Ambient foods

Al fresco barbecue range leads food NPD

Al fresco barbecue range leads food NPD

By David Challis

From a new al fresco barbecue range to plant-based milkshakes, we cover the latest new product developments in the food and drink industry, featured in this photo gallery.

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

Cofresh Snack Foods has manufactured traditional and authentic Indian snacks since 1974

Cofresh Snack Foods to invest millions in production

By Helen Gilbert

Cofresh Snack Foods is to plough £20m into the business over the next 18 months as it seeks to grow its turnover to more than £100m following the acquisition of an additional food production and warehousing facility.

Premier Foods posted a £42.7m loss in its 2018/19 full-year results

‘Zombie’ Premier Foods posts £42.7m loss

By James Ridler

Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods remains a zombie company in the minds of analysts, as the business posted a £42.7m loss in its full-year results ended 30 March 2019.

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.

Burts Potato Chips is to create 64 jobs at its Leicester site

Burts Potato Chips creates 60 jobs

By James Ridler

Burts Potato Chips is to create more than 60 new jobs at its Leicester site as part of its expansion of the recently acquired factory.