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Bubble scientists aim to pop the plastic pollution problem during Plastic Free July

As Plastic Free July gets underway, a Leeds-based business is continuing to use its unique insight and expertise to help drinks manufacturers tackle the...

Sticky Toffee pudding beer joins SEVEN BRO7HERS 7th Birthday limited edition series

Salford Brewery SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO is launching a limited-edition ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard Pale Ale’ as part of its SEVENTH birthday celebrations. Joining...

Entrepreneur cooks up winning recipe for success with latest venture

A Yorkshire-based entrepreneur whose business was impacted by Coronavirus and lockdown has bounced back with an innovative new venture borne of his own passion...

Wrights Food Group scores for Crewe Alexandra as official hospitality sponsor

Local food giant Wrights Food Group is announcing a sponsorship hat trick for Crewe Alexandra as it becomes the club’s official hospitality champion. The Crewe-based...

New Restaurant Ayaan’s Brings Authentic Pakistani and Indian Cuisine to Bolton

Ayaan’s restaurant has officially opened its doors to customers, with a menu taking influence from authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine. The venue, located at 44-46...

Salford Rum puts northern rum hot spots on the map

Salford Rum creates the first Rum Map of the city to thank fans - and raises money for Salford Lads Club

The Flava People team up with Guinness to launch three new stir-in sauces

The Flava People has teamed up with drinks company Diageo to launch a range of Guinness flavoured recipe mixes. Launching this month, the new stir-in...

Abel & Cole Launches New App To Boost Customer Retention

Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a new consumer app to enhance its overall customer experience.

New Yorkshire food and drink brand launches with opening of fine wine shop in...

Reuben & Grey, a new Yorkshire retail brand, is welcoming customers to its first fine wine shop, located in the Old Town Hall in...

Historic Ilkley hotel marks new era with £2.2million investment and new appointments

Ilkley’s historic hotel the Craiglands is re-opening its doors with a new team, a luxury new spa and a refurbished 700-capacity ballroom following a...

Food industry veteran joins Troy Foods as non-executive director

Norman Soutar, former CEO of William Jackson Food Group, has been appointed as director of fast-growing Leeds-headquartered vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods. Dating...

Finance For Enterprise funding helps entrepreneurial chef jazz up former tearoom to create a...

A young chef has shown all of his Yorkshire grit and determination to transform a former tearoom into his dream restaurant, despite being only...

Creamline delivers support for Manchester producers with Best of Local business boost

Trafford-based dairy and grocery home delivery service, Creamline, is set to extend a supportive hand to local companies affected by the pandemic, with the launch of its Best of Local Business Booster scheme.

Reed Boardall completes work on largest and most modern cold store in the UK

Leading temperature controlled food storage and distribution businesses, Reed Boardall, has completed a 12 month multi-million pound project to further expand its dedicated, single...

Harrogate brewery secures Waitrose listing for new Thousand Yard Stare Hazy Pale Ale

Award-winning Rooster's brewery has secured a listing with Waitrose for its new hazy pale ale, Thousand Yard Stare.

Yorkshire manufacturing firm keeping the fizz in lucrative Latin American soft drinks market

Yorkshire-based CO2 Sustain LTD a business specialising in helping soft drinks manufacturers maintain the fizz in their beverages for longer is expanding operations to meet rising demand from Latin and South American countries.

Environment, ethics and wellbeing at the heart of Wrights Food Group’s new appointments

Crewe-based Wrights Food Group has appointed two new senior members of the team whose combined focus includes environmental, ethical and wellbeing issues. Bringing a combined...

McGoff Group re-designs Market 41 for a post-Covid world

The McGoff Group has re-designed its eagerly awaited Market 41 food hall concept to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for both business and leisure in...

Plant-based pizza restaurant Purezza heads to Manchester

Husband and wife duo bring vegan and gluten-free pizzas to Northern Quarter

New Goan Indian Restaurant Sets Course to Spice up Thurcroft Rotherham

A new Indian Restaurant has arrived in Thurcroft and is ready to set tastebuds alight. Experienced entrepreneur brothers, Mamun and Masum Ali, whose Goa Spice franchise has restaurants established across South and West Yorkshire, have set up their...

