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Heinz and Kraft Foods announce global mega-merger

25 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Heinz and Kraft Foods will merge to create the world’s fifth largest food and drink company after Heinz owner 3G Capital agreed to acquire Kraft.

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Heinz cuts 71 jobs from baked bean factory

23 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Company stresses all are voluntary redundancies, denies link to Warren Buffet-led takeover


Peter Hall appointed sales director for UK retail at Heinz

07 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Heinz has named Peter Hall as sales director for UK retail…

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The Authentic Food Co to buy Heinz Dundalk factory

05 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

Heinz is set to sell its frozen ready meals manufacturing site in Dundalk, Ireland

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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…


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…

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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…

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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…

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Clarks launches 'UK-first' ambient chocolate desserts Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Welsh syrup producer Clarks has launched ambient chocolate desserts it claims are a first for the UK…

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Heinz UK & Ireland names Jan Kruise MD

23 Oct 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Jan Kruise has been appointed managing director for Heinz UK & Ireland.

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Heinz hopes to tap into brunch market with Worcester sauce

18 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz is hoping to tap into brunch culture by pushing Lea & Perrins Worcester sauce as a Bloody Mary ingredient…


Sharwood's pastry bakes launched by Peter's Food Service Subscription

13 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Peter’s Food Service – producer of Peter’s Pies – is launching Sharwood’s-branded pastry bakes…


Napolina adds trio of 'rustic' Italian stir-through sauces

11 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Princes has extended its Napolina range with ‘stir through’ sauces…


Farley's Rusks plays up nutritional values with new look Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz has given Farley’s Rusks a makeover to emphasise their nutritional values…

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Sponge puddings range takes Cadbury into ambient desserts

10 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Premier Foods has taken Cadbury into ambient desserts with a range of sponge puddings…

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Heinz to close Westwick factory after losing Aunt Bessie’s contract Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is to close its factory in Westwick, Norfolk, after losing the licence to produce Aunt Bessie’s potato products.

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Heinz unveils 'moments' TV ad for Tomato Ketchup

26 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is next week airing the first new TV advert for its Tomato Ketchup in five years…

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John West and King Oscar to link again following TUF deal

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Norwegian seafood brand King Oscar has been acquired by John West owner Thai Union Frozen Products…


Hovis, Heinz and Müller team up to 'do lunch'

11 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Hovis, Heinz and Müller are among brands taking part in a campaign encouraging consumers to ‘do lunch’…

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Pembrokeshire Co rolls out Captain Cat's Môr rub for foodies

06 Sep 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company is looking to move beyond gifting with the launch of a meat and fish rub…

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Baked beans category shaken up by Proper Beans NPD Subscription

06 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

A new British business is looking to shake up baked beans with the rollout of a range of premium chilled fresh products…

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Heinz slashes ketchup sugar by 50% with stevia line Subscription

30 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Heinz is launching a version of its ketchup that contains stevia, enabling it to slash sugar by 50%

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Canned Goods Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The past year hasn’t been easy for canned & ambient. Value slipped 0.6% while volumes fell by 2.7%…

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Focus on Canned Goods Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The vital signs for canned & ambient food aren’t good. Can world food-inspired NPD jumpstart growth?…

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Red Lion Foods presents cheque to Help for Heroes

23 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Andrew Gidden, founder of Red Lion Foods, presented cheques totalling £161,000 to armed forces charities…

Focus on canned food

Focus on canned food

31 Jul 2013

Ambient food is enjoying a renaissance as the lengthy winter has coincided with a spate of smoking hot NPD. How long can it last?

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Canned goods: Kantar Worldpanel Subscription

29 Jul 2013

The canned goods market is seeing year-on-year growth of 4.5% compared with 4.2% growth last year.

Sainsbury's introduces Indulgent Pots of snacking fruits

Sainsbury's introduces Indulgent Pots of snacking fruits

13 Apr 2013 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is launching a new range of snacking fruits as part of a major revamp of its home baking offer…

Matt Hill on his modernisation of the Heinz legacy

Matt Hill on his modernisation of the Heinz legacy Subscription

08 Feb 2013 | By Adam Leyland

UK & Ireland president Matt Hill talks to The Grocer about his modernisation of the Heinz legacy…

MW Brands to provide Seychelles homes for foreign tuna workers

MW Brands to provide Seychelles homes for foreign tuna workers

04 Jan 2013 | By Richard Ford

John West owner MW Brands is ramping up its CSR commitments by providing new accommodation for 1,400 Seychelles workers…

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A great year for sport. A washout for grocery... Subscription

17 Dec 2012 | By Laura Evans

Exhilarating highs. Crashing lows. With the Jubilee and Olympics on the cards, everyone expected 2012 to be a year of extremes…

4Kids pasta brand relaunched by Crosse & Blackwell

4Kids pasta brand relaunched by Crosse & Blackwell

08 Dec 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Crosse & Blackwell is relaunching its 4Kids children’s canned pasta range…

Heinz Get Well Soup backs hospice pantomimes

Heinz Get Well Soup backs hospice pantomimes

17 Nov 2012

Heinz is re-running its Get Well Soup social media push – but is giving the campaign a charity twist this time round….

Heinz offers Beanz in five 'new' flavours

Heinz offers Beanz in five 'new' flavours

13 Oct 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is adding some more flavour to its Beanz range with the launch of five new products…

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