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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.

Seaweed: Mintel claims it could become the next ‘superfood’

Seaweed market boosted by NPD surge

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink product launches with seaweed flavours, including kombu, nori, and wakame, grew by 147% in Europe between 2011 and 2015, according to latest figures.

A variation on ready salted

Nando's new ready salted inspired flavour

By Nicholas Robinson

Chicken restaurant chain Nandos is extending its flame-grilled Peri Peri chicken flavour portfolio of Grooves Cut potato crisps by adding a new Peri-Salted product.

Brennan: 'Germany could be one of the top three or four markets in the world for us'

Quorn gears up for massive NPD push

By Rod Addy

Quorn has revealed plans for substantial new product development (NPD) activity this year, including gluten-free and vegan lines, which it expects to fuel UK and international growth.

Crisp production will rise from 96,000 to 201,000 150g bags a shift

Site move creates jobs and doubles Mackie's production

By Rick Pendrous

Scottish potato crisp company Mackie's at Taypack is set to double its output after developing a new manufacturing facility in Errol, which is 60% bigger than its current unit at nearby Moncur, Perthshire.

Britvic's recall last year cost £16.9M

Britvic's 400 job losses are 'bitter blow'

By Rick Pendrous

Britvic's announcement last month that it planned to cut its operational costs by £30M by closing factories at Chelmsford, Huddersfield and a warehouse in Belfast may have been well received by City analysts, but came as a "bitter blow"...

Union officials and Moy Park management are meeting today to discuss the future of 300 jobs at the Wisbech site

Unite in bid to save 300 poultry jobs at Wisbech

By Mike Stones

Officials from the union Unite are meeting Moy Park management today (March 20) in a bid to save 300 jobs at the firm’s Wisbech poultry products factory in Cambridgeshire.

Barry Callebaut workers have called off planned strikes

Banbury Barry Callebaut workers call off strikes

By Mike Stones

Unite union members at chocolate maker Barry Callebaut’s Banbury site in Oxfordshire have cancelled plans for strikes later this week after agreeing a pay deal with the firm.

The worst Mid West drought in 50 years could send global food prices rocketing

US drought could boost global food prices

By Mike Stones

Fears are rising that the US drought could boost global food prices even further after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) slashed its forecast for maize production by 17% on Friday, August 10.

Promotions aplenty at General Mills

Promotions aplenty at General Mills

General Mills has announced the promotion of four senior people within its global and UK businesses.Linda Hipkiss, General Mills UK’s marketing...

Public should decide front of pack labelling

Public should decide front of pack labelling

By Rick Pendrous

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) president Gavin Neath has called for competing 'front of pack' labelling schemes to be reviewed after two years to...

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