Snack Foods

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.


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