Tea’s up at Wessanen in Beaminster. Left to right: Tony Buckton and Daniel Parr from Wessanen UK with Piet Honig, Piramide brand manager for Wessanen

Wessanen brews up extra tea capacity in Dorset

By Michelle Perrett

Wessanen, the food company that owns Clipper Teas, has invested £1.25M in new equipment for its tea factory in Beaminster, Dorset, allowing it to manufacture all of its tea brands from a single site.

Unilever bought Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee

Unilever brews up acquisition of herbal tea firm

By Matt Atherton

Unilever has bought Bristol-based tea manufacturer Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee, in a bid to close a gap in its portfolio, the manufacturer revealed yesterday (September 7).

Tea boss: Somnath Saha spoke exclusively to Food Manufacture earlier this year

Typhoo commits to sustainable tea partnership

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has pledged to improve the sustainability of tea production and the lives of tea workers throughout the supply chain.

Cheese blender: Melvin Glynn bought Windyridge in 2012


Cheese blending boss on exclusive Guinness deal

By Noli Dinkovski

A cheese blending boss has claimed a new factory and an exclusive Guinness deal is likely to double the turnover of his business by the end of the year.

Organic tea boss on why premium pays

Organic tea boss: demand for premium goes global

By Noli Dinkovski

Organic tea maker Clipper Teas is experiencing “real international demand” for premium black tea variants, according to the man responsible for developing the business.

Typhoo Tea boss Somnath Saha claims there was a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to Brexit


Typhoo boss: Brexit is a grocery-wide export opportunity

By Noli Dinkovski

Brexit provides an export opportunity for the whole food and drink sector thanks to the strong reputation of British products, the boss of the UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has claimed.

Clipper Tea won the Beverage manufacturing company of the year title


Clipper Tea races home to win top beverage award

By Michael Stones

Clipper Tea has won the coveted Beverage manufacturing company of the year title in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Drury Tea and Coffee ceo Dino Olmi and Lloyds relationship manager Andrew Watts

Tea and coffee firm invests in plant

By Michelle Perrett

Drury Tea and Coffee in London’s Woolwich has increased its capacity three-fold after a £50,000 investment from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. 

Brewing up new investment: John Hennighan

Taylors of Harrogate invests for tea time

By Nicholas Robinson

Yorkshire-based Taylors of Harrogate is steeped in history, but that hasn’t stopped the firm from investing in facilities, factory manager John Hennighan tells Nicholas Robinson

Typhoo produces one million teabags an hour

Own-label deal to boost jobs at Typhoo

By Nicholas Robinson

A major own-label supermarket contract and an investment programme will create at least 15 jobs and increase output at Typhoo Tea’s Moreton processing plant on the Wirral, Merseyside.

Charbrew fights off the Dragons

Charbrew fights off the Dragons

By Anne Bruce

The Global Tea and Coffee Exchange is due to roll-out two lines into Sainsbury’s nationwide as the £500,000 turnover business takes-off.

Jobs under threat at Twinings

Jobs under threat at Twinings

By Elaine Watson

Almost 400 jobs could go at Twinings factories in North Shields and Andover following a restructuring of parent company Associated British Foods'...

Put the English back in tea

Put the English back in tea

No one enjoys a quality cuppa more than the Brits. So why not grow it in Blighty? Forget Darjeeling and try Cornwall for size, says Hayley Brown

NPD In Brief

NPD In Brief

Adventures in ice creamIngredients firm Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested heavily in new product development to meet the growing demand for more...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No - it's superfoods! Although no one agrees on their precise definition, these nutrient-packed products are flying off the shelf. Catherine Quinn reports

Fragrancy with flavour

Fragrancy with flavour

By Michelle Knott

Consumption of herbal teas is bucking the trend of declining tea sales. But the ability to make health claims for them are limited, reports Michelle Knott


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