Sales of Robinsons have helped bolster Britivc's fortunes during the COVID crisis

Britvic bolstered by at-home beverages during COVID crisis

By James Ridler

Beverages manufacturer Britvic has balanced the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the almost complete shutdown of the hospitality and foodservice sectors with strong at-home sales, according to its latest financial results.

Unilever will attempt this by strengthening innovation in new business models

Unilever to halve plastics by 2025

By Dan Colombini

Manufacturing giant Unilever has announced that it will halve its use of virgin plastics by 2025, cutting that usage by 100,000 tonnes (t).

BrewDog valued at £1bn as 23% stake sold to US investor

‘We’re growing mega fast at the moment’: BrewDog

BrewDog valued at £1bn as 23% stake sold to US investor

By Rachel Arthur

TSG Consumer Partners, a San-Francisco based strategic equity investor, has acquired approximately 23% of Scottish independent craft brewer BrewDog. 

Enact buys Excelsior flexible packaging firm

Enact buys Excelsior flexible packaging firm

By Jenny Eagle

SME fund, Enact has made a six-figure investment in flexible packaging company Excelsior which specialises in gravure print for the food, confectionery and medical sectors.

DS Smith announces its Q1 financial results

DS Smith: corrugated volume sees +1% growth

By Jenny EAGLE

DS Smith has issued its Q1 interim management statement for the three month period to July 31 and recently hosted a presentation for financial analysts and institutional investors in Brussels.

Ardagh CEO Niall Wall says Fi Par acquisition will make Italy a key market

Ardagh buys up Italian can maker Fi Par

By Guy Montague-Jones

Ireland-based Ardagh Group has agreed to buy can and aerosol maker Fi Par in a deal that builds on its €1.7bn acquisition of Impress last year.

Enzymotec secures new funding

Enzymotec secures new funding

Israeli phospholipids specialist, Enzymotec, has raised $11 million (€8.54m) from its three major shareholders as well as a new investor – Arancia International, a privately owned Mexican ingredients developer with expertise in biotechnology and enzymes.

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