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Magners owner C&C Group has acquired a minority share in craft brewer Jubel

Craft brewer Jubel secures investment

By James Ridler

Cornwall-based brewery startup Jubel has received investment from Magners owner C&C Group to help drive distribution of its craft beers.

New blockchain-based traceability service could build trust in the beef supply chain

Blockchain service for beef products launched

By Rick Pendrous

A blockchain-based traceability service is being launched by auditing specialist NSF International, which aims to improve operational efficiency and cut costs for farmers while improving consumers’ trust in the supply chain.

The balance between vibrant colours and natural ingredients needs to be struck in the Instagram age

Colours at play in the Instagram age

By Noli Dinkovski

Pretty in pink... or purple or yellow... food and drink colours have an increasing role to play in the Instagram age. But consumer demand dictates they also need to be sourced correctly.

Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications

Puratos launches summer-themed cake ingredients

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients maker Puratos has unveiled new cake mix flavours and fruit fillings – including the first products to be launched from the former Fruitapeel factory in Liverpool, which it acquired in 2017.

ZTP's new dashboard allows manufacturers to manage energy consumption

ZTP platform tracks energy consumption

By Ellie Woollven

A system designed to help users monitor and forecast their energy usage, analyse current market prices, forecast future prices and build in accurate risk calculations has been introduced by energy software and management consultancy ZTP.

New advances in modified atmosphere packaging highlights research into barrier board options

Sorting the board from the plastic

By Paul Gander

The launch of a plastics-containing pressed paperboard tray that can be gas-flushed as modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) has highlighted the high level of current research and development around composites and other barrier board options – and the recycling...

Marks & Spencer said there was growing demand for protein-based drinks that offered added vitamins and benefits

Supermarket review after fruit juice backlash

By Noli Dinkovski

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to review how to make the contents of its products clearer for vegans and vegetarians after it was revealed that some of its fruit juices contained beef-derived collagen.

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