Prices for flat rolled steel products in Europe have now in most
cases reached their highest level in the last two decades,
according to UK steel market analyst MEPS. This is likely to impact
the packaging industry.
A shift towards lower priced table wines helped lift Spanish wine
exports in the first quarter of the year, but the lower revenues
mean that double-digit volume gains were rather more modest when
converted into value figures.
Last year's exceptionally hot summer weather gave a major boost to
soft drink consumption in the UK, but a new report from market
analysts Canadean shows that the heatwave merely accelerated
the already rapid growth in one of...
Old World wine producers – who just 15 years ago had the British
wine market almost to themselves – still need to do more to counter
the ongoing threat from New World producers, a new report suggests.
But solving the problem is likely...
Energy and sports drinks continued their rapid rise up the soft
drinks rankings last year, driven by new product launches and an
increasing trend towards convenience and on-the-go consumption. But
while most of the growth has come...
Food makers opting for sugar rich recipes for their soft drink
formulations are under constant attack from consumer groups
claiming that the sugar content is harmful to teeth. But a new
study from the US finds that flavour additives...
On the back of this week's dramatic acquisition of China's Harbin
Brewery by the world's largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, ahead of its
nearest rival, SABMiller, Scottish & Newcastle has announced
that it has signed...
As government and health authorities continue to show concern for
the UK's binge drinking culture, new research suggests that
drinking less than ten alcoholic beverages a week does not increase
the risk of heart failure in patients...
Champagne is arguably France's greatest wine - at least in terms of
image if nothing else - the de rigeur celebration drink for
partygoers the world over. But in its home market, the sparkling
wine continues to dwindle in popularity...