Ambient foods

PepsiCo is to acquire Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo to acquire Pipers Crisps

By James Ridler

Snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo has revealed its intention to acquire premium crisp brand Pipers for an undisclosed sum, subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Sun Valley hoped its investment to increase capacity will help battle its £1.27m loss last year

Sun Valley to battle loss with investment

By James Ridler

Nut and seed products manufacturer Sun Valley hopes to turn around a £1.27m loss in its 2017 full-year results with a programme of investment aimed at increasing capacity.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

KP Snacks has appointed a new marketing director

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KP Snacks makes senior hire

By James Ridler

KP Snacks has appointed Kevin McNair to the role of marketing director, effective from 29 October.

Foods high in fat, salt or sugar have been under scrutiny in recent months


High fat, salt and sugar foods in the spotlight

By Mariko Kubo

We know that foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) have been under closer scrutiny since the new restrictions on advertising came into effect last July. However, two major companies have recently been caught out.

Princes brands include Princes, Crosse & Blackwell, Aqua Pura, Jucee and Napolina

Princes plans plant closures amid automation drive

By Rod Addy

Princes Group is to sacrifice its Chichester factory, affecting 200 jobs, in a wider drive to modernise production that also entails the planned closure of its Newton Heath juice plant.

New statistic indicated the export potential for the Chinese, US and Hong Kong markets

UK export potential highlighted

By Rod Addy

The markets offering the most potential for food and drink exporters are China, the US and Hong Kong, and manufacturers are already enjoying significant benefits, statistics released in August indicate.

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