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17 foodie advent calendars launching this Christmas

A far cry from the picture variety your mum used to buy, here’s our pick of the year’s most decadent and different advent calendars

KPA

KP Nuts links with craft brewer to launch 'KPA' pale ale Subscription

11 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brew has “subtle hints of oats and a citrus punch”, according to KP

Stowford Mixed Berries

Westons to launch Stowford Press Mixed Berries in retail Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The drink has “smashed all previous records” in the on-trade for Westons already, the brand claims

BrewDog

BrewDog preparing range of single malt whiskies Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Whisky had seen “no innovation or disruption for almost 200 years, and it needs an injection”, said CEO James Watt

Cathedral City

Cathedral City revamps kids range with Nickelodeon deal

10 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Dairy Crest brand will showcase Paw Parol, Spongebob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Meatless Farm

Sainsbury's lists Meatless Farm Co mince and burger patties

10 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Its first two products are vegan-friendly and gluten-free

Seventh Generation household brand

UK debut for eco household brand Seventh Generation Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The biodegradable cleaning and laundry liquids come in 100% recycled and recyclable packs

Mars Milk Snack

Mars launches chilled Milk Snack chocolate dessert bar Subscription

10 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Milk Snack is a combination of sponge, malted chocolate mousse, caramel, and milk chocolate

seriously melting pots

Lactalis McLelland adds Seriously Melting Pots cheddar duo Subscription

09 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The ‘indulgent’ pots come in fully recyclable glass jars suitable for oven baking or microwaving

Seabrook Fire Eaters

Seabrook Crisps unveils ‘super hot’ Fire Eaters lineup Subscription

09 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD comes less than a week after Calbee UK, part of the $2.3bn Japanese snacking giant Calbee, acquired Seabrook

Waitrose Cooks Ingredients

Own-label showcase: Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients

08 Oct 2018 | By Ellis Hawthorne

We’ve selected some of the new products to highlight what they are, what they’re competing against and what the new launches tell us about Waitrose’s wider own-brand strategy

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Meal kit firm Gousto adds pizza cook-at-home recipe boxes Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Steve Farrell

The oval-shaped pizzas are designed to be a healthy portion size, at around 8in by 10in, and nutritionally balanced

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Cinnamon

Coca-Cola adds Zero Sugar Cinnamon for Christmas

08 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soft drink giant has also kicked off a festive on-pack competition

Bol pasta pot

Bol Foods boosts plant-based pot range with four meals Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new quartet comprises Bol’s first pasta dish, two soups and a curry

Werther’s Original Christmas Caramel Shop Box

Werther's Original turns festive 'store' into gift box

05 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The Werther’s Original Christmas Caramel Shop Box contains a mix of sweets

Steampunk Charlie Gibbs

Steampunk distiller rolls out Voodoo Spiced craft rum

05 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The 40% tipple is a blend of Caribbean rums

Bear Grylls Protein Bar Dark Chocolate & Fig

Bear Grylls and Tobar launch range of insect powder bars Subscription

05 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Four variants will go on sale later this year

freixenet advent calendar 2018

17 foodie advent calendars launching this Christmas

04 Oct 2018 | By Maddie Maynard

A far cry from the picture variety your mum used to buy, here’s our pick of the year’s most decadent and different advent calendars

Franklin & Sons Infused Soda

Franklin & Sons adds cocktail-inspired Infused Soda trio Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

With 4.2g of sugar per 100ml, they fall below the soft drinks levy and contain 18 calories per 100ml

Four Roses 130th

Four Roses marks 130 years with small-batch bourbon Subscription

03 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

With an rsp of £185 (70cl), there will be 3,600 hand-numbered bottles available across Europe

Linda McCartney's Spicy Beef & Jalapeño pizza

Linda McCartney’s launches trio of plant-based pizzas Subscription

02 Oct 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The chilled trio features toppings made from the brand’s existing meat substitutes

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola

Whitepapers

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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How can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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