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PepsiCo has invested £58m in its Leicester factory

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PepsiCo invests £58m in Leicester site

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks and snacking giant PepsiCo has invested £58m in its Leicester Walkers factory, its biggest UK investment in the past 25 years, and created 100 new jobs.

Healthy is the main driver for consumers looking for snacks, according to Glanbia

Healthy choices dominate snacking trends

By Gwen Ridler

Health and wellness were the main drivers behind snacking choices among UK consumers, according to a new report from ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals.

Popchips has been acquired by KP Snacks

KP acquires second snack business in three months

By Gwen Ridler

Intersnack subsidiary KP Snacks has acquired UK-based Popchips Ltd for an undisclosed sum, less than three months after purchasing crisps and popcorn maker Tyrrells Potato Crisps from confectionery giant Hershey.

Top food and drink trends for 2016

Food and drink trends focus on smaller brands

By Noli Dinkovski

The growing importance of smaller food and drink brands, arising from the fragmentation of consumer beliefs about food, is one of 10 key trends identified next year by New Business Nutrition.

The next government must do more to improve Britain’s poor dietary habits: UK Coronary Prevention Group

Nutrient profiling key to public health policies

By Rick Pendrous

The next UK government must do much more to tackle Britain’s poor dietary habits, according to the UK Coronary Prevention Group (UKCPG), a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through healthy lifestyles.

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