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CO2 crisis explained: Causes, drivers and the impact on food & drink

20 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Shortages in food-grade carbon dioxide are causing havoc for the UK food & drink industry. Here, we explain what’s behind the shortages - and why they’re having such a big impact on the industry

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Focus on energy drinks

Clipped wings? Energy Drinks Category Report 2018 Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

The industry is contending with a new wave of health-conscious shoppers and under-16 sales bans

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Carte Noire 2018

Carte Noire instant coffee returns after extended hiatus Subscription

20 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Variants with a “rounder and smoother” flavour are being rolled out as owner Lavazza eyes £42m of annual sales

Assam tea workers

Leading tea brands back scheme to improve Assam pickers’ lives

19 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The Ethical Tea Partnership has kicked off its Women, Children and Families in Assam Commitment in partnership with UNICEF, covering 200 estates

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Little Freddie launches UK's first Pink Lady apple babyfood Subscription

19 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The stage one pouches, designed for children aged four months and older, contain organic Pink Lady apples

I&G Mango

Innis & Gunn adds limited edition mango IPA Subscription

19 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Mangoes On The Run is a 5.6% abv brew made with Hercules, Citra and Simcoe hops 

Gordons Web

Gordon's launches two low-alcohol gin and tonic premixes Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The Diageo-owned brand has launched two SKUs in “hint of lime” and “hint of grapefruit” flavours

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FSA trials blockchain for meat inspection audits Subscription

18 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The regulator launched a pilot two months ago with IBM

Maryland Minis

Burton’s Biscuits Minis packs to get ‘100 calories’ overhaul

18 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

At 139g, new Maryland multipacks will be 8% smaller but the rsp will not change

Moy Park Anwick

Moy Park creates allergen-free factory in £18m investment Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It includes the creation of a fully contained gluten and dairy-free factory at its Grantham site

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McVitie's leads on deals in promotion-heavy biscuits category Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

McVitie’s is the UK’s fourth most trusted name in grocery, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s 2018 UK Brand Footprint Rankin

Tetley Cold Infusions

Tetley takes on Twinings in cold infusions market Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Tetley’s Cold Infusions is positioned as “an affordable range of fruit and herbal infusions developed specially to be brewed in cold water”

PHE chief nutritionist Dr Alison Tedstone

PHE to reconsider name and shame tactics in war on sugar Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Last month the DH body revealed the industry had failed to hit its sugar reduction target

Gin Liqueurs

Greenall's Gin launches two new flavoured gin liqueurs Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Greenall’s said it had opted for smaller 50cl bottles rather than the traditional 70cl in order to “appeal to new gin drinkers” 

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Calls to test imported eggs as new European fipronil scandal brews Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The emergence of a potential new fipronil scandal was “not a surprise” said British Egg Industry Council chairman 

Jacob’s Creek Aperitivo Spritz

Jacob’s Creek takes on Aperol with spritz-style cocktail Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 8.5% abv pre-mixed drink rolls out this month in a 750ml ­bottle

ORGANICS BY RED BULL

Red Bull makes posh mixers play with Organics quartet Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Packed in a slimline 250ml can, Simply Cola, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale and Tonic Water (rsp: £1.29) are made with ingredients “from 100% natural sources”

Garden Cider Company

Garden Cider Co adds blueberry variant from donated fruit

13 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The 4% abv drink, which brings the brand’s range to seven, rolled out this week in a 500ml bottle (rsp: £2.20)

Cawston Press OOH push at Waitrose

Cawston Press to launch ‘Taste of Summer’ outdoor push Subscription

13 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The posh pop brand will run six-sheets across the Waitrose estate

hotel chocolat summer collection

Hotel Chocolat launches dessert-inspired summer collection Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The Summer Desserts collection is already available online and is launching into stores on 18 June

food crime

National Food Crime Unit wins funding for 'upgrade' Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The FSA unit will see its headcount grow from 22 to 82 and will become fully operational, with full investigatory powers, from next March

Blue Skies fruit juice

Blue Skies debuts Ghanaian fruit juice range Subscription

12 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The launch follows the brand’s April rollout of its dairy-free ice cream into Waitrose

eggs

Fresh fipronil contamination scandal as Germany recalls 73,000 organic eggs

12 Jun 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The eggs are believed to have come from an organic egg supplier in the Netherlands

