Premier Foods is trialling Loyd Grossman pouched sauces in France

Premier Foods gets saucy in France

By Michael Stones

Premier Foods hopes to build on the successful launch earlier this year of Loyd Grossman cooking sauces in France with the trial of pouched products.

French firm Solina Group has acquired sauce producer New Ivory for an undisclosed sum

Sauce company acquired by French food group

By Gwen Ridler

French food ingredients firm Solina Group has acquired sauce manufacturer New Ivory from owner Rob Whitehead for an undisclosed amount this week (September 21).

Panesar Foods makes more than 750 branded and own-label products

Panesar Foods invests £9M to create 30 jobs

By Rod Addy

Panesar Foods is investing almost £9M in the expansion of its West Bromwich sauce manufacturing business, creating at least 30 jobs and potentially boosting its turnover.

Middle East inspired sauces

Gluten-free goes saucy

Gluten-free (GF) sauces company BisBas is predicting expansion in the GF market, following new data from Allergy UK, suggesting up to 25M people suffer from a food allergy or intolerance.

Fabrice (r) along with wife Shauna (l) hope their Caribbean cooking sauce business can help save lives

Football star’s sauce business to repay lifesavers

By Laurence Gibbons

Retired football star Fabrice Muamba has launched a range of Caribbean cooking sauces along with his wife Shauna to help raise money for the charity that saved his life when he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012.

The PDX Reactor steam cooker can mix, heat and pump simultaneously

Novel cooking cuts production time

By Rick Pendrous

Siemens Industry and Olympus Automation have joined forces in a partnership to deliver a novel cooking process that is claimed to dramatically reduce production time and enhance the quality of soups, sauces and ready meals.

Hampstead Farm sauces are designed to appeal to consumers worried about salt intake

Salt-free sauce: the start of a new category?

By Rod Addy

Brighton-based firm Hampstead Farm aims to woo health-conscious consumers with a four-strong range of salt-free cooking sauces the firm's founder believes could establish a new sub-category within 'free-from' retail offerings.

Buying Sharwoods would be Premier option, tycoon

Buying Sharwoods would be Premier option, tycoon

By Ben Bouckley and Anne Bruce

Premier Foods says it has not received an approach for its Sharwoods brand, after the owner of Veetee Food Group reportedly said he had secured financial backing to support a potential bid for it.

Who feels like Chicken Tonight? (Don't all shout at once.)

Who feels like Chicken Tonight? (Don't all shout at once.)

By Elaine Watson

Who feels like some Chicken Tonight? Not many of us, apparently, which explains why brand owner Unilever now wants to get shot of it, along with fellow cooking sauce Ragu, sales of which are believed to be equally uninspiring.

Top shelf sauce

Top shelf sauce

The rise of the celebrity chef and the trend towards dining in are stimulating demand for sauces allowing have-a-go home chefs to create restaurant-quality dishes. Lynda Searby gets to the sauce of the matter

Sauces for courses

Sauces for courses

By Hayley Brown

Eating in is the new eating out and the premium soups and sauces market is feeling the benefit, reports Hayley Brown

Some like it hot

Some like it hot

By Elaine Watson

After sleepless nights in chilled food manufacture, Greg Harrison turned down the pace but notched up the complexity when he took the helm at the world's largest Indian food factory


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