Collaboration of three businesses results in launch of new Yorkshire-based frozen food venture

Three experienced food businesses have joined forces to launch a new frozen ingredients supply venture, headquartered in Yorkshire, that will offer a huge amount...

Trio of Bury food and drink businesses change hands in “vote of confidence in...

Trio of sandwich bars change hands during latest lockdown as economy gears up to reopen.

Drinks brand VIN CROWD announces collaboration with Manchester e-tailer

Kingsland Drinks has announced its Vin Crowd brand will be teaming up with online clothing e-tailer Nasty Gal this year for an on-pack takeover. Launching...

The Cookware Company partners with Dept to launch e-commerce

The Cookwear Company launches e-commerce for its brand portfolio with Dept agency. Today the first webshop has been launched for the GreenPan brand. 

“Road Runner” rugby league player Rob Burrow launches charity beer with SEVEN BRO7HERS

SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO has teamed up with rugby league legend Rob Burrow to launch a limited-edition charity lager to raise money for the...

Vegan products outshine equivilant non-veganproducts as sales rise 2000% YOY

The meteoric rise of meat free products continues to show no sign of stopping in 2021, and like many food manufacturers Kirsty’s have seen some enormous growth figures for their vegan meals in particular, with sales rising 2000% YOY.

Beer52.com bags SEVEN BRO7HERS first Sabro IPA for subscribers

SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO has teamed up with drinks subscription service Beer52 to release its first Sabro IPA. The limited-edition beer will be available exclusively...

VOODOO casts spell over national pizza restaurant to secure significant mobile messaging contract

A Huddersfield-based mobile communications specialist has secured a significant slice of the bulk SMS messaging market after being awarded the exclusive contract to deliver...

Hundreds of jobs saved as Yorkshire-based Fazenda restaurant chain bought out of administration

Julian Pitts and Bob Maxwell of Begbies Traynor in Leeds were appointed joint administrators of City District Limited, which trades as the Fazenda Rodizio...

Kingsland Drinks enhances bag-in-box capabilities with six-figure investment

Kingsland Drinks has announced plans to boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities in 2021 with a six-figure investment in additional production line machinery that will...

Salford Distillery raise £600 for ‘So Let’s Talk’ as the hospitality sector gears to...

Salford’s SIS4ERS DISTILLERY have raised more than £600 for So Let’s Talk through the sales of its limited edition ‘Home at Ten’ gin. Launched in...

The ‘Wrights move’ as charity carrier bag initiative raises thousands for Dougie Mac

Local food manufacturer Wrights Food Group has championed a carrier bag fundraiser which has generated thousands for local palliative care charity, Douglas Macmillan Hospice. As...

Carbonation scientists keep global soft drinks manufacturers fizzing throughout pandemic

A Yorkshire business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has shaken up the way it works to ensure its global customers don’t fall flat during the ongoing pandemic.

Salford’s Kingsland Drinks brings The Hidden Sea to UK stores

Sainsbury’s and Co-op first retailers to stock The Hidden Sea, which plans to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean with ReSea Project

SIS4ERS DISTILLERY appoints The Lowedown to manage launch PR and press office

Gin makers SIS4ERS DISTILLERY has appointed The Lowedown to run its press office and launch a new ‘top secret’ line in Spring 2021. The Salford-based...

New UK venture invests £1m to launch ground-breaking personalised nutritionally complete meal

With consumer demand for personal nutrition growing as people focus on healthy lifestyles in the face of the ongoing pandemic, a new venture from...

Restaurant Delivery Management Software Specialist VROMO Appointed as Olo’s Technology Partner

VROMO, which provides delivery management software for restaurants across the globe, has been appointed by leading US online food ordering platform Olo as its technology partner for delivery and driver management.

Wine trends to watch in 2021 from Salford’s Kingsland Drinks

Predicting wine trends for the unpredictable year ahead is certainly a challenge for the wine industry as we attempt to plan and prepare for...

Sugden expands range with Mini Hotplate launch to support smaller bakeries and emerging markets

Lancashire-based Sugden Ltd, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of hotplate systems, has added the Mini Hotplate system to its portfolio of equipment. T

Crewe manufacturer Wrights Food Group appoints new managing director

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new managing director as it continues to expand the business into new markets and develop more industry partnerships. The...

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