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…

Brontë Liqueur is revived

Sir James Aykroyd, who lives in North Yorkshire, UK, has revived Brontë Liqueur, a drink he first discovered 40 years ago in Paraguay, South America. With strong family connections to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire, Sir James was determined to purchase the trademark and market the drink himself. Now, four decades on, he […]

Report sheds light on UK beer market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Breweries & the Beer Market Market Update 2014 report to its offering. The UK beer market is estimated to have increased in value by 1.5% in 2013, representing the third consecutive year of growth in the sector. Despite this, the total value of the market remains […]

Analysing the global alcohol ingredients market

The global alcohol ingredients market, which covers flavours, colours and other ingredients for beers, spirits and wines, is expected to see steady growth despite the dominance of a few companies. While flavours remain the biggest segment in the market, strong growth is projected in the ‘other ingredients’ segment due to booming demand for yeast and […]

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Changing drinks habits across Europe

The latest report from market and shopper intelligence firm IRI reveals that changing drinking habits across Europe affected sales of drinks, including mineral water, last year. According to IRI’s Pulse Drinks Report (Q4 2013), total sales for non-alcoholic drinks across Europe was €43.6 million, a drop of 0.4%, with only the UK and France seeing […]

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Wild’s new concepts for beer mixes and malt beverages

‘Lime-Guaraná-Açai’ is a new beer-mix concept developed by ingredient specialist, Wild, containing lime juice and guaraná extract. Wild hopes to forge a link between beer mixes and energy drinks and enable breweries and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to tap into both of these markets. “Currently innovative flavors are especially in demand with beer mixes. Options […]

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