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he Juice Executive has more than doubled its sales over the past 12 months

Juice firm boosts jobs as sales pass £1M

By James Ridler

Beverages manufacturer The Juice Executive has more than doubled its sales in the 12 months to November 2017, after increasing contract manufacturing orders and acquiring juice firm Radiance Cleanse.

Döhler’s Robert Despineux laims the UK is ‘very active in terms of start-ups’

Ingredients firm invests in start-ups

By Paul Gander

A Unilever report recently claimed that collaboration between large manufacturers and start-ups was now a ‘strategic imperative’. But leading ingredients suppliers are also now starting to play an equally entrepreneurial role in investing in food and...

New product development is the biggest growth opportunity for food and drink businesses

NPD tops food and drink firms’ biggest opportunities

By Matt Atherton

New product development (NPD) is the biggest opportunity for food and drink manufacturers over the next 12 months, while fewer firms are positive about business prospects, according to a survey by advisory firm BDO.

Food start-ups are competing for a chance for business mentorship at Rabobank's F&A Next conference

Food start-up competition attracts 120 firms

By James Ridler

More than 120 global food and agriculture start-up firms are competing for a place at the agribusiness bank Rabobank’s business mentorship scheme competition, Foodbytes. 

Kolak Snacks has merged with Europe Snacks to form a £225M manufacturing business, which employs 1,400 people and produces more than 1.4bn packs a year

New snacks giant formed from £225M merger

By Michael Stones

Snack firms Kolak Food Snacks Ltd and Europe Snacks have merged to form a £225M (€250M) manufacturing business, which employs 1,400 people and produces more than 1.4bn packs a year.

Food and drink innovation will be the topic of conversation at New Frontiers in Food & Drink

Innovation conference

Disruptive change drives real growth

By Rick Pendrous

Creative insights are the real drivers of business growth in food and drink and yet, all too often, companies stick with the safe option, adopting a tick-box approach to innovation, according to leading consultants in the field.

Food and drink start-ups have a lot to consider

Food start-ups share top tips

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink start-ups should have a strong brand identity, continuously improve their product and research both the market and consumer response to their product.

Top ways food and drink firms can secure investment

Top three tips to securing investment

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink firms seeking crowdfunding must provide detailed business information to ensure they stand out from the competition to potential investors.

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