Ambient foods

Unilever has acquired snack brand Graze for an undisclosed amount

Unilever acquires snacks brand Graze

By James Ridler

Unilever has snapped up healthy snacks brand Graze, the first deal secured by new chief executive Alan Jope since his appointment last month.

Mondelēz is renting trucks and warehouse space to facilitate stockpiling

Mondelēz confirms stockpiling in UK

By James Ridler

Confectionery and snacks giant Mondelēz has joined the number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling goods and raw materials to buffer itself from a worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

Oatein secured £50k of investment on BBC's Dragons' Den

Oatein secures £50k Dragons’ Den investment

By James Ridler

Healthy snack bar brand Oatein has secured a £50,000 investment from entrepreneur Peter Jones on last night’s (27 January) episode of BBC TV programme Dragons’ Den.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

By James Ridler

General Mills is to bring US vegan snack brand Lärabar to the UK, with listings in Sainsbury’s stores and online through Amazon.

Chocolate brand Gnaw has gained new listings in French retailers

Gnaw gains French retail listings

By Aidan Fortune

British chocolate brand Gnaw has secured a major new account worth over €5m (£4.4m) with French retailers Carrefour and FranPrix, as well as local distributors.

Amin: 'I’ve built a career on seeking out opportunities to rewrite the rules'

Pladis appoints new chief executive

By Rod Addy

International snacks business Pladis has appointed Salman Amin as its global chief executive, replacing Cem Karakaş, who stepped down in September, citing family and health reasons.

Premier Foods reported a drop in sales in its third-quarter trading results

Sales drop for Premier Foods

By James Ridler

Premier Foods saw sales drop despite continued growth of its key brands in its third-quarter (Q3) trading statement for the 13 weeks to 29 December 2018.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

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