News in brief

Moving Mountains
Moving Mountains

The latest innovation from Moving Mountains is a meatless sausage – which ‘sizzles, smells and browns just like the real thing’ – made with all-natural ingredients including oyster mushrooms and beetroot, and complete with a skin created from algae. 

Snack brand KIND has introduced two new variants – Blueberry Vanilla Cashew and Honey Roasted Nuts & Sea Salt – as well as announcing that it has become the UK’s No 1 singles snacking brand (Nielsen Scantrack UK).

La Chinata has created two new smoky mayonnaises: Finca La Barca Oak Smoked Mayonnaise and Finca La Barca Oak Smoked Alioli.

New to the UK market comes Refix, a natural low-calorie functional recovery drink, incorporating 20% sea water, with spring water, fresh lemon juice and stevia.

Original Beans has updated its packaging with wrapper designs by Californian artist Kimberly Varella printed on fine, sustainable paper made from FSC-certified wood cellulose.

UGLY Drinks has completed a multi-million dollar financing round with investors including Pentland Ventures and Steadman Partners (owned by BrewDog founder Martin Dickie).

Booja-Booja has launched an Award-Winning Selection featuring 16 award-winning chocolate truffles – including Hazelnut Crunch and Almond Salted Caramel – in what the company says is its best-ever value gift box.

Coffee roaster Lincoln & York has launched a new Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which includes measure to remove all single use plastic by 2024 and reduce poverty, eliminate hunger and support gender equality at origin.

Lily’s Kitchen has unveiled a new range of natural treats for dogs made with ‘proper meat’ and including Chomp-away Chicken Bites, The Best Ever Beef Mini Burgers and Simply Glorious Chicken Jerky.

Dorset Sea Salt Co has unveiled a brand new look for its eight-strong range of natural and flavoured sea salts, a year after winning The Seed Fund’s annual prize. Varieties include Natural, Celery and Apple Oak Smoked.