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Pladis is to refocus its business around its core range in balance with NPD

Pladis to focus on core range

By James Ridler

McVitie’s-owner Pladis is to rebalance its business to focus on its core range of products, as it identifies a £330m opportunity for the biscuit sector.

Banham Poultry has submitted proposals to move production to a new factory

Banham Poultry submits new factory proposal

By James Ridler

Banham Poultry has announced plans to move production back to its former site outside of Attleborough, Norfolk, as it looks to modernise its facilities.

Matthew Walker is rumoured to be the next business 2 Sisters offloads

2 Sisters set to offload puddings maker?

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group is expected to continue shedding “peripheral” businesses in a bid to focus on its core poultry offering, as reports surface it plans to auction off Christmas pudding manufacturer Matthew Walker.

Leeds Gin has been acquired by True North Brew Co

Gin firm acquired by true North Brew Co

By James Ridler

Sheffield-based True North Brew Co has acquired Leeds Gin, with plans to reinvigorate the brand with a new design and new flavours.

Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested £3m in new facilities

Pecan Deluxe Candy invests £3m to bring production in-house

By James Ridler

Toppings and inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy, winner of the award for exports at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has completed a £3m investment in custom-built production facilities, following a seven-year project to bring all production...

The failed Sainsbury's/Asda merger has cost the retailer £46m

Sainsbury’s must go back to basics after failed merger

By James Ridler

Sainsbury’s can no longer hide behind the inflated results that its failed merger with Asda would have brought and must now go back to basics to secure it’s position in the market, warned Shore Capital’s head of research Clive Black.

Despite seeing a sales drop of 1.2%, Sainsbury’s reclaimed second place from former merger partner Asda

Grocery market grows at rapid pace

By Helen Gilbert

Unseasonably warm weather, Mother’s Day and a late Easter helped bolster holiday spend to a record £2.5bn – the fastest rate of growth the sector has displayed this year, new data has suggested.

HCC research has revealed that more than half of consumers are confused about meat intake recommendations

Confusion reigns over meat intake guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Misconceptions among the British public over how much red meat should be consumed on a daily basis may be leading to the unnecessary cutting down of portions, a new study has found.