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.
Scotch whisky producers are hoping to follow French champagne makers and win United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage status for their products.
The €1.5bn turnover European-based flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has acquired the US natural beverage ingredients firm Flavor Infusion in a multi-million euro deal, it has revealed.
Soft drink manufacturer Britvic has invested £7M in its Bramley factory and warehouse, near Leeds, creating 40 new jobs.
Food and drink manufacturers would face higher long-term costs if Britain quits the EU, but the move would have less impact on business than some “scare-mongering” reports suggest.
Scotland’s whisky exports would be badly hit should the UK vote for an exit in the government’s referendum on EU membership.
City analysts have praised soft drinks company Britvic for its 7% growth in earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) to £65M despite the tough market conditions and technical problems...
A multi-million pound contract to undertake infrastructure and good manufacturing practice improvements at the Lucozade, Ribena and Suntory factory at Coleford in Gloucestershire has been won by design, engineering, construction...
A leading food and drink industry boss has slammed criticism of the sector’s record on curbing sugar levels voiced by the chief executive of the National Health Service England (NHS)....
One of the Balkans’ largest confectionery companies, Evropa based in Macedonia, has purchased a ‘Gentle Slope’ CCW multi-head weigher from Ishida Europe to handle the fragile biscuit products the firm...
Calories and sugars in soft drinks are falling faster than in any other food and have shrunk by more than 7% in the past three years, data from Kantar Worldpanel...
Aspall aims to battle against the declining cider category and become stocked in every five-star hotel on the planet, the firm’s boss told this site.
Cider manufacturer Aspall’s widespread investment programme has helped it gain more control over its business, according to its boss.
UK food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lost their fizz in the first four months of 2015, discounting major one-off transactions, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners’ latest...
Former Dairy Crest md Martyn Wilks’s appointment at Hovis leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
Soft drinks firms have increased the value of their brands globally over the past year, despite consumer health concerns about sugar and artificial sweeteners, new figures suggest.
Tesco has been overtaken by Aldi in the top 20 most valuable global retail brands list, while Lidl made it onto the list for the first time.
AG Barr has confirmed a further £11M investment at its new £41M Milton Keynes manufacturing facility in its interim results today.
Fish, seafood and China drove Scottish food export growth over the past year, according to figures just released by the Scottish government.
Macho behaviour and safety fears are putting women off working in the brewing and fisheries industries, according to research.
Food manufacturers should not reformulate sugary food and drinks to make them healthier, but consumers should instead be more accountable for what they eat.
Anti-sugar campaigners have called on the UK’s biggest retailers to follow Tesco’s lead and slash sugar across their own-label soft drinks ranges.
Retailers have rejected further claims by consumer pressure group Which? that they mislead shoppers with dodgy deals and confusing pricing.
Six of the 10 most popular food and drink products in the UK are based there, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
A boost in profits for Bakkavor, a multi-million pound investment in manufacturing by United Biscuits and two acquisitions lead this week’s Good Week/ Bad Week.
Drinks multinational SABMiller has acquired London craft brewery Meantime Brewing Company, continuing the recent trend of beverage giants investing in craft brewers.