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Spar Group Ltd, South Africa, recently achieved a Guinness World Record by producing 35,000 cupcakes for the world’s largest cupcake mosaic.   This record was achieved by using a Riggs Autopack Series 1 micro-fill depositor supplied by their South Africa agent, John Pelucci of NPS Ltd (National Packaging Systems).   Riggs Autopack has recently received their Guinness World Record certificate which is now proudly displayed at their Lancashire factory.   NPS Ltd was established in 1983 as a manufacturer and supplier of vertical form, fill & seal machines, volumetric depositors, auger fillers, feeding systems and ...

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Riggs Autopack Ltd is extremely proud to have won the "Exceptional Sales & Company Growth Award” at the prestigious PPMA Group Industry Awards.   The annual awards are a celebration of the best that British manufacturing has to offer. They recognise and celebrate the most creative, innovative and highest achieving businesses throughout the UK, as well as the people behind them.   The awards took place on Tuesday 27th September at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, and saw more than 400 industry leaders come together for a four-course gala dinner hosted by comedian and TV star ...

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Riggs Autopack Ltd is proud to announce, we have won "Most Outstanding Small Business of the Year” at the recent Pendle Business Awards, and received a ‘highly commended’ runner-up in the “Manufacturer of the Year” category.   The awards, which are held every 2 years, have fast become one of Lancashire’s most prestigious events in the business calendar. It recognises and celebrates the most creative, innovative and highest achieving businesses, as well as the people behind them.    They could be a one-man band with a local specialist trade, a growing small to medium-sized business,...

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Changing consumer lifestyles are driving the ready meal market in the UK, with the on-going trend towards convenience continuing to boost sales.   It has been predicted that the ready meal market will increase further over the coming years with the main area of growth being in the healthy ‘gourmet’ sector. With consumers becoming more concerned about the quality of food, convenience is no longer a strong enough selling point. In order to maintain consumer interest, ready meal producers place more emphasis in new product development, focusing on the quality of produce and increased sophistication of the meal.   ...

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