John Sunderland, the new president of the UK Food and Drink
Federation, has urged the industry to work together to meet the
challenges of the 21st century - including nutrition, food safety
and CAP reform.
Ready-to-drink spirits are well-known on both sides of the
Atlantic, but in the US, malt-based brands such as Smirnoff Ice or
Bacardi Silver do not actually contain any of the named spirit. But
Jim Beam is about to shake up the market...
Sales of Champagne recovered last year to pre-Millennium levels as
stocks were finally sold off and US sales picked up. But boycotts
of French goods in America and the threat of war in the Gulf could
push sales back down again in...
Growth rates for soft drink sales in Eastern Europe are
outstripping those in the West by as much as four times, according
to a new report. Packaged water is showing the greatest growth, but
carbonates still dominate the market as...
Faced with increasing over supply in the wine market and stagnating
or declining demand among younger consumers, German wine group
Racke has created a new drink designed to tap into the craze for
pre-mixed drinks - a wine-based RTD...
With its first increase in market share since 1999, Coca-Cola has
stretched its lead over PepsiCo at the head of the US carbonated
soft drinks market, according to the latest figures. Good growth
from Diet Coke and the launch of Vanilla...
Increasing awareness of the need for proper hydration and other
potential health benefits of drinking bottled water are driving
market growth in the UK, but there is still a long way to go before
Continental consumption levels are...
Cafédirect, the UK's leading producer of Fairtrade tea and coffee,
is to launch a major promotional campaign for its new range of
roast and ground coffee to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight next
The House of Lords, Britain's highest court, has ruled out the
possibility of any further legal action against Czech brewer
Budejovicky Budvar by arch rival Anheuser-Busch, which means both
companies will be able to sell their...
Campari is to join forces with Spanish sherry group Gonzalez Byass
to distribute both companies brands in Spain, the latest marketing
and distribution deal for the Italian company which has been
extremely active in the last few months.
The Scotch Whisky Association has begun its annual campaign to try
and persuade the UK government to cut duty levels on whisky and
other spirits, calling for a 4 per cent drop this year. But as
usual, persuading the Treasury to touch...
Britvic, the UK's number two soft drink producer, is to launch a
new brand, Freekee Soda, next month which it claims offers a
'unique' drinking experience for British consumers - a combination
of milk and fruit juice,...