Food and Beverage

Frederick’s Dairies

The world's first amphibious ice cream van
Posted on 7 Mar 2012 by

This Lancashire ice cream maker has scooped awards and will be supplying Cadbury with Icecream for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. By John Silcox.

Morrisons fishes for 200 new jobs with new seafood factory

Fishing boat
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by

Supermarket chain Morrisons announced plans to launch its own seafood processing business today.

The company has acquired an empty factory in Grimsby and is equipping it for seafood production by the end of 2012 in a move that will see it produce 10,000 tonnes of seafood every year.

The move represe…

Nestlé makes its entire product range artificial free

Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by

Nestlé Confectionery has become the first firm in the sweets market to remove all artificial colours, flavours and preservatives from its portfolio.

The company, which manufactures products like KitKat, achieved the landmark after seven years of research and product development, with ove…

Kraft invests £17m in UK chocolate R&D

Cadbury, Bourneville
Posted on 2 Mar 2012 by

Two years after the unpopular takeover of Cadbury, US food giant Kraft Foods has opened its Global Centre of Excellence for chocolate research and development in Bournville, Birmingham.

The centre is part of a £17m investment that the American conglomerate sees as a way to confirm its commitment …

PepsiCo to invest £14.4m in Quaker Oats site

Posted on 29 Feb 2012 by Tim Brown

PepsiCo is investing £14.4m to increase the capacity of its Quaker Oats site at Cupar, Scotland, and increase its headcount by 30.

The investment, which builds on last year’s investment spend of £8.5m, makes a total of £51m that parent company PepsiCo has spent at the Quaker site over the past d…

GlaxoSmithKline pours £18m into Lucozade plant

Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by

The healthcare and food and drinks conglomerate has invested £18m in its Lucozade and Ribena manufacturing facility in Coleford, Gloucestershire.  

The investment is for a new high speed bottling plant which will provide added capacity and improve cost efficiency by enabling GlaxoSmithKli…