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Snack manufacturers to experiment with flavours as industry prepares for growth

Snack manufacturers will continue to place emphasis on innovation as they prepare for their industry’s expansion, according to new research. Snack Foods 2013, conducted and published by business intelligence firm Key Note, says the industry will continue its trajectory by growing 30.5 per cent over the next five years. The study based its key finding on a number… Read more

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Energy-efficient practices tipped to make manufacturers

British manufacturers can create an additional 300,000 jobs and boost profits by £10 billion a year by adopting more energy-efficient business practices, a new report claims. The ‘Next Manufacturing Revolution (NMR)’ report set manufacturers this target after investigating the most efficient practices currently taking place across the globe. The report, published on nextmanufacturingrevolution.org, indicated that the… Read more

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Royal Mail respond to privatisation concerns

Royal Mail has the potential to flourish under private ownership according to an article which suggests former Government-owned firms like Rolls Royce and BP have prospered under such ownership. A post titled ‘Privatisation of Royal Mail: the facts’ on myroyalmail.com suggests the organisation’s upcoming privatisation will allow the firm to combine the ‘best of the… Read more

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Organisers of food and drink manufacturing ‘Oscars’ add two new awards

Two new prizes are to go up for grabs at the food and drink manufacturing ‘Oscars’, which will celebrate its 13th birthday later this year. The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA) recognises the achievements of small, medium and large companies across the industry who will have even more of a chance of landing an accolade following the recent announcement…. Read more

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UK technology association calls for overhaul of cyber infrastructure at banks

The trade association for the UK technology industry has made a series of recommendations about the processes that underpin the financial system, agreeing that “patchy and outdated” infrastructure is creating huge problems for banks. Intellect spoke in response to conclusions from the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, which acknowledged that technology infrastructure has grown to become “too complex to… Read more

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GPMA to give pirnt industry ‘one voice’

A new alliance has been created between seven print trade bodies in order to improve performance and present a unified ‘voice’, printweek.com reports. Announced at the latest Fespa event, the Graphic, Print & Media Alliance (GPMA) aims to make the the industry more efficient through sharing information among founding members. The alliance comprises the British Association for Print… Read more

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Latest craze ‘cronut’ being resold online for

It might be highly calorific and extremely hard to get hold of, but New York’s newest bakery craze is taking the world by storm, telegram.com reports. The ‘cronut’ is a delicious combination of doughnut and croissant, dreamt up and produced exclusively by Dominique Ansel at his bakery in The Big Apple. Made in limited quantities each morning, the sugary… Read more

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Treasury warned over online retailer tax

Retailers have hit back after new Treasury proposals suggested introducing a tax on online retail, telegraph.co.uk reports. In a bid to place online retailers on a level playing field with those operating on the high street, the government has suggested introducing a new “online retail tax” that could redress the current imbalance. Retailers have hit back, however, claiming… Read more

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“Third way” of publishing takes little time in making its presence known

A new hybrid print and publishing model, dubbed the “third way” by news outlets, is helping make 2013 the year of the author, reports guardian.co.uk. Founded by a collective of award-winning authors, Notting Hill Press is working with big names in the romantic comedy genre to create a bridge between self-publishing and some of the more traditional ways… Read more

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Food manufacturers expected to provide more single-serve portions of products

A rise in people living alone will cause more food manufacturers to consider whether they’re selling enough of their products in single portions. That’s according to a lowdown of the upcoming trends in food packaging from the industry experts at packagingeurope.com, who are backing meals-for-one to become huge sellers in the months ahead. The website claimed single-serve portions are on the rise in the… Read more

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Britain’s cafe culture fuelling huge rise in biscuit sales

Biscuit sales are at an all-time high and it’s all thanks to the café culture that’s currently sweeping through Britain. This is according to Isabelle Davis, brand communications manager at confectionery provider Delice de France, who says biscuit and cookie makers have plenty of reasons to anticipate growth. In an interview with bakeryinfo.co.uk, Ms Davis brushed aside claims… Read more

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