Snack Foods

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures Tesco listing

By Gwen Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores nationwide, the company’s largest listing with a UK supermarket to date.

Russian snacks firm installs multi-head weigher

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Russian snacks firm installs multi-head weigher

By Rick Pendrous

Russian snack food supplier FoodArt is using an Ishida 14-head multi-head weigher to provide the flexibility it needs in handling a wide variety of dried fruits and nuts at different target weights.

The webinar, Sustainable snacking trends for 2017, takes place at 3pm on Thursday June 15

European Snacks Association backs free snacking webinar

By Michael Stones

Key insights into the €14bn European snacks market will be on offer in the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar, to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15, courtesy of the European Snacks Association (ESA) and other leading industry experts.

Nimisha Raj triumphed in the SME category of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

FMEAs

Nim’s Fruit Crisps wins SME Innovation of Year award

By Michael Stones

Children’s healthy snacks firm Nim’s Fruit Crisps has gobbled up the Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) trophy in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). 

Tyrrells crisps was sold for £300M

Tyrrells crisps sold in £300M deal

By Matt Atherton

Premium crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has been sold by Investcorp to Amplify Snack Brands, in a deal worth £300M.

British crisp maker Tyrrells has acquired German snack maker Aroma Snacks

Tyrrells acquires German snack maker

By Gwen Ridler

Tyrrells Crisps has bought German organic crisp maker Aroma Snacks for an undisclosed amount – the company’s first European acquisition.

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.

Rikin Lakhani, md, Kolak Snack Foods

The Big Interview

Snacks boss on growth trail

By Rick Pendrous

Rikin Lakhani, md of Kolak Snack Foods, tells Rick Pendrous how he came to lead the family business.

Lakhani is predicting growth at Kolak Snack Foods

Snack market will grow despite war on fat

By Laurence Gibbons

The crisp and snack market will continue to grow despite greater public focus on sugar, salt and fat content in foods, according to the boss of one snack firm.

London Crisps is going to town on sales

London Crisp Co has capital sales plan

By Nicholas Robinson

The recently-launched London Crisp Company will quadruple its output within the next six months, after securing several new contracts and gaining overseas interest, its founder Tom Lock has revealed.

Russian tastes for snacks grows

Russian tastes for snacks grows

Four twin Ishida Atlas economy range ECO (Integrated Packaging Systems) are being used at KDV Group , Russia’s largest snack producer, to handle its growing production requirements.

Tague: 'We aim to be the biggest snack food company by 2025'

Dragons’ Den stars pump £125,000 into Tags crisps

By Nicholas Robinson

Former Seabrook Crisps md John Tague walked away with a £125,000 investment after four of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den stars battled it out to get their hands on a slice of his £760,000 crisp business.

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%.

Almond usage is on the rise

Key food trends will drive almond usage

By Nicholas Robinson

Key consumer trends will continue to drive manufacturers towards developing innovative products that contain nuts and seeds, says the Almond Board of California.

Demand for dried fruit will rise as people seek healthier foods

Dried exotic fruit uptick

By Nicholas Robinson

Drying exotic fruits such as papayas, lychees, mangos and dragon fruit increases ease of access, as well as allowing them to be produced in a greener and more economic way, according to German natural raw ingredients firm Worlee.

Simpson-Daniel (l) and Froebel (r)

Biltong firm announces acquisition

By Rod Addy

New World Foods Europe has bought Yorkshire-based Kings Biltong – the latest deal to be clinched in that sector in the past year.

Kolak owner Ashok Lakhani (l) with fellow director and son Rikin Lakhani

Installation triples snack output

The installation of Ishida’s latest snacks packing solution - 18-head multi-head weighers and Atlas bagmakers with advanced Ishida integrated Total Packaging Systems (iTPS) software - at Kolak Snack Foods in London, is helping to nearly triple output...

Ishida crisp packing performance raised by 35%

Higher packing performance is in the crisp bag

Ishida's Atlas range of snack food bagmakers have been enhanced to the extent that their performance on crisp packing has been raised by 35%, making 150 bags a minute possible on a single machine.

Tortilla crisps are set for tasty growth: Mintel

Snack market to reach £3.8bn despite ‘consumer myths’

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK snack market will reach £3.8bn by 2016, according to market analyst Mintel, despite claims from the Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers’ Association (SNACMA) that consumers misunderstand such products.

Something to smile about: Pom-Bear sales have reached about £15M

Intersnack's seven figure investment in UK snacks

By Rod Addy

European giant Intersnack is challenging PepsiCo and United Biscuits brands in the UK as it prepares to dramatically increase its profile, with a seven-figure investment in UK production.

Simply Fruit snack packs

Cut fruit firm invests £2-3m in factory expansion

By Elaine Watson

Craigavon-based Orchard County Foods will pump £2-3m into its cut fruit factory over the next 18 months as it seeks to expand its presence in the branded fruit snacks market.

Light bites of beef

Light bites of beef

Consumers looking for a meaty treat can now look forward to a slightly softer bite as The Jerky Group introduces Beef Nugget Steaks. A more tender...

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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