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UK crisp maker Fairfields Farm plots export growth after Ten Acre buy - interview 25 May 2018

In January, Fairfields Farm Produce snapped up UK crisp brand Ten Acre from local peer Yumsh Snacks, adding another fledgling asset to its portfolio. Three months later, Fairfields appointed seasoned snacks executive Richard Glennan as its new managing director. Dean Best caught up with Glennan to discuss how he plans to grow the legacy Fairfields business and its new brand.

What are the options for incoming 2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers? 24 May 2018

After 25 years at the helm of 2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK's largest food companies, multi-millionaire founder Ranjit Singh Boparan is stepping aside. Having recently faced a recent hygiene scandal, which dug holes in its finances, he has hired Ronald Kers as CEO. Simon Harvey looks at the challenges ahead for the former Müller executive.

Trending now - key takeaways from UK's Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference 21 May 2018

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 18 May 2018

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 Foods gives grounds for (cautious) optimism - analysis 17 May 2018

What a difference twelve months makes as Premier Foods plc recorded its fastest pace of annual revenue growth in five years, a stark contrast to the disappointing results unveiled by chief executive Gavin Darby in 2017. And, at this juncture, the UK's fourth-largest food company is perhaps on a firmer footing to achieve its ongoing, yearly, sales growth target having seen a surge in demand in Australia and, at the same time, witnessed a revival in its Batchelors and Angel Delight brands. Simon Harvey investigates. 

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NPD Tracker - Mars extends Maltesers brand in UK; Nestle brings Garden Gourmet meat-free range to UK; Pladis takes Why Nut to US; Kez's Kitchen takes its cookies into dairy with ice cream debut 25 May 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.

Aryzta launches cost-reduction plan amid profit warning 24 May 2018

Irish-Swiss bakery business Aryzta has cut its full-year profit guidance and launched a EUR200m (US$234.4m) restructuring programme after third-quarter earnings dropped amid ''weak'' market conditions.

Executive shake-up sees Philip Heffer named new Hilton Food Group CEO 23 May 2018

UK meatpacking and seafood processor Hilton Food Group has carried out an extensive executive re-shuffling exercise that sees chief operating officer Philip Heffer become CEO.

Dairy Crest ploughs GBP75m into UK cheese business to meet demand 23 May 2018

Dairy Crest is investing GBP75m (US$100.3m) to boost cheese production at a creamery in Cornwall in the south-west of the UK as it seeks to meet increasing demand in its domestic market and overseas.

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

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.

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

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".

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

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.

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

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

Arla Foods' proposed Yeo Valley acquisition probed by UK competition watchdog 17 May 2018

European dairy giant Arla Foods' proposed acquisition of part of UK dairy firm Yeo Valley is being examined by the country's competition watchdog.

Intersnack snaps up Tyrrells crisp brand from Hershey 17 May 2018

Germany's Intersnack is acquiring Hershey's UK-based crisps business Tyrrells for an undisclosed sum, with ambitions to grow sales across international markets.

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just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 2018

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.

One in, one out at Moy Park 23 May 2018

Interesting news crossed our desk this morning about former Greencore Group US head Chris Kirke becoming the new president of Northern Ireland-based poultry and prepared food group Moy Park.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger - UK watchdog sets wheels in motion 18 May 2018

It was certain The UK's Competition and Markets Authority would look into the ramifications of the biggest corporate development in the country's grocery sector for more than a decade - and today (18 May) the watchdog sent out an invitation to comment.