News in brief


Emily Crisps has introduced new 80g sharing bags across its range of vegetable crisps. The Spring Greens and Root Veg snacks also have refreshed packaging in bold colours to stand out on shelf.

BetterYou is all a Twitter following Gary Barlow’s tweet that its Magnesium Flakes are one of his ‘secret potions for keeping strong and healthy on tour’.

No More Tea Bags tea in a can saw sales soar after it was hailed as a “tea that dances on your tongue” by host Jimmy Doherty during a blind taste test on the TV show Food Unwrapped.

EHL Ingredients has acquired a new manufacturing site at the Broadstone Industrial Estate in Stockport giving 8,000sq ft of extra space to further expand the family business.

Gregory’s Tree is a new organic fruit snack brand, which has launched with the introduction of gluten-free, no-added sugar Blueberry & Raspberry Double Fruit Twists.

Wiley’s Finest has launched its Ideal Omega range, initially consisting of two products for professionals and practitioners: Ideal Omega DHA and Ideal Omega EPA.

Nairn’s has launched On The Go Mini Cheese Oatcakes. Packed with fibre and made with real cheese and wholegrain oats, they contain 110 calories per pack.

The Superfood Bakery has launched with a range of gluten-free baking mixes including Morning Dreamers Pancake Mix; Spirit Lifters Cookie Mix; and Bliss Balls Mix.

Nature Valley has announced Johanna Konta as its first UK brand ambassador.

Clarks UK is launching its 100% natural Date Syrup in Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

Organic baking pioneer Honeyrose has announced that it has become a dedicated gluten-free brand.

The Whole Earth Sweetener Company has introduced a new generation of stevia products, including Sweet Granules, Sweet Mini Cubes and a Honey & Stevia blend.

What a Melon has landed a national listing in 240 Waitrose stores, and its new 1L carton has been taken on by Whole Foods, Planet Organic and Sainsbury’s.