Gut instinct

This week marks Coeliac Awareness Week, with Coeliac UK raising awareness for the one in 100 people diagnosed with coeliac disease and the suspected 500,000 undiagnosed sufferers across the UK. In support of the campaign, Udi’s Gluten Free carried out research to gauge awareness of intolerances in the UK. The findings reveal that: Three in […]


Russian drinks market decline predicted

Due to persistent international tensions and the rising cost of raw materials, the drinks market in Russia is forecast to suffer a decline in 2015. However, the hot drinks market presents an opportunity, finds a new report by Canadean. According to the report, the Russian drinks market will lose nearly 1.5 billion litres of volume […]

2015 beverage outlook optimistic

According to Canadean’s latest Quarterly Beverage Tracker, the final quarter of 2014 brought some welcome news to the west European beverage industry, with full-year consumption only declining by a marginal 0.3% due to mild winter weather. Beer saw the first uplift for some years with an increase of nearly 1%, while the rate of decline for soft drinks […]


Easy glass bottle handling

Standard-Knapp has launched the EZ Picker, an economical new bottle handling tool. Designed with craft brewers, small wineries and distilleries in mind, the EZ Picker is engineered for quick and easy handling of glass bottles. Able to accommodate both full and empty glass bottles, it is available in a variety of sizes, from the standard […]

Industry reacts to 2015 Budget

Following the delivery of chancellor George Osborne’s final Budget before the UK general election, Food & Drink Technology has rounded up the mixed responses from the food and drink industry.   Jim Moseley, interim director general at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), says, “The focus on business and support for manufacturing announced in the […]


Arts and crafts

Towards the end of last year, Canadean predicted the top trends for 2015; one of which was from mass produced to personalised. The market researcher predicted that the desire for craft offerings will become increasingly influential, with consumers wanting their products to be produced and manufactured on a smaller scale to ensure quality and to […]


UK consumers ‘rarely try new alcoholic drinks’

A new Canadean report finds that eight out of ten UK consumers who drink alcohol out of their homes rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks. This is concerning, as substantial investment is made in developing and marketing new products. However, exciting flavours and seasonal offerings will keep the market from stagnating, says the market […]

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Pressé drinks

Radnor Hills has launched its premium Heartsease Farm pressé range. The pressé drinks are made with natural ingredients blended with spring water to create six flavours: Fiery Ginger Beer, Elderflower Pressé, Raspberry Lemonade, British Blackcurrant Crush, St Clements’ Pressé and Traditional Lemonade. Heartsease Farm is available in a single serve 330ml glass bottle as well […]


Beverage stabilisation

Porvair Filtration Group has developed Stabifil, a polyphenol removal product that optimises beverage processes, lowers capital costs and offers fast flow rates. It also benefits from no loss of loose polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVPP) powder with its potential to create long-term maintenance and health and safety issues. The product uses Porvair’s patented technology of co-sintering PVPP powder […]

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UK premium drinks market update

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Premium Lagers, Beers & Ciders Market Update 2014 report to its offering. In 2013, the UK market for premium lagers, beers and ciders was estimated to have grown by 0.5% in terms of value, representing the market’s fourth consecutive year of annual value growth. It is […]


UK brewery launches energy centre

A new energy centre has opened at Molson Coors’ brewery in Burton, UK as part of a five-year capital investment plan to modernise its brewing infrastructure and technology. Molson Coors says the new energy centre will support the business’ global ambition to cut energy consumption by 25% and 15% of its greenhouse gas emissions by […]


A crafty approach to private label alcohol

Opportunistic retailers are striving to add credibility to private label (PL) alcohol by pushing the boundaries of quality, value, and consumer expectations. This is timely news given Datamonitor Consumer’s recent research showing that this sector has the lowest level of consumer sentiment in the FMCG space. Only a third of consumers say that PL alcoholic […]


Food and Drink Export Month

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced the start of a month of food and drink activity with online export community Open to Export, designed to help small and medium-sized food and drink companies grow their exports business. A joint initiative between Open to Export, government and industry, the Food and Drink Export Month runs […]

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‘Leading by example’

Alice Cadman was recently appointed head of business development and marketing at 
Leatherhead Food Research. Here, she explains why the food industry must continue to improve its understanding of the more distant and less sustainable aspects of the food supply chain…

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