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Liberté launches French-style yoghurt in glass jars

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Yoplait-owned brand has launched three new flavours which are set in glass jars to reduce plastic waste

Tesco sell by dates

Removal of BBE dates could discourage shoppers: YouGov Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A poll following Tesco’s pledge to remove labelling from 70 fresh produce items could affect shopper ability to judge freshness

Black Tower

Black Tower is official wine of Isle of Wight festival Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move was “reflective of our drive to recruit a younger, more urbane community”, said Alexander Rittlinger, MD of Black Tower owner Reh Kendermann

Burts Chips Jim Beam

Burts Chips launches Jim Beam flavour crisps

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Jim Beam Original BBQ crisps come in a 40g single-serve bag and a 120g sharing pack

Wicked Kitchen

FSA launches probe after ‘meat traces found’ in vegan meals

11 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A Telegraph investigation found traces of turkey in a Tesco Wicked Kitchen product, while traces of pork were found in meat free meatballs sold by Sainsbury’s 

Naturli

Sainsbury's to trial stocking meat alternatives in meat aisle

11 Jun 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

Two such alternatives will be the supermarket’s ‘bleeding’ mushroom burger and beef mince alternative

Opihr

Opihr adds three stubby G&Ts in time for Cowes Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Brits have bought almost 55m bottles of ‘mother’s ruin’ over the last 12 months…

Schwartz Street Food Seasonings

Schwartz launches Street Food Seasonings lineup Subscription

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The range comprises single-use variants Korean BBQ, Baharat, Caribbean Jerk, Chimichurri, Sriracha and Mexican

Sixpoint

NY brewer Sixpoint adds craft trio

11 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

They will be distributed to wholesalers by beer importer Heathwick

fishing regulations

Waitrose and M&S sign up to 'ghost gear' fisheries initiative

11 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

World Animal Protection initiative aims to reduce the 640,000 tonnes of gear discarded in the oceans every year

Highland Spring eco bottle

Highland Spring trials first 100% recycled plastic bottle

09 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business is trialling its 500ml ‘eco-bottle’ of still water at selected Tesco stores in Scotland

Naked Smoked Bacon

Finnebrogue adds smoked version of its nitrite-free bacon Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The supplier said its new variant eliminated ‘nasties’ and ingredients from traditional smoking processes

Feedlots

What do US-style feedlots mean for British beef? Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Does the existence of a dozen industrial-scale beef finishing units in England undermine Britain’s grass-fed image?

Watermelon

Shortages and Ramadan demand set to hike watermelon prices Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Warm temperatures in the UK have increased demand for the fruit

Liberty Flights Eden cannabis vaping oil

Cannabis-based vaping oil set for UK c-store debut Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Eden-branded cannabidiol oils from Libery Flights will roll out to Blakemore Trade Partners from 15 June

Ginsters MD Kieran Hemsworth

New look for Ginsters’ savoury pastries range Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The redesign ‘plays to the brand’s Cornish heritage’

absolut juice blend vodka

Absolut launches vodka-fruit juice blend duo Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Absolut Juice Edition will roll out next week in Strawberry and Apple flavours

kelloggs verival cereal

Kellogg's brings premium Austrian cereal brand Verival to UK

07 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The 100% organic granola and muesli comes in six variants, with flavours including orange & acerola and blueberry & apple

tesco chicken shortage

Tesco blames shortages of fresh chicken on packaging problems

07 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Shoppers have been reporting difficulties locating fresh chicken

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White Paper: The Power of Protein - 2018 Category Analysis

The UK protein market has exploded. With more SKUs, NPDs and market entrants than ever before, protein popularity is prompting brands and retailers to evolve to meet the needs of increasingly health conscious shoppers.

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Supply chain transformation has turned out to be a lot harder to achieve than anyone thought, and many retailers are watching their original goals slip away in a continually changing retail environment.

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Convenience, a growing sector predicted to be worth £47.1 billion by 2022, used to mean an acceptance of higher prices with limited choice, but that isn’t the case today.

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