Weetabix Food Company recently appointed John Petre as head of technical. With around 20 years’ experience in the food industry, he will head up quality and compliance as well as research and development for the company. Here, he explains why brands with healthy food credentials that embrace consumer habits, such as on-the-go consumption, will continue to do well.
Posted 14 February 2018
Following 27 years at Kellogg’s, Jason Harrop has recently been appointed warehouse and operations manager at EHL Ingredients. Here, he predicts a positive outlook for the food industry, with healthy options, free-from and organic foods continuing to grow in popularity.
Posted 2 January 2018
“I always aspired to be a professional sportsman. I soon realised there are easier ways to earn a living though”
As the UK Flavour Association celebrates its centenary this year, we caught up with deputy chair James Smith, who is also managing director of Kalsec Europe, to discuss flavour developments, trends and technologies to watch.
Posted 11 September 2017
Sean Negus has recently been appointed head of operations for ambient at UK logistics company Fowler Welch, based at the company’s ambient national distribution centre in Heywood. Here, he discusses why agility and responsiveness in logistics and supply chain is going to be critical as online, convenience and foodservice sectors grow.
Posted 21 August 2017
This year marks Tna’s 35th anniversary. Having started with a single product back in 1982, the company is now a global solutions provider with more than 500 staff and operations across the world. Here, we talk to Tna’s newly appointed group product manager – processing, Carel Pfaff.
Posted 19 June 2017
The PFF Packaging Group, which was established in 1993, employs a total of 240 people and is the UK’s largest independent producer of thermoformed plastic food packaging. Here, managing director Andy Bairstow predicts that owner managed companies are the ones to watch as they are able to react more quickly and more flexibly to customers’ needs.
Posted 6 April 2017
Managing director of National Flexible George Slack has been with the company for more than 20 years. Here, he predicts that more UK grown and produced food will be eaten as a result of Brexit.
Posted 4 March 2017
Sam Benjamin began his career as a trainee chef at Addo Food Group’s Riverside Bakery before being promoted to retail account manager. Now brand manager of the Too Good To Be… range of gluten-free sweet and savoury pastry products, formerly known as No.G, his potential in the industry saw him scoop the Rising Star accolade at the 2016 Food and Drink Federation Awards.
Posted 6 February 2017
David Wolf, an experienced food safety expert with many years’ experience as a lead BRC auditor and as a second party auditor for major UK food retailers is the new EU technical manager for certification body Cert ID. Here, he discusses middle lane drivers, coal barbeques and the late Terry Pratchett.
Posted 24 January 2017
In 2011, Andrew Tickle couldn’t decide what to do with a grass field. With little crop growing experience and very limited knowledge of specialist products, he stumbled upon aronia berries and his business Tickleberries was born. The first grower in England to establish a commercial aronia berry plantation, here, he explains why the banks are the ones to watch post Brexit.
Posted 7 December 2016
Earlier this year, the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology appointed Ian Booth, quality director UK and Ireland at supply chain management specialist Martin Brower, as its new chair. Here, he ponders the UK food industry in a post brexit world.
Posted 27 October 2016
Jobien Laurijssen, sustainability manager at SVZ, explains why companies that have embedded sustainability deeply into their commercial strategies will be the ones to succeed.
Posted 27 September 2016
We speak to Duncan Goose, founder and managing director of life changing bottled water brand One Water, which is celebrating raising over £14 million for water projects; providing clean, safe water to over three million people in the world’s poorest communities.
Posted 16 August 2016
Saica Pack’s national development centre manager Stuart Simm talks paper, design and the great outdoors
Posted 17 June 2016
Robert F Byrne, VP and GM, forecasting solutions, E2open, predicts more new and exciting tastes will become available over the next 12 months as flavours and cuisines spread globally
Posted 13 May 2016
From beer testing to cheese tasting, Richard Thorpe, market development director at Ornua Ingredients UK, takes our 60-second interview challenge and explains why food to go businesses are the ones to watch this year.
Posted 12 April 2016