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British Sugar in cane processing trial at Newark

By Elaine Watson

Beet sugar giant British Sugar could produce another 120,000t of sugar a year from refineries in Wissington, Newark and Bury St Edmunds by introducing raw cane sugar inputs to its refining process, the firm has revealed.

Peppersmith co-founders Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton

By gum, I think they've got it!

Ben & Jerry, Green & Black, and, er, Mike & Dan? If Peppersmith gum co-founders Mike Stevens and Dan Shrimpton are not quite household names just yet, give it a few years and they might just turn out to be one of grocery’s more interesting...

Zetar

Zetar posts 40% leap in profits on sales up 11%

By Elaine Watson

“Extreme” cost increases have hit demand for nuts and seeds, but strong growth in chocolate, dried fruit and snacks has helped Zetar notch up double-digit rises in sales and profits this year.

Kraft insists Somerdale transfer is ‘still on track’

Kraft insists Somerdale transfer is ‘still on track’

By Ben Bouckley and Elaine Watson

Kraft has rejected claims made by the Unite trade union that it is behind schedule with the transfer of operations from its Somerdale factory to its new chocolate factory in Skarbimierz, Poland.

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