Punchy Drinks turns to the crowd to fund ‘cutting-edge’ rebrand


No and low-alcohol startup Punchy Drinks has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a rebrand and move into cans


Seedlip pours non-alcoholic 'Nogroni' drink into 20cl bottles


Seedlip said the drink was “a complex, bitter & citrusy blend with hints of Chinotto Orange, Grapefruit, All Spice & Gentian”

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Rebel Kitchen merges with Nurture Brands to create plant-based business


From January 2020, Rebel Kitchen will join Emily Crisps and Ape Snacks under the Nurture Brands portfolio

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Government sets out major plastic crackdown in Queen’s speech


Food and drink companies will also face legally binding new targets on plastic reduction 

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Tesco removes bananas and oranges from free fruit scheme due to peel concerns


The decision to ban bananas and oranges was taken in the past few weeks

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Future of Sainsbury’s milk supplier Tomlinsons hangs in balance


Tomlinsons Dairies has notified its farmers it is not accepting milk supplies


UK vaping industry pushes ‘facts not fiction’ in reassurance campaign


The UKVIA warned ‘misinformation and scare stories’ had threatened to push UK vapers back to cigarettes

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Healthy fast food giant Leon hits grocery with Sainsbury’s tie-up


Leon plans to make grocery a significant part of its business over coming years

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Lidl opens largest distribution centre to date in Scotland


Around 600 employees have already relocated to the new £70m warehouse in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire…


City snapshot: UK retail footfall continues to plunge

2019-10-14T07:57:00+01:00By ,

Retail footfall has dropped once more in September as consumer caution ahead of Brexit increased.

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Media Bites 14 Oct: EG Group, Retail footfall, Food crime


EG Group, one of the world’s largest independent petrol station and convenience store chains, is considering an initial public offering next year that could value it at more than £10bn 


Oatly debuts oat-based ice cream trio into UK


The Swedish brand is set to launch a trio of oat-based ice creams – Chocolate Fudge, Hazelnut Swirl and Salted Caramel – into Tesco

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No deal Brexit ‘doomsday’ for NI milk, warns Dairy Council


The trade body has warned tariffs on dairy moving south across the Irish border would cause profitability to plummet…


Only a third of UK shoppers prioritise environmental concerns over price, says poll

2019-10-11T15:30:00+01:00By Helen Gilbert

A majority of Brits cited ‘low prices and good value’ as their most important considerations when buying groceries

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Snaffling Pig closes £1.3m fundraising campaign


The campaign attracted over 1,900 investors, a first for any food brand to date

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