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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

New products – Mondelez takes Bournvita brand into cereal in India, Orkla launches plant-based brand in Sweden, Samworth Brothers unveils Ginsters empanadas

27 Aug 2020

This week's selection of new products includes tuna meatballs from Thai Union's UK canned fish brand John West and new additions to the Jimmy Dean breakfast range from Tyson Foods.

Samworth Brothers buys Urban Eat brand from defunct Adelie Foods

7 Aug 2020

Samworth Brothers, one of the UK's largest suppliers of food-to-go products, has acquired a brand in the category.

New products - Unilever takes Pot Noodle into block format; Higgidy moves into ready meals; Take Two Foods barley milk alternative; Emmi launches Beleaf in UK

12 Jun 2020

This week's selection of new products includes snacks firm Pip & Lekker's seed-based products being sold at Sainsbury's and Emmi launching its plant-based range Beleaf in the UK.

Samworth Brothers could re-purpose UK facility for plant-based production

28 May 2020

UK food group Samworth Brothers is considering turning a domestic facility into a manufacturing centre for plant-based products.

New products - Marfrig takes plant burger to China; Nestle launches new Quality Street; Itsu partners with Meatless Farm; Mamma Chia launches dairy-free 'milk'

21 Feb 2020

This week's batch of new products includes Ginsters teaming up with Quorn in a vegan sausage roll and new Quality Street from Nestle. 

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

New products - Addo adds vegan options to Wall's pastries; Beyond Meat launches plant-based sausage in UK; Ginsters, Quorn combine in plant-based pasty; Moma Foods enters new arena

20 Sep 2019

This week's batch of new products includes an alt-meat version of jerky from US food giant Kellogg and Jack Link's moving its Peperami meat-snack brand into a new area.

Who might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade?

11 Sep 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.

Entering second century, Tesco puts supplier partnerships front and centre

3 Jul 2019

Tesco has recovered from the accounting affair that rocked the retailer. Supplier partnerships is proving central to restoring trust with its stakeholders, Ben Cooper argues.

UK's Samworth Brothers takes stake in local pie maker Higgidy

13 Jun 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers has taken a minority stake in a local pie and quiche maker with an option to increase its holding in the future.

New products - Nestle adds to US frozen stable; UK baby food firm Piccolo extends range; Yo Sushi launches sauces, condiments; Bells of Lazonby markets vegan brand

28 May 2019

This week's batch of new products includes news from companies including Nestle, Calbee, Ferrero, General Mills, Samworth Brothers and Jack Link's.

UK's Bakkavor acquires Blueberry desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers

16 May 2019

Bakkavor, the UK-based private-label food manufacturer, has acquired a desserts business from local peer Samworth Brothers for an undisclosed sum.

UK's Samworth Brothers launches food-to-go distribution business

30 Apr 2019

Samworth Brothers, the UK food manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new venture in the food-to-go space.

New products - Unilever's Asian Street Style Pot Noodles; Kraft Heinz collaborates on dressings; Food for Progress extends Oumph; Samworth Brothers' Soreen Seeds & More Loaf

26 Apr 2019

The pick of this week's new products include snack bars from Soylent, Tesco launching a vegan sausage roll and Unilever adding an Asian Street Style range to its Pot Noodle brand.

New products - Samworth takes Ginsters into frozen; Unilever rolls out Big Night In sauces under Hellmann's brand; India's Marico debuts organic Coco Soul range 

12 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a range of sauces from Unilever under its Hellmann's brand and the entrance into the organic foods market by India's Marico.

New products - Kraft Heinz links up with restaurant on Twisted Ranch dressings; Dean Foods adds to DairyPure range; Mondelez adds new lines to Dairylea; Mars launches Skittles in India

29 Mar 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Upfield Foods making Flora 100% vegan and Weetabix making a push in UK foodservice.

Samworth Brothers gets OK for bakery subsidiary's expansion

15 Mar 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers has won permission to extend one of its facilities in the English Midlands.

Samworth Brothers to close Kensey Foods operation with 650 jobs at risk

23 Jan 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers is to close a Cornwall facility with 650 jobs likely to be affected by the decision.

Samworth's move for 2 Sisters sandwich unit gets green light

2 Jan 2019

The UK's competition watchdog has handed down its verdict on Samworth Brothers' move to buy a sandwich business from local peer 2 Sisters Food Group.

UK watchdog probes sale of 2 Sisters' Manton Wood unit to Samworth Brothers

23 Nov 2018

The UK's competition watchdog is inviting feedback from any concerned parties over the planned sale of a sandwich business in the country.

2 Sisters notches up another business disposal in Manton Wood

1 Nov 2018

UK manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group is selling off another asset, adding to a number of other recent disposals.

Samworth Brothers in talks over UK bakery closure

8 May 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers hasconfirmed it is consultation with staff at one of its bakeries about the facility's likely closure.

Unilever unveils Prep Co. healthy pot snack range; Samworth Brothers launches lower-calorie Ginsters slices; The Collective unveils kefir drinks range; Nestle introduces ruby chocolate KitKat to the UK

12 Apr 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part two - what does the future hold? 

11 Apr 2018

In part two of our look at the UK sports nutrition category, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the opportunities in the market and at threats to its continued growth.

UK sports nutrition deep-dive part one - what's fuelling the growth?

11 Apr 2018

In part one of a two part feature, Andy Coyne takes a close look at the drivers behind the rapid growth of the UK sports nutrition market.

UK's Samworth Brothers to merge two bakeries

15 Jan 2018

UK branded and own-label supplier Samworth Brothers is to merge two bakeries in the south west of England.

Samworth Brothers brings in Kerry man Flor Healy as CEO

12 Jan 2018

Flor Healy, until recently CEO at Kerry Group's consumer foods arm, has taken up the chief executive role at UK chilled and ambient foods business Samworth Brothers.

Samworth Brothers secures more listings for new brand My Healthy Kitchen

9 May 2017

A new range of ready meals from Samworth Brothers targeting health-conscious consumers in the UK has just been listed in Ocado, and next week will hit the shelves in Waitrose stores nationwide.

Samworth Brothers chief Alex Knight steps down

30 Mar 2017

Alex Knight, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, has stepped down just over a year after being appointed, the UK food group confirmed today (30 March).


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