Chilled foods

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.

Oscar Mayer's Chard operations makes supermarket own-label ready meals

Oscar Mayer Chard: 860 potential redundancies

By Rod Addy

Oscar Mayer is proposing to transfer production of supermarket own-label ready meals away from Chard in Somerset, putting 860 workers under threat of redundancy after managers ran out of options.

The webinar will address the perfect storm facing food manufacturers confronted with Christmas, Brexit and COVID-19

Webinar highlights lean thinking in COVID-19 world

By Rod Addy

Lean manufacturing, efficiency and cost saving have become even more vital as food processors face off against the disruption caused by the pandemic and the end of the Brexit transition period.

Around Noon has acquired Simply Fit. Pictured: Gareth Chambers, left, CEO of Around Noon, with Evelyn Garland and Luke Judge, co-founders of Simply Fit Food

Healthy food acquisition for Around Noon

By James Ridler

Food-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has acquired healthy convenience food firm Simply Fit for an undisclosed amount, in a bid to diversify its range and expand its reach in the UK and Ireland.

Raynor Foods has gone national

Me and My Team

Raynor Foods: Adapting, innovating and going national

By Michelle Perrett

Raynors, the sandwich supplier, was Manufacturing Company of The Year at the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. Matt Raynor, chairman, talks about the company and overcoming the challenges of Covid-19.

A number of food and drink firms have announced recruitment plans in the past week

Food and drink recruitment round-up

By James Ridler

New jobs at a bakery rebuilt after a blaze, 400 roles at a food logistics specialist and vacancies at fresh produce supplier AMK Fresh feature in this food and drink recruitment roundup.

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