Food Manufacture explores some tips and tricks to make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable. Image: Getty

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Building a sustainable and adaptable supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

As food and drink businesses struggle to cope with a constantly shifting world of regulations and geopolitical tensions, Food Manufacture explores how you can make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable.

Consumers turn to own-label products in the face of food inflation. Image: Getty, chabybucko


Consumers increasingly turn to own-label products

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are increasingly turning to own-label food products in the place of established brands as the sting of ongoing food inflation challenges continue to ravage people’s wallets.

Strong Roots will continue as a separate entity within the McCain business. Image: Getty


McCain Foods acquires Strong Roots

By Gwen Ridler

McCain Foods has completed its acquisition of Dublin-based Strong Roots, strengthening its partnership with the frozen food producer.

We cover some of the latest food and drink product launches, from flavoured Brazil nuts to organic oat milk

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The latest food and drink product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From the ‘world’s first’ flavoured Brazil nut snack to an organic option for oat milk drinkers, Food Manufacture explores a host of new food and drink NPD in this round-up of new product launches.

The site was formerly an Amazon warehouse. Credit: Sysco


Sysco investing $100m in new UK depot

By William Dodds

Foodservice wholesaler Sysco has announced plans to invest $100m (£79m) in a new depot to serve London and South East England.

Ian Stone, president of BFFF, highlighted the opportunities for frozen food players in 2024


Frozen food in good place but challenging perceptions persist

By Bethan Grylls

The British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) Annual Luncheon saw hundreds of business leaders gather to celebrate the trade association’s 75th birthday at a time when frozen food sales are soaring, but low-quality misconceptions remain a challenge.

Here are four things we learnt at Plant-Based World Expo Europe


Plant-based World Expo Europe 2023: Four things we learned

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms from across Europe descended on Plant-Based World Expo Europe at the London Excel Centre to learn more about the latest trends in the sector. Here are four of our takeaways from this year’s show.

From McCain to Pukka and Ladbaby inbetween, we round-up the latest food product launches


McCain and Pukka lead new product launches round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From McCain’s biggest product launch in more than 10 years to Christmas pies from chart toppers Ladbaby, we round-up more recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

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


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).

Jonathan Petrides founded allplants in 2016

Me & My Team

How this frozen ready meal manufacturer carved out a niche

By Jonathan Petrides

Jonathan Petrides, the founder of plant-based frozen ready meal manufacturer allplants, recalls the journey the firm has been on to date, touching on its early beginnings and growing reputation within the sector.

Sales of frozen food continued to rise in the second quarter for 2023. Image: Getty, adisa


UK appetite for frozen food continues to grow: BFFF

By Gwen Ridler

UK shoppers’ appetite for frozen food continues to remain strong, as the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) reports increased growth for the sector in the second quarter of 2023.

Frozen chicken has seen an uptick in popularity. Credit: Getty/Photosiber


Seara capitalises on frozen food surge

By Bethan Grylls

Current economic volatility has been having a big impact on consumer purchasing habits, driving the popularity of frozen foods, says leading UK poultry supplier Seara.

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