Biscuit International acquires Northumbrian Fine Foods, UK’s leading gluten and milk-free biscuit manufacturer

Biscuit International, one of Europe’s leading players in the private label sweet biscuit market owning Poult in France, Banketgroep in the Netherlands and A&W in Germany, announces today (16 May) the acquisition of Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), UK’s leading gluten and milk-free biscuit manufacturer, from CriSeren Foods Ltd.

NFF owns the Prewett’s brand and the acquisition of NFF will allow Biscuit International to propose a wider offering to its European clients, whilst significantly reinforcing its presence in the United Kingdom. It will therefore enable NFF to address new markets throughout Europe for gluten and milk-free biscuits whilst at the same time offering Biscuit International the opportunity to benefit from NFF’s close working relationship with UK multiple retailers and brands.

The Doors are open at the Free From Functional Food Expo, Stockholm

The doors are open and the Prewett’s team are on stand to meet you and introduce you to the great range of delicious range of free from biscuits, cookies and savoury snacks.

Our portfolio of products being promoted will include some of our newest launches, including our new Mini’s, Savoury Oaty Bites and Chocoful Caramel, along with the rest of our fabulous range of gorgeously gluten free biscuits.

Prewett’s will be exhibiting under the Northumbrian Fine Foods banner, stand number F27, today and tomorrow, 16/17 May 2018.

Prewett’s range on display at Free From Functional Food Expo, Stockholm

The Prewett’s range of delicious free from biscuits, cookies and savoury snacks will be on display at the Free From Functional Food Expo in Stockholm, Sweden (16 – 17 May).

Our portfolio of products being promoted will include some of our newest launches, including our new Mini’s, savoury Oaty Bites and Chocoful Caramel, along with the rest of our fabulous range of gorgeously gluten free biscuits.

David Wood, business improvement director for Northumbrian Fine Foods, who own Prewett’s, said: “We are delighted to be attending this extremely important free from expo for the Nordic region.

“Innovation is at the heart of our business and our Prewett’s range has a fantastic reputation for taste and quality. We look forward to meeting with visitors to the expo to show our gluten free product portfolio and the excellent biscuits, cookies and snack we produce.”

Prewett’s will be exhibiting under the Northumbrian Fine Foods banner, stand number F27

Prewett’s scoop Silver and Bronze at Free From Food Awards

Prewett’s scooped a Silver award and a Bronze award at this week’s (17 April) Free From Food Awards.

The FreeFrom Food Awards are the UK’s only industry awards exclusively for free-from food, with the aim of encouraging innovation and celebrating excellence in the free-from food industry.

Prewett’s Gorgeously Gluten Free Quadruple Chocolate Cookies won Silver in the Export category, with the product selected because of the excellent sales performance of these delicious cookies in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

Meanwhile, Prewett’s Mini’s won Bronze in the Savoury Snacks category because of their great taste and convenience as a lunchbox treat or ‘on-the-go’ snack.

David Wood, business improvement director for Northumbrian Fine Foods, who own the Prewett’s brand, said: “We are thrilled at winning this recognition, which is a fantastic achievement and testimony to the hard work of the whole Prewett’s team.”

Finalist at North East Business Awards

We are delighted to be a finalist at the North East Business Awards 2018, which will be held on 26 April at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield.

The North East Business Awards, held in association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce, are the biggest of their kind in the UK and celebrate success and achievement in the region.

We are a finalist in the Innovation category in recognition of the research and innovation that has led in recent times to the development of more than 125 gluten free biscuit products for national retailers and NFF’s own Prewett’s range.

David Wood, business improvement director for Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), said: “It’s great to have been recognised in this way and reaching the final is testament to the dedication of the whole team here at NFF in producing great-tasting biscuits and cookies.”

Prewett's launch gluten free Mini's Chunky Choc Chip Cookies

Prewett’s launch gluten free Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies

Prewett’s, the gluten free biscuit specialist, has launched Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies – the second addition to their new Mini’s range.

