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Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

Nimisha Raja pictured (centre) at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards


Winning at FMEAs and how it helped boost business

By Bethan Grylls

With the Food Manufacturing Awards nearing, Food Manufacture caught up with one of our previous winners to find out more about their story, how their business is faring and what impact the awards had...

People on the move in the food and drink industry in 2023


Food and drink industry appointment round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Silvery Tweed Cereals, Q Catering and Fabcon Food Systems all made senior appointments this past month, featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

We check out 7 trends on the floor at Food Ingredients Europe 2022

Food Ingredients Europe 2022: 7 things we learnt

By Gwen Ridler

Food Ingredients Europe 2022 brought together innovators from across the food and drink industry to discuss the future of ingredients and the key issues affecting the sector. Here are seven of Food Manufacture’s key takeaways from the event.

The factory produces brands including Twiglets and Jacob's

Pladis: ‘Door remains open’ for union discussions

By Michelle Perrett

Pladis, which produces Jacob’s Cream Crackers and Twiglets, at its factory in Aintree has said its door “remains open” with union GMB after 750 of its workers are to stage a permanent strike over pay.

Enough and Sacla announced senior appointments in the past week

Enough and Sacla announce senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Enough has announced the appointment of a new managing director, as pesto firm Sacla revealed a raft of new hires across its sales, marketing and ecommerce teams.

Philip Martin speaks to Food Manufacture in this exclusive podcast interview

Blanco Niño boss Philip Martin: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

Philip Martin, founder and chief executive of Irish tortilla chip manufacturer Blanco Niño, talks to Food Manufacture about fully recyclable packaging, regenerative farming and sourcing raw materials in this exclusive podcast.

The latest food and drink product launches

Latest product launches in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From HFSS-compliant marshmallows to gastropub dining at home, Food Manufacture looks at some of the latest food and drink product launches.

Food security at high risk after war broke out in Ukraine

Ukraine war tilting food security to 'high risk'

By Michelle Perrett

The war in Ukraine and impact on the supply and transit for wheat and fertilizers in the Black Sea is tilting global food security into a state of 'high risk', new analysis from consultancy McKinsey & Company has revealed.

We cover some of the latest plant-based product launches from food and drink firms

Plant-based product launches: Round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan cheese dips to seaweed crisps, we cover some of the latest plant-based food and drink launches from manufacturers in this round-up.

Find out the latest developments in packaging technology in The Complete Package

Complete Package

The Complete Package: Sustainability and EU legislation

By Gwen Ridler

The latest developments in packaging technology, developing sustainable solutions for direct to consumer wine delivery and beating EU legislation on tethered caps are highlighted in our latest round-up of food and drink packaging innovations.

Walkers is committed to non-HFSS products

Walkers revamp products to become non-HFSS

By Michelle Perrett

Walkers has revamped products from its three ranges – Walkers Baked, Doritos Dippers and PopWorks – to become non-high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), meeting the demand for healthier snacks.

The Taylor family has taken full ownership of the Scottish crisp company

Mackie's at Taypack in family buy-out

By Michelle Perrett

Mackie’s at Taypack, the Scottish crisp brand, has become wholly owned by the Taylor family after it purchased the remaining shares in the company from Mackie's of Scotland.

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The latest food and drink product launches

By Michelle Perrett

Welsh cheese crisps, dairy-free yogurt for kids, functional tea, and a range of ice creams all feature in this recent round-up of product launches.

Carvalho: 'We can give the consumer full sight of their products’ journey from orchard to plate'

Why UK almond supplier is implementing blockchain tech

By Rod Addy

Veracruz Almonds is boosting traceability by implementing blockchain technology at its estates in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, Portugal in preparation for expanding its exports to distributors and suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Solina has acquired a majority stake in Zafron Foods

Solina acquires majority stake in Zafron Foods

By Gwen Ridler

French ingredients firm Solina has expanded its reach into the UK with the acquisition of a majority stake in sauces and condiments manufacturer Zafron Foods from the Kenny family.

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

By Michelle Perrett

Seabrook, the Yorkshire-based crisps manufacturer owned by Calbee, has revealed it is growing at +32.2% year on year, outperforming the category.

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