Heinz selects barcode reader from Olympus Automation

At HJ Heinz’ factory in Cumbria, UK, Baby Milk Powder is manufactured and packaged for distribution overseas. Until recently the factory was using a label verification system, where one element of the previous system could only read ladder barcodes, and although a separate system was created to read the picket fence barcodes, the readers could […]


Heinz unveils new packaging design

Heinz is introducing a brand new pack design across its entire pasta portfolio in a bid to drive new consumers to the category. The new design uses colourful illustrations to remind consumers about the inherent benefits of Heinz Spaghetti and Heinz Spaghetti Hoops. Featuring a plump juicy tomato, the label brings to life how a […]

Heinz PR blitz ahead of job cuts

Three press releases in almost as many days have been released by canned beans and soups giant Heinz. All the releases show the new canned soups the company is bringing out on to the UK market. They all look delicious and it is always good to see more food cans being released. But if you […]

Heinz could cut 10% of UK workforce

Canned soup and beans giant Heinz has announced plans to cut up to 10% of its UK workforce. The Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital owned food business has said it wants to streamline its operations. Currently the business employs 2,500 people across the UK and in Ireland, around 250 of these roles could be redundant. […]

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New flavours from Heinz

Hitting shelves this month is a new range of soups from canned giant Heinz. The new flavours in the Heinz Classic Soup range are French onion, lentil and bacon and chicken and sweetcorn. The new varieties are released in the UK with an RRP of £0.89, for each 400g can. Sally Meekins, Heinz Classics marketing […]

Heinz launches new canned soups range

Canned food maker Heinz is adding to its classic soup portfolio by introducing a new range of premium flavours in the UK. In-store from mid-August the new range is described by Heinz as a “flavoursome twist” on the classic soup recipes that consumers “know and love”. The range will have an RRP of £1.19 per […]


Heinz launches new soup after vote

Canned food giant Heinz has introduced a new flavour soup after a public vote. The company will introduce fiery chicken and chorizo to its BIG soup family, served in three-piece cans. Heinz’s search for a new flavour started in February this year with a UK tour asking members of the public to trial three flavours […]


Spam plastic tub “major issue” for can industry

The move by the iconic canned meat Spam to introduce plastic tubs is something the metal can industry really needs to be concerned about, according to an industry expert. Simon Jennings speaking at Euro CanTech, Today 28 June, told delegates metal was becoming tarnished with a reputation of being “old fashioned.” Jennings, who is the […]

Depot displays can boost sales

Canned food giant Heinz is encouraging depots to get creative with the way they present key products in a bid to increase sales to wholesalers. According to the firm “eye-catching” displays of instantly recognisable products help to significantly increase sales. The latest Heinz in-store competition to support this initiative encouraged wholesalers to be imaginative when […]


Hees to take the reins at Heinz

Bernardo Hees will become chief executive of Heinz once the iconic canned food business is bought by an investment consortium. The consortium, made up of Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, confirmed the appointment last night (11 April). Hees, who is 43 years old, will join from his current role as chief executive of Burger King […]

Heinz to be sold for $28 billion

Canned food giant Heinz is set to be bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company and private equity firm 3G Capital in a deal worth $28 billion.

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