Packed full of flavoursome milk chocolate chips, these delicious bite-sized cookies are ideal as a lunchbox snack or ‘on-the-go’ treat and provide a neat complement to Prewett’s Mini’s cheese biscuits which were launched earlier this year.

Available as five mini bags in a larger 140g bag, Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies are currently available in Asda (retail sale price £2.00), with more stockists anticipated to follow later.

David Wood, Business Improvement Director for Northumbrian Fine Foods, who own Prewett’s, said: “These great-tasting mini choc chip cookies are ideal for gluten free consumers looking for a delicious and convenient snack.”

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Kevin shortlisted for a ‘FreeFrom Hero Award’

Kevin Dunn, a new product development technologist with leading biscuit manufacturer Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF), has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘FreeFrom Hero Award’.

Kevin was selected as a finalist in the forthcoming FreeFrom Food Awards for his innovative work and dynamism in the NFF kitchen in helping to develop a vast range of exciting new gluten free biscuit recipes.

Since 2012, it is estimated that over 675 million gluten free biscuits developed by Kevin and his team have been enjoyed by consumers, equating to 273 different separate biscuit products for retailer brands and NFF’s own Prewett’s brand.

Kevin said: “I’m very proud to have been shortlisted for this award, although this is more about recognition for the fantastic work of the whole development team, rather than down to the efforts of one individual.”

David Wood, business improvement director for NFF, said: “Kevin really is an unsung hero and he, along with the rest of the development team, have made a major contribution towards the success of NFF as the UK’s leading gluten free sweet biscuit manufacturer.”

The FreeFrom Food Awards are the UK’s only industry awards exclusively for free-from food, with the aim of encouraging innovation and celebrating excellence in the free-from food industry. The awards presentation will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on April 17th.

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Prewett’s declared the ‘Editor’s Choice’ in independent taste test

We are thrilled that our Prewett’s Spicy Dark Chocolate & Ginger Cookies received the ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ in a recent taste test run by Free-From Heaven magazine.

They were described as an ‘exceptional treat’ and as ‘being rich, crunchy, gingery and lovely and chewy’.

 

Northumbrian Fine Foods scoops North East Business Award in regional heat

Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF) has won a coveted North East Business Award 2018 for the Tyneside & Northumberland region in recognition of the innovation and development work that has led to the creation of their diverse range of delicious gluten free biscuits and cookies.

The Gateshead company will now go forward to the grand final covering the whole of North East of England region, which takes place on 26 April.

The company won the regional award in the Innovation category, with the judging panel impressed by the investment, research and innovation that has led in recent times to the development of more than 125 gluten free biscuit products for national retailers and NFF’s own Prewett’s range.

David Wood, business improvement director for NFF, said: “We are delighted to have won this award, which is testimony to the incredible teamwork and dedication of all the staff at Northumbrian Fine Foods in producing such a great range of gluten free biscuits and cookies.”

 

Prewett’s is a double finalist at FreeFrom Food Awards 2018

Prewett’s – the gluten free biscuit specialist – has been shortlisted in two categories at the forthcoming FreeFrom Food Awards 2018.

The FreeFrom Food Awards are the UK’s only industry awards exclusively for free-from food, with the aim of encouraging innovation and celebrating excellence in the free-from food industry.

In the Savoury Snacks category, Prewett’s Mini’s were selected as a finalist in recognition of their great taste and convenience as an ideal lunchbox treat or ‘on-the-go’ snack.

Also making the final are Prewett’s Gorgeously Gluten Free Quadruple Chocolate Cookies in the FreeFrom Food for Export category. This is a new award category, with Prewett’s making the shortlist because of the excellent sales performance of these delicious cookies in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

David Wood, business improvement director for Northumbrian Fine Foods, who own the Prewett’s brand, said: “Having two products shortlisted in these prestigious awards is a fantastic achievement and testimony to the hard work of the whole Prewett’s team.”

The awards presentation will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on April 17th.