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.
Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.
Introducing calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could boost alcohol consumption, according to a leading nutritionist.
Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).
Drinks company Diageo Scotland has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.
The origins of Bombay Sapphire gin date back to 1761, when Thomas Dakin developed a novel recipe for gin.
The A1(M) southbound carriage was closed today (September 21), near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, after a lorry carrying beer, wine and spirits overturned in high winds.
Nestlé’s UK sales proved weak in the first nine months of 2014, although the global food giant still achieved low growth in Europe overall.
Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.
Diageo’s Captain Morgan brand has again fallen fowl of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for featuring a parrot that it deemed could appeal to children.
Crisp Malting Group is investing thousands of pounds in a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to slash its carbon emissions by an estimated 2,386t annually.
Supermarkets must work on lowering prices instead of relying on promotions, if they are to boost their declining sales, delegates at IGD’s annual Convention were told yesterday (October 7).
Bombay Sapphire’s master distiller is already planning to expand the brand’s newly commissioned Laverstoke Mill distillery, at a cost of millions, by installing two new stills.
Overseas consumers would pay more for food and drink products branded ‘Made in Britain’ than those labelled as being from England, Scotland or Wales, according to Barclays Corporate Banking.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the food and drink manufacturing sector will be stung by the worsening supermarket price wars, a leading analyst has warned.
Italians will soon be enjoying the taste of Barnsley after one brewer sent 3,500 pints of its ale to Italy.
Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has opened its latest education centre at its Milton Keynes manufacturing site, which will help train around 20,000 young people every year.
Soft drinks manufacturers have responded to demands from Public Health England (PHE) to strip sugar out of their products, in a bid to battle childhood tooth decay.
Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has joined other leading food and drink firms in praising the UK’s first food engineering degree, which begins today (September 29) at Sheffield Hallam University.
The Ryder Cup provided a “perfect platform” to showcase Scotland’s food and drink to more than 45,000 visitors from 75 countries on each day of the three-day golf tournament between...
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has appointed Tim Page as its new ceo, effective November 1 2014.
A Scottish haulage firm has been fined £8,000, after a falling bourbon barrel fractured the skull of one its staff, in what a neurologist warned could easily have proved a fatal accident....
The food and drink industry has seven representatives on Fortune’s list of the 50 most powerful women in business 2014.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an online beer advert for misleading consumers over its alcohol content and placing “undue emphasis on the alcoholic strength” of the product.
AG Barr’s Strathmore Water brand proved a powerhouse of growth for the maker of soft drinks brands including Irn-Bru, Rockstar and Rubicon in the first half of its financial year....