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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.

Morrisons wine offer scores own-goal

A Morrisons wine promotion provoked outrage from shoppers after it failed to meet the demand it had created, provoking a reprimand from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Coca-Cola Enterprises wins manufacturing Oscar

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has won the coveted Beverage Manufacturing Company of the Year in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton...

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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards in Tweets

Hundreds of top industry professionals thronged London’s Hilton hotel recently to celebrate the food manufacturing Oscars, many of them armed with smartphones to tweet the highlights of the event. Here...

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Olives ‘spiked’ with vodka and gin

The world’s first boozy olives for alcoholic drinks have been launched by Olives Et Al.

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Shipwrecked beer recreated by scientists

A 170-year old beer found in a shipwreck is to be recreated by the Finnish-based brewery Stallhagen and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

EU Protected food names: interactive map

Dundee Cake looks set to become the next food product to receive Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status after Scotland’s food secretary Richard Lochhead launched a national consultation to consider the...


Health and ingredients show to reveal latest trends

Next month's Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows are an ideal opportunity to catch up on the latest trends and new products on the market, says Nicholas...


Meet Bombay Sapphire’s first master distiller

Nik Fordham is Bombay Sapphire’s first master distiller, he tells Nicholas Robinson

Soft drinks sector 'really important' says Eustice

Food minister George Eustice has stressed the importance of the soft drinks industry to the UK economy and applauded its achievements in reducing its environmental impact.

Mondelēz to invest £30M at Banbury coffee plant

Mondelēz International is to invest £30M at its Banbury coffee plant in Oxfordshire, creating 80 jobs.

Coffee founder crowned at House of Commons ceremony

Pact Coffee founder Stephen Rapoport scooped the crown at the first Investec Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year awards, held at the House of Commons last week.

Soft drinks firms engage as election nears

Soft drinks makers are preparing to fight off mounting attacks they expect from health groups and other critics in the run-up to next year’s general election, the president of the...

German brewer updates bottle filling equipment

German brewery Arcobräu Gräfliches Brauhaus, which has its headquarters in the Lower Bavarian village of Moos, has brought its bottling kit up to date with a new filler from Krones,...

New gin on the block takes £250,000

Masons Yorkshire Gin founder Karl Mason has built a £250,000 turnover distilling business in under a year, despite having no previous manufacturing experience.

Diageo swaps Bushmills for Don Julio and £255M

Diageo has agreed to sell its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand to Jose Cuervo Overseas in return for full ownership and control of Casa Cuervo’s tequila brand Don Julio and $408M...

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

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.

Calorie labelling on booze ‘could boost alcohol consumption’

Introducing calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks could boost alcohol consumption, according to a leading nutritionist. 

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

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).

Diageo Scotland fined £18k after falls cause injuries

Drinks company Diageo Scotland has been fined for safety failings after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray.

Bombay Sapphire – the journey of gin

The origins of Bombay Sapphire gin date back to 1761, when Thomas Dakin developed a novel recipe for gin.

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Beer lorry overturns in high winds

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.

UK sales weak for Nestlé amid slow growth in Europe

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.

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Glanbia clinches Isopure deal

Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.

‘Irresponsible’ Diageo Captain Morgan ad banned

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 invests thousands to slash carbon footprint

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.

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