People have been promoting the health benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa for years. But new research goes a step further, elevating cocoa beans to the status of a super fruit, rivalling blueberries, cranberries and pomegranates.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) expects its suppliers to meet the high corporate social responsibility standards it is setting for itself as it continues on its journey to become a more sustainable business, according to its Plan A director, Richard Gillies.
Nichols chief executive Brendan Hynes has revealed to FoodManufacture.co.uk that the Meryseyside-based drinks giant is on the acquisition trail, after it reported a 23% rise in pre-tax profit to £15.1m for 2010.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has driven a Cornish drinks producer to lower the alcoholic strength of its ‘nettle beer’ and stung it with a stiff duty bill, after it decided that the drink should be classified as a wine.
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, has recently taken delivery of a new fleet of Hyster forklifts at its Paisley bottling operation, which produces up to 13M cases a year.
The concept of late customisation looks to be expanding out of the confines of research departments and into mainstream manufacturing operations. It’s a way of cost-effectively making a variety of products that use a common ingredient by adding flavour...
Diageo anticipates big growth from developing countries in the medium-term, and is planning further acquisitions in these markets given difficult trading conditions in mature markets such as Europe and North America.
Bosses at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) Ribena and Lucozade plant in Coleford, Gloucester, expect to be able to offer staff pay rises in 2011, but insist the pay freeze for 2010 is justified given the tough economic climate.
The co-founder of Scottish brewery Brewdog has sent an open letter to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) complaining that existing tax arrangements have stopped his firm from investing in the UK economy.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) achieved a 20% uplift in volumes and avoided £1.7M in capital expenditure and off-site storage costs by installing Witness simulation software from Lanner at its Northampton distribution hub.
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones has called on the Department of Health to explain how spending £322,000 of taxpayers' money on a study addressing consumer concerns over aspartame represents value for money at a time when budgets are so stretched.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has confirmed that up to 120 staff at seven UK sites could face redundancy following a European-wide restructuring, but said “130 GB vacancies and new roles would be made available”, so that net, net, there would be an increase...
Production at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Edmonton (CCE’s) factory will be disrupted again tomorrow and Thursday as members of the Unite union continue to protest at the firm’s “stingy” offer of a 2% pay rise.
A novel technology that uses air instead of gallons of water and cleaning agents to clean process pipe work is being installed at a UK whisky manufacturer this week and will shortly be tested by a UK dairy manufacturer.