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Wessanen UK to back International Tree Foundation initiative Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Funding for groups looking to deliver projects that restore local forest resources


Hain Celestial gets all-clear for Orchard House acquisition Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Hain Celestial can finally takeover Orchard House after getting the green light to sell its UK own-label freshly squeezed fruit juice business to the owner of the Sunmagic juice and smoothie brand by deal regulators.


Coke bottler goes flat in wake of Brexit and poor weather Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

A lack of consumer thirst for Coke, poor weather, challenging consumer markets and the slump in sterling after Brexit combined to send sales backwards at Coca-Cola European Partners


The Co-op seeks bigger stake in craft beer with 18 new lines Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The beers will be available from the beginning of next month, featuring a selection from micro and major brewers

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Birra Moretti lager makes debut in canned multipack format

22 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

330ml can format aims to broaden appeal of brand to outdoor events and on-the-go


British sparkling wine prices on the rise as demand grows Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarket prices for British sparkling wines are on the up as shoppers increasingly clamour for home-grown fizz

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Bag off: tinned tea is a pretty weak idea

22 Sep 2016

NMTB supplies ‘squirty tea’ in a can. It promises ‘properly brewed’ tea you can control the strength of


Nuva flavoured water highlights sugar-free status in poster push Subscription

21 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The drive’s poster features a woman ‘showering’ in sugar

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E&J Gallo launches La Marca Prosecco into UK wine market Subscription

21 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The sparkling La Marca wine features citrus, honey and white flower aromas


Brainwave adds low-calorie ProWater protein drink

21 Sep 2016 | By Maddie Maynard

ProWater is aimed at health-conscious consumers looking to avoid the sugar, fat and carbs often found in added-protein products

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AnCnoc unveils its first-ever single cask bottling Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The liquid has a scent described as ‘wood smoke and burned stewed apples’…

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Moju launches cold-pressed juice shots under Booster name Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD’s initial variant is Ginger, with a turmeric-based version planned for later this year

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Angus & Oink adds experimental small batch beers to range

20 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD is part of a strategy to encourage food pairing with beer

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Vita Coco is 'hydration partner' of British Military Fitness

20 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

vita coco coconut water The brand will provide online content including healthy recipes for the outdoor fitness organisation

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Jon Evans to oversee marketing at Lucozade Ribena Suntory

19 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

jon Evans, LRS He previously held a number of senior marketing roles at Britvic

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Glaceau Smartwater partners with Crowdit and Mapway apps

19 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The brand is sending out push notifications to customers within 500m of outdoor adverts in Chelsea and Hoxton

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Gin renaissance helps boost spirits sales by nearly £110m Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By Rob Brown

Gin sales have surged 16.1% to £338.3m on volumes up 16.2%, delivering growth worth £47m

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Feel Good overhaul targets health-conscious women Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Refreshed packaging is rolling out with ‘upgraded’ variants

Brothers 2015 range

Brothers sales slow in 2015 but output grows Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Joint MD Matthew Showering expects revenues to surge in 2017 when the new high-speed bottling line, which doubles capcity to 400 million bottles a year, becomes operational.

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Don Simon adds 12-strong ambient drinks range

15 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

The one-litre line-up comprises three fruit and vegetable juices

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The Co-op reports sales of premium spirits are soaring Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

“Brits are wanting to adopt this sophisticated way of drinking at home”

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Rekorderlig adds limited edition Spiced Plum cider Subscription

14 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The drink is a 4% abv pear cider infused with plums, cherries and a mix of spices

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Guinness Hop House 13 lager to get 12-pack and sharing bottle

14 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The duo joins the existing single 330ml and 4x330ml packs on shelf

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José Mourinho stars in Guy Ritchie-directed Heineken TV ad Video

13 Sep 2016 | By Lisa Riley

Prep Talk is the latest instalment in the brewer’s Champion the Match campaign

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Bling It On! Spirits Category Report 2016 Subscription

16 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Brits have spent an extra £108m on the hard stuff in the supers, as our thirst for premium brands grows

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Your Wine Questions Answered: simple and curious wine guide Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

When it comes to wine, my top questions include: ‘Is it wise to finish this bottle all by myself?’


Can coffee pod makers tackle their waste problem? Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Amy North

The capsule format keeps growing in popularity, so the pressure is on to provide environmentally friendly solutions

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2016: key trends

08 Sep 2016 | By Beth Gault

Fine food producers experiment with smoking, booze and ethics in our round-up of key trends from the show

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Is the tea party over? Hot beverages category report 2016 Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

The pound’s falling value since the EU referendum is forcing tea brands to review prices

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Coconut water: a fair target? Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Rapid growth has created vulnerabilities. So what is the sector doing to safeguard standards and keep supply chains secure?


Infographic: The UK coconut water market at a glance

24 Aug 2016 | By Julia Glotz

An overview of key data on market size, growth, production, labelling, country of origin and nutritional content for coconut water on sale in the UK

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Sugar tax sets a dangerous precedent

24 Aug 2016 | By Gavin Partington

Manufacturers and retailers have been taking action for several years to reduce sugar and calorie intake from soft drinks


Climate change, Defra, and Andrea Leadsom Subscription

28 Jul 2016

Sir, Defra is one organisation that could really benefit from a Brexiteer at its helm

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Marketers have not been listening to consumers Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Sir; Brexit is a statement from the people who buy our products and our brands that we are not listening to them

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The thirst for new craft beers may run its course Subscription

20 Jul 2016

Will there really be growing demand for as long as producers of all scales offer something ‘new’?

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Brazil heat drives up juicing orange prices Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Liliana Minton

A spike in prices for Brazilian processing oranges is threatening to push up the cost of juice

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