Döhler believes wine-flavoured ciders will soon be hitting the UK market

Hop and wine flavours are the next big thing for cider

By Paul Gander

Hop and wine flavours look set to become the new major trend in the UK cider market, following developments already seen in other countries, according to an ingredients supplier to the sector.

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.

Map of Scotland highlights iconic food from the country

Scotland’s food and drink showcased in new map

By James Ridler

Scotland’s food and drink sector is being showcased in a new map of the country, highlighting the growing success of the industry – a key driver of the country’s economy.

The closure of Britvic’s Norwich factory has put the future of Colman’s Mustard at risk, claimed Unite

Unions seek jobs reassurances over Britvic factory closure

By James Ridler

Britvic’s plans to close it Norwich factory and cut more than 200 jobs have raised concerns from two of the country’s leading trade unions, Unite and the GMB, including fears for the future of the iconic condiment Colman’s Mustard.

Coca-Cola HBC ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence to treat a medial condition

Coca-Cola boss takes four-month medical leave

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence from the company, in order to undergo medical treatment.

Krones will demonstrate direct printing onto PET bottles at Drinktec

Drinktec 2017 features inline, direct digital inkjet printers

By Paul Gander

Major equipment companies are putting their weight behind inline, direct-to-container digital inkjet printing, especially for beverages in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), with systems set to feature at this week’s Drinktec show in Germany.

Macb has recalled all flavours of its bottled water, after they were found to be spoiled by mould

Drinks firm Macb recalls mouldy water

By James Ridler

Beverage manufacturer Macb has recalled batches of its flavoured still spring water, after mould was found inside the bottles.

UK grocery price rise and shoppers buy less, according to a new Nielsen report

UK grocery market sees 2.9% growth year-on-year

By James Ridler

UK grocery sales have grown 2.9% year-on-year, according to a new report from information specialist Nielsen, as the European grocery market grew at the fastest rate in three years. 

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