Squeaky Bean ready-to-eat launches

About a year ago our first plant-based brand, Squeaky Bean, made its appearance in supermarkets. Pitched as a ‘dirty’ vegan brand it was set to shake up the dull and predictable packs lining the meat-free section. The best cornflake-coated Nuggets, oozing Satay Kiev and Fishless Fingers consumers had tasted turned some heads. With branding that […]

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Food trends – our review of 2019

Matt McAuliffe is our head of Product Development & Inspiration and has guest written our blog post looking at the trends we saw in 2019. With competition for new products increasingly more fierce and consumers becoming more informed, it’s more important than ever to understand what consumers really want. Whether this is listening to people […]

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Christmas charity 2019

Regardless of how many people they employ from their local area, businesses are an important part of the community they reside in. Business involvement with local charity and support groups can provide meaningful partnerships. From raising funds and awareness or even offering employee volunteering it’s a great way to give something back. This Christmas we’re […]

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WD new sponsors of Food for Sale

After a successful 2019, the world’s leading awards for food photography and film, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year, are back for 2020. With more entries than ever before and from 77 countries in 2019, Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year shines a light on the very best photography and film shorts showing […]

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Food Film Shorts 2019 winner – Black Sesame

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Food Film Shorts category at the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year awards is ‘Black Sesame’, by Jennifer Davick. Jennifer’s short film shows Chef Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert. Maya created this dessert while working as the pastry chef at Lazy Bear, a San Francisco […]

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Benefits of environmental enrichment on pig health and welfare

Recent research suggests that short pulses of enrichment induced behaviour may have beneficial effects on the brain in terms of improved emotional state and reduced inflammation. The beneficial effects of environmental enrichment on the reduction and prevention of harmful behaviours in captive animals are well known, however research into its effects on neural development and […]

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Production Partner Focus – Madeo, Italy

Each month we run a profile on our high welfare production partners and this month it’s the turn of Good Pig Award 2017 winners Madeo. More from Anna Madeo… Who are Madeo and what is their history? Madeo was the brainchild of Ernesto Madeo who, along with his family, started his breeding farming in 1984. […]

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Animal Health and Welfare courses – May 2019

From across our network here are some dates for training events, conference or workshops Tuesday 14th May – Welfare Indicators for Novel Species in Aquaculture – Swansea This event is free but booking is essential (via eventbrite here) For more information on the event, you can download a flier here  

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Food Film Shorts 2019 shortlist revealed

Earlier this year, we posted that Winterbotham Darby are proud sponsors of Food Film Shorts – a category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. The remit for the category was that we were looking for short (30 sec – 3 minutes) films that could be about food in any context. We asked […]

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Squeaky Bean – new plant based brand

The meat free market continues to grow with more and more consumers buying into the category, buying more frequently and also spending more on their plant-based purchases. These changes have made the meat-free market an exciting area to work in. Part of that movement has been the introduction of Vivera into UK retailers. A Dutch […]

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