Deli Solutions named ‘Highly Commended’ at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

We were delighted that Deli Solutions, our olive and antipasti manufacturing site in Clitheroe, was named Highly Commended in the ‘Site Team of the Year’ category at last night’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards. At a glittering ceremony in London, we were presented with our commendation by Ana Matronic. “Our culture is about actively encouraging and […]

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Squeaky Bean ready-to-eat launches

About a year ago our  plant-based brand, Squeaky Bean, made its first 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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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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Commitment made to Food Waste Reduction

Winterbotham Darby have joined a collective of large UK food businesses (across retail, manufacturing and foodservice) to commit to reduce food waste by 50%, by 2030, across their UK operations. The UN reports that about a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted and in the UK alone this was […]

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Welcome to the new Food Film Shorts judges

In a previous post we announced our sponsorship of Food Film Shorts, a category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year awards. Today we meet the two new category judges. Here in our development kitchen we’re constantly working with new and exciting ingredients and there’s rarely a day that goes by when we […]

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