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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.

Top three barriers to women in manufacturing

A lack of knowledge about food industry careers, misconceptions about manufacturing and a dip in apprenticeships are the three barriers blocking women from starting careers in the food and drink...

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Inside CCE Milton Keynes

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) 40 year-old Milton Keynes site has had more than £6M invested into it in the past three years, but plant director Nicholas Nixon wants more.

Coffee roasting firm invests £2.5M to grow capacity

A coffee roaster has invested £2.5M to boost capacity at its Dartford facility in Kent.

Mars Drinks strikes deal with Taylors of Harrogate

Mars Drinks has sealed an agreement with Taylors of Harrogate to include its premium coffee and tea in Mars Drinks’s UK-wide portfolio of workplace products.

Anti-sugar campaign hits sports drinks and juices

Sales of sports drinks and fruit juices continue to plunge in what looks like a consumer reaction to concerns raised by anti-sugar campaigners.

New yeasts could boost lager brewing

Scientists behind the recreation of a 170-year-old shipwrecked beer in 2014 have developed hybrid lager yeasts in a bid to bring new flavours and quicker production techniques to the brewing industry.

Whisky industry urges free trade to boost exports

Sinking whisky exports underline the need for the next government to press for more open markets and ambitious Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), urges the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

News in brief

Mondelēz mulls £80M extra Banbury spend

Mondelēz could pump a further £80M into its Banbury instant coffee production facility, creating up to 160 new jobs, if an existing £40M investment in two Tassimo lines yields good...

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Coffee success for Mondelēz in Banbury

Paul Sinclair will make his site a global hub, he tells Nicholas Robinson

Food Vision 2015

Small food firms’ key innovation weapon

Small scale food and drink manufacturers have a key weapon in the battle to bring innovative new products to market – patience, according to the boss of one business.

Coca-Cola Enterprises to invest £66M in sustainability

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will pump £66M into a range of efficiency and operational upgrades across its UK manufacturing sites this year.

Food and drink industry people on the move

Morrisons’s express check out of five board members leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.

News in brief

AG Barr appoints David Ritchie to its board

AG Barr has announced David Ritchie will join its board as a non-executive director from April 1.

Molson Coors invests £2M in craft brewery

Brewer Molson Coors has invested £2M in a new facility to expand production for the Franciscan Well craft brewery in Cork, Ireland.

Alpro’s biggest challenges during £28.5M expansion

Managing growing market share and multiple suppliers were the biggest challenges Alpro faced when constructing its new £28.5M production facility at its existing Burton Latimer site, near Kettering.

Dragons’ Den’s food and drink investments – in pictures

Since its inception in 2005 BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has constantly invested money in food and drink businesses.

Whisky slump prompts budget action plea

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is urging chancellor George Osborne to cut duty by 2% in his March 18 budget, after it emerged the UK Scotch market fell by nearly 5% last year.

Alpro’s £28.5M extension creates 50 jobs

Plant-based food manufacturer Alpro has invested £28.5M in a new production facility at its existing Burton Latimer site, creating 50 new jobs.

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AG Barr to double output

Working with one high-speed production line can be a challenge, but Tim Stacey tells Nicholas Robinson there are more perks than drawbacks

£2M invested in new high pressure juice processing site

A first time fresh juice producer has pumped £2M into a new cold press and high pressure processing (HPP) juicing facility in Shropshire and has secured a contract with upmarket...

Most inspiring food and drink firms in Britain

More than 70 food and drink businesses have been honoured in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain list.

BrewDog creates 130 new jobs with £1.5M grant

A surge in demand for craft beer has led the Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog to create 130 new jobs at Ellon in north east Scotland, after receiving a grant of £1.5M from...

Mondelēz boosts coffee site staff

Mondelēz will take on an extra 100 staff at its Banbury, Oxfordshire, coffee facility, following a major investment to boost its production capabilities and a joint venture with Douwe Egberts.

Nichols set for boost through focus on value sales

Nichols will keep outperforming, aided by continued focus on value rather than volume growth, according to a leading analyst.