Drinks

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.

Artist's impression of the new Ruskin Square development

Nestlé UK may be tempted to stay in Croydon

By Graham Holter

Nestlé UK may keep its headquarters in Croydon, despite reissuing a warning that it is "reviewing other options" outside the London borough in a bid to escape its dilapidated site by 2014.

'Royal Virility Performance': the special edition beer launched by Brewdog to coincide with the royal wedding

'Arise Sir Willy': size matters for Brewdog

By Graham Holter

Fresh from launching an aphrodisiac beer for the royal wedding laced with herbal Viagra, Scottish beer maker Brewdog has voluntarily stopped supplying some larger customers until it completes a new brewery in 2012.

City raises glass to Diageo

City raises glass to Diageo

By Anne Bruce

Drinks group Diageo pleased city analysts today reporting a 7% year-on-year growth in like-for-like sales in the third quarter, with sales volumes up 2%.

Aimia installs new £1m pouch line

Aimia installs new £1m pouch line

By Rod Addy

Beverage manufacturer Aimia Foods has invested in a new pouch packing line to broaden the range of services it can offer foodservice, vending, leisure catering and retail consumers.

Cains sells Liverpool link in beer export drive

Cains sells Liverpool link in beer export drive

By Graham Holter

Cains Brewery has shaken off a recent survival warning from auditors to increase sales and employ 10 new staff following a decision to focus more heavily on exports.

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

MEP fears 'stupid' DWP decision on Twinings jobless

By Ben Bouckley

A UK MEP says the government would be "criminally stupid” not to apply for specialist EU support for Twinings workers set to lose their jobs when tea production transfers to Poland.

The Tate developer

The Tate developer

By Rod Addy

Paul Cornillon seems amazingly laid back for a man responsible for coordinating Tate & Lyle’s global development plans, or as he phrases it, “putting the 'D' in R&D”.


Badger brewer to open new site by autumn

Badger brewer to open new site by autumn

By Anne Bruce

Independent brewer Hall & Woodhouse will move into a new brewery at the end of the year, allowing it to significantly increase production volumes in a bid to build on a 2010 turnover of £90m.

No need to taste Whisky for authenticity…

No need to taste Whisky for authenticity…

By Anne Bruce

Liquor connoisseurs will be sorry to hear that there may soon be no need to uncork spirits to test them for authenticity, after academics based at Leicester University announced they are working on a new ‘through the bottle’ handheld scanning device to...

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