Fresh Prince star Will Smith launched Just Water in Boots this week

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Will Smith launches drinks brand in UK

By James Ridler

Movie and music star Will Smith was spotted stacking shelves at Boots’ Westfield shopping centre store this week, as part of the launch of his son’s new drinks brand Just Water in the UK.

Ragus Pure Sugars raises boilerhouse efficiency

Ragus Pure Sugars raises boilerhouse efficiency

By Rick Pendrous

Importer and manufacturer of sugar products, Ragus Pure Sugars, is celebrating a decade of continued carbon reductions, thanks to its partnership with a global steam specialist.

Single-step cleaning and disinfection system

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Single-step cleaning and disinfection system

By Rick Pendrous

A new single-step cleaning and disinfection system for food manufacturing sites called Eloclear has been introduced by Ozo Innovations, which is claimed to make food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable. 

Coca-Cola European Partners is planning new products to join its recently launched organic herbal tea brand

Coca-Cola plans launches in new soft drinks categories

By Rick Pendrous

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) plans to develop more soft drinks such – as its new Honest organic herbal tea brand recently launched in the UK – in categories outside those it has traditionally served, its UK boss Leendert den Hollander has revealed.

Technical challenges for the Green Fibre Bottle remain to be overcome

Fibre bottle barrier poses questions

By Paul Gander

Carlsberg’s September unveiling of its latest Green Fibre Bottle design made much of its potential contribution towards sustainability, but little emerged about the technical challenges involved in engineering adequate levels of barrier in this type of...

Money can be saved by switching water supplier

Firms risk missing out on cheaper water rates

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers in England that have yet to realise they can change their water supplier from next April risk missing out on lower prices and better service, according to a business lobby group.

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

Permeability meter checks for pack degradation

By Rick Pendrous

It's no secret that the flow of oxygen and water vapour through the walls of snack or confectionery packs is the main causes of product degradation and quality loss. It means shorter product and shelf-life.

Diversifying to other products has paid off for Pheonix

Me & My Factory

Rapeseed oil pressing firm diversifies for growth

By Noli Dinkovski

Cold-pressed rapeseed oil production has helped Phoenix Group grow from nothing into a £1.7M business in little over six years, but the ambitious Nottinghamshire-based company isn’t stopping there.

Water deregulation in England could save firms millions: law firm DWF

Food and drink firms plug water use by 24%

By Michael Stones

Food and drink manufacturers have slashed their water use by nearly a quarter in the past eight years, as it emerged water deregulation in England could save firms millions.


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