Greencore supplies a range of dishes to the US market, including spiced salmon meal kits

Convenience food champion triples US revenue

By Aidan Fortune

Dublin-headquartered Greencore has tripled US sales in the first quarter of the current financial year and reported continued UK growth from its convenience, and especially food-to-go, operations.

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.

The snacks sector is dominated by two key trends – Clean supreme and Disruptive green, says Innova

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Sustainable snacking: two trends dominate sector

By Michael Stones

The global snacks sector is dominated by two key trends – Clean supreme and Disruptive green – Innova Market Insights director of innovation Lu Ann Williams told the Food Manufacture Group’s latest webinar: Sustainable snacking trends for 2017.

SK Foods won the Judges' Star Performer category of the food and drink manufacturing Oscars

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SK Foods wins Judges’ Star Performer Oscar

By Michael Stones

Chilled ethnic snacks producer SK Foods has landed the coveted Judges’ star performer trophy in the food manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – during an awards celebration at The Hilton Park Lane, last week.

2 Sisters is seeking talks with union officials to avert the threat of further strikes

2 Sisters seeks union talks after Pennine strike

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group is seeking talks with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), after its members at Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield staged a 48-hour walkout, at the end of last week.

Asda relaunches its Italian range

Asda relaunches its Italian range

By Rick Pendrous

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high quality crystalline polyethylene terephthalate.

Graze plans to start selling products in US stores this summer

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Graze has global expansion snack plans

By Rick Pendrous

Graze, the online healthy snack provider that supplies directly to consumers, is set to launch its range of products in US supermarkets this summer following a similar roll-out in the UK last year.

Dutch company Zwanenberg owns the Westlers brand alongside Malton Foods and other food businesses

Ready meals deal leads to 100 job cuts

By John Wood

More than 100 jobs will be lost in Manchester, after ready meals manufacturer Malton Foods bought the ambient pots, pouches and canned pudding business of Simpson Ready Foods for an undisclosed sum.


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