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.
A Hooch advert featuring social media star Joe Charman has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after it ruled the juvenile behaviour depicted in the ad would appeal...
Action on Sugar has urged food manufacturers to get behind Public Health England’s voluntary reformulation programme to tackle obesity and save the NHS from bankruptcy.
Metal wire in breakfast cereal and chemical contamination of dried fish lead this photogallery of recent food and drink recalls.
Sports nutrition producer CNP Professional has been sold to The Protein Partners following a strategic review of the company.
An artisan food “boom” has helped grow profit margins of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to 6.8% of turnover over the past year, according to research by law firm EMW.
Nestlé may raise its product prices after cutting its annual growth forecast from 4.3% to 3.5%, due to deflation and a “softer” market.
Up to 24 jobs have been saved at a cider mill in Somerset, after beverage firm Brothers Drinks stepped in to take over manufacturing and production of the plant to...
Smart technology – including temperature-sensitive billboards – and inspired Twitter marketing have “significantly” boosted sales, claims drinks giant Diageo.
New government plans to boost food and drink exports could contribute £2.9bn to the UK economy, claimed environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.
A range of gluten-free cake mixes and the launch of Tyrrells’ festive varieties of its crisps lead this month’s photogallery of new product developments.
Drinks’ producers are making considerable advances in the war against counterfeiting and the protection of their intellectual property (IP) rights, a leading lawyer in the field has claimed.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned that a hard Brexit – involving quitting the Single Market of 500M customers – would push the price of meat and wine up for consumers.
Coca-Cola is the number one food and drink brand, followed by rival Pepsi in a new report released by Interbrand last week.
More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a glass factory in Leeds, which manufactures bottles for drinks.
The Hogs Back Brewery has launched a £400,000 investment plan to boost production by 30%.
A range of juice contents and blends of fruits and vegetables, customised to specific target groups and consumption situations, has been unveiled by Wild Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI).
A waste management finance scheme based on Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs), which links a producer’s obligated payments with specific recycling investments, is set to support Innocent Drinks in a move...
Soft drinks company AG Barr plans to cut 10% of its workforce as part of its restructuring strategy.
Moor Beer’s canned beer is the first in the world to be granted accreditation from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
The traditional British pub as we know it is on the decline and is now being superseded by new types of venues in unconventional spaces, according to findings from a...
A strong start for the year at alcoholic drinks giant Diageo was fuelled by improved marketing, innovation and commercial execution, claimed ceo Ivan Menezes.
Thieves made off with a bottle of whisky worth about £12,000 after raiding the Tullibardine distillery in Aucterarder, Scotland.
The food and drink sector has seen a large number of appointments and resignations over the past month, with Morrisons, Tulip and Unilever all announcing changes in senior management.
A hard-hitting police video and accident photograph – warning against the dangers of using a handheld phone while driving – have been released after a fatal crash involving a car...
Up to 20 jobs are to be created at two new distilleries in Scotland, thanks to investment of £881,000 from development agency Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE).