Ambient foods

Nestle launches pea plant bar

Nestlé in pea protein bar launch

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé is tapping into the emerging trend for pea protein with the launch of a new range of its YES! snack bars.

Pino Calcagni: 'Synergies to improve economies of scale'

Nut and dried fruit supplier to grow Ipswich factory

By Rod Addy

Italian nut and dried fruit firm Besana, which supplies manufacturers and supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose, will grow its Ipswich packing and distribution site following a merger with Spanish company Importaco.

Turner: 'We developed a recipe that was particularly scalable'

Food Man Talks

Vegan pasta concept wins Silver at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Kirsty Turner, representative of the Silver-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Plant-Up from the University of West London, explains how their entry addressed consumer demand for convenient, healthy and eco-friendly food.

Mr Lee's Pure Foods has smashed its crowdfunding target in less than a week

Mr Lee’s smashes £1.75m crowdfunding target

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free noodle manufacturer Mr Lee’s Pure Foods has smashed its £1.75m crowdfunding target in less than a week, as it sets its sights on further international expansion.

ABF bosses have elected to take pay cuts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

ABF bosses take 50% pay cut

By Gwen Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) chief executive George Weston and finance director John Bason have requested a temporary 50% pay cut in anticipation of much lower earnings for the company following the coronavirus outbreak.

Kingston: ‘We know which way the market is heading, so we’ve geared up to cater for that’

Me & my team

Pecan Deluxe Candy: Hitting the sweet notes

By Graham Kingston

Operational investment, a flexible approach and staff motivation are key to the success of Pecan Deluxe Candy, says managing director Graham Kingston.

Tesco and Cow & Gate have recalled 15 products in the 7+month range of baby food products

Baby food recalled due to tampering

By Gwen Ridler

Cow & Gate and big four retailer Tesco have launched a voluntary recall of 15 varieties of baby food over concerns that some of the jars might have been tampered with.

The new facility can produce a wide range of own-label ethnic snacks for top UK retailers

Surya Foods snacks plant to offer 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Surya Foods is to create 30 new jobs at a £2m factory at Harwich as the company expands into dedicated UK ethnic snacks production for the first time.

Veganuary new products

Veganuary 2020 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs’ new vegan steak bake and KFC’s first meat-free burger are just two of the latest plant-based launches in time for Veganuary 2020, featured in this photo gallery.

Profits have grown a Princes as it continues to invest in its production capabilities

Princes reports profit growth after year of investment

By Gwen Ridler

Princes has reported a 56% jump in operating profit to £15m in its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2019, capping off a productive year of investment in plant and sustainability.

The Podberry product is harvested and frozen in under two and a half hours before undergoing a freeze-drying process and is never fried

Vegan snack goes UK-wide

By Rod Addy

Scottish vegan snack brand Podberry, produced by Bruce Farms, is going UK-wide from late December via office snack box delivery scheme Officedrops Nutribox.

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

Senior hires at Müller Yogurt & Desserts and the appointment of a new planning director at potato processor Branston head up this photo gallery of people on the move in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Poor weather conditions threaten the supply of potatoes in the UK

Crisp production threatened by poor potato harvest

By Gwen Ridler

Manufacturers of crisps and frozen chips are at risk of losing access to vital raw materials, after wet weather prohibited the harvest of potatoes destined for food processors.

Six-in-10 adults prefer snacking over larger meals,according to Mondelēz

Mondelēz: Snacking eclipses meal time

By Gwen Ridler

Snacking is eclipsing larger meals as the preferred choice for eating during the day, according to a new report from Mondelēz.

Docker has used Shaws' family heritage to make a name for her business

Me & My Team

Shaws: The art of preservation

By Jan Docker

Shaws managing director Jan Docker (front right) is using the Huddersfield-based chutney maker’s long family heritage to take the business to new heights.

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

Spooky treats: Halloween NPD photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Halloween has rolled around once more, and what better way to celebrate All Hallows Eve than with a selection of the spookiest new product developments (NPD) from food and drink manufacturers?

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