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Seabrook crisps has slashed salt levels but where's the credit? asks its boss Jonathan Bye

‘We’ve slashed the salt, now where's the credit?’

By Gary Scattergood

Bradford-based Seabrook crisps has slashed its products’ salt levels by 20% – but its boss says the industry as a whole is not getting the credit is deserves for undertaking such costly and challenging endeavours.

Premier Foods loses out to Allied Bakeries at Tesco Express stores

Another blow: Tesco Express stores drop Hovis breads

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

This week brings another blow for Hovis as Tesco drops two of its bread brands from its express stores in favor of Kingsmill, so what does the future hold for this 125 year old bakery brand?

Bye said even in the firm's Northern heartlands there was a massive distribution to be won on the brand

Full-scale turnaround for Seabrook crisps

By Gary Scattergood

Former Vimto boss Jonathan Bye has halted Bradford-based Seabrook Crisps' decline and set the firm on a new course, reports Gary Scattergood

Burton’s Biscuits on sale for $543m

Burton’s Biscuits on sale for $543m

The UK second largest biscuit company Burton’s Biscuits has been put up for sale by its private equity owners and could command a £350m ($543m) price tag.

Cronut success spurs flurry of trademark claims

Cronut trademark scramble

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Hot new trend? Not so new, says an Ohio baker who claims to have been making doughnut-croissant hybrids since 1991.

KP Snacks take a trip down memory lane with re-launch of old favorite Discos

Discos comeback: KP Snacks revamps old favorite

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

KP Snacks has announced its plans to revamp old favorite Discos, but in an increasingly saturated snack market can brands rely solely on the nostalgia factor?

One of Greggs' new look stores

Greggs scraps £30M frozen food plant

By Rod Addy

Greggs has shelved plans to build a £30M frozen food factory, which had previously been hailed as key to expanding its business with supermarkets, as it targets a food to go strategy.

Tyrrells has seen big changes since its beginning in 2002, can it hold onto its original ethics despite this?

Tyrrells sell spells international expansion

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Tyrrells Potato Crisps, the chip company which has built its name on home-made, British branding, has been sold to Bahrain-registered Investcorp.

Premium crisp maker Tyrrells was founded in 2002 by farmer Will Chase

Tyrrells sold for £100M

By Rod Addy

Investcorp has bought crisp firm Tyrrells today (August 1) for £100M in what represents a rare foray into the food and drink manufacturing sector for the self-styled alternative investment company.

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