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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.

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.

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