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Plastic recycling and brand transparency were key trends that would impact food and drink manufacturers

Key trends for food and drink manufacturers in 2018

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers are likely to be impacted by two key consumer trends from a list of four, set to dominated shoppers’ spending next year, according to new research from Mintel.

Scotch whisky sales have fallen since the Chancellor hiked spirits tax in the spring budget

Scotch whisky sales drop by 1M bottles after tax hike

By James Ridler

Scotch whisky sales have fallen by 1M bottles since Chancellor Philip Hammond hiked spirits tax in the March budget, claimed the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), which is urging the Exchequer to lift the duty in next month’s budget.

ABP Food Group has opened a £22M renewable energy plant

ABP Food Group opens £22M green energy plant

By James Ridler

ABP Food Group has invested in a £22M green energy plant in Buckinghamshire, capable of producing enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.

More automation could offset rising labour costs, says Finsbury boss

Finsbury hit by rising commodity and labour costs

By Noli Dinkovski

A combination of high commodity prices and labour costs are a “constant attrition”, hindering growth at one of the UK’s biggest bakery firms, its group finance director has claimed.

First Milk post profit growth after ‘transformation’ of the company

First Milk doubles profits in full year results

By James Ridler

Dairy processor First Milk has almost doubled its profits in its financial results for the year ended March 31 2017, following a “transformation” of the business.

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