All news articles for November 2015

Peroni looks set to be offloaded by its new owner AB InBev to please competition authorities

AB InBev to offload Peroni and Grosch to please regulators

By Laurence Gibbons

Brewing giant AB InBev will look to offload its newly-acquired Peroni and Grolsch brands in a bid to appease EU competition regulators following its takeover of rival SAB Miller, with Heineken and Molson Coors the most likely bidders, according to an...

Action on Sugar has called for a six-point plan to beat obesity and type 2 diabetes

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Gov should adopt our six-point obesity plan: AoS

By Laurence Gibbons

Action on Sugar has launched a six-step “evidence-based” action plan to prevent the UK’s obesity and type 2 diabetes crisis from spiralling out of control.

Nick Vermont, McCain’s chief executive in Britain, spoke at a sustainability convention this month

Treat climate change like health and safety: McCain boss

By Alice Foster

Food manufacturers must treat climate change as seriously as health and safety to protect the planet and ensure profitability, according to McCain boss Nick Vermont ahead of climate change talks in Paris.  

Unilever has pledged to become carbon positive

Unilever praised for sustainability target

By Laurence Gibbons

Unilever has won praise for committing to becoming carbon positive by 2030 ahead of the United Nations Climate change conference in Paris today (November 30), by the WWF.

2016: A great opportunity for start-ups and small brands

Food and drink trends focus on smaller brands

By Noli Dinkovski

The growing importance of smaller food and drink brands, arising from the fragmentation of consumer beliefs about food, is one of 10 key trends identified next year by New Business Nutrition.

Meat processor Cranswick has posted positive results off the back of rising pork sales

Cranswick praised for ‘crackling’ results

By Laurence Gibbons

Meat processor Cranswick has been praised for its ‘crackling’ innovations and investments that have led to gains in pre-tax revenue, sales and earnings for the six months to September 30 2015, by City analyst Shore Capital.

Hard to swallow: two-thirds think taxing sugary drinks would penalise most people who drink responsibly

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Most consumers say ‘No thanks’ to drinks sugar tax

By Michael Stones

More than two-thirds of British adults believe a tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks would: penalise most people who consume soft drinks responsibly, rise each year and lead to taxes on other foods, according to an independent poll commissioned by the...

Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M bakery in Margate, Kent

Speciality Breads opens new £3M bakery

By Michael Stones

Speciality Breads has opened a new £3M 3,000m2 bakery near Margate, Kent, which will lead to the creation of up to 30 jobs in the New Year.

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