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KP Snacks brands include Tyrrells crisps

KP Snacks develops green farming practices

By Michelle Perrett

KP Snacks is to scale up its regenerative farming practices as part of its partnership with agricultural sustainability experts Future Food Solutions.

Fortress has supplied Trigon with a new small-scale metal detector

Trigon installs new Stealth metal detector

By Gwen Ridler

Nut supplier Trigon Snacks has installed a bespoke, small footprint metal detector to help meet strict retailer requirements for its new range of packaged nuts.

Mayer: 'Committed to offering health through food'

Danone UK & Ireland appoints James Mayer as president

By Rod Addy

Danone UK & Ireland has appointed James Mayer as president of a restructured company, which combines its specialised nutrition, plant-based, dairy and waters businesses under one leadership team.

Who will claim trophies on 10 February?

Rich Products, Müller and ABP are among FMEA finalists

By Rod Addy

Rich Products, Müller UK & Ireland and ABP are among the food firms making the final cut in the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). Is your company shortlisted? Read on to find out.

Mackintosh: 'a big investment in our head office'

Foodman Talks

Foodman Talks: Princes boss on food & drink factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive Foodman Talks video, Cameron Mackintosh, managing director of ambient food and drink manufacturer Princes, charts its progress on its mammoth factory investment programme at its Erith, Long Sutton and Cardiff sites.

KP SNakcs posted profit and sales growth, thanks to at home sales and a pairing down of its marketing spend

KP Snacks at home sales and sustainability boost

By Gwen Ridler

At home sales helped boost KP Snacks’s sales and profit in its full year results for the year ended 26 December 2020, as it focused its efforts on becoming more sustainable.

Calbee UK has completed a £5m investment into its Bradford and Deeside factories

Calbee UK completes £5m factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

Seabrook crisps manufacturer Calbee UK has completed a £5m investment into its manufacturing facilities as it posts growth in its full-year results.

Weetabix returned strong financial results for 2020

Weetabix strikes loom

By Rod Addy

Engineers employed by Weetabix are set to begin strike action tomorrow (Tuesday September 21) over company plans to carry out an extensive 'fire and rehire’ programme with the workforce.

The new vegan friendly additions to the Baxters Plant Based Soups range

Baxters adds vegan lines to plant-based soups range

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has introduced three vegan friendly flavours to its Plant Based Soups range into Asda and Sainsbury's stores nationwide: Spiced Red Lentil; Sundried Tomato & Thyme and Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry.

New launches, rebrands and developments in materials feature in this packaging round-up

Packaging round-up: Rebrands and new developments

By Gwen Ridler

New recyclable packaging at TruffleHunter, the development of paper-based bags at Bauck and a ‘first of its kind’ integrated bottle cap all feature in this round-up of food and drink packaging developments.

NWFE's brands include Wild West and Cruga

Valeo agrees to acquire meat snacks group NWFE

By Rod Addy

Valeo Foods Group - owner of Rowse Honey, Kettle crisps and Jacob's biscuits - has agreed to acquire meat snacks producer New World Foods Europe (NWFE) from Australia-based entrepreneur Tony Quinn.

Left to right: Newlat Food chairman Angelo Mastrolia with Symington's chief executive David Cox

Symington’s acquired by Italian food firm

By Gwen Ridler

Chicken Tonight manufacturer Symington’s has been acquired by Italian producer Newlat Food for £53m, as it eyes growth internationally and aims to transform one of Symington's factories purely into a pasta facility.

Wholebake has been acquired by Elysian Capital III

Wholebake acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III

By Gwen Ridler

Healthy snack bar manufacturer Wholebake has been acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III, as part of the latter’s purchase of parent company Healthful Holdings Group from Bridges Fund Management.

The JDE plant makes Kenco, Tassimo and Millicano coffee

Jacobs Douwe Egberts coffee plant deal close for workers?

By Rod Addy

Jacobs Douwe Egberts's (JDE's) coffee factory workers in Banbury, Oxfordshire will be balloted on a new pay and employment conditions’ package that removes controversial ‘fire and rehire’ proposals, according to trade union Unite.

Typhoo processes its branded and own label teas in the UK

Typhoo Tea acquired by Zetland Capital

By Rod Addy

Typhoo Tea Ltd, maker of brands such as Lift and Heath & Heather has been acquired by private equity firm Zetland Capital, enabling it to invest in production and boost jobs.

Usdaw members have voted in favour of strike action at Weetabix Kettering

Strike action threatened at Weetabix Kettering

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) have unanimously voted in favour of industrial action at Weetabix’s Kettering plant, after a dispute over shift payments.

Premier eyes international expansion after strong financial year

Premier Foods eyes new categories after transformative year

By Gwen Ridler

Premier Foods is eyeing new categories and bolt-on acquisitions while focusing on a new overseas strategy, according to plans revealed alongside results for a full year (FY) described as ‘transformational’ by one analyst.

Tollcross: the factory would cease operations in the second half of 2022 under the plans

Pladis Tollcross factory to close, jeopardising 468 jobs

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full and meaningful consultation with employees putting 468 workers at risk of redundancy.

Princes Group makes the canned foods that are an essential part of its whole food range at Long Sutton

FoodMan Talks

Princes Long Sutton boss on Canning Excellence

By Rod Addy

Princes general manager of canning Rob James walks Food Manufacture through the final stages of its £80m Canning Excellence project, implemented in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this episode of FoodMan Talks.

The canning line is part of a much wider £80m investment

Princes Foods Long Sutton factory boosts canning capacity

By Rod Addy

Princes Foods has boosted canning capacity at its Long Sutton site in Lincolnshire with the installation of a new flexible canning line for ready meals completing another phase in an £80m investment programme.

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