News in brief


Chococo’s Chocolate Salami for Christmas is handmade with 67% Madagascar origin dark chocolate and packed full of festive dried fruits and nuts – figs, dates, apricots, raisins, candied orange peel, pecans, pistachios – plus a splash of brandy.

Pip & Nut’s latest Limited Edition is the festive ​Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter​, made from Californian almonds blended with pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

Sugar-free, vegan confectionery brand Free From Fellows has extended its line-up by adding Wine Gums to its selection of gummies and hard boiled sweets.

Waitrose has become the first major UK supermarket to stock Nim’s Kids multipacks following a new deal with the Kent-based fruit and veg crisp manufacturer.

To celebrate its 13th birthday on 6 November, teapigs is holding its 7th free tea day when over 250 stockists will be taking part and giving away free tea at cafes and delis in over 15 countries, including the UK.

Designer Julien Macdonald gave his models burgers from Lewis Hamilton’s ethical plant-based restaurant Neat Burger before his London Fashion Week show in September.

Cheltenham-based start-up Raw Halo has gone live on Crowdcube for the third time, seeking £250,000 to accelerate growth and build the brand through creative marketing campaigns.

TrooFoods Ltd scooped a total of four awards at the 2019 Nourish Awards, including Most Innovative Product for its Troo Spoonful of Fibre.

British home fragrance brand Elm Rd’s new Studio Collection is a line of ‘aromacology’ candles and reed diffusers featuring five scents in 100% natural blends: Secret, Petals, Chalet, Amira and Suenos.

Munchy Seeds has relaunched with a new brand identity, resealable pouches and snack packs that use over 60% less plastic, and  five updated roasted seed mixes – Sweet Chilli, Mega Omega, Salted Caramel, Honey Roasted and Warm Cinnamon.

Livia’s has introduced new packaging and improved products across its DUNX range of cookies and nut butter dips, along with a new flavour: Maple Peanut Drizzle.

Enjoy! has landed a deal with Holland & Barrett to launch its newest product range of free-from chocolates into 300 stores nationwide.

Panda Liquorice has launched one of its best-selling products, Raspberry Bars, in a four-bar multipack.