Supply Chain

The pet food acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum

Assisi Pet Care buys Pet Munchies

By Michelle Perrett

Assisi Pet Care, the Melton Mowbray based pet food company, has acquired natural dog and cat treats brand Pet Munchies Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Danish Crown has just launched a solution to make materials handling safer for staff

Digital feature: long read

Efficient handling & storage trends

By Rod Addy

Materials handling and storage has faced pressures ranging from lack of labour and climate impact to soaring costs and supply chain volatility in the past year, but as always the food industry has proved inventive.

The new team will lead the ekaterra business after it was sold by Unilever

Ekaterra unveils new top team after divestment from Unilever

By Michelle Perrett

Ekaterra, the tea company that owns brands Lipton, PG tips and Pukka, has appointed Nathalie Roos as chief executive officer and Pierre Laubies as chair of the board following the completion of its divestment from Unilever.

Arla has highlighted the different consumers

Consumers seek out protein for sports nutrition

By Michelle Perrett

Consumers are increasingly seeking out protein for sports nutrition, but their needs and purchase motivations vary, a new study by Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed.

The kebab manufacturer has received a tax rebate

Kebab company gets £372K in R&D tax relief

By Michelle Perrett

Kismet Kebabs, the halal doner food manufacturer, has netted more than £370,000 in government tax breaks after developing lactose-free doners.

The GMB union has said strike action will go ahead in July.

Budweiser workers set for more strikes

By Michelle Perrett

Budweiser workers at Samlesbury, near Preston, are set for another round of strikes after failing to agree a pay offer with the brewery.

The FSA has added 6,000 items to its public list of CBD products

Nearly 12,000 products on the CBD public list

By Michelle Perrett

Almost 6,000 CBD products have been added to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) public list of Cannabidiol (CBD) products that can be marketed in England and Wales.

Input cost inflation has driven producers to raise prices at a record pace

Uk food and drink manufacturing output contracts

By Michelle Perrett

UK food and drink manufacturing output contracted for the first time in 10 months in May, as input cost inflation drove producers to raise prices at a record pace, the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker has revealed.

Nadia Bidzinska is the  new head of sustainability at Ornua Foods UK

Ornua Foods appoints new UK head of sustainability

By Michelle Perrett

Ornua Foods UK, the producer of brands such as Pilgrims Choice cheddar and Kerrygold butter, is to focus on its green credentials with the appointment of Nadia Bidzinska as its new head of sustainability.

GI's hold untapped potential for British food, claimed a new report

Geographically protected foods represent 'untapped potential'

By Michelle Perrett

The UK has missed out on important opportunities because of how geographical indication policy is used, a new report called Entitled Untapped Potential: Protected Food and Drink Name Policy in the United Kingdom, produced by a group of MPs, has claimed....

Dimbleby: 'They have kicked stuff down the road to the Health Disparities white paper'

Government Food Strategy shows it's 'in pocket of food industry'

By Rod Addy

The Government Food Strategy has avoided backing 'bold, evidence-based recommendations' in Henry Dimbleby's National Food Strategy that would have significantly improved the UK food system – a 'shambolic' decision, pressure groups...

Carvalho: 'We can give the consumer full sight of their products’ journey from orchard to plate'

Why UK almond supplier is implementing blockchain tech

By Rod Addy

Veracruz Almonds is boosting traceability by implementing blockchain technology at its estates in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, Portugal in preparation for expanding its exports to distributors and suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

By Michelle Perrett

Seabrook, the Yorkshire-based crisps manufacturer owned by Calbee, has revealed it is growing at +32.2% year on year, outperforming the category.