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GEA acquires the drinks firm Vipoll

GEA acquires the drinks firm Vipoll

By Rick Pendrous

Engineering equipment specialist GEA has strengthened its market position as provider of kit to the beverage processing sector with the acquisition of the Slovenian machine manufacturer Vipoll, which makes a range of filling equipment for soft drinks,...

What trends are likely to emerge in 2018?

Food and drink predictions for 2018

By Michelle Perrett

Five key trends that are likely to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year have been announced by market intelligence agency Mintel.

The FDF urged government to invest in innovation and apprenticeships

FDF wants ‘new sector deal’ to boost productivity

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the government to create “a new sector deal” for UK food and drink manufacturers, to exploit export growth opportunities that are expected after Brexit.

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.

George Eustice (centre) with IFE event director Soraya Gadelrab (left)

Food and drink exporters to get government support

By Rick Pendrous

Support for UK food and drink exporters is going to be a key government policy as the nation moves towards an exit from the EU, following the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty last month.

A review of pay scales at Cott Beverages could see skilled workers worse off, claimed a workers' representative

Pay fears for drinks factory staff

By James Ridler

Pay restructuring at Cott Beverages’ West Yorkshire drinks factory could cut skilled workers’ wages, according to employees at the site.

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.

Suntory's purchase of Lucozade and Ribena was the biggest food industry deal in 2013

Top 10 food industry deals in 2013

By Rod Addy

Interest in food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) should rise in 2014, according to a report shortly to be published by London-based Oghma Partners.

Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

By Elaine Watson

While shoppers’ enthusiasm for low-fat, low-sugar or low-calorie claims (‘minus’ claims) or added functional ingredients claims (‘plus’ claims) has waned; their interest in natural claims has continued to grow, according to Mintel.

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