Greencore and Samworth Brothers are reported to be interested in acquiring sandwich and desserts business Uniq, after it was put up for sale by its pension fund.
Fox’s on-pack push
Northern Foods has rolled out an Alton Towers on-pack promotion across a number of its key biscuit brands, including Fox’s. Nearly 30 million biscuit packs will carry a ’two for one’ offer. Encompassing its Rocky brand, Mini Party Rings, Crunch Creams and Favourites assortments, it is the first on-pack promotion by Fox’s.
West Cork-based Patisserie Régale has developed a new range of crackers for Sheridan Cheesemongers. Richard Graham-Leigh, who owns the business, which trades as Cookies with Character, with his wife Jane, said first-year demand was "likely to be in the tens of 1,000s of packets". The crackers will launch in two months’ time.
A website listing all the UK’s major food and drink awards has been developed by the Northwest Food Tourism Executive Group. North West Tastes ACE (Awards Credited Excellence) www.nwtastesace.co.uk/website is designed to promote food from the region, but can be used as an information resource by firms from across the country.