Drinks

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

The U-label scheme uses QR codes on wine or spirits bottles to convey information

Why voluntary nutrition labels for alcoholic drinks won’t work

By Richard Horwell

A voluntary e-label scheme has been developed by European wine and spirits trade bodies Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins and Spirits Europe enabling wine and spirit producers to communicate nutritional, calorie and allergen information via QR codes...

Artists impression of what the Edinburgh brewery will look like

Innis & Gunn gets approval to build Edinburgh brewery

By Rod Addy

Innis & Gunn has secured planning permission to build a brewery at Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park from The City of Edinburgh Council - the first major brewery in Edinburgh for more than 150 years.

Martin: 'Companies must start their compliance early'

Legal opinion

Get to grips with low-to-no-alcohol labelling now

By Pete Martin

Consumers determined to ditch booze or reduce their intake have seen the no- and low-alcohol sector soar over the past two years, with the category growing by 51% in the year to February 2021 (Kantar Worldpanel).

Ready-to-drink, take home and exotic new flavours are key trends that have emerged during lockdown

Drinks innovation

Top drinks trends: how pandemic has shaped innovation

By Gwen Ridler

In the world of drinks innovation, there have been a clear number of trends that have emerged during the events of 2020/21, fuelled by the impact of COVID-19 on consumer purchasing habits.

From finance to drinks, Suppey has built Kyon Drinks up to be a contender in the non-alcoholic drinks market

Kyon Drinks: New drinks launch dodges the pandemic

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Kyon Drinks founder Daniel Suppey talks Food Manufacturer through the trials of setting up a drinks business during a global pandemic and the strengths of the non-alcoholic drinks market.

Pictured: Blue Aurora founder Rachel Templeton

Reducing waste and beating COVID at Blue Aurora

By Gwen Ridler

Rachel Templeton, founder of blueberry wine producer Blue Aurora, spoke with Food Manufacture about reducing food waste and finding success despite the COVID-19 pandemic in this exclusive podcast.

Steve Corby (pictured) and Antony Greenwood have taken leadership roles at Orchard House Foods

Orchard House Foods announces leadership hires

By Gwen Ridler

Prepared fruit and fresh fruit drinks supplier Orchard House Foods has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steve Corby as its new chief executive and Antony Greenwood as commercial director.

Reducing water usage can be achieved by all businesses through simple methods, explained Norman

Managing water usage at Suntory

By Gwen Ridler

Suntory Beverage & Food Europe head of sustainability gives advice on how to cut down water usage in the factory in this exclusive podcast.

The past month has seen a number of senior appointments by food and drink firms

People on the move in food and drink round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From baking to whisky distilling, we cover appointments from across the industry over the past month in this round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Unite members across GXO Logistics Drinks have called off strike action

GXO draymen call off nationwide strikes

By Gwen Ridler

Threats of a nationwide ‘beer drought’ have been quashed, after Unite members working across GXO Logistics Drinks called off strikes in lieu of an improved pay offer.

New launches, rebrands and developments in materials feature in this packaging round-up

Packaging round-up: Rebrands and new developments

By Gwen Ridler

New recyclable packaging at TruffleHunter, the development of paper-based bags at Bauck and a ‘first of its kind’ integrated bottle cap all feature in this round-up of food and drink packaging developments.

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Oatly

Glebe Farm wins legal battle with Oatly

By Gwen Ridler

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Swedish oat drinks manufacturer Oatly, after the judged dismissed all claims of copyright infringement.

Unite members have a deal with JDE to end its 'fire and rehire' dispute with the coffee maker

JDE Banbury dispute: Union votes in favour of new deal

By Gwen Ridler

Unite members at Jacobs Douwe Egberts’ Banbury, Oxfordshire plant have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new a pay and employment conditions package that removes the management’s proposal to ‘fire and rehire’ staff.

Greggs, Ornua and Ag Barr posted their latest financial results this week

Food and drink financial round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs, AG Barr and Ornua have all posted growth and strong sales in spite of COVID-19 related challenges, in this round-up of food and drink manufacturer’s financial results.

Unite members at XPO Logistics Drinks are to be balloted for strike action

Unite threatens ‘beer drought’ after pay dispute

By Gwen Ridler

Workers union Unite has threated a ‘beer drought’ across the UK, after announcing plans to ballot its members employed by XPO Logistics Drinks for industrial action over a ‘paltry’ pay offer.

Ruangsorn: 'Gap in the market for smoothies that contain vitamin D and iron'

High protein smoothies make Ecotrophelia finalist list

By Gwen Ridler

High protein smoothies packed with berries in eco-friendly packaging derived from edamame beans secured University of Surrey's two person team Edam & Eve a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK. Team lead Ruangfah (Minnie) Ruangsorn explains more...

Molson Coors has invested £25m in a new canning line and upgrades to beer and cider packaging

Molson Coors invests £25m in new canning line

By Gwen Ridler

Molson Coors Beverage Company has invested £25m into a new hard seltzer canning line and upgrades to its beer and cider packaging facilities at its Burton-upon-Trent brewery.

Former Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen will take the role of AG Barr chairman

AG Barr appoints former Dairy Crest CEO as chair

By Gwen Ridler

Former Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen is to join drinks manufacturer AG Barr as an independent non-executive director and chairman designate, with effect from 1 July 2021.