Piccolo baby food secure first raft of overseas listings The organic babyfood startup has forecasted first-year revenue of around £600,000, bringing overall sales to £5.6mil. This came from retailers in Northern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Read more.

SodaStream creates 1,000 foot plastic waste collector The device is intended to collect plastic waste from open bodies of water and was inspired by oil contamination systems. In August 2017, SodaStream was brought by PepsiCo for £2.28bil. Read more.

Greencore sells subsidiary for £817 mil The convenience food manufacturer has sold its US packaging subsidiary Hearthside Food Solutions and intends to focus on the UK market. Greencore makes around half of all sandwiches available on Britain’s high street. Read more.

Karro ranks top in annual food firm list The pork processor has jumped up from its position at 25th last year up to 7th in this year's league table. The climb has been attribute to Karro's strategic acquisition of Leicestershire-based TS Bloor & Sons earlier this year. Read more.

Bernard Matthews sales grow by 53% The spike in sales brought turnover to £603.3 mil the 52 weeks to 31st December. Following the securing of new retail contracts in August, Bernard Matthews also created 400 new jobs at its Suffolk site. Read more.

VitaCup acquires financial backing Funding has been acquired from North Castle Partners and existing investor First Beverage Ventures. VitaCup, launched in 2017, manufactures vitamin-enriched coffee and tea capsules. Read more.