Investment

£50M has been spent at United Biscuits' Harlesden biscuit factory and more investment across the group is planned

UB plans further multi-million pound investments

By Nicholas Robinson

United Biscuits (UB) will boost its overall output by pumping millions of pounds into its UK manufacturing facilities, following an initial £50M investment at its Harlesden site.

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

Post Holdings’ acquisitions pay off faster than expected

By Elizabeth Crawford

Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative impact from a supplier that tested positive for...

India's snack market will hit $4bn by 2018

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec 2015

Heat and Control awaits go-ahead for India mega plant

By Kacey Culliney

Heat and Control plans to open a large-scale manufacturing facility in India to serve a rapidly growing snacks market and bolster business in the country, its sales head says.

Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

Disrupt or die: Big Food is at a crossroads, says Hartman Strategy

By Elaine Watson

While ‘legacy’ food and beverage brands are laser focused on price, promotion and placement, no amount of financial clout or merchandising wizardry can mask the fact that smaller, sexier, more disruptive, brands are outpacing them. But are CPG’s biggest...

Bye: 'Exciting time'

Seabrook Crisps boss investigates investment

By Rod Addy

Seabrook Crisps could “investigate areas for potential investment” to speed up growth after appointing independent corporate finance advisor McQueen, according to ceo Jonathan Bye.

A slide from Bemis's investor report shows growth opportunities in high-barrier packaging.

Flexible packaging focus

Analyst bearish on Bemis, but company forecast is sunny

By Heidi Parsons

Bemis Company’s latest report to investors indicates an upbeat outlook and a plan for growth, but market analysts are projecting tough times for the packaging supplier and giving its stock a “sell” rating.

Kellogg CEO on Special K: 'We really need to move that to a weight wellness discussion, really away from reduced calories to the food itself which has tremendous nutrient benefits'

Special K global rebrand set for 2015

By Kacey Culliney

Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.

Kingsmill has launched its Sandwich Thins as an alternative to plant bread

Allied Bakeries creates 27 new jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Allied Bakeries (AB) has created 27 new jobs at its Glasgow facility after pumping £8.4M into its new Kingsmill Sandwich Thins production line.

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

India

PepsiCo to double investment in Indian snacks

By RJ Whitehead

PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi has pledged to double the company’s investment in its Indian food processing operation to add to the sizeable sums it has already spent in the country.

Orchard Valley Foods supplies ingredients for customers, including those in the bakery sector

Orchard Valley Foods targets sales of £30M

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Orchard Valley Foods is targeting sales of £30M following its acquisition of Food Ingredients International (FII), an increase of almost a third on projected figures for this year.