I'm sure you'll all agree that the Speciality Foods market seems to be like a world of its own, where most of us know of one another and industry news travels fast! Although January may be a slower month for retailers, there is no shortage of industry news, with plenty of brands which are stocked by Springvale, featuring in the headlines recently!

Manilife, the Peanut Butter which everyone is talking about, is no stranger to being in the headlines. Recently, The Daily Mail described Manilife as 'deliciously tasty', and scored their nut butters a 10/10 for taste (above some big competitors). We are excited to watch this brand grow, and build on what was a very successful launch with SVF in January! Think Manilife could suit your store? Request for a sample today, once you've tasted it, you'll want to join the Manilife craze!

Another brand which has been recently added to the SVF collection and has attracted the lime light recently is Purely, who's Plantain Chips are a first in their field and come with an array of health benefits, something which normal potato chips somewhat lack! The founder of Purely, Stefanio Pellegrino, has launched her brand to fame in various news columns, including one written by Food Brand Consultant Ian Hills which you can read here. Here, the brands delicious seasonings and innovative product are praised. We can't wait to see what the future holds for Purely Plantain Chips!

Squirrel Sisters have been in the news following the big reveal of their new branding which they have been working hard on for nearly a year alongside one of the UK’s leading design agencies, Design Bridge. Squirrel Sisters stated that they 'wanted to refresh our brand so it was more aligned with our personality and brand values.' The new packaging is certainly eye ctaching, with newly added bursts of gold foil which catch the eye on the shelf! Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of their new pouches, which are a nice option for a larger healthy snack share bag - not that we are planning on sharing any...!

After being launched in January, the Sauce Shop Sauces are taking over our condiments category this quarter! Their 12 Great Taste Award winning sauces have enjoyed countless recognitions for their design and taste in the news, with Foodism raving about their Siracha Mayo in a write up last year. The Telegraph scored their Siracha Hot Sauce an impressive 10/10 stating its 'the UK's best hot sauce' no less...! Sauce Shop have also enjoyed features in Olive, Food and Travel, Metro, Guardian and the Independent, so if you are looking to add a condiment to your store which you know is guaranteed to fly off the shelves - look no further!