Drinks

Twinings denies trouble brewing in Poland

Twinings denies trouble brewing in Poland

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Twinings has denied USDAW claims that its new Polish plant is experiencing teething problems, as the union maintains pressure on the firm to repay a controversial grant that helped establish the site.

Award-winning beer Mary Jane

Ilkley Brewery expands capacity

By Anne Bruce

Startup Ilkley Brewery has moved to a new site which will allow it increase production to 20,000 pints a week as part of its nationwide expansion plans.

Nichols has inked a licensing deal with Levi Roots, whose Reggae Reggae brand is worth a cool £40-50m

Nichols ceo keen on acquisitions

By Anne Bruce

Nichols chief executive Brendan Hynes has revealed to FoodManufacture.co.uk that the Meryseyside-based drinks giant is on the acquisition trail, after it reported a 23% rise in pre-tax profit to £15.1m for 2010.

Cornish Stingers: Is it a beer or made wine?

HMRC wine over nettle beer

By Graham Holter

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has driven a Cornish drinks producer to lower the alcoholic strength of its ‘nettle beer’ and stung it with a stiff duty bill, after it decided that the drink should be classified as a wine.

Fruitapeel md announces potential new jobs

Fruitapeel md announces potential new jobs

By Ben Bouckley

Fruitapeel md Terry Haigh says his firm could potentially create up to 15 more new jobs at its newly acquired fresh juice extraction facility in Wales.

Robert Schofield

Own-label woe puts Premier jobs at risk

By Ben Bouckley, Graham Holter and Anne Bruce

Premier Foods plans to close its distribution centre in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire as it rationalises its south coast operations, while the firm has also rebuffed rumours of a management change.

US tycoon has bona fide interest in Malvern Water

US tycoon has bona fide interest in Malvern Water

By Ben Bouckley

A US oil tycoon is genuinely interested in acquiring the famous Malvern Water premises from Coca-Cola and restarting production, according to the president of a Herefordshire spa association.

Getting bitter
 all the time

Getting bitter
 all the time

By Graham Holter

Brewers enjoy experimenting with hops – and there are more available to them now than ever before...

Use of late customisation is rising

Use of late customisation is rising

By Rick Pendrous

The concept of late customisation looks to be expanding out of the confines of research departments and into mainstream manufacturing operations. It’s a way of cost-effectively making a variety of products that use a common ingredient by adding flavour...

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

Hügli Group doubles UK production capacity

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

Dry blended foods producer the Hügli Group has invested around £2m to double the size of its UK production facility and process more savoury products such as soups and sauces.

Yeni Raki is one of Mey İçki's brands

Diageo targets further acquisitions in emerging markets

By Graham Holter

Diageo anticipates big growth from developing countries in the medium-term, and is planning further acquisitions in these markets given difficult trading conditions in mature markets such as Europe and North America.

Arran Brewery targets £5m turnover

Arran Brewery targets £5m turnover

By Anne Bruce

Arran Brewery has revealed ambitious UK and international expansion plans in a bid to turnover £5m within five years.

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