Chilled foods

Dalton Philips will take up the role of Greencore chief executive

Greencore reveals Coveney replacement

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has appointed Dalton Philips as chief executive and executive director to replace Patrick Coveney.

Unilever to stop marketing food and drink to under-16s

Unilever to stop marketing foods to under 16s

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has revealed it is to stop marketing food and beverages to children under the age of 16 years old, across both traditional media and social media.

Ella's Kitchen has partnered with Menzies Distribution for its logistics needs

Ella's Kitchen sources new logistics partner

By Gwen Ridler

Organic baby food firm Ella’s Kitchen has sourced a new logistics partner to handle distribution across the UK, following an extensive review into its future warehouse and distribution requirements.

Charlie Bigham's took home Food Manufacture Manufacturing Company of the Years at the 2022 FMEAs

Double award win for Charlie Bigham’s

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards help highlight the achievements of the food and drink industry and ‘acknowledge and reward’ the hard work companies do to keep the nation fed, according to Charlie Bigham’s general manager Richard Bain.

QR codes will feature on packaging, providing carbon data for specific meals

Ready meals company claims carbon neutral status

By Rod Addy

Ready meals supplier Wild Hare Group has officially claimed carbon neutrality based on a full life cycle analysis (LCA) as it continues its quest to be a net zero food manufacturer.

Coveney: 'Delighted to be appointed as SSP’s next group CEO'

What job will Patrick Coveney do next?

By Rod Addy

Patrick Coveney has tendered his resignation as Greencore's director and chief executive officer and plans to become CEO of foodservice group SSP from 31 March 2022.

The group has seen exports double

Bradford food manufacturer doubles export revenues

By Michelle Perrett

Regal Food Products Group, the Bradford-based food manufacturer, has seen its export revenues more than double since 2016, with the company now selling products in over 40 countries.

Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal to fund an overhaul of its refrigeratrion systems

Bakkavor £13.3m refrigeration investment

By Gwen Ridler

Fresh prepared meals manufacturer Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal from HSBC UK to help fund an overhaul of its refrigeration systems.

Confusion over best-before and use-by dates needs to be adressed in order to prevent food waste, according to Marcel Koks

Dynamic best-before and use-by dates to curb food waste

By Marcel Koks

Marcel Koks, Industry & Solution Strategy Director for Food & Beverage at Infor, asks how food manufacturers can lead the way when it comes to reducing the huge amounts of food wasted by consumers each year.

EVCL Chill enters administration with more than 400 jobs on the line

EVCL Chill enters administration placing jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

Chilled food logistics business EVCL Chill Ltd – including EVCL One, EVCL Two and EVCL Three – has entered into administration after struggling with challenges created by the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage, placing more than 400 jobs at risk.

The Chilled Food Associationm celebrated the 10th anniversary of Chilled Education

Chilled food education project celebrates 10th anniversary

By Gwen Ridler

The Chilled Food Association (CFA) celebrates the 10th anniversary of its project to nurture the next generation go chilled food scientists, Chilled Education (CEd), as it continues to address the skills gaps affecting the food and drink sector.

Keeping food cold has become more challenging in the aftermath of Brexit, as environmental issues force manufacturers to rethink how chilled products are stored

Refrigeration feature

Cold chain warms to sustainable goals

By Gwen Ridler

Temperature-controlled storage and distribution has come under considerable scrutiny, as the food industry balances a need to keep food fresh and safe with the environmental and financial cost of doing so.

Leaving the EU has had a profound effect on the exportation of 'just-in-time' short shelf-life food, says CFA director Karin Goodburn

Chilled Food Association and vets battle Brexit red tape

By Rod Addy

The Chilled Food Association (CFA) is supporting vets battling the rising tide of costly red tape needed to allow Great Britain to transport short shelf-life composite foods of animal origin into the EU.

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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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.