Chilled foods

Speakers at Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm

Plant-based NPD – and plant-based proteins event a week away

By Rod Addy

Sausage brand Richmond and freeze-dried ingredients specialist European Freeze Dry have announced plant-based launches, while just seven days remain for potential delegates to register for Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference on 31...

Magnavale cold store green light could create 530 jobs

Magnavale’s Lincolnshire cold store could create 530 jobs

By Jerome Smail

Temperature-controlled storage specialist Magnavale has secured planning and funding to construct a fully automated multi-temperature cold store in Easton, Lincolnshire that could create up to 530 jobs once complete.

Milk alternatives is one of the driving factors in plant-based growth in Europe

Milk and meat alternatives lead plant-based growth: roundup

By James Ridler

Rapid growth of plant-based food in Europe, Beyond Meat's global McDonald's and Yum!Brands deals, opposition to restrictions on dairy-based terms for vegan packaging, and ready meal launches feature in this roundup of plant-based news.

Kirsty Henshaw was named Business Leader of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Business Leader of the Year Kirsty Henshaw plans NPD blitz

By James Ridler

Kirsty’s founder Kirsty Henshaw discusses NPD plans, COVID-19, Brexit and her reaction to winning Business Leader of the Year at the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in the latest FoodMan Talks videocast.

Businesses are pinning their hopes on improved performance once lockdown eases

Financial roundup: pandemic pummels food firms

By Rod Addy

Greencore, Real Good Food (RGF) and AG Barr financial updates all reflected hits as the latest COVID-19-related lockdown affected consumer buying habits, but hope remains for the coming year.

Sproud's products are available via Waitrose, Ocado and Amazon in the UK

Sproud raises £4.8m for plant-based milk push

By Rod Addy

Plant-based milk producer Sproud has announced that it has raised £4.8M from growth capital investor VGC Partners to accelerate distribution of its vegan products in core markets, including the UK.

GMB Union has called for measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 at Bakakvor Tilmanstone Salads

COVID-19 death at Bakkavor Kent factory

By James Ridler

Trade union GMB has called on Bakkavor to offer staff greater support during the coronavirus pandemic, following the death of a worker from its Tilmanstone Salads factory from COVID-19.

The Squeaky Bean Falafel is being stocked in the vegan and vegetarian fixtures of 380 Tesco stores

Plant-based Squeaky Bean range expands in Tesco

By Rod Addy

Winterbotham Darby is expanding its existing chilled plant-based food brand Squeaky Bean in large Tesco stores, with the addition of new Falafel and Hot & Spicy Chicken Style Pieces on 23 November.

The agreements have been made in order 'to build the best added-value chilled food company in the UK'

Double acquisition heralds chilled foods mega-merger

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group and Winterbotham Darby have been acquired by private equity firm PAI Partners for undisclosed sums, with the aim of merging the two to create a significant force in chilled foods.

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