Drinks

Stout expansion for Cumbrian Brewery

Stout expansion for Cumbrian Brewery

By Ben Bouckley

Hawkshead Brewery has spent £250,000 on expanding its brewery, which will allow it to produce 180 barrels or 50,000 pints a week.

Charbrew fights off the Dragons

Charbrew fights off the Dragons

By Anne Bruce

The Global Tea and Coffee Exchange is due to roll-out two lines into Sainsbury’s nationwide as the £500,000 turnover business takes-off.

EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

EFSA defends aspartame work, denies dossier loss

By Ben Bouckley

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has denied a suggestion by two MEPs that it may have lost data relating to a previous safety evaluation of the high intensity sweetener aspartame (E951) and that it failed to examine it properly in the first place.

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Diageo invests £105m in Cameronbridge distillery

By Rod Addy

Diageo has dramatically upped efficiency and production in parallel with a £105m investment programme at its Cameronbridge distillery, which makes leading Scotch whisky and white spirit brands.

Unilever ceo Paul Polman

City sceptical over P&G bid for Unilever

By Ben Bouckley and Graham Holter

A City analyst has expressed scepticism about the likely truth of rumours that Procter & Gamble (P&G) could be lining up a £38bn hostile bid for UK consumer giant Unilever.

Charity still begins abroad, Innocent insists

Charity still begins abroad, Innocent insists

By Graham Holter

Smoothie manufacturer Innocent insists it remains committed to its charitable partners after a media report today claimed it had donated nothing to its principal foundation since 2008.

EC calls for new aspartame action

EC calls for new aspartame action

By Ben Bouckley

The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to conduct a wholesale review of the safety of the world’s most widely used sweetener, aspartame.

Bottlegreen stake sold to SHS

Bottlegreen stake sold to SHS

By Ben Bouckley

Premium adult soft drinks business Bottlegreen has been sold to Northern Irish-based food group SHS, which already owns the Shloer, WKD and Merrydown brands.

Daivd Beckham: Pepsi's YouTube video of the football icon is indicative of a growing trend

Large brands boost online advertising spend

By Rick Pendrous

Major brand owners such as Coca-Cola, Mars and Unilever are increasing their marketing spend on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to interact directly with consumers using smartphones, while small firms are also upping their...

Banbury plant director Christine Bense describes her current role as

Business as usual for Kraft coffee boss

By Rod Addy

While Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury has stirred up controversy, it’s been business as usual at Banbury, its biggest instant coffee plant in the world. That's according to plant director Christine Bense.

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