Ashley Hicks (Kettle Chips md), Julian Metcalfe and Robert Jakobi (Metcalfe skinny co-owners) (from left to right)

Kettle Foods completes snack acquisition

By Matt Atherton

Kettle Foods has completed the acquisition of premium snack business Metcalfe’s skinny, after acquiring 26% of the company in January this year.

UFP has begun popcorn manufacture at its new factory in Leicester

Popcorn production starts at UFP's Lewisher Road factory

By Rick Pendrous

Production of popcorn has started at the new Universal Flexible Packaging (UFP) factory at the Lewisher Road, Leicester. The news follows the announcement of its £11M expansion plans in September 2014 and further investment of £2.3M in its existing Lunsford...

UFP makes popcorn as well as other snacks

Leicester snacks company creates 56 jobs

By Rod Addy

Universal Flexible Packaging (UFP) is investing £11M in a new snack factory in Lewisher Road, Leicester, which will create 56 jobs as it shifts production from its Lunsford Road facility.

Kolak supplies snacks to many of the major retailers

New £9.6M centre of excellence for snacks

By Gary Scattergood

Own-label snack manufacturer Kolak Foods has opened a new £9.6M snack factory in London and launched a centre of excellence to drive innovation.

Crew said the new factory had increased Kolak's capacity

The fast snack

By Gary Scattergood

Investing in a £9.6M factory is keeping Kolak Foods’ business on the right track, reports Gary Scattergood

Healthy popcorn is a breath of fresh air with less fat

Healthy popcorn is a breath of fresh air with less fat

By Lorraine Mullaney

By Lorraine Mullaney
Diva Popcorn is a new flavoured popcorn that boasts a healthier cooking process: it has been air-popped rather than oil-popped, which means that it has 33% less fat, according to its manufacturer, Fresh Marketing.


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