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.
British Cassis founder and Cargill supplier Jo Hilditch refused four offers of investment from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den stars for a stake in her business.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s call to put sugary soft drinks “on the naughty step” with a 20% tax has been slammed by industry as ’pointless’.
The Acorn Brewery will pump £60,000 into new equipment this year to boost output by 15,000l and increase trade by 20%.
Nearly half of British drinkers want clearer labelling of alcohol contents, while one in five people in the over 65 age group who drink alcohol consume “unsafe” levels, according to new research....
Diageo has significantly missed seven of its 10 pollution reduction targets, the £11bn drinks giant has admitted in its annual report.
More Britons are cutting back on booze, reveals new research from Mintel, as warnings about the dangers of even moderate alcohol consumption rise.
Taylors of Harrogate has significantly reduced the maintenance downtown on its packaging lines after making minor adjustments to operations at its Harrogate manufacturing facility, the company’s shift manager John Hennighan...
A government minister has challenged the UK gin industry to match Scotch whisky in terms of its exports.
The merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) with two other European bottlers could result in job losses and plant closures, according to a leading analyst.
Britons’ love affair with drinking tea could be a thing of the past as a new study finds that tea sales have fallen by 6% since 2010.
Scottish food and drink will be centre stage of a new international campaign to attract more tourists to the country.
Yorkshire wine firm Bon Coeur Fine Wines has invested £100,000 in a 32,000m2 site at Melsonby.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has refused to confirm or deny whether it is in a three-way multi-billion pound discussion to combine its operations with two other European Coca-Cola bottling firms.
Top appointments at Seabrook Crisps, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Chilled Food Association lead our updated collection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry.
Consumers have launched a storm of protest on Twitter after Tesco appeared to ban Ribena and Capri-Sun soft drinks from its shelves.
Virgin coconut meat, a Star Wars-inspired cookie kit and a range of ‘natural’ products all feature in our collection of the latest food and drink innovations.
Britvic’s £114M buyout of the Brazilian soft drinks firm Ebba will provide a significant boost to turnover, the manufacturer announced after revealing third quarter (Q3) revenues up by just 1%...
Vimto brand owner Nichols Plc has acquired Feel Good Drinks from German drinks supplier MBG International Premium Brands for an undisclosed amount.
There are just three days to go to submit your free entry in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
There’s “nothing new about sugar” in the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's (SACN’s) report on carbohydrates, but more needs to be done to increase fibre intake, food and drink manufacturing...
Demand for psychoactive drinks for adults is exploding, following new research showing the cognitive health benefits of various natural products, a leading analyst has claimed.
The food and drink industry has slammed the British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) calls for a tax on sugary drinks to fight the UK’s growing obesity crisis, claiming it would be...
Calorie labelling on alcohol should be introduced urgently to help stem the soaring rise in levels of obesity, according to the chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health...
The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested £6M in its Scottish operations and signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge, in a bid to boost productivity, competitiveness and fair work.