Drinks

A free trade agreement with Australia could see UK whisky export tariffs cut

Whisky tariffs could be cut in Australia trade deal

By Gwen Ridler

The UK’s proposed trade deal with Australia could cut – though not necessarily scrap – tariffs on Scotch whisky exports to the country, supporting thousands of jobs in the Scottish drinks industry, according to the Government.

New developments in food and drink packaging feature in this round-up

Packaging news and development round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From bottles made from wood pulp to new advances in packaging machinery, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink packaging space.

Murphy & Son saves £100,000 through brewery innovation

Innovative approach pays off for Murphy & Son

By Jerome Smail

Brewing supplies and consultancy firm Murphy & Son claims to have saved nearly £100,000 over the past three years through its approach to product development.

L to R: Salcombe Brewery chairman John Tiner with Beaman at the new site

Me & My Team: Salcombe Brewery

By Sam Beaman

Salcombe Brewery has weathered the pandemic, has almost completed a £1m site and is poised to roll out a new canned pilsner this summer, head brewer Sam Beaman tells Food Manufacture.

Adam Street Advisers supported the MBO of St Helier Beverage Company

St Helier Beverage Company management buyout

By Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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.

O'Flynn will join the Kingsland Drinks board of directors

Pernod Ricard MD joins Kingsland Drinks

By Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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.

Britvic posts its 2020 full-year results

Britvic sales down amidst COVID-19 pressures

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has posted a dip in sales and earnings in its full-year 2020 results, as it looks to premiumisation, e-commerce and low calorie drinks to boost business.

Diageo's Menezes: 'I've seen first-hand the power of diversity'

Diageo leads way for women in leadership in food processing

By Rod Addy

Diageo has the best female board and leadership representation of any FTSE 100 company, according to a recently published review, with other firms and groups reporting progress on the issue this International Women's Day.