Ambient foods

ABF's latest results revealed healthy food sales while Primark took a coronavirus hit

ABF food sales strong amid Primark profit hit

By James Ridler

Food sales remain strong at Associated British Foods (ABF), but coronavirus pressures on the business’s retail operations cut into annual sales and profit.

The investment has partly been earmarked for a new production line and palletising solution

Flora cooking oil producer pumps £24m into factory

By Rod Addy

Edible Oils Limited (EOL) is investing £24m at its Erith factory, which produces more than 100 million litres of cooking oil annually, under Crisp ‘n’ Dry, Flora and Mazola Corn Oil brands and retail own-label.

Symington’s has secured listings for six more products from its Naked range to launch in Walmart stores

Symington’s boosts Walmart listings

By Rod Addy

Symington’s has secured listings for six more products from its Naked range to launch in Walmart stores this month and aims to roll out more products under its Twistd brand to the US retailer.

The breakfast cereal companies have committed to supporting public health

Breakfast cereal manufacturers commit to positive health

By Michelle Perrett

Breakfast Cereals UK (BCUK), the UK trade body for the breakfast cereals industry whose members include Kellogg’s and Weetabix, has launched its roadmap manifesto ‘Wake Up to Breakfast Cereal – A five-point plan’.

Princes sees the labelling move as part of a wider response to shoppers demanding more transparency from processors

Princes pursues transparency with Napolina QR codes

By Rod Addy

Princes has launched on-pack quick response (QR) codes on its Napolina canned tomatoes, enabling smartphone users to view their quality and sustainability credentials as part of a broader blockchain-enabled transparency drive.

The TRS range of spices and pulses

Strap: Interview with Vibrant Foods chairman Rohit Samani – Part 2

Vibrant Foods plans range blending Indian spices, pulses

By Rod Addy

Vibrant Foods aims to launch an easy-cook Indian food range blending its Indian spices and pulses and is seeking partners to accelerate its new product development plans.

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