A beer shortage at any time of year is far from ideal. But when it hits during a UK heatwave, which also happens to coincide with the World Cup, it’s nothing short of disastrous – for both retailers and punters alike.
With summer around the corner, Mintel’s global analysts predict four food and drink trends consumers can expect at parties and celebrations this sunshine season, as it publishes its 2018 Summer Food & Drink Trends.
According to data compiled by Swinton Business in its Industry Trends Report, the UK beverage manufacturing industry has seen substantial growth, with the overall number of registered businesses almost doubling in just seven years.
Westons Cider has launched its third annual Cider Report ahead of the 2018 summer cider season, revealing a series of new opportunities for drinks retailers across both the UK’s on and off trade.
According to data and technology specialist IRI, demand for convenience and food and drink ‘on-the-go’ is helping to drive sales of snacking products, particularly crisps and salty snacks, across Europe.
British soft drink maker Cawston Press is tackling the government’s impending sugar levy head on to restore a good name for fizzy drinks.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched two new reports highlighting the challenge for people in Scotland to have a healthier diet and reduce their risk of diet related diseases.
The latest export statistics from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) reveal that any failure to secure continued access to the EU’s many preferential trade deals could have serious implications for the food and drink industry, with exports to these markets now worth more than £2bn to UK producers.