Mash Gang are expanding into the US through its partnership with Pilot Project Brewing


Craft brewer Mash Gang extends reach to the US

By Gwen Ridler

Non-alcoholic craft brewer Mash Gang is setting its sites on the US market with help from brewery incubator Pilot Project Brewing, launching two of its best-selling beers overseas this month.

Beam Suntory, MycoTechnology and Company Shop have all announced senior appointments in the past week


Senior appointments in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Beam Suntory, fermentation specialist MycoTechnology and food redistribution firm Company Shop have all announced senior appointments in the past week, covered in our latest round-up of people on the move in food and drink.

Left: OFI's Cascara made from coffee waste, Centre: Vegan Casein from Fooditive

Latest innovations in food and drink ingredients

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan proteins ‘genetically identical’ to the ones found in milk to the growth of microalgae in the pet food market, we run-down some of the latest innovations in food and drink ingredients.

Workers threaten to strike at Irn-Bru maker AG Barr's Cumbernauld production and distribution centre


Strike action threatens summer stocks of Irn-Bru

By Gwen Ridler

Proposed strike action at AG Barr’s Cumbernauld production and distribution centre threatens to disrupt supplies of Irn-Bru this summer, according to Unite the Union.

New launches from drinks manufacturers


New product development in drinks

By Gwen Ridler

A new summer cider launch from Sheppy’s and a blend of classic sweets with sports nutrition lead this round-up of recent drinks NPD.

Dera Crew's appointm,ent was brought forward a month after Menezes recovery suffered complications in hospital


Diageo brings forward date of new CEO appointment

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Diageo has accelerated the appointment of its first female chief executive, after current CEO Sir Ivan Menezes’ hospital recovery suffers a ‘significant setback’.

What are the new drink flavours and trends in 2023? Credit: Getty/Maren Caruso

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The latest innovations in beverages

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture reports on the trends dominating the beverage sector, how leading brands are delivering to these demands with innovative new product development, and areas of interest for the future of drinks.

Stike action threatned to cause disruption at CCEP Wakefield Image Credit: Getty, vasiliki


Strike action threatens supplies of Coca Cola

By Gwen Ridler

Strike action at Coca-Cola Europacific Partner’s (CCEP’s) Wakefield site threatens to disrupt supplies of the drinks firms’ most famous brands this summer, claims Unite the Union.

CCEP has strengthened its partnership with CuRe Technology to accelerate its progress towards 0% virgin PET


CCEP makes further investment in eliminating virgin plastics

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has strengthened its commitment to eliminating virgin plastics in its bottles with an investment in scaling up technology to convert hard to recycle polyester into high quality recycled PET (rPET).

Unite has threatened strike action at CCEP Wakefield


Strike action threatened at Coca-Cola plant

By Gwen Ridler

Unite the Union has threatened strike action at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners’ (CCEP’s) factory in Wakefield, reportedly the largest soft drinks plant in Europe.

The soft drinks levy has been a catalyst for innovation and growth


Soft Drinks Levy driving innovation and growth

By Gwen Ridler

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy – AKA the Sugar Levy – has been a catalyst for growth in the soft drinks industry, but growth of sugary drinks in the out of home market suggests more could be done to educate retailers and consumers of sugar-free alternatives.

Debra Crew is the first female chief executive of Diageo


Diageo appoints first female chief executive

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks giant Diageo has appointed its first female chief executive, following the announcement of current head Sir Ivan Menezes’ retirement in June this year.

Britvic is to invest £13m in a new canning line


Britvic announces £13m canning line investment

By Gwen Ridler

Drinks manufacturer Britvic is to invest £13m in a new canning line at its Rugby factory, creating new jobs and providing opportunities for apprentices to advance in their roles.

12 climate hazards threaten coffee supply. Credit: Getty / Bartosz Hadyniak


Climate change may "significantly" affect coffee production

By Michelle Perrett

Climate change may “significantly” impact the land where coffee plants are cultivated, a study published in PLOS Climate by Doug Richardson at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and colleagues has suggested.

Pinter's Andrew Potter highlted five top drinks trends for 2023

Top trends

Alcoholic drinks: Top 5 trends for 2023

By Gwen Ridler

Low alcohol, brand collaboration and flavoured beers were just some of the key alcohol trends to look out for in 2023, according to home brewing kit firm Pinter.

Westons Cider has ivnested £2m in two new cider presses


Westons Cider invests £2m in new presses

By Gwen Ridler

Westons Cider has invested £2m in its Herefordshire mill in a bid to increase capacity and further its journey along its carbon reduction roadmap.

Operations of beer range will be transferred to Meantime Brewery

Asahi to close Dark Star Brewery

By Michelle Perrett

Asahi has revealed it is to close its Sussex brewery Dark Star due to the challenges of the current economic environment.

The report highlights the success of Small Breweries’ Relief

Boom in small breweries boosted by Government policy, says new report

By Michelle Perrett

There has been a boom in small breweries and a huge increase in the number of different beer styles being brewed over the last 20 years due to Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR), a new report by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has revealed.


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