Drinks

MOre and more suppliers are steering away from using plastics in their packaging

Glass and can boost in beverages

By Paul Gander

Beverage brand-owners and contract packers are steering away from new launches in plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as investment in equipment for can and glass filling grows, suppliers claim.

AMC Group has created 100 jobs at its new factory

AMC Group creates 100 jobs at new juicing factory

By James Ridler

International fresh juice processor AMC Group has created 100 jobs at a new purpose-built factory for freshly-squeezed juice and plant-based and free-from products in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

Creating a tasty, healthy product with a good mouthfeel is a difficult balancing act for manufacturers

Beverage innovation

A matter of taste: striking a balance in healthy drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

With the trend for naturally sweetened and reduced-sugar drinks continuing, manufacturers are striving to find a good balance of taste and mouthfeel while supplying healthier products.

AG Barr produces brands including energy drink Rockstar, Irn Bru, Rubicon and Snapple in the UK

AG Barr invests in non-alcoholic spirits business

By Rod Addy

AG Barr has invested £1m in non-alcoholic spirits in the form of start-up business Elegantly Spirited, signalling its interest in an emerging drinks category that is generating significant interest.

Food and drink innovation at Food Tech Week

Innovation at London Food Tech Week

By James Ridler

From new uses of hemp and cannabidiol in food and drink to the growing trend of fermented beverages, YFoods’ London Food Tech Week showcased some of the latest innovations from across the industry, featured in this photo gallery.

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks could be disrupted if strike action goes ahead

Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

By Helen Gilbert

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

Britvic's Pepsi Max, 7-Up Free, Tango, R Whites and Purdey's brands delivered some of the strongest growth in its total portfolio

Britvic outlines consolidation progress

By Rod Addy

Britvic is close to completing the transfer of production of Robinsons and Fruit Shoot from its Norwich factory to its Rugby plant, having incorporated several new lines into the latter.

Pearce covers the challenges of creating new flavours and the rise of non-alcoholic spirits in this podcast

Omega Ingredients and flavour trends: Podcast

By James Ridler

Non-alcoholic spirits, alternative proteins and future operations within the EU were all on the mind of Omega Ingredients’ founder and chief executive Steve Pearce.

Van Bockel: 'We are keen to source our key ingredients from the UK'

Tenzing to launch new energy drink flavour

By Helen Gilbert

Plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing is gearing up to debut a new flavour this summer following its first round of investment after two years of being entirely self-funded.

Le Roux: The future of non-alcoholic adult drinks will be led be startups, not existing brands

Growing thirst for alcohol-free ‘alternative’ spirits

By James Ridler

Growing consumer demand for alcohol-free, adult soft drinks has sparked a wave of new start-ups hoping to capitalise on the expanding category, as evidenced in Wednesday’s (15 May) UK Soft Drinks Conference.

Agostini: calling for more chemical recycling facilities for PET

Nestlé UK boss calls for more plastics recycling

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé UK’s chief executive Stefano Agostini has called for the UK plastics recycling infrastructure to be dramatically improved to help food and drink brand owners meet challenging new recycling targets.

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