Healthy foods

Babease has secured a £1m investment

Organic baby food company secures £1m investment

By James Ridler

Organic baby food manufacturer Babease has secured £1m of funding from Bibby Financial Services (BFS) to support the growth of the business, following continued investment in new product development.

Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers

Bakery launches meat-free burger range

By James Ridler

Gluten-free bakery Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers, following customer demand for meat alternatives from the manufacturer.

Child obesity levels have hit a record high, according to a Public Health England report

Child obesity trends hit record high

By Aidan Fortune

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to focus on calorie and sugar reduction as levels of severe obesity in children aged 10–11 have reached the highest point since records began.

Quorn has invested in a £7m global innovation centre

Quorn invests £7m in innovation centre

By James Ridler

Meat alternative food manufacturer Quorn Foods has invested £7m in a new global innovation centre in the north east of England, as it posts £112m in like-for-like sales in its 2018 half-year results.

Graze has adopted brighter, colourful packaging for its products

NEWS IN BRIEF

Graze rebrands snack range

By James Ridler

Snack manufacturer Graze has rolled out its rebranded packaging to its retail lines in a bid to reshape UK consumer perceptions of snacking.

Roy Ballam, BNF: ‘A lack of reliable information on healthy eating is a huge cause for concern’

Conflicting nutrition advice confuses consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

Conflicting media messages and guidance over food choices is making it difficult for UK consumers to find reliable information on healthy eating, a survey has found.

Lone: ‘strong senior management team’

Anglia Crown bought from Bakkavor Group

By Rod Addy

Bakkavor has sold Anglia Crown, the prepared meals firm supplying healthcare customers, in a management buyout to managing director Paul Howell and Andrew Lone, who was previously head of finance and operations.

The 12-strong range draws on plant-based vegetarian-friendly ingredients

Nestlé veggie brand hits Sainsbury’s, Ocado

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has launched its meat-free Garden Gourmet brand in the UK through Sainsbury’s stores and online retailer Ocado, representing the latest wave of foodstuffs targeting the flexitarian trend.

Healthy snack company Creative Nature was named small business of the year by the FSB. Left to right: FSB Chairman Mike Cherry, Julianne and business partner Matthew Ford and comedian Jon Culshaw

Free-from snack firm wins business award

By James Ridler

Free-from food manufacturer Creative Nature has been named the UK’s Small Business of the Year 2018 by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), beating back competition from across the country.

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