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Blends has the capacity to process 140 million cans a year

Contract manufacturing profile: Blends Flavours & Colours

Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential

By Andrew Richardson

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers' needs, explains factory manager Andrew Richardson.

Find out the latest developments in packaging technology in The Complete Package

Complete Package

The Complete Package: Sustainability and EU legislation

By Gwen Ridler

The latest developments in packaging technology, developing sustainable solutions for direct to consumer wine delivery and beating EU legislation on tethered caps are highlighted in our latest round-up of food and drink packaging innovations.

The new team will lead the ekaterra business after it was sold by Unilever

Ekaterra unveils new top team after divestment from Unilever

By Michelle Perrett

Ekaterra, the tea company that owns brands Lipton, PG tips and Pukka, has appointed Nathalie Roos as chief executive officer and Pierre Laubies as chair of the board following the completion of its divestment from Unilever.

The GMB union has said strike action will go ahead in July.

Budweiser workers set for more strikes

By Michelle Perrett

Budweiser workers at Samlesbury, near Preston, are set for another round of strikes after failing to agree a pay offer with the brewery.

Carlsberg has recieved a £3m fine for an ammonia leak that left one man dead and another seriously injured

Carlsberg fined £3m for ammonia leak

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Carlsberg has been fined £3m for an ammonia leak at its Northampton site that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Chambers has ended his 29-year long career with Swires and hi seven year stint as Finlays managing director

Finlays managing director steps down

By Gwen Ridler

Finlays managing director Guy Chambers has stepped down from the position after seven years in the role, marking the end of his 29 year-long career with parent company Swire.

Haarsma: 'UK one of the most advanced beer and cider markets in the world'

Heineken UK MD named

By Rod Addy

Heineken UK has named Boudewijn Haarsma as managing director (MD).

Automated future for Nestlé’s supply chain

Automated future for Nestlé’s supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive video interview, GXO digital model realisation & continuous improvement leader Alex Stinton talks about the role his company’s East Midlands site plays in Nestlé’s supply chain and how it has been designed from the ground up to incorporate...

The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

Digital feature: long read

Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.

Seven Bro7hers has secured funding to help supply larger customer contracts and purchase orders

New funding to back family-owned brewery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A family-owned brewery in Salford, Manchester has secured a quarter of million pounds funding through Cynergy Business Finance, which will assist in fulfilling increased orders and invest in new plant and machinery.

Intakes of added and free sugar should stay as low as possible, according to EFSA

Sugar intake levels in line with current recommendations

By Gwen Ridler

Intakes of added and free sugar should be as low as possible – in line with current recommendations – for a nutritionally adequate diet, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Invest NI has offered Pure Roast Coffee £209,295 towards R&D, the creation of ten jobs, and web development

Pure Roast Coffee secures £1m retail contract

By Rod Addy

Coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, which is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in Britain - worth £1m.

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