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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...

Sis4ers Distillery launches 20 cl range to increase webshop sales

Salford’s SIS4ERS DISTILLERY has launched a range 20CL bottles across its five gin flavours. The new ‘smaller bottles’ will be available in the brands Signature,...

Decent Drop see a 600% rise in sales following third lockdown announcement

Decent Drop, a wine and cheese tasting experience has seen a 600% rise in sales week on week following the announcement of the third UK lockdown

I love you beer-y much! Salford brewery and distillery team up to be the...

As cupid dusts off his arrows and Royal Mail prepares to flex its muscles once again, the question on everybody’s lips is – How...

North West health nutrition business announces 40% growth

Cheshire-based health and fitness nutrition business, The Protein Works, has seen turnover grow by 40% year on year with the pandemic driving the acceleration...

Poptop to begin global roll-out after raising further £440k

The events booking platform Poptop has raised a further £440,000 to pursue its global expansion plans. The funding comes from existing investors DSW Ventures...

Kirsty’s Unveils First Ever TV Campaign

Kirsty’s, the Yorkshire based free-from food brand, has unveiled its first ever TV campaign, which features a cameo from Kirsty herself.

Salford’s Ten Locks announces first hires

Manchester’s Sinéad Lowe and Penelope McMylor join the premium spirits firm

Salford Distillery reports record sales this gin lovers shop local this pandemic Christmas

Salford Distillery SIS4ERS has reported record Black Friday and Christmas orders as gin fans shop independent this winter. During its 40% Black Friday and Cyber...

Launch of World-First Tailored Takeaway App

FoodPenny, a revolutionary takeaway comparison app has launched for the Teesside area today, providing regional consumers with a brand-new way of ordering, by comparing...

Food Industry software specialist VROMO set to deliver with new website

The events of 2020 have seen a seismic shift for the food industry, and with most players in this space pivoting to delivery as a lifeline, the growth of this channel is only set to continue, even with restrictions eased.

Rooster’s Oliver Fozard wins coveted Brewer of the Year award

Oliver Fozard, of Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co, has been awarded the title of Brewer of the Year at the prestigious Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards.

The only ‘Bubble House’ you want to be in this NYE! Seven Bro7hers launch...

Get a shake on and try SEVEN BRO7HERS two brand new 'lockdown 2.0' beers - 'Bubble House' brut IPA and 'Don't Milk it' IPA. The...

Black Sheep Brewery unveils a limited-edition Imperial Russian Stout – two and half years...

Black Sheep Brewery is ending 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition brew that has been two and half years in the making. The special...

A slice down memory lane… Cumbria’s nostalgic ‘We Love Cake’ range launches in major...

Bells of Lazonby, renowned family bakers since 1946, is debuting We Love Cake’s nostalgia-inspired bakes with Morrison’s. Following success and brand growth in Australia, the...

Blue cheese is now for (shelf) life… not just for Christmas!

From its indulgent, earthy tang to the creamy blue texture, new sales data suggests when it comes to cheese, British shoppers are on the...

Lockdown restrictions drive 542% increase in online sales for Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery experienced its most successful November for online sales, which have seen a 542% increase on the same month in 2019. With England...

Urmston’s independent business owners launch Indie Advent

With a desire to still celebrate Christmas, 24 independent business owners in Urmston have come together to create Urmston’s first Indie Advent. Following the traditional...

Gisburne Park Pop-up ‘socially distanced’ Christmas Festival opens on the 4th December

The creators of Gisburne Park Pop Up, who this summer successfully hosted the UK's first socially distanced festival, are determined to bring some Christmas...

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