Fruit

Nim’s Fruit Crisps is the brainchild of Nimisha Raja, who sold her home to finance her Kent factory

Nim’s set to double sales after Ocado deal

By Noli Dinkovski

A fast-growing healthy snack manufacturer is set to double its turnover by the end of the year after securing a deal to supply online retailer Ocado.

Purple chocolate pieces offer stand out potential

Purple chocolate pieces offer stand out potential

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of vitamin-packed purple-coloured chocolate pieces, designed to stand out in cereal mixtures, muesli bars and ice cream, is now available from Herza Schokolade.

X-ray checks enhance fruit quality control

Online inspection spotlight

X-ray checks enhance fruit quality control

By Rick Pendrous

Fruit specialist Fruit Gourmet, based at Allemans-du-Dropt in south-west France, has selected an Ishida X-ray inspection system for enhanced quality control, following the installation of the company’s multi-head weighers at its site.

Nim's Fruit Crisps founder Nimisha Raja sold her home to unlock the finance to build a new food factory

Me and my factory

Nim’s Fruit Crisps boss sold home to build new factory

By Matt Atherton

Nim’s Fruit Crisps ceo and founder Nimisha Raja sold her home to finance investment in her new factory. Raja explains how she risked it all to build the food factory she needed to help her business thrive.

Food flavour trends in 2017 are being led by the ‘refreshing’ cucumber

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

By Noli Dinkovski

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

The UK courgette shortage has sparked a social media storm

Courgette shortage sparks social media storm

By James Ridler

Reports of a shortage of courgettes in the UK have sparked a social media storm, as hundreds of people took to Twitter to express their views on the “famine”.

High-speed heat sealing

High-speed heat sealing of grape punnets

As part of a supermarket packaging change, seedless grape supplier Karsten UK has installed a high-speed heat sealing machine that works with the company’s existing pre-printed film, avoiding the need for any costly redesign.

Mintel identified the top six food and drink trends for 2017

Top global food and drink trends for 2017

By James Ridler

Traditional food ingredients and vegetarian products lead market analyst Mintel’s list of the top six global food and drink trends of 2017.

Fruit&Veggie: WFSI says its new concept combines the classic with the new.

Customised fruit and veg juices unveiled

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of juice contents and blends of fruits and vegetables, customised to specific target groups and consumption situations, has been unveiled by Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI).

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