Jun
30

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Restructure of popcorn business announced

A healthy popcorn brand has announced plans to de-merge and restructure its operations.

Metcalfe’s Food Company has become known for developing snacks under its two brands, itsu [grocery] and Metcalfe’s skinny). In light of this, Metcalfe’s Food Company is to split to form itsu [grocery] Ltd and Metcalfe’s skinny Ltd. Described by the company as an exciting move, which represents an incredibly important step forward, the move has been taken to better support the fast growth of both brands by creating a dedicated structure and resource.

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Jun
29

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Project assessing public attitudes to soya find lack of awareness over quality

A university student is examining how aware Brits are of quality when it comes to soya.

Sophie Seddon, a 22-year-old student of Food, Nutrition and Well-Being at Harper Adams, is exploring whether the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) standard is valuable for both industry and consumers; it was formally established in 2006 to assure consumers that products containing soya are produced sustainably and without the use of GM.

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Jun
26

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Divine merger announced

Fairtrade brand Divine Chocolate has merged its UK and US operations.

The farmer-owned chocolate company has combined the two businesses and with it, Kuapa Kokoo, the farmers’ co-operative in Ghana that voted to set up a chocolate company back in 1997, will own 44 per cent of the merged company.

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