Manufacturers have hit back at a report highlighting businesses that make most of their money from the sales of HFSS foods. Image: Getty, Chris Ryan


Manufacturers hit back at 'unhealthy' food sales report

By Gwen Ridler

A recent report pointing a finger at food and drink firms that make most of their money from the sales of ‘unhealthy’ foods has been criticised for its lack of scope and failing to acknowledge manufacturers’ effort to control portion sizes.

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Relive the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2024

By Gwen Ridler

Relive the glitz and glamour of the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards as we take a tour around the venue and speak with some of the winners in this exclusive video.

Beef, carrots and salad crops among the foods that could see higher price tags attached. Credit: Getty/LauriPatterson

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5 foods affected by supply shocks

By Bethan Grylls

While inflation may be easing, the supply chain remains sensitive to shocks, with several food commodities likely to see continued shortages and higher prices than the years before the permacrisis era.

SOKO is a fruit juice manufacturer based in North Macedonia. Credit: Getty / Boarding1Now


Increasing beverage production efficiency

By William Dodds

Watson-Marlow Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped fruit juice manufacturer SOKO Gorica increase the efficiency of its production process by replacing a pump that failed to transfer highly viscous peach concentrate with Bredel 25 hose...

Mash Gang are expanding into the US through its partnership with Pilot Project Brewing


Craft brewer Mash Gang extends reach to the US

By Gwen Ridler

Non-alcoholic craft brewer Mash Gang is setting its sites on the US market with help from brewery incubator Pilot Project Brewing, launching two of its best-selling beers overseas this month.

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Labels on 500ml Sprite and Sprite Zero bottles will be replaced with an embossed logo on the front of the pack and laser-engraved product information on the back in new trial


Sprite bottles go ‘label-less'

By Bethan Grylls

Sprite and Sprite Zero labels will be temporarily removed from on-the-go bottles as part of a limited trial designed to simplify the recycling process.

Sales of non-alcopholic drinks surged for Not on the High Street in January. Image: Getty, Paper Boat Creative


Brits ditch alcoholic drinks in January

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of non-alcoholic drinks surged in January as Britain sees a cultural shift towards wellness trends at the start of the year, according to new research from bespoke retailer Not on the Highstreet (NOTHS)

Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace have bought Eight Degrees from Irish Distillers


Eight Degrees founders buy back brewery

By Gwen Ridler

The founders of Irish drinks maker Eight Degrees have bought back their brewery from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers for an undisclosed sum.

Gen Z are becoming less inclined to choose an alcoholic drink, according to Mintel. Image: Getty, franckreporter


Gen Z turns it back on alcohol over emotional impact

By Gwen Ridler

Generation Z – people born between 1997-2012 – are increasingly turning their noses at alcohol over growing concerns of its emotional impact and the cost of alcoholic drinks, according to new research from Mintel.

Happy Drinks COmpany has secured a £440k loan from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Flexible Growth Fund. Image: Getty, Yau Ming Low


Happy Drinks Company creates jobs after £440k loan

By Gwen Ridler

Clean-label drinks firm Happy Drinks Company is to create 24 jobs to support the expansion of its bottling and manufacturing operations, after securing a £440k loan from Liverpool City Council.

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