Pepsi Raw

Pepsi RAW: Where did it all go wrong?

By Elaine Watson and Ben Bouckley

Branding experts have blamed a combination of poor timing, poor marketing and a confused proposition for the failure of ‘natural born cola’ Pepsi RAW.


Fruitapeel creates jobs in Wales

By Freddie Dawson

Growing demand for fruit juice has helped Fruitapeel turn around the fortunes of a former SunJuice facility in South Wales, restoring 47 of the 100 jobs lost when the site originally closed in January 2009.

Silver Spring

A whole lot 
of shaking

By Ian Rose, factory manager

Silver Spring’s Ian Rose has seen a lot of shake-ups 
on his journey from shopfloor to factory manager

Sipsmith Spirits

Sipsmith spirit success sees distillery approach capacity

By Ben Bouckley

Premium spirits firm Sipsmith is already running at around 70% capacity just 14 months after launch following the success of its copper-distilled barley vodka and London Dry Gin, and is looking to possibly purchase a further still "at some point"...

NZ firm eyes EU entry for natural sweetener from monk fruit

NZ firm eyes EU entry for natural sweetener from monk fruit

By Elaine Watson

The New-Zealand-based firm driving the commercialisation of an intense natural sweetener from monk fruit (luo han guo) is seeking clearance to market it in the EU following successful trials with some of the world’s leading food and drink manufacturers.

Twinings Tea

Unions urge govt to probe "disgraceful" Twinings fund

By Ben Bouckley

The Trades Union Congress has written to business secretary Vince Cable asking him to investigate whether Twinings received EU funds to “relocate” production from the UK to a new Polish factory, given that UK jobs could be lost as a result.

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