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

Dean Best

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.


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

PepsiCo strikes deal to buy US firm Bare Snacks 25 May 18

Dean Best

PepsiCo has agreed a deal to acquire US firm Bare Snacks for an undisclosed sum.


PepsiCo teams up with The Hatchery in the US 25 May 18

Dean Best

PepsiCo has become the latest US food major to work with The Hatchery, an incubator of food businesses in Chicago.


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 18

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Spangler Candy Co. wins Necco auction 24 May 18

Andy Coyne

The auction to sell bankrupt US candy business Necco has been won by Ohio-based peer Spangler Candy Co.


Aryzta launches cost-reduction plan amid profit warning 24 May 18

Simon Harvey

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.


Glanbia sets out five-year growth targets 23 May 18

Andy Coyne

Irish dairy, sports nutrition and ingredients group Glanbia has set out five-year financial ambitions during a capital markets day held at its US innovation centre in Illinois.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

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.


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

Dean Best

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.



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