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British crisp maker Tyrrells has acquired German snack maker Aroma Snacks

Tyrrells acquires German snack maker

By James Ridler

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

New gluten-free ready meals will be launched in the UK

New gluten-free launch

By Nicholas Robinson

Europe’s largest gluten-free firm Dr Schär will launch its range of Schär products in the UK this September, boosting the number of gluten-free food options on supermarket shelves for consumers.

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).

Food Ingredients Europe hit the headlines on Twitter

Food Ingredients Europe – top tweets from Frankfurt

By Laurence Gibbons

Food ingredients Europe (FiE) – one of Europe’s leading food ingredients shows – is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany this week. Here, we capture a flavour of the top trends, news and views, as reported in only 140 characters, on the social network platform...

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.

Flexico develops way to beat 680,000t of bread waste

Drawstring bag keeps bread fresher

The 32% of bread that UK households ditch adds up to 680,000t/year, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme. That's why Flexico UK has designed the Cordogrip double drawstring bag to keep bread fresher for longer.

Food and drink exports continued to grow in the first half of the year

UK food and drink exports continue to rise

By Mike Stones

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports have continued to grow this year, rising to £5.9bn in the first six months of the year – an increase of 2.2% compared with the same period of 2011, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Consumers are label conscious

Europe keeps it clean

By Lorraine Mullaney

Demand for clean-label ingredients continues to rise, with 75% of European consumers rating ingredients lists as important and 69% always reading front-of-pack messaging when making a purchase, according to new research.

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