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Functional drinks are set for a boost. (Copyright: Kerry)

Functional beverages attract lifestyle consumers

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for functional beverages are set to rise as ‘lifestyle consumers’ are increasingly entering the category, ingredients supplier Kerry Taste & Nutrition has predicted.

Whitby Gin is expanding

Whitby Gin in £1.5m distillery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A Yorkshire gin-maker is expanding its operation after being granted permission to move into new premises in the shadow of Whitby Abbey.

Breweries such as Shepherd Neame have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

How are breweries surviving coronavirus?

By Michelle Perrett

As the UK went into lockdown, panic buying dramatically boosted volume sales for food and drink retailers, while for the brewery sector the closure of pubs had a devastating effect.

The new canning line will open in 2021

Clearly Drinks to invest in new canning line

By Michelle Perrett

Clearly Drinks, the Sunderland based soft drinks company, is to invest in a new canning facility that will enable it to expand its brand portfolio.

Dark days for Scotch whisky as US tariff remains in place

Whisky, beer and gin industries, Walkers Shortbread and Government respond on US tariffs

US tariffs wipe £300m off Scotch whisky exports

By Rod Addy

US tariffs have wiped £300m off Scotch whisky sales, with losses set to grow as it emerged they would be kept in place for what is one of Scotland's staple exports.

AG Barr has been impacted by Coronavirus

Irn-Bru owner’s sales hit by coronavirus

By Michelle Perrett

A G Barr, the soft drinks company that produces Irn-Bru, Rubicon and Funkin, has reported “significant trading volatility” in its interim results following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

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