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Synergy to launch cheaper alternative to coconut milk

Synergy to launch cheaper alternative to coconut milk

By Lorraine Mullaney

The rising price of coconut milk prompted savoury ingredients supplier Synergy to work with ready meal manufacturers to develop a cheaper alternative. As a result, the firm is set to launch a new product this month: a coconut milk flavoured powder called...

Coca-Cola Enterprises opens education centre

Coca-Cola Enterprises opens education centre

By Rick Pendrous

Simon Baldry, md for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) in Britain committed his company to a policy of helping to develop “healthy, sustainable local communities” around its UK factories, as he officially opened the company’s fourth education centre at Sidcup...

PepsiCo UK admits missing reformulation targets

PepsiCo UK admits missing reformulation targets

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo UK admits it has not hit all its self-imposed targets to make products healthier, but says the economy and technical challenges are partly to blame.

Recycled PET demand only limited by collection rates

Recycled PET demand only limited by collection rates

By Paul Gander

The use of bio-polyethylene terephthalate (bio-PET) by brand owners such as Coca-Cola is perfectly compatible with growth in demand for recycled PET (rPET), says converter and recycler APPE (formerly Artenius PET Packaging Europe). The firm says collection...

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.

Whisky barrels

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.

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