Drinks

Britvic posts its 2020 full-year results

Britvic sales down amidst COVID-19 pressures

By James 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.

Eco-friendly packaging, space saving and gentle robots are new developments in packaging machinery

Packaging machinery: space saving and eco-friendly

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are constantly having to boost production to meet an ever-growing demand for their products, prompting a need for developers of packaging machinery to keep up.

The Nescafé range performed strongly across the world

Nestlé: Nescafé and Starbucks among top performing brands

By Rod Addy

Garden Gourmet, Nescafé, Starbucks and Purina PetCare fuelled organic sales growth in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, according to Nestlé's latest full-year results, although COVID-19 hit group reported sales.

Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs worldwide

Heineken cuts hit UK jobs

By James Ridler

Heineken is to slash jobs across its UK operations, as part of a larger worldwide job cuts in the wake of COVID-19 disruption.

The Scottish government has offered business rates relief until March this year

Brewers welcome business rates offer, but want more

By James Ridler

Three months of 100% business rates relief offered in the Scottish government’s budget has been welcomed by the pub and brewing industries, but calls have been made to extend support to all the UK.

Continued impact from the pandemic is expected, but Tate & Lyle proved buoyant

Britvic, Tate & Lyle and Diageo post financial updates

By Rod Addy

Out-of-home declines at Britvic offset sales growth in at-home products in its first quarter (Q1), Tate & Lyle's primary product sales rose in the three months to 31 December and Diageo reported dented interims.

Businesses are pinning their hopes on improved performance once lockdown eases

Financial roundup: pandemic pummels food firms

By Rod Addy

Greencore, Real Good Food (RGF) and AG Barr financial updates all reflected hits as the latest COVID-19-related lockdown affected consumer buying habits, but hope remains for the coming year.

Cockran: 'It has been a challenge – a good challenge at the same time'

Coca-Cola apprentice Amelia Cockran on COVID-19 challenge

By James Ridler

Rapid change in a COVID-19 world and new learning opportunities have been essential parts of the lives of apprentices in 2020, one finalist in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reveals in this exclusive podcast.

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