New Product Development

Investment on a plate: Liz Truss (right) opened the new production line earlier this month

Premier Foods visit reveals growth potential

By Michael Stones

An investors' tour of Premier Foods’s sweet treats facility at Carlton, near Barnsley has revealed significant investment potential, reports City analyst Shore Capital.

Greencore is focusing on in food-to-go opportunities

Greencore invests in new product development

By Rod Addy

Greencore is investing in longer shelf-life products to boost efficiency and cut waste and hot snacks to meet continued growth in demand for food-to-go, according to chief financial officer Alan Williams.

Left to right: Jakobi and Metcalfe

Metcalfe’s Skinny and Itsu to form separate firms

By Rod Addy

Metcalfe’s Food Company aims to split in half, forming separate businesses for its Metcalfe’s Skinny popcorn and Asian food-to-go brand Itsu Grocery to enable greater focus on each.

Food & Drink Innovation Network

Tomorrow’s new product development in focus

By Rick Pendrous

The latest thinking in food and drink new product development (NPD) will be featured in seminar called ‘Breakthrough Innovation’ taking place in London on April 14.

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.

Kevin Brennan: 'People continue to rethink their meat eating habits'

Quorn sees January sales surge

By Rod Addy

Quorn Foods has attributed a surge in sales over January to increased demand for more sustainable diets.

Bernard Matthews operates factories in Norfolk and Suffolk

Bernard Matthews to create 90 Norfolk jobs

By Rod Addy

Bernard Matthews aims to create 90 permanent roles at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk, as an increase in orders has prompted it to ramp up production there.

The 20 new blends are inspired by current 'foodie' trends, says EHL

EHL boosts blends by 20

By Nicholas Robinson

EHL Ingredients will launch 20 new herb and spice blends, rubs, marinades, coatings and seasonings soon.

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