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King Oscar

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…

Lunch

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’…

Captain Cat's

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…

Pb fava beans

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…

Heinz tomato with stevia

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%

Heinz Beanz ad

Heinz Tomato Ketchup props up ailing Beanz and Soups Subscription

29 Aug 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Sales of Heinz Beanz and soups fell in the UK last year – with Heinz Tomato Ketchup one of the few bright spots.

Heinz squeeze and stir

Heinz relaunches Squeeze & Stir soups Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is relaunching its Squeeze & Stir soup – which has achieved sales of less than £4m in the past year…

Heinz carrot & coriander

Heinz Black Label soups get four new lines Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Heinz is expanding its Black Label soup offering with four new flavours…

Ragu Smooth

Symington's recalls batch of Ragu lasagne sauce

07 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Symington’s has recalled a batch of Ragu lasagne sauce over fears it could present a food safety risk.

Heinz dried soup

Heinz brings back dry soup as canned soup slumps

06 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is returning to the dry soup market after a five-year absence as sales of its wet soups slump…

heinz

World food beans and pulses added to Heinz Beanz range

29 Jun 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz has extended its Beanz range with canned beans and pulses inspired by world foods…

heinz baby

Heinz babyfood range extended and improved

08 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is aiming to strengthen its jarred babyfood range with new and improved recipes…

Amoy Stir Fry Sauce

Amoy adds three new flavoured sauces

20 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is launching three flavoured Amoy soy sauces as it looks to modernise the brand image…

Heinz chili sauces

Heinz adds 'thick' lines to chilli sauces

16 Mar 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz has extended its chilli sauces line-up with four ‘thick’ products…

Heinz Beanz

Heinz could create 80 new jobs at Telford plant

08 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Around 80 new jobs could be created at Heinz’s Telford factory as part of a proposed consolidation…

Fruit Shoot My-5

John Campbell made Britvic GB & Ireland FD

08 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

John Campbell, Heinz’s former finance director for UK & Ireland, has resurfaced as Britvic GB & Ireland finance director…

Heinz Peters

Peter's Bigs it up with new Heinz-branded pies and pasties

16 Feb 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Peter’s Food Service – producer of Peter’s Pies – is expanding its range of Heinz-branded products…

Beanz Heinz Kingsmill

Heinz and Kingsmill link for beans on toast cross-promotion

27 Jan 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz Beanz and Kingsmill 50/50 have joined forces to promote eating beans on toast…

Heinz Reduced sugar & salt beans

Heinz revamps low-salt, low-sugar beans

21 Jan 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz is hoping to re-invigorate the ‘healthy’ beans sector with a refresh of its reduced salt and sugar variant.

Heinz Get Well Soon soup can

Heinz brings back 'Get Well Soon' soup campaign

07 Jan 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Heinz is bringing back its ‘Get Well’ Soup campaign in partnership with kids’ charity the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

D'aucy tinned sprouts

Canned sprouts sales soar as Brits seek convenient Christmas

21 Dec 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Convenience is trumping tradition as a growing number of Brits get set to serve canned sprouts with Christmas dinner…

John West steam pots

John West adds tuna and couscous Steam Pots to snacks market

21 Dec 2013 | By Arabella Mileham

Canned fish brand John West is extending into the pot snacks market with a range of couscous and tuna meals…

Heinz Hot Sauces

Heinz heats up its Hot Sauce labels

03 Nov 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz has given its Hot Sauces a facelift, replacing its black labels with a brighter look…

Heinz Beans 5-pack

Heinz brings out first five-can Beanz packs

26 Oct 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Shoppers can already buy baked beans in singles, four-packs, six-packs and Fridge Packs…

defibrillator beans

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%…

defibrillator beans

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?…

Red Lion Help for Heroes cheque

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?

Canned foods

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…

Flooded Tesco carpark

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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