Ferrero shuts down largest Nutella factory over quality issue

21 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The Italian supplier is investigating ‘a quality defect in one of the semi-finished products used in the manufacturing of our products’

New Product Awards 2019

Still time to enter our 2019 New Product Awards

21 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Deadline for submissions is 25 February

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Propercorn to switch to UK packaging supplier post-Brexit Subscription

21 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The London snack brand’s plan to move from its current supplier in Italy arose during plans to ‘mitigate risk’ after 29 March

Real Iced Tea by Lipton

Unilever’s Lipton claims UK first with cold-brew tea leaves Subscription

20 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The five-strong, sugar-free range will take on cold-infuse lineups from Twinings and Tetley

Mars More Protein

Mars unveils More Protein bars for Mars and Snickers

19 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The new countlines contain up to 10.8g of protein and as much as 40% less sugar than their core versions

Bournville Giant Buttons

Cadbury adds first-ever Bournville chocolate sharing bag Subscription

19 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Bournville Giant Buttons is set to roll out next month, following a successful 2018 for the 111-year-old Bournville brand

Pringles Rice Fusion

Kellogg’s unveils healthier Pringles Rice Fusion crisps Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Kellogg’s is predicting first-year sales of £20m for the four-strong lineup of Asian-inspired flavours

Little Freddie More Than Veg

Little Freddie launches More Than Veg pouch meals Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The range aims to fill the gap ‘between simple veg and fruit medleys and more complex textured meals’


Kellogg’s takes startup-style approach to RXBar UK rollout

13 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The protein snack brand has rolled into high-end gyms and workout spaces in a ‘startup’ approach

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Tyrrells founder Will Chase takes on energy drinks with new gut health brand

12 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The kombucha is made with hemp rather than tea, making it ‘a lot more pungent’

Organix Mini Space Cheese Bites

Organix adds dried cheese bites to infant snack portfolio Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Each portion-controlled 8g bag provides 45 calories and 20% of a young child’s recommended daily calcium intake

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Tayto Group acquires free-from snack startup Bite UK Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The Golden Wonder owner plan to transform Huddersfield’s Bite into ‘the UK’s leading healthy snacks business’

Native Snacks

Native Snacks makes grocery debut with Popped Lotus Seeds Subscription

08 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

For each pack sold, Native will donate 1p to support ‘health camps’ for the people of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states

Double Dough

Fox’s claims world first with Double Dough ‘fused’ cookies Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Double Dough’s launch comes after Fox’s core portfolio last year suffered a £4.9m slip in sales to £76.2m

Quaker Breakfast Drink

Quaker Oats eyes Kids Mix & Match children’s range Subscription

29 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The name suggests Quaker is looking to tap demand for customisable breakfasts


Walkers adds two on-trend variants to core crisps lineup Subscription

28 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

BBQ Pulled Pork and Spicy Sriracha are leading ’flavour trends that are emerging throughout Britain’ says Walkers

Kallo Pop Crisps

Kallø axes Pop-Crisps after supermarket listings failure Subscription

28 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

Launched in January 2018, the four-strong lineup marked Kallø’s debut in bagged snacks

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Sainsbury's recalls free-from garlic pizza after milk found

23 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

FSA said the supermarket’s failure to list milk as an ingredient makes the item a possible health risk 

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Heinz pours core soups into microwaveable pot Subscription

10 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

The new format joins other resealable plastic pots by Heinz, including Big Soup microwaveable pots unveiled in 2011

Mars Goodness Knows bars - blueberry & almond

Mars to axe Goodness Knows fruit and nut bar brand Subscription

11 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Goodness Know launched less than 18 months ago as the confectioner’s first new UK brand since Celebrations in 1997

Nairn's Pop Oats

Nairn’s adds ‘first-ever’ gluten-free popped oat snack Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Pop Oats promises ‘60% less fat per serving than the average packet of fried crisps’

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Bakery brand Mission unveils Disney Kitchen wraps Subscription

04 Dec 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The five-strong range includes carrot, tomato ketchup and strawberry variants – a UK first, according to Mission

Ossa Organic bone broth

Sainsbury’s trials wellness hub of more than 1,000 SKUs Subscription

28 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The supermarket has brought together its entire range of wellness and sports nutrition lines in store for the first time

Kabuto Kids

Kabuto to launch Asian-style pot noodles for children Subscription

13 Nov 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Hello Chicken and Lucky Vegetable are expected to arrive in grocery in late January or early February


Sugar prices could rise 'more than 100%' in event of no deal Subscription

21 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

If the UK leaves Europe with no deal, WTO tariffs could be applied to sugar imports


Cocoa prices inflated as wet weather hits Ivory Coast Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Further upward pressure has been added by lower stocks in Europe and the US

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A new lease of life: ambient & canned goods report 2018 Subscription

20 Jul 2018 | By Rob Brown

Early signs of recovery are starting to show. Over the past year, sales have shot up 2.7% to £2,303.5m

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Emma Macdonald, The Bay Tree, on The Two Ronnies and family

15 Jun 2018

 I left school at 16 and worked in a vegetarian restaurant

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Apprentices are the new interns, there's no dark art to it

14 Mar 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Rude Health has taken on its first ever apprentice. Camilla Barnard explains why

Jacobs Ciabatta

Jacobs Ciabatta Caramelised Onion Crackers: acid test Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Jacobs launched its three-strong Ciabatta cracker range to tap “the growing trend of lighter offerings for lunch”


Raisin and sultana prices still on the rise Subscription

25 Jan 2018

Prices for raisins and sultanas continue to climb in the wake of surging prices for dried grapes from the US

Ben Pearman

The Big Interview: Ben Pearman of General Mills shares his beliefs and values Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Richard Pendleton

General Mills boss Ben Pearman believes it’s still possible for a multinational to operate – and grow – like a startup

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The end of the affair? Pasta & pasta sauces category report 2017 Video Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Four consecutive years of growth for pasta have ground to a halt with price cuts failing to drive volume gains. Why?

Chris Dee Manilife

Chris Dee switches to 'brand incubator' role with Manílife

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Peanut butter startup Manílife expected to be first of many startups Dee helps…

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Pepsi Max Ginger: Acid Test Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi unveiled Max Ginger in March, eyeing “huge” sales opportunities by tapping demand for ginger-flavoured drinks

Craig Sargeant

Making every grain of rice count

20 Sep 2017 | By Craig Sargeant

Not only does the food industry employ more people than any other in the UK, but our wider supply chains touch millions of people



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