Food Preservation

Vegetarian meal producer Goodlife Foods has been acquire by Dutch firm Izico Food Group

Goodlife Foods acquired by Dutch food manufacturer

By James Ridler

British vegetarian meal manufacturer Goodlife Foods has been acquired by Dutch frozen snack producer Izico Food Group for an undisclosed amount, as it plans to strengthen its position in the UK market.

Reclosable frozen pack launched

Reclosable frozen pack launched

By Frederick Dawson

Packaging supplier Parkside has collaborated with Northcoast Seafoods in what it claims is the ‘first to market’ reclosable pack for frozen foods. The pack uses the firm’s Parkscribe laser scribe technology, which creates an easy to open and close pack...

Greencore share price fell 20p last week

Greencore shares fall 7.5% after US customer deal

By Matt Atherton

Greencore shares dropped about 7.5% in value within three hours last week (April 25), before rallying, after its largest customer, Tyson Foods, revealed a £2.5bn ($3.2bn) takeover of convenience foods manufacturer AdvancePierre Foods.

JBT acquires high pressure processing firm Avure

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JBT acquires high pressure processing firm Avure

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink processing equipment specialist JBT Corporation has acquired high pressure processing (HPP) equipment supplier Avure Technologies for $57M (£47M) in a move designed to expand its food processing systems, which extend food shelf-life.

Ice cream is one of only a few frozen categories witnessing innovation

Tesco to use social media to drive frozen sales

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco has plans to boost its online sales of frozen foods – where it sees greatest opportunity to drive volume – in an attempt to address an underperforming category instore, using social media as a promotional vehicle, its frozen category director has...

155,000 visitors attended the last Anuga show, held in 2013

British firms on waiting list for 2015 Anuga show

By Rick Pendrous

Capacity restrictions have prevented a number of UK food and drink manufacturers from exhibiting at this year's Anuga food show, which takes place in Cologne, Germany, from October 10 to 14.

Mariner Foods's equipment is being prepared for auction

Mariner Foods assets sale

By Rod Addy

Mariner Foods’ assets are being sold off after the Grimsby-based seafood firm plunged into administration three weeks ago.

The acquisition of Adelie Foods and its Urban Eat brand, was one convenience sector deal

International firms target UK food acquisitions

By Rod Addy

International players buying UK food businesses was one of the main trends characterising merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to financial advisory firm Grant Thornton.

UK food firms could copy US external test kitchens

US-style external test kitchens could come to the UK

The UK could soon follow an emerging trend in the US, where a number of food processors without in-house new product development (NPD) facilities are making use of external test kitchens operated by equipment suppliers.

Freezing festive leftovers could help tackle food waste

Freeze Christmas leftovers to prevent waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Freezing festive leftovers could help reduce Christmas food waste, equalling 2M turkeys and 74M mince pies, according to food waste charity Hubbub.

Food firms should share the amount of food they are wasting and work more collaboratively with food redistribution charities to tackle food waste

Five-step plan to beat food waste

By Laurence Gibbons

Food waste charity Hubbub has launched a five-step manifesto to help food manufacturers tackle food waste.

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