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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.

Food and drink firms welcome Queen’s Speech – mostly

Government plans to support business, education and the economy – set out in the Queen’s Speech – have been welcomed by food and drink manufacturers. But plans to introduce a...

Harrogate Spring expands with 20 new job roles

Harrogate Water Brands, the owner of Harrogate Spring, has announced an increase in its workforce of 40% after a year of “phenomenal growth”.

Health officials in Liverpool name sugary soft drinks

Public health officials in Liverpool are to be the first to name leading soft drink brands – such as Lucozade, Coca-Cola, Tropicana, Capri-Sun and Ribena – warning how many sugar cubes are...

Metal market ‘well-placed’ on innovation and environment

Metal’s ‘endlessly recyclable’ credentials, along with continued structural innovation, will become more important over the next few years according to director and chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) William Boyd....

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Brexit debate

Brexit could cost Scotch whisky industry £1bn: SWA

A UK decision to quit the EU would cost the Scotch whisky industry more than £1bn in lost exports and over 40,000 jobs, warns the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Food safety product recalls focus industry attention

A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.

Foodex 2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

News in brief

Multi-layer on-the-go cup for iced coffee drink

RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a multi-layer on-the-go cup for a new ready-to-drink iced coffee sold by one of the fastest growing coffee shop brands in the world.

Nichols plans relaunch of sugar-free drinks range

Nichols announced a relaunch of its sugar-free brands this summer, following the news of the tax on sugary drinks, and predicted earnings would be in line with expectations.

Brewdog raises £19M but misses £25M target

Brewdog has raised £19M from its latest crowdfunding campaign but fell short of its planned £25M.

Coke Zero relaunches to ‘end sugar-free confusion’

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB)is to improve and rebrand Coke Zero as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, in an attempt to change the mix of its portfolio.

Food firms slam ‘sneaky’ shrinking products claim

Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite...

Sugar tax may be ‘followed by further food taxes’

The government’s sugar tax on soft drinks could open the floodgates for further food taxes, warns accountants Old Mill.

Obesity crisis: legislation said to be ‘the only answer’

A leading healthy food campaigner has claimed to be “sympathetic” towards manufacturers of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar, as they are not operating on a level...

Online ads to kids set to fall under TV rules

The advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) to children online has moved a step nearer to falling under the same restrictions as TV advertising after it...

Opinion

Sugar soft drinks tax: a ‘dead cat’ distraction

George Osborne’s announcement of a sugar tax on soft drinks in last month's budget took everyone by complete surprise. Cynics were quick to accuse him of blatantly trying to deflect...

News in brief

Natural milkshakes in Tetra Pak Prisma cartons

Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.

News in brief

Textured labels produced digitally

A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label...

News in brief

Microbrewery checks cleanliness

Langham Brewery, a microbrewery situated between Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex, is using products from Hygiena International to test the effectiveness of its cleaning procedures.

Real ale group CAMRA could call time – on itself

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is considering calling time on itself, after 45 years as one of the globe’s largest single-issue consumer groups.

AG Barr focuses on lower sugar drinks after tax plan

Scottish soft drinks company AG Barr says it will focus on lower sugar products to adapt to changing consumer tastes and the chancellor’s proposed sugar tax.

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