UK food and drink exports hit record highs in 2021


UK food exports reach record highs in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

UK food and drink exports reached record highs in 2022, with most categories exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Diageo engineers in Leven will go on strike tonight


Diageo workers to resume strike action

By Gwen Ridler

Engineers at Diageo’s plant in Leven are to resume strike action tonight (24 February) and over the weekend as Unite explores legal action against the drinks giant in a dispute over contracts and pay.

Pinter's Andrew Potter highlted five top drinks trends for 2023

Top trends

Alcoholic drinks: Top 5 trends for 2023

By Gwen Ridler

Low alcohol, brand collaboration and flavoured beers were just some of the key alcohol trends to look out for in 2023, according to home brewing kit firm Pinter.

Westons Cider has ivnested £2m in two new cider presses


Westons Cider invests £2m in new presses

By Gwen Ridler

Westons Cider has invested £2m in its Herefordshire mill in a bid to increase capacity and further its journey along its carbon reduction roadmap.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Brewers are moving towards net zero

UK brewers focus on pathway to net zero

By Michelle Perrett

UK brewers are taking "huge steps" to be more environmentally-friendly with an expanded, targeted roadmap being launched to help the sector decarbonise at pace to reach net zero

The report highlights the success of Small Breweries’ Relief

Boom in small breweries boosted by Government policy, says new report

By Michelle Perrett

There has been a boom in small breweries and a huge increase in the number of different beer styles being brewed over the last 20 years due to Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR), a new report by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has revealed.

Blends has the capacity to process 140 million cans a year

Contract manufacturing profile: Blends Flavours & Colours

Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential

By Andrew Richardson

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers' needs, explains factory manager Andrew Richardson.

Find out the latest developments in packaging technology in The Complete Package

Complete Package

The Complete Package: Sustainability and EU legislation

By Gwen Ridler

The latest developments in packaging technology, developing sustainable solutions for direct to consumer wine delivery and beating EU legislation on tethered caps are highlighted in our latest round-up of food and drink packaging innovations.

The new team will lead the ekaterra business after it was sold by Unilever

Ekaterra unveils new top team after divestment from Unilever

By Michelle Perrett

Ekaterra, the tea company that owns brands Lipton, PG tips and Pukka, has appointed Nathalie Roos as chief executive officer and Pierre Laubies as chair of the board following the completion of its divestment from Unilever.

The GMB union has said strike action will go ahead in July.

Budweiser workers set for more strikes

By Michelle Perrett

Budweiser workers at Samlesbury, near Preston, are set for another round of strikes after failing to agree a pay offer with the brewery.

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