Drinks

Rebel Kitchen is to merge with Nurture Brands

Rebel Kitchen to merge with Nurture Brands

By James Ridler

Alternative milk business Rebel Kitchen is to merge with Nurture Brands in a bid to create the UK’s top plant-based snacks and drinks producer.

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Clearly Drinks acquires Revolution Waves

By Rod Addy

Sunderland-based branded soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks has invested in flavoured water brand Revolution Waves for an undisclosed sum.

Unions have hit out at the US president's plans to apply 25% tariffs to Scotch whisky

GMB slams Trump post-Brexit whisky tariffs

By Dan Colombini

Trade union GMB Scotland has hit out at US president Donald Trump’s intention to apply 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky as part of any future trade deals, with Brexit on the horizon.

PepsiCo has embraced the Apprenticeship Levy and has standardised training across all its sites

Apprenticeships plug skills gaps at PepsiCo

By James Ridler

International snacks and drinks giant PepsiCo has utilised funds made available by the apprenticeship levy to plug skills gaps across its manufacturing base.

A new £5m distillery has been planned in Llandudno, north Wales

New £5m distillery to create jobs in Wales

By James Ridler

The Welsh Whisky Company has announced plans to open a £5m distillery and create new jobs in Llandudno, north Wales with support from the Welsh government.

The change will remove 850t of plastic from a range of brands annually

Budweiser to pull plastic rings from UK beer

By Dan Colombini

Britain’s best-selling beer brands Budweiser and Stella Artois have announced a multi-million pound investment to eliminate plastic rings from can packaging across their entire UK-produced range by the end of 2020.

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

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