food manufacturer Napolina has launched two brand new product ranges: Napolina Risotto Bowls and Napolina Pulses and Grains Pots in response to consumer demand for premium and convenient meals.

Buffalo Farm is to become the first Scottish producer of buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo Farm receives £500k grant

By Aidan Fortune

Farm and butchery Buffalo Farm is to use a £500,000 grant to become Scotland’s first producer of buffalo mozzarella.

Robinsons Brewery has teamed up with Ballakelly Farm to launch a pie flavoured with Trooper Light Brigade ale

Brewer and Manx farm create Iron Maiden pie

By Gwen Ridler

Robinsons Brewery has worked with the Isle of Man’s Ballakelly Farm to create a Trooper Light Brigade Steak & Ale Pie, flavoured with Robinsons’ Trooper Light Brigade ale.

ABP's new burger and sausage range feature Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman themed packaging

ABP launches new superhero meat range

By Aidan Fortune

ABP has entered into a new licensing agreement with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to launch a new range of DC superhero fresh and frozen sausages and frozen burgers.

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By Gwen Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Steven Walker: ‘Food safety is non-negotiable for the food and drink industry.’

Ecotrophelia developing skilled workers

By Gwen Ridler

Ecotrophelia, the student food innovation competition, is helping to develop the skilled workers that the food and drink sector is in desperate need of, according to Campden BRI director general Steven Walker.

Pom Puffs won the UK leg of Ecotrophelia

Pom Puffs takes gold at Ecotrophelia

By Gwen Ridler

RICH Pickings and their innovative BBQ snack product Pom Puffs took home the gold prize in this year’s UK leg of Ecotrophelia.

Students from the University of Nottingham took the gold prize at this year's Ecotrophelia UK

Spicy BBQ snack wins student innovation prize

By Gwen Ridler

A student team from the University of Nottingham has won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia student food innovation competition, revealed at Campden BRI’s annual open day (June 6).

Beyond Meat's vegetarian burger hits UK shores

Meat-free burger makes its way to the UK

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen foods supplier The Authentic Food Company (TAFC) is to introduce a vegetarian burger that cooks and tastes like meat into UK stores, through its partnership with American brand Beyond Meat.

Bacon is worth £914m to the UK grocery sector, with value and volume sales both up

BACON FOCUS

Why the rasher renaissance is under way

By Chloe Ryan

Despite health concerns and growing demand for plant-based diets, Britons’ ongoing love of bacon means manufacturers can cash in if they’re willing to innovate.

Tastemakers has partnered with rugby star Jonny Wilkinson to launch a new healthy drinks range

Rugby’s Jonny Wilkinson launches health drink

By Ellie Woollven

London-based food and drink innovation company Tastemakers has revealed it has been working with ex-England rugby football star Jonny Wilkinson on a range of drinks made from kombucha, a fermented or black green tea.

The 12-strong range draws on plant-based vegetarian-friendly ingredients

Nestlé veggie brand hits Sainsbury’s, Ocado

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has launched its meat-free Garden Gourmet brand in the UK through Sainsbury’s stores and online retailer Ocado, representing the latest wave of foodstuffs targeting the flexitarian trend.

Branston has launched two new products in Tesco stores nationwide

Branston launches new chip range in Tesco

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor Branston is set to launch a new range of prepared potato products in Tesco stores across the country, following increased demand from consumers.

The new ginger tea is to launch to UK market

Gingen to launch to UK market

By Michelle Perrett

Gingen, the ginger-based drink from Thailand, is to be launched into the UK market after signing an exclusive distribution deal with Eurostar Commodities.

Britvic will now launch Aqua Libra nationwide

Britvic rolls outs flavoured water range

By Gwen Ridler

Britvic has launched a nationwide rollout of its range of fruit-flavoured, lower-sugar sparkling waters, as it continues to target health-conscious consumers

Vegetarian and low calorie pasties have been launched by Ginsters

Ginsters launches vegetarian pasties

By Gwen Ridler

Pie and pasty brand Ginsters has launched two new vegetarian products to its range in response to a growing number of consumers changing to ‘flexitarian’ diets.

FIS delivered some ‘innovative and eye-catching’ ice cream dishes for Unilever

Innovation firm outlines ice cream, ready meal projects

By Ellie Woolven

Seven years ago, Mike Faers left the corporate food industry behind to embark on what he terms his “third career” – and Food Innovation Solutions (FIS) was born. Here, he talks to Food Manufacture about two projects the company he set up has worked on.

Creating soft drinks specially tailored to the tastes of children is one of the five trends proposed in the report

Britvic report pinpoints five soft drinks trends

By Gwen Ridler

Five soft drinks trends, which could drive up to £2.6bn in total category sales this year, have been identified by the 2018 Britvic Soft Drinks Review, as part of the manufacturer’s ‘Drink Differently’ strategy.

Nestlé’s lines are available through a broader range of retail as well as foodservice channels across the UK

Nestlé surfs nitrogen-infused coffee wave

By Gwen Ridler and Rod Addy

Nestlé has launched nitrogen-infused coffee products in the UK and Ireland, following Starbucks’ launch of its nitrogen-infused Nitro Cold Brew Coffee just over a year ago.

Waste reduction in focus at trade show

Anuga FoodTec preview

Waste reduction focus at Anuga

By Rick Pendrous

Waste reduction within the food and drink sector, through ‘upcycling’ strategies and innovative methods for the recovery of materials from by-products, will be the main focus of the Anuga FoodTec show, which takes place this week (20–23 March) in Cologne,...

Prewett's has launched a range of gluten-free cookies

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Prewett’s launches gluten-free cookies

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Prewett’s has launched Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies, the second product in its new Mini’s range.

Packs of orange Smarties are to hit store shelves this Easter

Nestlé launches tubes of orange Smarties

By Gwen Ridler

Orange Smarties are set to reappear in packs filled with the sweets this spring, following the success of Giant Tubes of the confection last autumn.

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