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Andy Coyne reports from the Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference in London, where the shock of the new was not such a great shock....

Why latest Tyrrells takeover is no major surprise

UK-based savoury snacks business Tyrrells is getting its third owner in two years - but the latest deal is no surprise, writes Dean Best....

Premier gives grounds for (cautious) optimism

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contras...

London Mayor's bold plan on ads should be welcomed

How the owners of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar advertise their products has long been a contentious issue in the UK, with campa...

Latest Interviews

Lower-sugar spreads firm JimJams eyes growing sweet spot - interview 17 May 2018

Dean Best

With more consumers taking notice of the sugar in food, there are opportunities for products with lower levels of the nutrient to grab the attention of retail buyers – even in categories with huge, entrenched brands. One example is the UK spreads aisle, where fledgling chocolate spread brand JimJams has gained listings with two of the country’s largest grocers. Dean Best caught up with company founder Kevin Bath to talk about the development of JimJams and his ambitions for the business.


Nimisha Raja, founder of UK healthy snack range Nim's Fruit Crisps, has always thought big and now it's paying off - the bitesize interview 1 May 2018

Andy Coyne

In 2012 Nimisha Raja pioneered the concept of air-dried fruit crisps, launching the first product to the UK market with her Nim's Fruit Crisps brand. Six years down the line - after claiming deals with the Co-op and Ocado - the company has just gained its first listing with supermarket giant Tesco. Andy Coyne talks to her about the company's growth and future plans.

Latest News

UK food firms fall short of early goal on sugar reduction 22 May 2018

Dean Best

Food manufacturers operating in the UK have missed their first voluntary target on reducing the levels of sugar in a selected group of products - but the country's government has described the moves made so far as an "encouraging start".


Irish yogurt business Nomadic Dairy 'up for sale' 22 May 2018

Andy Coyne

Reports in Ireland suggest the country's Nomadic Dairy has been put up for sale by its owner, Donegal Investment Group.


UK dairy-drink makers face sugar-reduction target 22 May 2018

Andy Morton

UK government advisory body Public Health England has issued new guidelines urging manufacturers of dairy drinks and juices to cut the levels of sugar in their products.


Produce Investments issues profit warning as adverse UK weather hits potato crop 22 May 2018

Simon Harvey

UK potato supplier Produce Investments warned today (22 May) its full-year profits will be ''substantially below market expectations'' after adverse weather conditions hit its Jersey Royals crop.


NPD Tracker - Muller enters UK spreadable market; Young's Seafood adds to 'premium' range; General Mills goes global with Betty Crocker Mug Treats; Beyond Meat to debut Breakfast Sausage Patty 22 May 2018

just-food.com

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.


BDO industry survey finds eroding confidence amid Brexit fears 21 May 2018

Andy Coyne

Confidence in the UK food and drink sector is declining, with Brexit a major concern, a survey by advisory firm BDO has found.



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