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Coca-Cola teams up with Every Can Counts

In a bid to boost recycling among consumers, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) supported its Coca-Cola UK Christmas truck tour with a new initiative developed in partnership with Every Can Counts. Volunteers from CCE and Every Can Counts engaged with members of the public about recycling whilst they queued to claim their free sample of Coca-Cola product […]

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FDF looks to 2015 and beyond

The food and drink manufacturing industry is committed to strengthening its industrial partnership with government to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. At an industry reception held earlier this month, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) reaffirmed its ambition to grow sustainably by 20% by 2020 by continuing to grow UK […]

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Innovation themes for juice

A new report on juice drink innovation from specialist food and drink consultancy Zenith International has highlighted nine themes driving new product development and innovation worldwide: functionality, low sugar/calorie, child orientated, new flavour/variety, origin and provenance, limited edition, innovative packaging, new proposition/concept and cross category. The report covers 100% fruit juice, 24-99% juice content nectars […]

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Kerbside collection of beverage cartons hits 60%

Recent figures released by the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK show that the proportion of UK local authorities collecting beverage cartons for recycling from kerbside has hit 60%. This milestone represents a 15-fold increase on 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at kerbside and follows sustained, close co-operation […]

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SOFHT celebrates 35 years

In 1979, the Society of Food Hygiene (SOFHT) was launched. Now, 35 years on, SOFHT has supported its members – gathered from all areas of the food supply chain, from retailers to manufacturers and suppliers – in a whole range of food related milestones. From the introduction of the Food Safety Act in 1990, BSE […]

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Poster presentations invited for Vitafoods 2015

Experts from the world of the functional food and beverages industry and academia are invited to present their research findings and current projects to the international functional nutrition community and the broader nutraceutical industry at Vitafoods Europe 2015. The Vitafoods Europe Executive Advisory Board (EAB) have issued a call for poster presentations for the event, […]

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Food manufacturers host students

Seventy female students have gained first-hand experience behind the scenes of some of the world’s biggest food manufacturers. Cargill, Mars UK, Nestlé UK & Ireland and PepsiCo UK & Ireland opened their factory doors last month to young students in a bid to promote careers in food and drink engineering and give the women a […]

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Concept test helps NPD

uSamp, a market research technology company which provides global panels and insight solutions, has announced the roll-out of the Instant.ly Concept Test in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, following a successful launch in the US earlier this year. Instant.ly lets brand managers and retailers test product concepts using online research panels, giving them […]

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Innovation themes for flavoured water

A new report on flavoured water innovation from food and drink industry consultancy Zenith International has identified five key areas of focus for new product launches globally in the last three years – children, adults, local ingredients, herb or flower essences and packaging. “These appear to be the main drivers for current product development and […]

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Curry pastries

Pastry manufacturer Peter’s Food Service, based in South Wales, UK, has struck a licensing deal with Asian cuisine brand Sharwood’s to launch a new range of Sharwood’s chilled pastry bakes. Working in partnership with Sharwood’s brand owner Premier Foods, Peter’s will manufacture, market and sell a new range of naan-shaped pastry bakes flavoured with Sharwood’s […]

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New flavour

As part of its recent re-launch, kids’ cereal bar brand Harvest Cheweee has launched its first new flavour in three years – Strawberry Crush. The new flavour was launched after consumer research revealed 58 per cent of cereal bar shoppers said that new flavours would be the biggest incentive to purchase Harvest Cheweee bars more […]

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United Biscuits and Cargill unite

United Biscuits (UB) has announced a three-year partnership with Cargill, which will see Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business supply all of UB’s derived cocoa and chocolate products, as well as support UB with delivery to its seven UK manufacturing facilities and four facilities in northern Europe. The partnership will also see the companies work together […]

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