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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.

Irn Bru maker’s results are ‘highly reassuring’

Irn Bru maker AG Barr has posted a “highly reassuring” update on its trading during the six months to July 27, according to financial analyst N+1 Singer.

Carbonates put fizz in Britvic results

Rising UK carbonates sales have put a fizz in Britvic’s third-quarter results for the 12 weeks to July 6, as Great Britain revenue climbed by nearly 5%.

It’s yo, ho, No for banned Captain Morgan advert

A social media advert linking the drinking of Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum to the ending of boredom has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Surge in Scottish brands linked to referendum vote

The Edinburgh government has claimed responsibility for a £513M surge in sales of Scottish food and drink, which it says underpins confidence in Scottish brands ahead of a yes vote...

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Drinks processor to create 100 jobs

Soft drinks maker Cawingredients is investing £42M in its site at Leeming Bar Industrial Estate in North Yorkshire, creating more than 100 jobs and boosting production and warehouse capacity.

OBESITY WEBINAR

Experts call for sugar tax, but doubt official support

Sugar tax is a good idea, but the government may be unwilling to implement it, according to expert panellists taking part in Food Manufacture’s webinar on obesity.

Obesity webinar

Obesity crisis demands more food science research

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free,...

Retailers help boost UK job market

There were more jobs gained than lost in the UK food and drink sector – taking into consideration manufacturing, distribution, packaging and retail – over the last six months, FoodManufacture.co.uk...

PepsiCo: product innovation is the key to success

Global food and drink giant PepsiCo’s future success will hinge on it continuing to innovate, differentiate itself from the competition and raise its operational efficiency to grow its consumer base,...

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Obesity webinar speakers sum up key messages

Calls to base Britain’s obesity debate on a more scientific footing and the urgent need to reformulate food and drink products were just two of the key messages speakers took...

Over 700 diabetes cases/day is 'health emergency'

A new study revealing that more than 700 Britons a day are diagnosed with obesity-related diabetes constitutes a “national health emergency”, warns the boss of Diabetes UK.

Supermarket sales fall £55M after England footie fail

Food and drink sales dropped by £55M after England’s dismal performance in the Brazil 2014 World Cup, having risen initially when the tournament first began, according to IRI data.

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Give food science a chance: obesity webinar experts

Give food science a greater role in the debate about the roots and remedies of Britain’s obesity crisis, urged nutrition experts in their opening remarks at the Food Manufacture Group’s...

Nichols may appeal against £8M legal hit

Nichols may appeal against paying £8M in damages – way beyond precautionary funds it had reserved to cover itself – after being sued by a company in Pakistan.

Nestlé invents cheap, quick to assemble factory

Nestlé has created a factory design that can be built in half the time of a more traditional one for about 50–60% of the cost.

FDF sets out its wishlist for the next government

Food and drink manufacturers have called for a stronger partnership between industry and government, as part of a three-point wishlist for the next government.

'On-the-go' rosé in pouches for ease of use

French wine maker Vignerons Catalans has launched its Ville Soleil rosé in 1.5 litre pouches as well as bottles and bag-in-boxes

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FMEAs open for entries

Entries for the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards close on July 31. Don’t miss your chance to be a star. Enter online at www.foodmanwards.co.uk

Oak explosion in drinks

An innovation explosion in the alcoholic beverage sector across Europe, the US and Asia has led a flavour and fragrance company to develop a new liquid oak extract.

Hot tropical trends in the beverage sector

Tropical flavours in the soft drinks sector are a growing trend, as a result of the 2012 Olympics and the World Cup, new Innova data suggests.

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

FMEA Personality of the Year - the nominees

The six candidates below have been shortlisted by the Food Manufacture Group editorial team for the Personality of the Year Award. Now it’s up to you. Who do you think...

Food science and nutrition groups back obesity webinar

Three leading food science, technology and nutrition groups have joined forces to back Food Manufacture’s free, independent, one-hour obesity webinar to be staged on Thursday July 3 at 1100 GMT,...

SACN report

Sugar intake should be halved, advises SACN report

The intake of added sugar in people’s daily diet should be halved as part of a campaign to cut Britain’s soaring obesity levels, according to an influential report by government...

SACN REPORT: REACTION

Carbohydrate report: reaction in quotes

Public Health England will investigate taxing sugary drinks according to the paper it issued alongside the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN’s) draft report published today (June 26).

Sugar targets ‘counter productive’ in obesity battle

Introducing sugar targets, in a bid to battle Britain’s obesity crisis, would be counter-productive, said Susan Jebb, ahead of a key report from Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).