Drinks

Adam Street Advisers supported the MBO of St Helier Beverage Company

St Helier Beverage Company management buyout

By James Ridler

Corinthian Brands joint managing directors John Hibberd and Paul Burton have led a management buyout (MBO) of parent company St Helier Beverage Company, with help from an eight-figure funding package from finance lender ThinCats.

Paper and plastic both have roles to play in this packaging round-up

Latest trends in food and drink packaging

By James Ridler

Packaging-free aisles in Aldi, paper packs for Smarties and cardboard beer sleeves all feature in our latest food and drink packaging round-up.

Cider sales stayed strong thanks to growing interest in craft products and premiumisation

Cider stays strong despite COVID-19 restrictions

By James Ridler

Cider sales have continued to grow despite the closure of pubs during the latest lockdown, with crafted and premium brands leading the charge, according to a new report from Westons Cider.

Square Root has appointed a new commercial director

Drinks firm Square Root names commercial director

By James Ridler

Drinks firm Square Root, which makes non-alcoholic cocktails, sodas and tonics has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of Nick McKay as its new commercial director.

O'Flynn will join the Kingsland Drinks board of directors

Pernod Ricard MD joins Kingsland Drinks

By James Ridler

Kingsland Drinks has appointed former Pernod Ricard UK managing director Denis O’Flynn as a non-executive director on the board of Kingsland Drinks Group.

reducing plastic has been the biggest trend in food packaging this month

Food and drink packaging round-up

By James Ridler

From plastic reduction in processed meat packaging, to the world’s first Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certified beverage cans, we run down some of the latest developments in food and drink packaging from around the world.

Moju has secured £2.5m in investment in a funding round from Danon's investment arm. (L-R) Cofounders Paul Chifflet and Charlie Leet-Cook

Danone investment arm spends £2.5m on drinks brand Moju

By James Ridler

Wellness drinks brand Moju has secured £2.5m of investment in a funding campaign led by dairy giant Danone’s investment arm, Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV), constituting its first foray into the UK market.

From finance to the world of adult soft drinks, Nix & Kix chronicle their challenges in getting to market

Foot on the ladder: start-up Nix and Kix

By James Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Nix & Kix co-founders Kerstin Robinson and Julia Kessler discuss their history and the challenges they faced in setting up their own drinks company.

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