Drinks

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

Rich List 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

By James Ridler

Heineken owners Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho have once again topped the list of the wealthiest people in UK food and drink manufacturing, featured in this photo gallery.

Leeds Gin has been acquired by True North Brew Co

Gin firm acquired by true North Brew Co

By James Ridler

Sheffield-based True North Brew Co has acquired Leeds Gin, with plans to reinvigorate the brand with a new design and new flavours.

Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations

Typhoo posts full supplier list

By Helen Gilbert

Typhoo has published a full list of its global tea suppliers for the first time in a bid to boost wider transparency and accountability across the industry.

Magners owner C&C Group has acquired a minority share in craft brewer Jubel

Craft brewer Jubel secures investment

By James Ridler

Cornwall-based brewery startup Jubel has received investment from Magners owner C&C Group to help drive distribution of its craft beers.

Marks & Spencer said there was growing demand for protein-based drinks that offered added vitamins and benefits

Supermarket review after fruit juice backlash

By Noli Dinkovski

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to review how to make the contents of its products clearer for vegans and vegetarians after it was revealed that some of its fruit juices contained beef-derived collagen.

Kevin Georgel (pictured) is to take the role of chief executive at St Austell Brewery early next year

Cornish brewer makes senior appointment

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer St Austell Brewery is to appoint Kevin Georgel as chief executive, following the retirement of James Staughton in January next year (2020).

Clipper Teas owner Wessanen has been acquired for £737.2m

Wessanen acquired in £737.2m takeover bid

By James Ridler

Clipper Teas and Whole Earth owner Wessanen has accepted a takeover bid from private equity firm PAI Partners and Delta Partners co-founder Charles Jobson, in a deal worth €885m (£737.2m).

Carbon dioxide is used to produce the bubbles in fizzy drinks and as a gas in modified atmosphere packaging

CO2 shortage ‘could happen again’

By Aidan Fortune

UK food industry experts have warned that last year’s CO2 shortage could easily happen again if the supply chain isn’t improved.

Left to right: Brian Holliday and Peter Nallen

Siemens to help malt firm slash costs

By Helen Gilbert

International brewing giant Boortmalt hopes to reduce its costs by up to 30% within the next 12 months after signing a productivity improvement and technology programme with Siemens Digital Industries.

Skinner's Brewery has secured supermarket listings in the south west of England

Skinner’s Brewery secures Tesco listing

By James Ridler

Cornish brewer Skinner’s has secured a deal with Tesco to supply its newest range to the retailer’s stores across the south-west of England.

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