Confectionery

Moo Free has secured £900k in funding to help expand and rebrand

Moo Free secures £900k funding package

By James Ridler

Devon-based plant-based chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has secured a £900,000 funding package from Santander UK, to support its expansion plans.

Meatless Farm, Nim's Fruit Crisps and Verdino Foods were just some of the recent plant-based launches

Plant-based new product development round-up

By James Ridler

From meat-free chicken burgers to air-dried ingredients, ‘World first’ confectionery launches to vegan friendly brioche buns, we cover the latest in plant-based new product development from food manufacturers.

Healthy is the main driver for consumers looking for snacks, according to Glanbia

Healthy choices dominate snacking trends

By James Ridler

Health and wellness were the main drivers behind snacking choices among UK consumers, according to a new report from ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals.

We round-up some of the latest plant-based launches

Plant-based product round-up

By James Ridler

Wheat-based mince, vegan jelly beans and the world’s ‘healthiest’ burger all feature in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

CapVest has agreed to sell Valeo Foods to Bain Capital Private Equity

Valeo Foods sale agreed by owner CapVest

By James Ridler

The sale of Valeo Foods – owner of brands including Kettle and Rowse – to Bain Capital Private Equity has been agreed by current owner CapVest for an undisclosed sum.

Nestlé has acquired health and nutrition firm The Bountiful Company

Nestlé announces nutrition deal, but confirms 573 job cuts

By James Ridler

Nestlé has agreed to acquire The Bountiful Company’s core health and nutrition brands in a deal worth $5.75bn (£4.09bn), while confirming hundreds of job cuts across its KitKat and Fruit Pastilles factories.

Paper and plastic both have roles to play in this packaging round-up

Latest trends in food and drink packaging

By James Ridler

Packaging-free aisles in Aldi, paper packs for Smarties and cardboard beer sleeves all feature in our latest food and drink packaging round-up.

reducing plastic has been the biggest trend in food packaging this month

Food and drink packaging round-up

By James Ridler

From plastic reduction in processed meat packaging, to the world’s first Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certified beverage cans, we run down some of the latest developments in food and drink packaging from around the world.

Orchard Valley Foods Group rebrands to OV

Orchard Valley Foods Group rebrands to OV

By Jerome Smail

Confection, ingredients and food decoration supplier Orchard Valley Foods Group has unveiled a new corporate identity with a rebrand to OV.

Grant: 'Looking forward to leading the UK team to write the next chapter'

Mars Wrigley UK names UK general manager

By Rod Addy

Mars Wrigley UK, which produces brands including M&M's, Milky Way and Skittles, has announced Adam Grant’s appointment as general manager (GM).

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