British crisp maker Tyrrells has acquired German snack maker Aroma Snacks

Tyrrells acquires German snack maker

By Gwen Ridler

Tyrrells Crisps has bought German organic crisp maker Aroma Snacks for an undisclosed amount – the company’s first European acquisition.

Tesco is keeping the vast majority of its UK stores open

Tesco reveals more store cuts

By Rod Addy

Tesco aims to axe 13 stores in Hungary and rumours suggest more will follow internationally, according to Shore Capital director and head of research Clive Black.

Quorn has launched a European expansion drive in a bid to become a $1bn business

Quorn eyes European expansion

By Laurence Gibbons

Quorn Foods has launched a European expansion drive in a bid to “significantly” increase its presence on the continent and boost last year’s record turnover of £141M.

Chinese consumers are looking for food they can trust, says Soil Association senior certification manager Emma Yeats

£5bn export opportunities for UK organic food firms

By Nicholas Robinson

A potential £5bn export market to China has been opened for UK organic food and drink manufacturers, following a Soil Association deal with China’s Organic Food Development Centre (OFDC).

German energy drink launched in the UK

German 'mental energiser' invades UK

Following its success in Germany, the Middle East and Spain, the German energy drink Effect is being launched in the UK by MBG International Premium Brands in partnership with UK healthy drinks manufacturer, Feel Good Drinks.

Stop dithering and identify E.coli source, say fresh produce players

Stop dithering and identify E.coli source, say fresh produce players

By Anne Bruce and Ben Bouckley

As UK sales slide, fresh produce industry players say they are disappointed by the German and EU authorities’ variously indecisive and misleading steps when dealing with the German E.coli outbreak that has seen 16 people die and around 1,614 fall ill.

Bendicks MP braced for bad news

Bendicks MP braced for bad news

By Anne Bruce

The future of the Bendicks chocolate factory in Winchester looks bleak, according to the local MP who met with its parent company Storck yesterday.

Dr Oetker: Lacks scale in UK chilled desserts

Dr Oetker exits UK chilled desserts category

By Elaine Watson

Dr Oetker is selling its Onken yogurt brand to Swiss dairy giant Emmi Group and withdrawing its Dr Oetker-branded mousses and desserts from the UK market on the grounds that it lacks sufficient scale to make headway in the chilled ready-to-eat desserts...

EU preservative ban to hit organic meat

EU preservative ban to hit organic meat

By John Dunn

UK producers of organic bacon and cured meat products look set to be hit by a proposed EU ban on the use of sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate in organic foods. These preservatives are essential to traditional UK bacon.

Chills but no frills

Chills but no frills

Sarah Britton finds out what the German market holds for manufacturers

Mars sloughs jobs

Mars sloughs jobs

Despite Masterfoods' reassurances that an operating review was not focused on Slough (Food Manufacture January, p13), it will cut 500 jobs there with...


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