Snack Food

Burts's md David Nairn has ambitious growth plans

Burts buys popcorn maker Savoury & Sweet

By Rick Pendrous

Burts Potato Chips has purchased Leicester-based popcorn and healthy snacks firm Savoury & Sweet for an undisclosed sum in its first acquisition since the company was founded in 1997.

Crisps remain king of the European snacks market. You can listen to our free one-hour webinar until the end of August

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New snacking opportunities created by Generation Z

By Michael Stones

Snack manufacturers are benefiting from lucrative new opportunities created by Generation Z – people born between the mid-1990s to mid-2000s – reveals European Snacks Association director general Sebastian Emig.

Half of UK consumers don't know what constitutes as one serving of snacks, claims a new survey

Half of Britons admit to snack serving size confusion

By Gwen Ridler

More than half of UK consumers admit to not knowing what constitutes a single serving of snacks such as crisps, revealed a new survey commissioned by gluten-free snack manufacturer Wellaby’s.

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.

Don’t miss your free place at our one-hour webinar on hot snacking trends at 3pm on Thursday June 15

Free snacks webinar: what questions will you ask?

By Michael Stones

Questions about snacking trends, healthy ingredients, sustainable production and insects are among the topics raised by delegates ahead of the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15. What questions will you ask?

Efficient water use will feature in our free, one-hour sustainable snacking webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15

Snacks webinar focuses on sustainable production

By Michael Stones

Sourcing sustainable snacking ingredients and hot consumption trends will take centre stage during the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

Don’t miss your free place at our webinar dedicated to sustainable snacking at 3pm on Thursday June 15

Webinar on sustainable snacks looks at hot trends

By Noli Dinkovski

Food snacks made from sustainable ingredients will be the subject of the Food Manufacture Group’s latest free webinar, which will take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

Don’t miss your free place at our webinar on sustainble snacking trends to take place at  3pm on Thursday June 15

Food snacking trends under sustainability spotlight

By Michael Stones

Food snacking trends are probed from the perspective of sustainable ingredients sourcing in the Food Manufacture Group’s latest free webinar to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

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.

Kolak Snack Foods boss Rikin Lakhani plans another factory around the M25 next year

Kolak plans another factory around M25

By Rick Pendrous

West London based snack food manufacturer Kolak Snack Foods will commission another factory around the M25 over the coming year, as part of a £15M investment to increase the growing company's production capacity.

Bespoke line for IQF ready meals

Bespoke line for IQF ready meals

German frozen food manufacturer Jütro Tiefkühlkost has installed a bespoke packing line from Ishida to handle the weighing, sealing and checkweighing of individually quick frozen (IQF) ready meals.

Graze boss Anthony Fletcher has led the firm into bricks and mortar retail

‘Guilt lane’ abolition is prime target for food firms

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufacturers should prime themselves to take advantage of the supermarkets’ abolition of ‘guilt lanes’ by making healthy alternatives to chocolates and sweets to stock at checkouts, like the online snack manufacturer Graze has done, its boss has said.

Graze will manufacture snacks for some of the UK's major retailers

Graze manufactures food for major supermarkets

By Nicholas Robinson

Graze, the online snack manufacturer, will launch into more than 1,200 major retailers across the UK in a bid to expand its £68M turnover business with its new Good to Go range.

Sales of natural fruit pieces show promise as interest increases

Rise of natural fruit pieces

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of natural fruit pieces for use in confectionery products are on the rise, as some firms report annual purchase increases of almost 8%.

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.

Trigon Snacks is behind the Big D peanut brand

Natco owner buys Trigon out of administration

By Rod Addy

Trigon Snacks, maker of Big D, Planters and Passion Shed brands, has been snatched from administration in an eleventh hour sale to Choithram & Sons, owner of Natco Foods.

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

Louise Mortlock has been appointed factory general manager at Intersnack's Haverhill site

Intersnack appoint new general manager at Haverhill site

By Dan Colombini

Savoury snack manufacturer Intersnack has taken another step in its plan to secure market leadership in the UK nut sector after confirming the appointment of a new general manager at its Haverhill site.

Unite sounds warning over Kraft split

Unite sounds warning over Kraft split

By Anne Bruce

Union the Unite is seeking assurances about UK jobs and production at Kraft and Cadbury’s, following the announcement that Kraft is set to split its business into two independent companies.

Zetar counts the cost of snacking...

Zetar counts the cost of snacking...

By Ben Bouckley

Confectionery and snacks group Zetar has described the last year as a ''difficult period'' for its snacks division, as sales flatlined and commodity costs rose.

Crunch munch

Crunch munch

Cereals and cereal bar manufacturers must create fresh opportunities for existing products as well as developing new ones to drive sales over the...

Zetar buys again

Zetar buys again

Confectionery and snack foods group Zetar has made its third takeover since joining the Alternative Investment Market in January 2005, with the...

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