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Tayto has acquired The Real Pork Crackling Company. Tayto chief executive Paul Allen pictured

Tayto acquires pork scratchings producer

By James Ridler

Snack producer Tayto Group has acquired pork scratchings manufacturer The Real Pork Crackling Company from owner Chris Cunliffe for an undisclosed sum, its fourth acquisition since last year.

Premier Foods is fighting against a shareholder revolt

Premier Foods moves to squash no-confidence bid

By Aidan Fortune

Premier Foods has moved to offer support to chief executive officer Gavin Darby following reports that shareholder Oasis Management Company intends to vote against his re-election.

Baxters Food Group acquired Baxters Canada Inc. in 2004

Baxters Food Group sells Canadian subsidiary

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has sold its Canadian subsidiary Baxters Canada Inc to three financial partners, which are each investing $8m (£6.1m) in the business.

Lincoln & York topped this year's International Track 200

Coffee manufacturer tops International Track 200

By James Ridler

Coffee manufacturer Lincoln & York has topped this year’s league table of medium-sized businesses with the fastest-growing international sales, according to the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Students from the University of Nottingham took the gold prize at this year's Ecotrophelia UK

Spicy BBQ snack wins student innovation prize

By James Ridler

A student team from the University of Nottingham has won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia student food innovation competition, revealed at Campden BRI’s annual open day (June 6).

Hotel Chocolat has persuaded Waitrose to stop production of its 'copycat' chocolate slabs

Hotel Chocolat win over ‘copycat’ products

By James Ridler

Artisan chocolate producer Hotel Chocolat has won its battle against “copycat” chocolate slabs sold by Waitrose, which bore a striking resemblance to its own products.

Tayto has acquired Pop Notch for an undisclosed sum

Tayto buys popcorn company

By James Ridler

Snack manufacturer Tayto has acquired Northern Ireland-based popcorn company Pop Notch for an undisclosed sum.

Heather Mills has bought the Walkers factory in Peterlee

Heather Mills buys former Walkers plant

By James Ridler

Heather Mills – media personality and owner of vegan food manufacturer Vbites – has bought the former Walkers Crisps factory in Peterlee, County Durham, vowing to bring jobs back to the site.

Pansear Foods has partnered with Biffa to help reduce waste

Saucy waste management trial pays off

By Rod Addy

Waste management company Biffa has delivered a bespoke solution for Panesar Foods to help the cooking sauces and condiments firm reduce its environmental footprint and cut costs.

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