Souper soup

I Am Souper: ambient brand pledges to keep consumers full Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Containing beans, pulses and grains - and fortified with pea purée - the soups offered between 2.5g and 4.7g per 100g of protein per pack

Cirio old can 1

Century-old Cirio tomato cans uncovered by archaeologists

03 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Archaeologists have uncovered cans of Cirio tomatoes in Egypt that are almost 100 years old.

sharwoods chinese new year

New Sharwood's marketing campaign aims to educate consumers

02 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Push ahead of Chinese New Year hopes to show shoppers how easy it is to make tasty Chinese meals at home

sacla basil pesto

Sacla' returns to TV as part of new £4m brand push Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Pesto specialist Sacla’ is returning to TV screens this month for the first time in seven years…

Burton's Maryland cookies biscuits marketing new product

Burton's: Maryland soft cookies 'to be bigger than Gooeys' Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Burton’s Biscuit Co is claiming a first for a mainstream biscuit brand with the launch of soft cookies…

Yorkshire provender

Yorkshire Provender cooks up more NPD

22 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

 Yorkshire Provender has extended its Favourite menu with a range of chilled sauces…


Meridian Food claims first 'dry roasted' peanut butter

16 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Meridian Foods is launching what it says is the first ‘dry roasted’ ­flavour peanut butter…

bisto ad

Bisto launches 'real life' stories TV ads in £4m push Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bisto is launching a series of new TV ads as part of a £4m push…

angry birds heinz spaghetti

Angry Birds and Ninja Turtles added to Heinz pasta range

01 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is adding Angry Birds and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lines to its pasta shapes range…

curry masala new product jar

Mum's Masala lower-sat fat curry sauces launch in Morrisons Subscription

01 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

A new brand is aiming to ‘revolutionise’ Indian cooking with a range of lower-sat fat natural curry bases…

pastinos pasta snack

Pastinos pasta-based snacks roll out to 146 Waitrose stores

29 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

A savoury snack brand made with durum wheat pasta has secured a national listing with Waitrose…

carte noir instant coffee jar

Mondelez relaunches Carte Noire Instinct as Wholebean Instant Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mondelez is relaunching its ailing Carte Noire wholebean instant coffee with larger granules…


Mutti tomato brand to debut in the UK in new RH Amar deal Subscription

24 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Distributor RH Amar is to bring Italy’s top-selling tomato brand, Mutti, to the UK for the first time…

Olive oil

Sacla' rolls out new antipasti veg in oil range in Tesco

24 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Sacla’ has launched a new range of antipasti comprising four ­varieties of vegetables in herb-infused oils…


Merchant Gourmet adds freekeh to its ready-to-eat range

15 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Merchant Gourmet has added two new lines to its ready-to-eat range, including Middle Eastern ‘supergrain’ freekeh…


Donatantonio adds to its premium Italian Lupetta range

10 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Food importer Donatan­tonio has extended its Italian Lupetta brand…

Typhoo tea extra strong

Typhoo gets behind mainstream tea with Extra Strong launch

02 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Typhoo has unveiled a new premium black tea – and stated its commitment to the mainstream market…

Tyrrells crisps red white and blue

Tyrrells makes red, white and blue crisps a permanent line

31 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Tyrrells is resurrecting packs of its red, white and blue crisps last seen on sale to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee…

Alma de Cuba coffee pods

Alma de Cuba move into the pod market with Cafecito Capsules

31 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Alma de Cuba has made its first foray into premium Nespresso-compatible capsules…

hill farm rapeseed oil

Hillfarm Oils launches rapeseed-based handcare products

31 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Hillfarm Oils has made its first foray outside food with a range of rapeseed-based handcare products…

rude health

Rude Health first into UK with raw sprouted flours and oats Subscription

27 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Rude Health is claiming a UK first with the launch of organic sprouted flours and porridge oats…

Focus On Soup

Crosse & Blackwell Best of British soup activity gets £1m push Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Crosse & Blackwell is to spend a further £1m on a TV and outdoor push for its Best of British soups…

Peanut jars

Surya takes on Wild Peanut brand turned down by TV's Dragons Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Food distributor Surya has taken on a peanut butter brand rejected by TV’s Dragons’ Den…

Spaghetti mediterraenea

Nah launches konjac pasta ambient ready meals

25 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Nah Foods is launching low-calorie, gluten-free ready meals featuring konjac flour pasta…


Jams, Spreads & Honey Category Report Subscription

22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Brits are leaving jam and marmalade on the shelf and switching to nut butters and chocolate spread. Can a certain bear hel…


Jams, spreads & honey category report 2015

17 Jan 2015 | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Britain’s love of marmalade is waning. Sales have fallen 2.4% on volumes  down 4.9%. Only jam and yeast spread, hit  by Marmite’s…

Skinny Range

Soup: warm weather puts soup out in the cold

19 Dec 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Soup is in hot water. A mild winter and hot summer have dragged both value (–7.9%) and volumes (–9%) down…

spar pet food

Spar relaunches 'improved' cat and dog food in smaller packs

01 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Spar has revamped its own-label cat and dog food with improved recipes and smaller packs…

Dolce Vita

Pasta & Pasta Sauces Category Report 2014

08 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing…

Dolce Vita

Focus on Pasta: living la dolce vita Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing at a healthy 2.9% year on year and outperforming the overall grocery market…

focus on soup

Soup Category Report 2014

25 Oct 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Oh dear. Soup has gone decidedly off the boil. Across the entire market every sub-category is losing ground…

Focus on Soup

Focus on Soup: hard times... Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Soups have gone off the boil. Last year’s warm winter has left brands and own label out in the cold…

Biscuit board

Focus on Cakes & Biscuits Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

Forget high-concept NPD. This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives…

Chilli Beef

Levi Roots Hot Chilli Beef ready meal: acid test Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

This dish is one of seven launched exclusively into Tesco this summer…

YP Meal Pots

Yorkshire Provender Meal Pot: acid test Subscription

02 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Yorkshire Provender first rolled out meal pots over a year ago under sub-brand Incredibles,…

Hot chilli

Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2014

12 Sep 2014 | By Kate Halliwell

Brits are getting saucier. Value sales of sauces & condiments have surged 4.9% over the past year and volumes are up 3.4%…

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