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Could it be you? BakeryandSnacks seeks new editor

By Oliver Nieburg

BakeryandSnacks, the leading global trade publication for manufacturers in the bakery, snacks and cereal is seeking a new editor to take it to the next level.

Drinks deal feels good for Nichols

Nichols acquires Feel Good Drinks

By Laurence Gibbons

Vimto brand owner Nichols Plc has acquired Feel Good Drinks from German drinks supplier MBG International Premium Brands for an undisclosed amount.

Innovation deflation: The EU food sector partially blames novel foods laws for an R&D investment level of 1.5% of revenue, compared to 15% for the pharma industry

"As a member of Parliament, I need facts. And I think you, the food industry, have the resources to find those."

MEP defends EU novel foods laws against innovation attacks

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn from the European Parliament in Brussels

The food industry should provide facts if it expects EU decision makers to consider dismantling the controversial novel foods regulation it has long-argued discourages innovation, a UK member of the European Parliament (MEP) said at a workshop in Brussels...

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen


‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen


Bottlegreen insists that premium glass cordial sales are booming in the UK as the brand – which counts Princess Anne as a fan – pushes new flavors including blackcurrant and coffee.

Benson Box folding carton board

Graphic Packaging aggressive growth plan

By Jenny Eagle

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has closed submissions regarding any concerns in relation to Graphic Packaging Holding Company and its acquisition of Benson Group.

Whyte & Mackay: Reports suggest Campari could be interested

Gruppo Campari sweet on $580m Whyte & Mackay?


United Spirits will reportedly fetch £350m for its Whyte & Mackay whisky business in the UK, with rumours spreading that Gruppo Campari could be interested given its sizable war chest.

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches


Coke-owned Innocent is launching a functional smoothie range in the UK from April centered on soft health claims - three varieties will use 'defense' 'energise' and 'antioxidant' positioning.

Benson Group.

Graphic Packaging buys Benson Group for $165m

By Jenny Eagle

Graphic Packaging Holding Company has announced its European subsidiary will buy Benson Group, a food and healthcare packaging company in the UK for $165m.

Amcor's bid for Constar fails.

Amcor loses Constar bid

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor has announced it was not successful in acquiring the North American assets of Constar International Holdings (Constar).

The UK Houses of Parliament (Photo: Stefano Brivio/Flickr)


'I recommend this ale to the House!': BBPA brews beer for MPs


The British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) is creating a bottled beer for UK Parliament but insists MPs won't be seen staggering around the corridors of Westminster.

Crown Food Europe closes UK plant

Crown confirms UK site closure

By Joseph James Whitworth

Crown Food Europe is to close one of its sites in the UK in July with more than 100 people affected due to supply exceeding demand.

Picture Copyright: The Coca-Cola Company

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi


Coca-Cola lost UK volume share in 2012, while Pepsi grew both its volume and value share and Lucozade and Red Bull’s success reflected growing consumer interest in functional drinks.

Euromonitor: UK PET growth areas and challenges

Euromonitor: UK PET growth areas and challenges

By Rod Addy

Sports and energy drink bottles offer some of the best opportunities for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in the UK, but alcohol presents greater challenges, according to Euromonitor.

Keep that Irn Bru on ice...the Britvic/Barr merger is not yet signed, sealed and delivered (Picture Copyright: Stuart Caie/Flickr)

Barr Barr Britvic, have you no new name?

By Ben Bouckley

AG Barr and Britvic have confirmed that they are extending the offer deadline regarding their potential merger to October 3, as reports suggest deadlock in talks to agree a new group name.

Coca-Cola Enterprises admits lost GB market share

Coca-Cola Enterprises admits lost GB market share

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) admits that it lost volume and value share in Great Britain in H1 2012 due to promotional activity from rivals, but insists it regained ground over the past month.


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