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Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

The Government has outlined the tariffs that will be applied should there be a no-deal Brexit situation

Tariff timeline slammed by food industry

By Aidan Fortune

Details of the tariffs that are to be applied to food and drink products in the event of a no-deal Brexit situation have been criticised by the industry.

One-in-four consumers would like to see a change to how non-meat products are labelled

Meat labelling survey calls for debate

By Aidan Fortune

One-in-four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found.

Dale Vince (centre): ‘Our products are simple – just great food made from vegetables for kids’

Vegan football club owner opens factory

By Noli Dinkovski

The entrepreneur behind the world’s first vegan football club has opened a plant-based food business to tap into the £1bn-plus UK school dinners market.

On-hand support: A Go-Go founder Adam Dick (left) with Heck co-founder Andrew Keeble

Heck unveils excellence centre for start-ups

By Noli Dinkovski

Sausage-maker Heck has set up a mentoring scheme to support other Yorkshire-based businesses after claiming EU grant funding in the region had been pulled.

Walker: ‘Category saturation is proving to be challenging. The sheer volume of products has created a lot of noise in the sector’

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Facing your primal fears

By Aidan Fortune

Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Suzie Walker’s Primal Pantry led the field in premium on-the-go paleo snacks. Five years on, how is it coping with a crowded marketplace and the threat of Brexit?

An artist's impression of the distillery after the upgrade is completed

Scots distillery receives £10.5m investment

By James Ridler

International wine and spirits producer Distell International has invested £10.5m in the Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay, Scotland, as part of a three-year refurbishment programme.

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