The dairy sector of Midland’s portfolio already accounts for 30% of its sales

Distributor Midland Food Group bought by Granarolo

By Rod Addy

Distributor Midland Food Group has been bought by Italian firm Granarolo’s UK subsidiary for an undisclosed sum, in a deal designed to boost the latter’s UK chilled food business.

ABF's profits will be well ahead of last year

ABF buys vinegar firm as weak sterling boosts profits

By Matt Atherton

Associated British Foods’s (ABF’s) adjusted operating profit will be boosted by currency fluctations, it reported in its pre-close trading update, while it revealed the acquisition of an Italian vinegar manufacturer.

Mintel names Heinz's new sauce 'most innovative' at IFE

Spicing up the sauce market wins awards

Heinz's moves to adapt its classic sauces for the cooking ingredients market earned it special attention at last month's IFE food and drink event.

Spirulina faces legal questions

Spirulina faces legal questions

By Elaine Watson

Spirulina, the blue colour from algae used in Nestlé’s Smarties, is one of 10 substances used to colour food that faces an uncertain future as its legal status is scrutinised.

Something hot on the side

Something hot on the side

By Susan Birks

With a whole new wave of fancy dressings, salsas and dips on the table, traditional pickles and relishes are competing by becoming more up-market and sophisticated. Susan Birks reports


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