Chilled foods

The cold supply chain has met the Government's energy efficiency targets. Image: Getty, sorn340

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Cold storage industry meets climate change target

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the cold chain have succeeded in meeting the Government’s target for energy efficiency improvements by the end of 2022, according to the Cold Chain Federation (CCF).

Food and drink M&A activity was on the rise, but high value deals are off the table. Image: Getty

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M&A activity on the rise but big deals off the table

By Gwen Ridler

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is on the rise but there is a significant absence in middle to higher market deals compared to last year, according to Oghma Partners’ latest review of the sector.

ITV has invested in THIS in return for adverting inventory across its channels and streaming service ITVX

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ITV invests in plant-based meat business THIS

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based meat business THIS has received £1.5m of investment from broadcaster ITV in exchange for advertising inventory across its channels and streaming service.

How might the EU change regulation over Listeria? Credit: Getty/ericsphotography

Long read

EU Listeria law: Potential changes and pitfalls

By Bethan Grylls

With the EU on the precipice of new Listeria regulations, Bethan Grylls reports on Chilled Food Association’s most recent webinar examining the potential avenues this could take and the repercussions.

We round-up the latest food and drink product launches

NPD

Wallace & Gromit pasties lead new food and drink launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wallace & Gromit themed pasties to axolotl gummy sweets, vegan chicken alternatives in the chilled aisle to white chocolate digestive biscuits, we round-up some of the latest food and drink product launches from the past month.

This month, Jon Poole interviews Chris Kong, Better Nature Tempeh CEO, on how to be an entrepreneurial leader

The Talent Poole

Entrepreneurial leadership

By Jon Poole

Not all leaders are entrepreneurs, however, the behaviours demonstrated by entrepreneurial leaders can be highly impactful. This month, ‘The Talent Poole’ explores entrepreneurial behaviours with Chris Kong, chief executive of Better Nature.

The blonde chocolate trends makes its way into non-HFSS with the launch of Nestle's new dessert

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Milkybar gold chocolate desserts join non-HFSS train

By Gwen Ridler

A new contender has joined the growing ranks of non-high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) sweet treats, with the reveal of Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Desserts UK’s Milkybar Gold White Chocolate Crème Dessert.

The Digital Sandwich is now ready for launch

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Raynor Foods launches Digital Sandwich

By Gwen Ridler

Sandwich manufacturer Raynor Foods is leading the charge towards greater traceability in the food supply chain with the launch of a new online platform, the Digital Sandwich.

Credit: Getty / Roman Mykhalchuk

Long read

Novel ways of reducing food waste in F&B manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Following a panel discussion around ways food and drink companies can reduce their food waste and increase efficiency, our editor summarises some key talking points and our speakers come back together to answer a few more of your questions…

Check out the latest plant-based NPD

Round-up

Plant-based product launches for Veganuary 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the plant-based community celebrates another Veganuary, we take a look at some of the new launches from the sector in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

GMB members at Pilgrim's Food Masters have rejected a pay deal

Pilgrim’s Food Masters workers reject pay offer

By Gwen Ridler

GMB Union members at Pilgrim’s Food Masters’ Spurway, Greenford site have rejected a ‘paltry’ pay offer from the employer in the face of the cost of living crisis.

My protein has signed a five year deal with Iceland Foods to develop a new ready meals range

Myprotein signs five-year Iceland deal

By Gwen Ridler

Sports nutrition brand Myprotein has signed a five-year deal with Iceland Foods to launch its range of frozen ready meals into supermarket stores across the UK and overseas.