All news articles for December 2023

Members of the meat industry share their Christmas wishes Image: Getty, Dan Brownsword


Meat industry shares its Christmas wishes

By Gwen Ridler

With the new year rapidly approaching, we ask members of the meat processing industry to tell us their Christmas wishes and what new developments they’re hoping for the sector in 2024.

Explore Burts Snacks' Plymouth site and meet the team working there

Me and My Team

Meet the team at Burts Snacks

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture takes a look inside the factory of Burts Snacks in the latest episode of our Me and My Team video series.

Low on cash? There's still ways you can invest in new machinery! Image: Getty, Monty Rakusen

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Investing in machinery on a shoestring budget

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture explores ways that cash-strapped businesses can invest in new plant and machinery on a budget and some of the programmes available to them to support the next stage in their growth.

Caramel was one of the top trends identified for 2024. Credit: Getty / Danielle Wood


Top flavour trends for 2024

By William Dodds

Specialist flavour house I.T.S has launched a new report analysing the top trends that are set to drive the food and drink industry in 2024.

Bethan Grylls reflects on 2023 and some of Food Manufacture's most read stories. Credit: Getty/Olemedia


A word from the Editor: Year in review

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls reflects on some of Food Manufacture's most read stories for 2023 and notable moments for the year, as we get set to welcome 2024.

As 2024 looms, our editor highlights several key moments of 2023. Credit: Getty/smshoot

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7 big moments of 2023 for food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

As we usher in the new year, Bethan Grylls takes a look back over the course of 2023 and flags seven key moments for the food and drink industry.

Explore Food Ingredients Europe 2023 in this exclusive video


Tastes and trends at FiE 2023: Exclusive video

By Gwen Ridler

Earlier this month, Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls travelled to the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show in Frankfurt, Germany to discover the latest trends in the food and drink industry and what manufacturers need to pay attention to in 2024.

Food Manufacture highlights some of the new products launches that were released in 2023. Credit: Getty - JamesBrey (left) / Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd (right)

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Food Manufacture’s NPD round-up 2023

By Bethan Grylls

As the new year edges closer, we pick out several new product launches from 2023, giving us a flavour of the trends that inspired creativity throughout the year.

AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK


AIB Foods secures funding boost from HSBC UK

By Gwen Ridler

Wolverhampton-based importer and manufacturer of ingredients and snacks AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package to support new product development and meet demand from national retailers.

How many times do you check your distribution list? Santa recommends at least twice. Credit: Getty/Wavebreakmedia

The Talent Poole

Leadership perspectives from a leader in global distribution

By Jon Poole

At this time of year, most food business leaders are, inevitably, extremely busy. However, this month The Talent Poole was fortunate enough to secure a special interview with one of the best known and most successful global distribution leaders of our...

The team looks back at 2023 and their top food and drink stroies of the year

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Episode 10: Year in review

By Gwen Ridler

We celebrate the year that was in this special end of year episode of the Food Manufacture podcast.

FSA issues warning over imported eggs from Poland after and outbreak of Salmonella. Image: Getty, Ralf Liebhold


Food industry welcomes imported egg warning

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the food manufacturing and food science community have welcomed recent warnings from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) against the consumption of imported eggs.

A Ferrero-related comapny is in talks to acquire French cookie brand Michel et Augustin from Danone


Danone eyes sale of cookie business

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy nutrition firm Danone is in talks with a Ferrero-related company regarding the potential sale of baked snacks brand Michel et Augustin.

Danone, Synergy Flavors and LoSalt speak to Food Manufacture about reformulation. Credit: Top - Danone/Bottom - Synergy Flavors


Food and drink reformulation: the story so far

By Bethan Grylls

Accelerated by the health-conscious consumer and new UK rules, food and drink producers have been working hard to reformulate their recipes. But what have been the obstacles in their way, is there any benefit to these tweaks, and will it help curb obesity?

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