Beverages

Van Bockel: 'We are keen to source our key ingredients from the UK'

Tenzing to launch new energy drink flavour

By Helen Gilbert

Plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing is gearing up to debut a new flavour this summer following its first round of investment after two years of being entirely self-funded.

Le Roux: The future of non-alcoholic adult drinks will be led be startups, not existing brands

Growing thirst for alcohol-free ‘alternative’ spirits

By James Ridler

Growing consumer demand for alcohol-free, adult soft drinks has sparked a wave of new start-ups hoping to capitalise on the expanding category, as evidenced in Wednesday’s (15 May) UK Soft Drinks Conference.

Agostini: calling for more chemical recycling facilities for PET

Nestlé UK boss calls for more plastics recycling

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé UK’s chief executive Stefano Agostini has called for the UK plastics recycling infrastructure to be dramatically improved to help food and drink brand owners meet challenging new recycling targets.

Snowdon (pictured): 'The most obvious intangible cost is the unpaid labour to make the whole system work'

Hidden £1.7bn cost of deposit return schemes

By James Ridler

Deposit return schemes for plastic drinks bottles could cost the UK economy £1.7bn in unpaid labour, outweighing the yearly fee for running the scheme, an industry expert has claimed.

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

Rich List 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

By James Ridler

Heineken owners Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho have once again topped the list of the wealthiest people in UK food and drink manufacturing, featured in this photo gallery.

Leeds Gin has been acquired by True North Brew Co

Gin firm acquired by true North Brew Co

By James Ridler

Sheffield-based True North Brew Co has acquired Leeds Gin, with plans to reinvigorate the brand with a new design and new flavours.

Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations

Typhoo posts full supplier list

By Helen Gilbert

Typhoo has published a full list of its global tea suppliers for the first time in a bid to boost wider transparency and accountability across the industry.

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.

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.

Kevin Georgel (pictured) is to take the role of chief executive at St Austell Brewery early next year

Cornish brewer makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery is to appoint Kevin Georgel as chief executive, following the retirement of James Staughton in January next year (2020).

Clipper Teas owner Wessanen has been acquired for £737.2m

Wessanen acquired in £737.2m takeover bid

By James Ridler

Clipper Teas and Whole Earth owner Wessanen has accepted a takeover bid from private equity firm PAI Partners and Delta Partners co-founder Charles Jobson, in a deal worth €885m (£737.2m).