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From consolidation of businesses to health pressures, the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks sector - both hot and cold - is under pressure to reform. Whether you’re a brand owner or contract packer you need to uncork the bottle of market intelligence.

Latest food and drink innovations – in pictures

Beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ­– lead this month’s selection of new product developments.

Canned drinks: product differentiation more affordable

Various options for making a beverage can distinctive in terms of graphics, structure and additional features are becoming more affordable and will change the way brands differentiate themselves over the...

Rise in multi-sensory packaging in the food and drink sector

Apart from the visual, the role of the senses tends to be underplayed and underexploited in food and drink packaging, as Paul Gander sniffs out.

The big interview

Sugar tax is 'not logical’ says soft drinks boss

British Soft Drinks Association boss Gavin Partington cannot find any logic in the soft drinks tax, reports Noli Dinkovski.

brexit debate

PM visits Greene King brewery to boost remain vote

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Greene King’s brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk yesterday (June 14), in a bid to persuade staff to vote in favour of EU membership in...

Ecotrophelia award winners and finalists photogallery

The finalists of the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 – the pan-European competition for ecologically-inspired innovative new product development by young students ­– have all been gathered together in this...

Diageo and BFFF make key appointments

Diageo and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) have both announced key appointments this week.

Coca-Cola could face £226M sugar tax

The Coca-Cola Company could face a bill as high as £226M a year under the sugar tax, if it doesn’t pass on the increased charge for its sugary drinks to...

Sugar tax is destined to fail, claims legal expert

The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks is likely to fail in its intended aim of reducing calorie intake as consumers will simply trade down to cheaper, own-label variants, a...

Scots ‘bottle tax’ fears for UK drinks industry

Drinks companies would suffer “very significant financial implications” if the Scottish government were to implement a ‘bottle tax’ through a nationwide deposit return system on beverage containers, the head of...

AB InBev acquisition of SABMiller approved by EC

AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller has been cleared by the European Commission (EC).

The latest drink innovation – in pictures

Drink innovation has been at the forefront of product development over the last month.

NHS calls for minimum price on Scottish alcohol

Rising alcohol sales in Scotland has strengthened the case for introducing minimum unit pricing, according to Scotland’s public health minister Aileen Campbell.

Food and drink firms welcome Queen’s Speech – mostly

Government plans to support business, education and the economy – set out in the Queen’s Speech – have been welcomed by food and drink manufacturers. But plans to introduce a...

Harrogate Spring expands with 20 new job roles

Harrogate Water Brands, the owner of Harrogate Spring, has announced an increase in its workforce of 40% after a year of “phenomenal growth”.

Health officials in Liverpool name sugary soft drinks

Public health officials in Liverpool are to be the first to name leading soft drink brands – such as Lucozade, Coca-Cola, Tropicana, Capri-Sun and Ribena – warning how many sugar cubes are...

Metal market ‘well-placed’ on innovation and environment

Metal’s ‘endlessly recyclable’ credentials, along with continued structural innovation, will become more important over the next few years according to director and chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) William Boyd....

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Brexit debate

Brexit could cost Scotch whisky industry £1bn: SWA

A UK decision to quit the EU would cost the Scotch whisky industry more than £1bn in lost exports and over 40,000 jobs, warns the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Food safety product recalls focus industry attention

A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.

Foodex 2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

News in brief

Multi-layer on-the-go cup for iced coffee drink

RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a multi-layer on-the-go cup for a new ready-to-drink iced coffee sold by one of the fastest growing coffee shop brands in the world.

Nichols plans relaunch of sugar-free drinks range

Nichols announced a relaunch of its sugar-free brands this summer, following the news of the tax on sugary drinks, and predicted earnings would be in line with expectations.

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