Ambient foods

Can new appointments revitalise Premier Foods?

Can new appointments revitalise Premier Foods?

By Elaine Watson

City analysts are hoping two new additions to Premier Foods’ senior management team can inject new urgency into the business before refinancing issues loom large again.

National Trust brand to extend to soups, chutney

National Trust brand to extend to soups, chutney

By Elaine Watson

The National Trust is discussing contract manufacturing deals with firms making everything from chutney to soup as part of an ambitious plan to get its branded products into every major UK supermarket.

Fledgling sauce maker builds innovative brand based on blueberries

Fledgling sauce maker builds innovative brand based on blueberries

By Elaine Watson

A fledgling food manufacturing business created by an accountant, a geophysicist and a priest is targeting independent retailers, delis, farm shops and supermarkets with an unusual range of products based on British herbs, Asian spices and blueberries...

Breakfast club

Breakfast club

By Anne Bruce

When it comes to media whipping boys, the breakfast cereals sector is up there with Gordon Brown and speed cameras.

Nuts about pistachios

Nuts about pistachios

The man who heads up Zeina Foods tells Rod Addy the history of how he grew his business to a £12M turnover firm and what his plans are for the future

Best-before dates 'overly conservative'

Manufacturers "too cautious” with best-before dates

By Elaine Watson

Food manufacturers are being “far too cautious” when it comes to setting best-before dates for many ambient food products, according to a leading academic in the field of sensory shelf-life testing.