UK market researchers Mintel report a shift in young people’s drinking habits with a trend towards greater ‘in the home’ consumption, while analysts also note an increasing preference for premium alcohol brands overall.
Signs of mild recovery in the EU food and drink sector came with the confirmation of 1.5 per cent growth in the in 27 member states during the last three months of 2010 compared with the previous quarter, according to latest CIAA Economic Quarterly Bulletin.
Robotics sales to UK food and drinks manufacturers have jumped by more than a quarter over the past two years as industry increasingly embraces the technology, said the British Automation and Robot Association (BARA).
The results of the inaugural FoodProductionDaily.com survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past few months, are proving a challenge for 80...
Tetra Pak said stronger sales in the final quarter of 2009 and emerging markets offset declining demand in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as it posted an increase in net sales of 1.2 per cent for the year to almost €9bn.