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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.

Health claims law trips up tea firm

A company promoting healthy teas has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after falling foul of European Health Claims legislation.

The latest product recalls – in pictures

Concerns over food safety have forced 10 food and drink businesses to recall batches of their products to prevent harm to their customers, since May 2014.

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Scottish space whisky set to land on earth

Scottish whisky sent into space three years ago to discover how gravity affects the maturing process will return to earth in 11 days, on September 12, according to its distiller.

Wells & Youngs escapes ban over Estrella ad

An Estrella beer advert was slammed by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) for encouraging irresponsible drinking among young people and linking alcohol to sex.

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Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.

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Mars drinks recalled on bacteria fears

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling some of its products, after fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

‘Unprecedented’ foreign exchange storm hits Nestlé

Nestlé has been hit by ‘unprecedented’ foreign exchange issues, according to chief financial officer and executive vice president Wan Ling Martello.

Food and drink firms at festivals – in pictures

Many food and drink businesses have packed their wellies and tents and taken their products to trade at UK music festivals this summer.

Adnams brewery hails ‘bright times’ ahead

Suffolk brewery Adnams is saying cheers to “brighter times emerging”, after posting operating profits up by 29% to £862,000 for the six months to June 30.

Food firms should target festivals for new business

Food and drink firms should target UK music festivals to engage with thousands of potential new consumers, according to the boss of Genius Foods.

Harrogate Water Brands boosts jobs

Nearly 30 new jobs will be created at Harrogate Water Brands, following the opening of a new £6M bottling line.

Brewery denies responsibility for Facebook sex ad

A brewery boss has complained to this website his firm’s reputation had been unfairly tarnished by a Facebook advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for foul language, sexual...

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual...

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Diageo finds new director on Facebook

Diageo has appointed Facebook director Nicola Mendelsohn as a non-executive director, effective September 1 2014.

Food manufacturing excellence awards

Don’t miss out on voting for your personality of the year

Voting for the Food Manufacture Group’s Personality of the year will close shortly, so make sure you register your vote for the individual who you believe has done most over...

Firm installs UK’s largest coffee roaster in £3M investment

The UK’s largest coffee roaster has been installed at UK coffee roasting company Lincoln & York’s North Lincolnshire HQ, according to the firm, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of...

Irn Bru maker’s results are ‘highly reassuring’

Irn Bru maker AG Barr has posted a “highly reassuring” update on its trading during the six months to July 27, according to financial analyst N+1 Singer.

Carbonates put fizz in Britvic results

Rising UK carbonates sales have put a fizz in Britvic’s third-quarter results for the 12 weeks to July 6, as Great Britain revenue climbed by nearly 5%.

It’s yo, ho, No for banned Captain Morgan advert

A social media advert linking the drinking of Diageo’s Captain Morgan rum to the ending of boredom has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Surge in Scottish brands linked to referendum vote

The Edinburgh government has claimed responsibility for a £513M surge in sales of Scottish food and drink, which it says underpins confidence in Scottish brands ahead of a yes vote...

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Drinks processor to create 100 jobs

Soft drinks maker Cawingredients is investing £42M in its site at Leeming Bar Industrial Estate in North Yorkshire, creating more than 100 jobs and boosting production and warehouse capacity.

OBESITY WEBINAR

Experts call for sugar tax, but doubt official support

Sugar tax is a good idea, but the government may be unwilling to implement it, according to expert panellists taking part in Food Manufacture’s webinar on obesity.

Obesity webinar

Obesity crisis demands more food science research

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free,...

Retailers help boost UK job market

There were more jobs gained than lost in the UK food and drink sector – taking into consideration manufacturing, distribution, packaging and retail – over the last six months, FoodManufacture.co.uk...