UCC Coffee’s Kent factory was ablaze on Thursday (11 October). Picture credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

UCC Coffee vows to secure supply after blaze

By Noli Dinkovski

The coffee maker hit by a major fire at its Kent factory says it is “working hard” to secure supply, but will be supported by its European roasters if necessary.

Princes brands include Princes, Crosse & Blackwell, Aqua Pura, Jucee and Napolina

Princes plans plant closures amid automation drive

By Rod Addy

Princes Group is to sacrifice its Chichester factory, affecting 200 jobs, in a wider drive to modernise production that also entails the planned closure of its Newton Heath juice plant.

The Billingham site makes Pom Bear snacks, as well as Hula Hoops Puft and McCoy's crisps

KP Snacks invests £6m in Pom Bear factory

By Rod Addy

KP Snacks aims to create 20 jobs as it pumps £6m into a new pellet production facility at its Billingham factory in Teesside, which makes Pom Bear, Hula Hoops Puft and McCoy's brands. The news heads Food Manufacture’s latest of our Editor’s Spotlight...

Samantha Murray: ‘The expansion will provide significant addition to our cake and pastry manufacturing capacity’

Bells £500k factory extension approved

By Noli Dinkovski

Scots baker Bells Food Group has secured planning permission for a new £500,000 cake facility that is expected to create 10–15 jobs.

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (right) is invited by Radnor Hills owner William Watkin to formally open the £6m line

Radnor Hills unveils £6m PET reduction line

By Noli Dinkovski

Welsh soft drinks producer Radnor Hills has ploughed £6m into a new production line that enables it to reduce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) content in bottles.

Saggiomo is concentrating its office space, cold rooms and processing facilities at the Croydon site

Shellfish firm invests in south London move

By Rod Addy

Shellfish processor Saggiomo Luxury Foods has secured £90,000 from HSBC UK, which it has invested in consolidating its operations in Croydon, having moved from Mitcham in south-west London.

Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control have revealed a new complete line

Ishida and Heat and Control reveal complete line

By Aidan Fortune

As part of their proposal to establish a stronger collaborative alliance, providing food industry customers with full “end to end” processing and packaging lines, equipment firm Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control held an open house...

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