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More convenience products are needed to stem the decline in sales of boxed cereals

Boost convenience products to grow, says cereal boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Changing consumer needs and an increasingly challenging market will continue to push cereal manufacturers to develop convenience products, Bokomo Foods’s ceo John Hiles has said.

Food and drink start-ups need better government backing

ELECTION 2015

What start-ups need from a new UK government

By Nicholas Robinson

More financial support must be given to food and drink start-ups by the next UK government if they are to survive their first year in business, Miso Tasty founder Bonnie Chung has urged.

The cartoner uses energy-efficient servomotors

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Bosch launches speedy carton machine

By Rod Addy

Breakfast cereal manufacturers and frozen pizza suppliers have access to cartoning technology that can slash changeover times and maintain consistently high yields, courtesy of Bosch Packaging Technology.

More consumers are prepared to pay a premium for food and drink, say Delisanté co-founders John Pearson (left) and Charles Coleman (right)

Premium boom is a big opportunity for posh SMEs

By Nicholas Robinson

More high-end food and drink start-ups are taking advantage of a boom in sales of premium products in supermarkets and rising sales in posh retailers such as Waitrose.

Fagg: 'There's going to be a lot more volatility in exchange rates'

Prepare for pre-recession spend – top economist

By Nicholas Robinson

Food manufacturers should prepare for a positive three years ahead, as the changing economy prompts consumers to spend at pre-recession levels, a leading economist has said. 

Sinclair says staff will relocate from other parts of the business

Mondelēz boosts coffee site staff

By Linda Groves

Mondelēz will take on an extra 100 staff at its Banbury, Oxfordshire, coffee facility, following a major investment to boost its production capabilities and a joint venture with Douwe Egberts.

MRLs must be set at appropriate levels, says Goodburn

Time is running out for setting effective MRLs

By Nicholas Robinson

If the food industry does not act on the EU’s potential imposition of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for disinfectants soon, it will be too late, Chilled Food Association (CFA) director Kaarin Goodburn has warned.

A new fermenter will boost Quorn's mycoprotein production by 60%

Quorn talks of fourth fermenter

By Nicholas Robinson

Consumer demand for Quorn will outstrip the Teesside firm’s supply within a decade, unless it continues to invest to boost capacity.

Consumers shouldn't be mislead by clean label

Health Ingredients Europe

Stop misusing natural, expert urges

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers must avoid misleading consumers into thinking natural products are intrinsically healthier for them, an industry expert has urged.

Consumers' are more open to alternative proteins

Health Ingredients Europe

New proteins are creeping on trend

By Nicholas Robinson

Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads made with meal worms could be a thing of the future, according to one food trend expert.

Output has increased by more than 60%, says Swancote director David Farley

Greenvale’s Swancote ups output by 60%

By Nicholas Robinson

A £2M investment is set to boost Greenvale’s Swancote potato processing site’s output further, following an increase by more than 60% in the past five years.