The market researcher’s latest ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ has revealed that private labels now make up 36% of total FMCG value sales in Europe (€216bn) – up from 34% earlier this year, illustrating the extent retailers are trying to manage the impact of rising...
Mainstream culture has seen huge changes with the rise of social media, the internet, ecommerce and smartphones. Innovation and disruption has turned many industries upside down when it comes to retail and marketing, but to date the drinks industry has...
Proud Pour was founded with the goal of engaging the public around an environmental mission: and chose wine as the vehicle to deliver its message. Having received positive feedback from consumers, the company is now preparing to launch a beer.
Pollard Boxes which specializes in premium, intelligent packaging, including a tea box with QR code which ‘whistles’ when a brew is done, is investing £300k ($373k) in its design, manufacturing and testing facilities.
Scottish distiller Edrington – which owns brands including Highland Park – has agreed a distribution deal for the Americas to strengthen its position in a regional travel retail channel now worth $1bn+.
Former Treasury Wine Estates boss David Dearie warns that Australian retailers Coles and Woolworths are turning the screw on the nation’s wine producers and insists the latter must consolidate to survive.
Beverage and food manufacturers are likely to have to bear the brunt of a price war that is driving leading global retailers to increasingly turn to suppliers of discounted brands, according to one industry expert.
Cargill has indicated that it may take its Regenasure glucosamine
chondroitin ingredient into functional beverages - yet it has
emerged that another company's foray into the market has not proved
positive, raising questions as...
UK meat processor ABP, packaging firm Cryovac and supermarket chain
Sainsbury's have launched a new range of meat packs under the high
quality "Taste the Difference" range. The idea is to offer
consumers with a new...
Whittard's of Chelsea, the British tea and coffee retailer and
manufacturer, has ended the first half of fiscal 2003 with net
profits of £514,000 - not a huge figure but nonetheless a major
step forward from the £9,000 it reached...
Spanish demographics are changing, with a steady rise in the number
of single person households. This in turn has made consumers more
price conscious than ever before, fuelling growth in both own label
products and discount retailers.
Frozen food giant McCain Foods has selected FullTilt's I-Accel as
its Collaborative Product Information Management (CPIM) software.
The firm, which is Canada's largest international food company,
recently conducted an exhaustive...
VantagePoint Systems, a Canada-based developer of business
management software for the corrugated packaging industry, has
entered into an agreement to acquire Avalon Printing Software of