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UCC Coffee’s Kent factory was ablaze on Thursday (11 October). Picture credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

UCC Coffee vows to secure supply after blaze

By Noli Dinkovski

The coffee maker hit by a major fire at its Kent factory says it is “working hard” to secure supply, but will be supported by its European roasters if necessary.

Young's Seafood and Diageo launched new products in the past week

Young’s Seafood and Diageo launch new products

By James Ridler

Premium breaded fish products from Young’s Seafood and a vegan variant of Diageo’s Baileys Irish Cream are two of the latest product launches by food and drink manufacturers in the past week.

Mindful Choices and Lighter Enjoyment were the top two of five key trends set to dominate consumer buying next year

Innova’s top 10 global food and drink trends for 2018

By James Ridler

Food and drink purchases in 2018 will be guided by ‘mindful’ choices over ingredients and lighter, healthier foods that don’t compromise on taste, according to the top two of 10 key trends identified by Innova Market Insights.

CanO Drinks has launched a sparkling and still water in black and white matt

Beverage cans see a push for premium quality

By Paul Gander

Metal packaging is increasingly being used in beverages for younger consumers, especially in smaller can sizes, thanks to a strong recycling story and eye-catching credentials.

Cott’s UK manufacturing business is to be sold as part of a £959M deal to Dutch beverage firm Refresco

Cott sells off drinks manufacturing businesses

By James Ridler

Soft drink manufacturer Cott Beverages’ UK manufacturing business is to be sold by its US-headquartered owner Cott Corporation, as part of a deal worth almost £1bn.

Operations director Mark Bagwell: ‘The broad claim would be 5bn teabags’

Clipper sails forth with new teabag factory

By Noli Dinkovski

Beverage maker Clipper Teas will be able to produce 5bn teabags a year – a near five-fold increase on its current output – when its new factory opens this autumn, according to the man responsible for the development.

The dairy alternative drinks market is set to more than double in value by 2018: Innova

Dairy alternatives worth £12.8bn by 2018

By James Ridler

Global sales of dairy alternative drinks are forecast to reach £12.8bn ($16.3bn) by 2018, predicts market analyst Innova Market Insights.

The iced drinks market grew by 18% in value last year, Allegra says

Iced beverages growth set to continue

By Noli Dinkovski

Iced and blended beverage sales in coffee shops grew by almost a fifth in 2016, helped by consumer demand for healthy indulgence, a report has found.

Heineken posted its full-year results for 2016

Drinks giant Heineken posts £238M sales rise

By James Ridler

Drinks giant Heineken saw a £238M boost to sales last year, revealed in its full-year results for 2016, despite weaker performance in Africa and the Middle East.

AFI’s new whey protein is aimed at drinks that contain dairy

Product guide

HiE: Peptides and proteins

By Noli Dinkovski

This year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows – taking place at Messe Frankfurt from November 29 to December 1 – will be a showcase for the latest innovation in healthy reformulation. Here, we detail some of the product...

Clipper Tea won the Beverage manufacturing company of the year title

FMEAs

Clipper Tea races home to win top beverage award

By Michael Stones

Clipper Tea has won the coveted Beverage manufacturing company of the year title in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

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