24 February 2021

SMEs to get ‘Open Doors’ mentors to boost Asian exports, says government

Food and drink businesses will be provided with mentors experienced in selling to global markets as part of a new government campaign to boost post-Brexit exports […]
24 February 2021

Media Bites 24 Feb: Oatly, SimplyCook, Exports

Oatly, the Blackstone-backed Swedish vegan milk maker, is eyeing a valuation as high as $10bn in a US listing that would tap into both the IPO […]
24 February 2021

Popchips to make TV debut with £2.3m marketing push

Popchips is to make its TV debut in March with a £2.3m marketing splash. The KP Snacks brand will launch a new ad on 1 March. It […]
24 February 2021

Greencore commits to fully recyclable packaging by 2025

Sandwich giant Greencore will commit to producing only recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 as part of a wider sustainability drive presented to investors and analysts […]
24 February 2021

City snapshot: Record year for Reckitt Benckiser as Covid fuels demand for Dettol

Top story A strong end to the year has helped Reckitt Benckiser register double-digit growth in 2020 as consumers turned to Dettol, Lysol and other hygiene […]
23 February 2021

Industry appeal launched to raise awareness of #GroceryAidDay

GroceryAid is appealing for support from the fmcg industry to raise awareness of #GroceryAidDay on 2 March. The charity, which provides emotional, practical and financial support […]
23 February 2021

Nestlé expands DTC portfolio with acquisition of SimplyCook

Nestlé has doubled down on its investments in UK recipe kit players with the acquisition of SimplyCook for an undisclosed sum. The deal follows the takeover […]
23 February 2021

Medina and Freshways confirm merger talks underway

The long-rumoured merger between Freshways and Medina Dairy is a step closer after the liquid milk processors confirmed they were in discussions to establish “a sustainable […]
23 February 2021

UK must prioritise food security, Minette Batters tells NFU conference

NFU president Minette Batters has urged the government to pay “meaningful” attention to the issue of food security in a speech to the NFU conference. Batters […]
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