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Mash Gang are expanding into the US through its partnership with Pilot Project Brewing

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Craft brewer Mash Gang extends reach to the US

By Gwen Ridler

Non-alcoholic craft brewer Mash Gang is setting its sites on the US market with help from brewery incubator Pilot Project Brewing, launching two of its best-selling beers overseas this month.

Food manufacturers are providing special treats this Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day new food product launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wagyu sharing steaks to personalised iced Bakewell tarts, we round-up some of the latest Valentine’s Day product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Labels on 500ml Sprite and Sprite Zero bottles will be replaced with an embossed logo on the front of the pack and laser-engraved product information on the back in new trial

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Sprite bottles go ‘label-less'

By Bethan Grylls

Sprite and Sprite Zero labels will be temporarily removed from on-the-go bottles as part of a limited trial designed to simplify the recycling process.

Sales of non-alcopholic drinks surged for Not on the High Street in January. Image: Getty, Paper Boat Creative

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Brits ditch alcoholic drinks in January

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of non-alcoholic drinks surged in January as Britain sees a cultural shift towards wellness trends at the start of the year, according to new research from bespoke retailer Not on the Highstreet (NOTHS)

Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace have bought Eight Degrees from Irish Distillers

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Eight Degrees founders buy back brewery

By Gwen Ridler

The founders of Irish drinks maker Eight Degrees have bought back their brewery from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers for an undisclosed sum.

Gen Z are becoming less inclined to choose an alcoholic drink, according to Mintel. Image: Getty, franckreporter

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Gen Z turns it back on alcohol over emotional impact

By Gwen Ridler

Generation Z – people born between 1997-2012 – are increasingly turning their noses at alcohol over growing concerns of its emotional impact and the cost of alcoholic drinks, according to new research from Mintel.

Happy Drinks COmpany has secured a £440k loan from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Flexible Growth Fund. Image: Getty, Yau Ming Low

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Happy Drinks Company creates jobs after £440k loan

By Gwen Ridler

Clean-label drinks firm Happy Drinks Company is to create 24 jobs to support the expansion of its bottling and manufacturing operations, after securing a £440k loan from Liverpool City Council.

The big Food Manufacture trends report 2024

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The biggest food and drink trends of 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From flavours of the moment, to the importance of health and functionality, to the impact of an unstable world – Food Manufacture unpicks the major trends and drivers for food and beverage producers in 2024.

Image: Getty, Svittlana

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Exports for British festive treats on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Demand for luxury British staples such as Scotch whisky, chocolate and sparkling wine soared this Christmas from consumers in Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) countries.

Caramel was one of the top trends identified for 2024. Credit: Getty / Danielle Wood

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Top flavour trends for 2024

By William Dodds

Specialist flavour house I.T.S has launched a new report analysing the top trends that are set to drive the food and drink industry in 2024.

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