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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.

Food exports: ‘government must do more to help’

The UK is “open for business” with the rest of the world, but government needs to do more to promote food and drink exports before and after Brexit, a senior...

Christmas launches lead new product gallery

Biscuit manufacturer Pladis’s Christmas launches and the newest beer from heavy metal music group Iron Maiden lead this photogallery of the latest food and drink product developments.

Typhoo commits to sustainable tea partnership

The UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has pledged to improve the sustainability of tea production and the lives of tea workers throughout the supply chain.

Brewer to improve ‘rigorous procedures’ after death

Carlsberg UK has claimed the safety of its employees is of the “utmost importance” after being served an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following a gas...

Cott sells off drinks manufacturing businesses

Soft drink manufacturer Cott Beverages’ UK manufacturing business is to be sold by its US-headquartered owner Cott Corporation, as part of a deal worth almost £1bn.

Packaging product file

Innovation from Sidel on display at Drinktec show

A number of innovative launches are promised by beverage packaging kit supplier Sidel Group at next month’s Drinktec show, which takes place in Munich, Germany from September 11–15.

Nestlé plans new plant to cut pollution and waste

Nestlé has submitted plans to build a new plant at its coffee factory in Derbyshire, in a bid to cut the pollution and volume of liquid waste discharged into the...

Stevia sweetener doubles up as an edible meringue

A stevia sweetener in the form of a meringue kiss that be eaten or dissolved in hot drinks in 30 seconds has arrived in the UK.

Scotch whisky ‘must be protected’ after Brexit

The Scottish government has urged Scotch whisky to be protected after Brexit, after fears that a bilateral trade deal with the US would allow other parts of the world to...

FMEAS

Core values key to winning an FMEA

Staying true to your core values and being the best at what you do is key to winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award, according to Wessanen UK – owner of...

Scotch whisky sector calls for a trade deal with India

The Scotch whisky sector wants a reduction in the 150% tariff that India imposes on imports of its products in any bilateral trade deal the UK seeks following Brexit in March 2019.

Caution over consumer insight tests

Most brands would agree that some sort of consumer research is necessary when exploring structural packaging choices, but the jury is out on how much importance to attach to different...

Strike planned at Chivas after pay offer rejected

Workers at a Chivas whisky bottling plant will strike on August 7, after rejecting a new pay offer from the distiller.

Suspected fake vodka factory raid: 2,000 litres seized

A suspected fake vodka factory has been raided in Aintree, with almost 2,000 litres of potentially toxic alcohol seized.

GSK plans Horlicks factory closure: 73 jobs at risk

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plans to sell its UK malted milk drink brand, Horlicks, and to close its Slough factory, putting 73 jobs at risk.

Manufacturers sign up for shared data system

Mondelēz, Nestlé and PepsiCo have joined an industry-wide programme to regulate the management of shared product data.

Nichols posts sales growth and acquisition

Soft drinks manufacturer Nichols has posted continued sales and profit growth in its half-year results yesterday (July 20), as it announced the acquisition of dispensed soft drink distributor DJ Drink Solutions.

Coke boss gives packaging sustainability advice

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) head of sustainability Nick Brown is urging food and drink manufacturers to reform recycled packaging collection systems, as his business steps up its recycling programme.

Coca-Cola launches sustainable packaging strategy

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles by 2020, as part of a new sustainable packaging strategy revealed Wednesday (July 12).

Konings’ £35M factory expansion to create 116 jobs

Alcoholic beverage manufacturer Konings is to submit plans for a £35M expansion of its factory in Boxford, Suffolk, which will create up to 116 new jobs.

Queen opens £30M water bottling plant extension

The Queen has officially opened a £30M extension to the Highland Spring bottling plant in Blackford, Perthshire.

News in brief

Stevia sweetener variant is 20 times more potent

A sweeter made from a stevia leaf that contains 20 times more steviol glycosides than the standard leaf variety is now available from PureCircle.

FoodDrinkEurope elects new president

FoodDrinkEurope, Europe’s food and drink manufacturers’ organisation, has elected Mondelēz vice president Hubert Weber as its new president.

Organic tea boss: demand for premium goes global

Organic tea maker Clipper Teas is experiencing “real international demand” for premium black tea variants, according to the man responsible for developing the business.

Coca-Cola recycles 10,000t of plastic a year

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has reused more than 50,000t of plastic from about 2bn bottles for its portfolio of products sold in Britain in the past five years, claimed the...

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