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.
More British drinkers said cheers to beer this year, as sales bounced back from recession, according to market research organisation Mintel.
Brits will consume twice as many calories as their wartime relatives did on Christmas day, according to research by food historian Dr Annie Gray and AB Sugar.
Food and drink businesses that loosely use the term ‘natural’ on their products to make them appear healthy could soon be rumbled by untrusting consumers, experts have warned.
Renewed calls to attack health problems by taxing sugary drinks have been slammed by a leading nutritionist, who claims cutting portion sizes and sugar content and tackling irresponsible retail promotions...
TV programme makers should feature food and drink manufacturing – Britain’s largest manufacturing sector – in their broadcasts, according to a senior government minister.
Britvic aims to boost production and bottling for a range of brands, from Pepsi to Mountain Dew Energy, in a £25M investment at its factory near Pudsey, Leeds, in Yorkshire.
Nestlé has created 150 jobs at its Hatton coffee capsule factory in Derbyshire as part of ambitious expansion plans there.
A whopping 91% of UK local authorities now collect beverage cartons for recycling, the Alliance of Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has revealed.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed Pernod Ricard boss Pierre Pringuet as its new chairman.
One of the world’s rarest and most luxurious beers has arrived in London and is on sale for a whopping £800 at St Pancras railway station.
Brits are least likely to consume non-alcoholic beer (NAB), say statistics from Mintel, which also suggest Europeans are loosing their love of a cold pint.
Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...
Fraud in the UK’s wine industry is rampant because the sector has failed to implement the controls necessary to stamp it out, a food safety expert has claimed.
Sales of coconut water are close to the £100M mark, but UK-based Buko Organic Coconut Water believes it will take something innovative to provide the category with a much bigger...
Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).
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).
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...
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...
The world’s first boozy olives for alcoholic drinks have been launched by Olives Et Al.
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.
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...
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...
Nik Fordham is Bombay Sapphire’s first master distiller, he tells Nicholas Robinson
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 International is to invest £30M at its Banbury coffee plant in Oxfordshire, creating 80 jobs.