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Coeliacs are paying more than a third more for their weekly shop, according to Coeliac UK.


Coeliacs unable to afford gluten-free food, report claims

By Gwen Ridler

People suffering from coeliac disease are paying up to 35% more for their weekly food shop, with a growing number of consumers unable to find gluten-free products on shelves, according to Coeliac UK.

Nimisha Raja 'sold everything' to get Nim's Fruit Crisps of the ground

Food Manufacture Podcast

I sold everything for the business I believed in

By Gwen Ridler

Nimisha Raja, founder and chief executive of air-dried snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps, explains the lengths she went to in order to support her business in the latest episode of the Food Manufacture Podcast.

Hurayra Pet Food is 100% halal certified


Halal cat food to hit store shelves this summer

By Gwen Ridler

Leeds-based entrepreneur Aihtsham Rashid has launched a brand new 100% halal certified pet food company, Hurayra Pet Food, in response to lack of options currently on the market.

(L-R) Founder Andy Selch and NPD manager Colette Warren


SRSLY ditches the high street to focus on exports

By Gwen Ridler

Low-carb bread and ready meals firm SRSLY is pivoting away from the UK high street to prioritise direct to consumer and export markets after failing to drum up interest in physical stores.

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes


New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

Experts called for tougher regulations on HFSS marketing and advertising. Image: Getty, Shutthiphong Chandaeng


Heavy regulation needed on HFSS marketing and advertising

By Gwen Ridler

Marketing of food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) needs to be strictly regulated by the government to prevent businesses from exploiting the system to advertise unhealthy foods, claimed a panel of health and nutrition experts.

Consumers demand for healthy snacks has increased over the past year. Image: Getty, Lucentius


Consumer demand for healthy snacks on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are ditching the chocolate bars and reaching for healthy snacks in their pursuit of foods that have a significant impact on wellness and health, according to UK wholesaler Epicurium.

We cover some of the latest food and drink product launches, from flavoured Brazil nuts to organic oat milk

New product development

The latest food and drink product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From the ‘world’s first’ flavoured Brazil nut snack to an organic option for oat milk drinkers, Food Manufacture explores a host of new food and drink NPD in this round-up of new product launches.

Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan


Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

Jean-Philippe (third from left) with a handful of Tilda farmers

Me & My Team

Tilda’s climb to the top

By Jean-Philippe Laborde

Managing director Jean-Philippe Laborde of the well-known rice brand talks about Tilda’s strategy since he took the helm five years ago, from innovation and keeping costs down, to teamwork and trailing new rice cultivation techniques.

Global survey reveals pet owners consider digestive health key for achieving holistic health and wellbeing. Credit: Getty/TatyanaGl


Pet health trumps cost of food

By Bethan Grylls

Whilst inflation remains high, only 1 in 6 pet owners have turned to cheaper alternatives, a survey of 2,500 dog and cat owners across the US, Brazil, UK, Germany and China finds.

The big Food Manufacture trends report 2024


The biggest food and drink trends of 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From flavours of the moment, to the importance of health and functionality, to the impact of an unstable world – Food Manufacture unpicks the major trends and drivers for food and beverage producers in 2024.

Explore Burts Snacks' Plymouth site and meet the team working there

Me and My Team

Meet the team at Burts Snacks

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture takes a look inside the factory of Burts Snacks in the latest episode of our Me and My Team video series.

AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK


AIB Foods secures funding boost from HSBC UK

By Gwen Ridler

Wolverhampton-based importer and manufacturer of ingredients and snacks AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package to support new product development and meet demand from national retailers.

Here are four things we learnt at Plant-Based World Expo Europe


Plant-based World Expo Europe 2023: Four things we learned

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms from across Europe descended on Plant-Based World Expo Europe at the London Excel Centre to learn more about the latest trends in the sector. Here are four of our takeaways from this year’s show.

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