June 2024 has seen an influx of new product development, including Kallø stocks, Asda-own wine, and a new comer to the UK.


NPD launches: June 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From bright blue cola, to own-label budget canned wine, to cinnamon flavoured butter, we offer you a detailed summary of the UK's latest product launches.

Beer drinkers say they're willing to pay more for sustainably produced pint. Credit: Getty/The Good Brigade


Sustainability credentials sway 61% of beer drinkers

By Bethan Grylls

A global survey has revealed that 83% of respondents are trying to reduce their carbon and water footprint, and are willing to pay more for their beer if it helps ease the planet’s global warming crisis.

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes


New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

This World Water Day, CCEP's water lead Francesca O’Hanlon reflects on the company's progress and why action on water is a business imperative for all. Credit: CCEP + Getty/Jonathan Knowles

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Liquid assets: The need for business action on water

By Francesca O’Hanlon

The diamond-water paradox was a puzzle to the man that coined the term, economist Adam Smith. Although water is, unarguably, more valuable to humans, why do diamonds command a higher price?

What did the food and drink sector make of the Spring Budget 2024? Getty/stocknshares


Food sector reacts to 2024 Spring Budget

By Bethan Grylls

Wednesday 6 March 2024 saw the UK Chancellor announcing the 2024 Spring Budget; while many welcomed the alcohol duty news, others were left disappointed at its lack of attention to small to medium businesses.

The brewery was acquired in May 2023. Credit: Getty / STasker


Black Sheep Brewery CEO steps down

By William Dodds

Black Sheep Brewery has announced that its chief executive Charlene Lyons is stepping down to “pursue other interests”.

SOKO is a fruit juice manufacturer based in North Macedonia. Credit: Getty / Boarding1Now


Increasing beverage production efficiency

By William Dodds

Watson-Marlow Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) has helped fruit juice manufacturer SOKO Gorica increase the efficiency of its production process by replacing a pump that failed to transfer highly viscous peach concentrate with Bredel 25 hose...


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