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Premier Foods owns brands ranging from Mr Kipling and Ambrosia to Batchelors

Premier Foods review weighs all options

By Helen Gilbert

The wholesale break-up of all Premier Foods brands, including Mr Kipling, is one option it is considering, after hiring advisors at boutique firm d'Angelin & Co to help with its strategic review.

The Chocolate Fudge (pictured) and Sticky Toffee desserts are claimed to be suitable for 99% of the population

Freaks of Nature enters foodservice market

By Noli Dinkovski

Vegan puddings maker Freaks of Nature has moved into foodservice for the first time after appointing Vegetarian Express to distribute two products to caterers, hotels and restaurants.

The EU Council's agreement to extend Brexit has had mixed responses from the food and drink industry

Industry response to EU exit extension

By James Ridler

The EU Council’s decision to allow the UK to delay its departure from the EU has been met with relief and scepticism by the food and drink industry.

Clipper Teas owner Wessanen has been acquired for £737.2m

Wessanen acquired in £737.2m takeover bid

By James Ridler

Clipper Teas and Whole Earth owner Wessanen has accepted a takeover bid from private equity firm PAI Partners and Delta Partners co-founder Charles Jobson, in a deal worth €885m (£737.2m).

Alantra's Fast 50 ranking reveals how the most agile brands are exploiting the market

Strong Roots tops fastest-growing food firms list

By James Ridler

Frozen plant-based foods producer Strong Roots has topped this year’s list of the fastest-growing food and drink businesses, presented by investment banking firm Alantra.

The Meatless Farm Co is now available in Morrisons

Meatless Farm Co wins Morrisons listings

By Aidan Fortune

Plant-based protein manufacturer The Meatless Farm Co is expanding its presence in the UK retail sector with new listings in Morrisons.

Only the most prepared food businesses will survive tariffs after Brexit

Food price increases a reality of no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Tariffs on food would bump up prices by 10% in a no-deal Brexit and would be detrimental to all but the most prepared food businesses, warned Labour’s Lord Jeffrey Rooker.