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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.

Marks & Spencer to test online food service

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has set out plans to trial its own online food shopping service, as it prepares to compete with the industry’s leading online food retailers....

Pernod Ricard adds nutrition info link on labels

Drinks giant Pernod Ricard is to provide a link to nutrition information on the labels of all of its leading brands, following a move by the European Commission (EC) to...

Tax on sugary drinks may be extended after review

The sugar tax on soft drinks, which was passed by parliament on Tuesday [April 25] and will come into force next April, could be extended to a raft of other...

New five-step exports plan designed to boost overseas sales

Boosting British food and drink exports, worth £20bn last year, is the aim of a new five-point plan launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Sugar tax announcement divides opinion

Parliament’s decision to approve the sugary drinks tax has been greeted by both praise and condemnation.

Food and drink manufacturers win Queen’s Awards

Food and drink manufacturers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, featured here in our photogallery of the winners.

Drinks group slams stroke link to diet soft drinks

A report linking drinking diet soft drinks to an increased risk of stroke has been slammed by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).

Diageo’s ‘105 job cuts a gross betrayal’ of staff

Diageo’s plans to cut 105 jobs at its bottling plants in Glasgow and Fife have been slammed by unions as a “gross betrayal” of its workers.

The Big Interview

Typhoo Tea boss thinks outside the bag on Brexit

Typhoo Tea is facing a tough time, but boss Somnath Saha is far from gloomy.

Me and My Factory

How would you spend £14M at a drinks plant?

Coca-Cola Morpeth’s operations director Jane Buckley reveals how she is overseeing an investment of £14M at the plant.


UK’s second largest tea maker – in pictures

Typhoo Tea produces 125M teabags a week at its factory in Moreton on the Wirral Peninsula – making it the largest own-label tea packer and the second largest tea manufacturer...

PepsiCo offers £256k to budding food entrepreneurs

PepsiCo is offering £256,085 (€300,000) in grants to food and drink entrepreneurs in a bid to grow eight breakthrough brands.

New food product development – in pictures

Disney cake kits and Pink Panther biscuit wafers lead Food Manufacture’s latest photogallery of recent food and drink product launches.

Food and drink exporters to get government support

Support for UK food and drink exporters is going to be a key government policy as the nation moves towards an exit from the EU, following the triggering of Article...

Whisky on first UK freight train to China

The UK’s first rail freight service to China is to start its 7,500-mile journey today, carrying British goods including whisky and soft drinks.

BrewDog worth £1bn after £100M US investment

Craft brewery BrewDog has a new business valuation of £1bn, after agreeing a £100M investment from US private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners.


Typhoo boss: Brexit is a grocery-wide export opportunity

Brexit provides an export opportunity for the whole food and drink sector thanks to the strong reputation of British products, the boss of the UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has...


Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

The boss at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Morpeth site has claimed her management style has been helped by a greater understanding of how others perceive her – boosting staff engagement...

BrewDog fixes pumping problem

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has installed a new pumping system with the assistance of Xylem at its brewery in Ellon, Aberdeenshire to overcome a problem with an existing system, which...

Britvic signs transport contract with Wincanton

Britvic, one of the UK’s leading branded soft drinks businesses, has placed a new contract for national transport operations for an undisclosed value, managing over 100,000 deliveries a year, with...

‘Human waste’ found in Coca-Cola cans

A Coca-Cola plant in Northern Ireland is being probed by police, after ‘human waste’ was allegedly found in a shipment of cans.

Food and drink product launches – in pictures

A sorbet and halal sweets lead our latest photogallery of recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers. 

No EU trade deal is worse than a bad deal, claims EEF

Leaving the EU without a trade deal would be worse than the UK accepting a bad deal, claimed EEF, the manufacturing organisation – and any suggestion otherwise was “simply unacceptable...

Whisky workers seek Brexit job reassurance

Whisky workers are seeking “honest answers” from EU officials in Brussels today (March 22) over the security of their jobs once the UK quits the EU.

Food and Farming Awards’ top seven trends

The BBC Food and Farming Awards identified seven top trends – including a focus on alcoholic drinks and ethnic flavours – based on the hundreds of entries in this year’s awards.