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Beer sales fall flat

Cash-strapped consumers shunning bars, pubs and restaurants has led to beer sales across West Europe falling by more than four per cent in the first half of 2009 – the equivalent of 580 million litres, or more than a billion less UK pints of beer – according to leading beverage research agency Canadean’s Quarterly Beverage […]

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Super-strength beer slammed

Health campaigners have reacted furiously to the launch of a new beer containing 18.2 per cent alcohol. Tokyo, launched by Scottish brewery BrewDog, has been declared Britain’s strongest beer, with a single pint containing 12 units. The brewery defended its latest offering, saying that it is ‘priced in a way that encourages responsible consumption and […]

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New number one nut

Almonds have knocked peanuts off the top spot to become the number one nut ingredient for new product releases, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database. Even though the global food market has declined by six per cent over the past year, almond sales have remained stable, accounting for 29 per cent of all new […]

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Food trends fit and healthy for spring

The predictions for food and drink trends promise better health and happier taste buds according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online research. The small yoghurt pot drink has changed the dairy industry dramatically as consumers devour the daily shot of probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics have hit the mainstream with Danone’s Activia and Actimel. Activia accounted for more […]

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Alcohol-free market grows despite binge drinkers

Despite continuous media reports of binge drinking in the UK, the alcohol free market is going from strength to strength. According to Euromonitor International and backed up by Bavaria UK the reported off-trade growth is a staggering 20%. Sarah Swainson, Bavaria UK marketing manager, says,“The immense growth in the NAB/LAB market is driven by an […]

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PROCESSING: Machinery first for bakery

As part of a £1 million investment programme, a Milton Keynes bakery is the first in the UK to install Kanig’s new concept low stress bread line. The machinery has been by bought by Giles Foods, for its rapidly expanding Pain Artisan bakery which produces frozen, chilled and ambient baked and part-baked speciality breads and […]

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PROCESSING: A slice of the action

Weber has introduced a new Food Robotics system intended to help food processors further automate food handling for greater hygiene and productivity. Weber Food Robotics can be customised to satisfy a variety of complex tasks, serving both single and multiple slicing systems. Weber engineers have designed the system to work with all major lines of […]

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Congress highlights key challenges

Agriculture must provide more food, more feed, more fibre and now fuel to the world in the 21st century. But it must face these challenges with a shortage of land and water while managing in a responsible way. To cope, agriculture will have to adapt. The sentiment was delivered by Dr Christian Verschueren, director general […]


NUTRA NEWS: Vitiva launches high purity lutein ester

Vitiva of Slovenia, launches VitaLutS, a high-purity lutein ester extracted from marigold flowers. VitaLutS is a highly stable, natural, non-GMO, free-flowing powder enhanced with zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin esters. Vitiva will market the new product to the American and European dietary supplement manufacturing markets. Many dietary supplement manufacturers face difficult obstacles encapsulating lutein into smaller tablets […]


Syral acquires five Tate & Lyle plants

Syral, Tereos’ starch subsidiary, has finalised the acquisition of five Tate & Lyle production facilities. Syral now owns six production sites – Marckolsheim and Nesle in France, Greenwich, UK, Saragossa in Spain and Saluzzo, Italy, which has been converting three million tonnes of cereal into 1,500,000 tonnes of starch products and 115,000 m3 of alcohol. […]

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