Drinks

The Hemp plant is the most common sauce of CBD oil used in food and drink production

All you need to know about CBD

By James Ridler

From its perceived medical benefits to the growth in the market, we run down the things you need to know about cannabidiol (CBD) and its use in food and drink production.

QR code scanning technology is being increasingly adopted by the drink industry

QR code label growth led by drinks firms

By Ellie Woollven

Seafood and drinks firms are leading a food manufacturing trend in QR code labels, a report from Future Market Insights (FMI) has found.

Howard: ‘We’re looking forward to continue to grow on a national scale’

Sales and jobs boost for Clearly Drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east soft drinks manufacturer says investing in people and processes has enabled it to grow revenue by 20% and staff by 50% in the last 12 months.

Food and drink product launches

Diverse snacks launched in latest NPD round

By James Ridler

Fruit crisps, chocolate-covered pretzels and healthy snack launches all feature in this month’s photo gallery of new product developments by food and drink manufacturers.

Operating in the Outer Hebrides is both challenging and rewarding for the Isle of Harris Distillers

Me and my team

Distilling island life: Isle of Harris Distillers

By Simon Erlanger

Running a spirits business in the Outer Hebrides brings challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to tell a unique story, says Isle of Harris Distillers managing director Simon Erlanger.

MOre and more suppliers are steering away from using plastics in their packaging

Glass and can boost in beverages

By Paul Gander

Beverage brand-owners and contract packers are steering away from new launches in plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as investment in equipment for can and glass filling grows, suppliers claim.

AMC Group has created 100 jobs at its new factory

AMC Group creates 100 jobs at new juicing factory

By James Ridler

International fresh juice processor AMC Group has created 100 jobs at a new purpose-built factory for freshly-squeezed juice and plant-based and free-from products in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Creating a tasty, healthy product with a good mouthfeel is a difficult balancing act for manufacturers

Beverage innovation

A matter of taste: striking a balance in healthy drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

With the trend for naturally sweetened and reduced-sugar drinks continuing, manufacturers are striving to find a good balance of taste and mouthfeel while supplying healthier products.

AG Barr produces brands including energy drink Rockstar, Irn Bru, Rubicon and Snapple in the UK

AG Barr invests in non-alcoholic spirits business

By Rod Addy

AG Barr has invested £1m in non-alcoholic spirits in the form of start-up business Elegantly Spirited, signalling its interest in an emerging drinks category that is generating significant interest.

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