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Brecks recently invested in Plant & Bean, a dedicated plant-based meat business

Brecks secures seven-figure funding package

By James Ridler

Plant-based ingredients firm Brecks has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK to help support its international expansion and meet demand in 2021.

Olam International announced plans to float its shares on the London Stock Exchange

Olam LSE listing ‘vote of confidence’ for UK food

By James Ridler

Olam International’s plans to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) would provide a significant boost for the food and drink sector and provide a vote of confidence for investors, according to Oghma Partners.

The integrated systems are designed to cut the time and labour needed to deliver smokehouse-style products

Meat smoking tech from GEA offers smokehouse-style taste

By Rod Addy

Food processing equipment supplier GEA has developed a continuous production method for smoking meat and meat replacement products designed to recreate the flavours and aromas associated with traditional smokehouses.

Left to right: Newlat Food chairman Angelo Mastrolia with Symington's chief executive David Cox

Symington’s acquired by Italian food firm

By James Ridler

Chicken Tonight manufacturer Symington’s has been acquired by Italian producer Newlat Food for £53m, as it eyes growth internationally and aims to transform one of Symington's factories purely into a pasta facility.

Milton: 'We have seen an increase in the use of robotics'

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

The food industry faces three immediate trends offering pitfalls and opportunities, according to Caroline Milton, head of manufacturing at Menzies, headline sponsor of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in this videocast.

Wholebake has been acquired by Elysian Capital III

Wholebake acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III

By James Ridler

Healthy snack bar manufacturer Wholebake has been acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III, as part of the latter’s purchase of parent company Healthful Holdings Group from Bridges Fund Management.

Greggs, Ornua and Ag Barr posted their latest financial results this week

Food and drink financial round-up

By James Ridler

Greggs, AG Barr and Ornua have all posted growth and strong sales in spite of COVID-19 related challenges, in this round-up of food and drink manufacturer’s financial results.

Morrisons to face a bidding war, with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice set to jump in the ring

Morrisons bidding war on the horizon

By James Ridler

A bidding war for big four supermarket Morrisons is likely to begin, after reports private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is poised to launch a counter-bid for the business.

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