News on Health and Nutrition from United Kingdom

KP Snacks reformulates entire popchips range to be non-hfss
October 06, 2022

KP Snacks reformulates entire popchips range to be non-HFSS

KP Snacks has announced the launch of its newly reformulated non-HFSS (high in fat, salt and sugar) popchips portfolio. Appearing in stores as part of a phased roll-out, the entire popchips range, which includes the classic favourites Sea Salt
McCain Foods (GB) hires James Young as new Agriculture Director
October 07, 2021

McCain Foods (GB) hires James Young as new Agriculture Director

McCain, the UK’s No.1 frozen potato brand, has announced the appointment of James Young, who will be joining the UK senior leadership team as Agriculture Director.
Northern Ireland: £2 million Covid support scheme announced for potato growers
June 08, 2021

Northern Ireland: £2 million Covid support scheme announced for potato growers

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced more information on the £2 million financial support package for potato growers.
Scotts Appoint Vegcraft To Support Scottish Growth
May 05, 2021

Scotts Appoint Vegcraft To Support Scottish Growth

Scotts Precision Manufacturing has extended its distribution network with the appointment of a new sales and service agent to cover Scotland.
Mackie's invests £750,000 in production facility for popped veggie chips
February 26, 2021

Mackie's invests in production facility to produce popped wholesums snacks

The joint venture behind Mackie’s Crisps is investing £750,000 (just over 1 million USD) in a new production facility to scale up production of a new snack brand.
Potato growers working hard to restore EU market
February 01, 2021

Scottish Seed Potato growers working hard to restore EU market

The Scottish seed potato industry has harnessed willing buyers in Europe to support their efforts to get the European Commission to re-think its current ban on the importation of UK seed stocks – yet the chances of success remain 50/50.
Grow Your Own Potatoes Programme to continue in 2021
January 24, 2021

'Grow Your Own Potatoes', a popular education programme in the United Kingdom will continue in 2021

The Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Programme will go ahead as planned in 2021 with the support of the potato industry.
Great Britain potato production increased by 4.1% compared to last season
December 17, 2020

Great Britain potato production increased by 4.1% compared to last season

The GB potato industry accounts for over 117.46Kha of planted area this year, and is represented by 1,611 growers in 2020. Growers have faced difficult seasons of late.
Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year
November 17, 2020

Annual Cambridge Potato Conference will be an online event this year

After much discussion and planning by the CUPGRA Executive Committee, it has been decided, owing to COVID-19 restrictions, to go ahead with a virtual conference to continue the unbroken run of 30 successful CUPGRA Cambridge Potato Conferences.
Lockdown 2.0 (UK) is here – AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
November 10, 2020

Lockdown 2.0 (UK) is here – AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry

In the United Kingdom, Lockdown 2.0 is happening and it brings widespread closure of pubs and restaurants once again. AHDB reflects on what it means for the potato industry
Burger King reveals a more tender side asking people to support McDonald's
November 02, 2020

Burger King reveals a more tender side asking people to support McDonald's

You may not be anywhere near the office water cooler right now, but we still want to spotlight the most talked about creative from the brands that should be on your radar. Today, everyone's talking about Burger King's 'endorsement' of McDonald's.
Taking a look at UK's chipping markets from a supply and demand perspective.
September 17, 2020

AHDB: Taking a look at UK's chipping markets from a supply and demand perspective.

With the coronavirus pandemic hitting the UK domestic potato trade, we have estimated a 1% drop year-on-year in the GB potato area for 2020/21, with the provisional area standing at 119Kha.
How lockdown has influenced the consumer landscape
June 09, 2020

How lockdown has influenced the consumer landscape

The consumer landscape has changed dramatically over the last two months since the introduction of the UK lockdown.
A packaging machinery company has reported its best-ever first quarter.
May 13, 2020

Best Ever First Quarter for GIC

GIC, which designs and manufactures vertical form fill and seal machines, has seen orders more than double year on year.
Frozen chips maker McCain Foods to furlough staff at Whittlesey factory as demand falls
April 14, 2020

Frozen chips maker McCain Foods to furlough staff at Whittlesey factory as demand falls

A leading food maker in Whittlesey is to furlough some staff after a slump in demand from restaurants and pubs forced to close by COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 crashes European potato processing
April 07, 2020

COVID-19 crashes European potato processing

In mainland Europe the widespread closure of restaurants and other food service outlets has meant that demand for processed potato products has fallen significantly.
Fairfields Farm launch free potato delivery service
March 25, 2020

Fairfields Farm launch free potato delivery service

Essex potato farmers have responded to the coronavirus crisis by setting up a free home delivery service for the local community.
McDonald's UK and Ireland close all restaurants - including Drive Thru and takeout
March 23, 2020

McDonald's UK and Ireland have closed all restaurants - including Drive Thru and takeout

While in response to COVID-19 risks restaurants in many regions are offering Drive Thru, takeout and/or delivery only, fast food Chain McDonald'sUK and Ireland has closed its restaurants altogether - including Drive Thru and take-away.

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