Oterra red striped gelatin desserts


Food and beverage colour trends for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

From TikTok to wheat prices, Bethan Grylls explores the influences for this year’s colour trends, the most sought-after tones, and the events which are triggering changes in food and drink.

Ronald Kers appointed Valeo CEO as Aryzta appoints a new head of NPD


Senior appointments at Valeo Foods and Aryzta

By Gwen Ridler

Valeo Foods and Aryzta have announced senior appointments this week, featured here in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

The company has highlighted the trading challenges

Real Good Food: Market conditions show no sign of easing

By Michelle Perrett

The war in Ukraine, continuing cross border trading issues with Europe (post-Brexit) and hyper cost inflation have been major challenges for speciality bakery ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food.

Bill Thurston is the new MD at Frank Roberts & Sons

Senior appointment at baker Frank Roberts & Sons

By Gwen Ridler

Baked goods manufacturer Frank Roberts & Sons has announced the appointment of former Dawn Foods boss and CSM Ingredients senior vice president Bill Thurston as its new managing director.

Concern has been raised about the future of small bakers

Small bakery owners face serious challenges

By Michelle Perrett

The rising costs of flour and energy pose some serious challenges to bakery owners and support is needed for this sector, a new report has revealed.

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK announced senior appointments today

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery brand Hovis has appointed Jon Jenkins as its new chief executive, effective from 31 October 2022, as Ornua Foods UK announces the appointment of a new managing director.

Kitty Glencross and Stephanie Horsley have joined Dawn Foods as student ambassadors

Dawn Foods appoints student ambassadors

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Dawn Foods has appointed two new student ambassadors for 2023, in association with University College Birmingham.

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

By Michelle Perrett

Real Good Food, the cake decoration food manufacturer, has revealed it will need to make further job cuts as it manages the challenges of “macro-headwinds” fuelled in part by the war in Ukraine.

Fourayes’ produces a range of fruit fillings, industrial jams and mincemeat

Puratos UK acquires fruit grower Fourayes

By Michelle Perrett

Puratos UK, the bakery and patisserie ingredient specialist, has acquired fruit grower and processor Fourayes for an undisclosed sum as part of its farm-to-fork strategy.

The company has living hours accreditation.

R&W Scott gains living hours accreditation

By Michelle Perrett

Bakery and confectionery ingredients supplier R&W Scott has revealed it is the first UK food manufacturer to gain living hours accreditation.

Healthy indulgence continues to be a buzz-phrase in bakery

Digital feature: long read

Bakery & confectionery trends 2022

By Alyson Magee

Pressure to make products healthier for shoppers may have temporarily eased as prices have soared, but that doesn't mean processors are easing off reformulation or innovation, says Alyson Magee.

David Moore is its first group head of ESG.

Compleat Food Group appoints first group head of ESG

By Michelle Perrett

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG) is making a major investment in its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance factors) capabilities with the appointment of David Moore as its first group head of ESG.

Two Yorkshire universities have helped digitalise Rakusen's with the help of a £618k grant

Rakusen’s digitalises business with £618k grant

By Gwen Ridler

Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.

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