All news articles for January 2020

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'Low alcohol' and 'alcohol free': What do these terms actually mean?

By Steve Spice, Regulatory Manager at Ashbury Labelling

'Alcohol-free' in the EU means drinks with 0.5% ABV or below - and yet in the UK 'alcohol-free' drinks must be below 0.05% ABV. Steve Spice, Regulatory Manager at Ashbury Labelling looks at the different low and no alcohol descriptors...

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Scotland alcohol sales fall following introduction of MUP

By Rachel Arthur

The amount of alcohol sold in Scotland has fallen since the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in May 2018, according to the first analysis of off-trade alcohol sales in the first full year of MUP.

HopTea craft brews non-alcoholic tea like a beer

HopTea craft brews non-alcoholic tea like a beer

By Beth Newhart

Hoplark’s HopTea brand replaces malt in its beverage brewing process with a tea base for a line of non-alcoholic beer alternatives. Its latest grapefruit variety mimics the radler style.

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A 2020 Recession? How to prepare for a downturn

By Rabobank Liquid Assets Podcast

Rabobank’s team of economists says there is an 80% chance of a recession in 2020. What a downturn could mean for consumer behavior, investor behavior, and, ultimately, food and beverage companies?

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