Arla is to launch a new range of on-the-go beverages in a bid to triple its global sales

Arla taps into on-the-go drinks market

By James Ridler

Milk processor Arla has launched a number of milk-based drinks in a bid to tap into the on-the-go market and triple its global beverage sales to £585M.

Nick Snow from Tchibo (left) with Gary Nicol from Matthew Algie

Coffee roaster Matthew Algie bought by Tchibo

By Michelle Perrett

Matthew Algie, the Glasgow-based independent coffee roaster, has been acquired by German coffee and foodservice business Tchibo for an undisclosed sum.

It's a deal: food and drink sector M&As rose by 11% in the first quarter

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Food firm mergers and acquisitions rise 11%

By Michael Stones

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A) climbed by 11% in the first quarter of this year, with 51 deals completed, according to business consultancy Grant Thornton.

Multi-layer on-the-go cup from RPC Bebo Plastik.

Multi-layer on-the-go cup for iced coffee drink

By Rick Pendrous

RPC Bebo Plastik has developed a multi-layer on-the-go cup for a new ready-to-drink iced coffee sold by one of the fastest growing coffee shop brands in the world.

A containerised CHP installation, which is typically used in food factories (courtesy of Clarke Energy)

CHP finds favour in chilled operations

By Rick Pendrous

Manufacturers with a requirement to chill food should be looking at using combined heat and power (CHP) units to meet their needs now that the technology has improved and the economics are more favourable, a provider of ‘build, own and operate’ systems...

Business secretary Sajid Javid (centre left) praised Nestlé’s investment

Nestlé’s coffee plant opened by business secretary

By Michael Stones

Nestlé UK’s upgraded coffee factory at Tutbury in Staffordshire has been officially opened by business secretary Sajid Javid, who praised the £325M investment and additional 425 jobs created.

Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones will lead a trade mission of 40 food and drink firms to Ireland

Food and drink firms offered crack at Ireland

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink manufacturers could boost sales and build key business connections thanks to a two-day trade mission to Ireland, arranged by Enterprise Nation.

Greggs said breakfast remains the “fastest growing part of the day”

Greggs ends ‘excellent year’ on a high

By Alice Foster

High street baker Greggs ended its “excellent year” on a high note, after strong sales growth in sandwiches and drinks including healthy options, claims the firm. 

Partington: an overall unhealthy diet and lack of exercise to blame

Heart failure link slammed by soft drinks boss

By Noli Dinkovski

The soft drinks sector has hit out at national media claims that a new study proves a clear link between sweetened drinks and an increased likelihood of heart failure in men.

Amazon may be succeeding in the US, but the model won't work in the UK, an analyst has warned

Amazon Fresh UK launch: the flaws

By John Wood

Amazon’s plan to dominate fresh food delivery in the UK could be flawed if it follows its US model too closely, a leading food chain consultant has warned.


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