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WRAP has launched a roadmap to help achieve its UK Plastic Pact targets

WRAP launches Plastics Pact roadmap

By James Ridler

Targets and deadlines for efficient plastic packaging use have been launched by The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for members of the UK Plastics Pact.

Apprentice Nathan Brown and capability manager Mandy Reader talk about their roles in the business

Meet the apprentice: PepsiCo

By James Ridler

PepsiCo’s ‘Grow our Own’ initiative sees 150–200 apprentices a year taken on across its sites. Here, organisational capability manager Mandy Reader explains the philosophy, while apprentice Nathan Brown outlines the benefits to his career path

An artist's impression of the new Penderyn Distillery site

New site for Welsh whisky distillery

By Aidan Fortune

Swansea’s former Hafod Morfa Copperworks site will be transformed into a whisky distillery and visitor centre, thanks to a £3.5m grant from the National Lottery.

O’Gorman: ‘The consumer tends to identify with the freshness of tea as part of wider health and wellness trends’

Beverage processing

A new thirst for innovation

By Paul Gander

Driven by the health agenda, new product development in the drinks sector is rife, and processors are having to respond accordingly.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

Clipper has launched its first plastic-free teabags

Clipper launches plastic-free teabag

By James Ridler

Wessanen UK-owned Clipper Teas has launched a plastic free, non-genetically modified (GM) and unbleached teabag for use in all of its products.

Heineken's new multipacking system can only succeed by communicating with consumers

Explanation key to Snap Pack success

By Paul Gander

Consumer communications at the point-of-sale will be essential to the success of Snap Pack, the new glue-based multipacking system for cans of Carlsberg beer, the brewer has claimed.

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