It is time to admit that society is fighting a part-time battle
against the bulge, willingly lambasting soft drinks, burgers and
chocolate, while shuffling silently away from a fairly dismal
Consumers are rapidly falling in love with bona fide, 100 per cent
juice across developed markets, yet it is private labels that are
reaping the benefits in Western Europe, says new research,
writes Chris Mercer.
Proposals to slash EU sugar prices make sense, but jobs will
continue to go in UK food and drink firms unless bolder moves to
abolish quota systems are introduced, says the UK Soft Drinks
Association to Chris Mercer.
One of the leading UK milk co-operatives, Dairy Farmers of Great
Britain, has announced it is to launch a new line of Cadog branded
Welsh cheddar cheese, supported by a line of bilingual packaging.
But will niche brand status alone...
A leading international player in the design, manufacture and
supply of powder handling systems for the food and ingredients
industries, has further strengthened its sales team to improve
response times to UK clients.
Cheaper sugar ingredients could be on the way for food makers as
rumours continue to circulate about the proposed new rules to the
EU sugar regime that could open up the protected European market,
prompting Danish sugar giant Danisco...
Last year's exceptionally hot summer weather gave a major boost to
soft drink consumption in the UK, but a new report from market
analysts Canadean shows that the heatwave merely accelerated
the already rapid growth in one of...
Non-carbonated beverages will account for a bigger share of
European profits for Coca-Cola than its flagship carbonate brands
within three years, the head of the US group's European operations
told analysts yesterday.
Scottish & Newcastle's strategy of expanding its European
business at the same time as selling off its UK pub arm is making
it an attractive takeover target for a number of the world's
biggest brewers, claim market analysts...
Already the world's leading water cooler supplier, France's Danone
has further strengthened its business with the acquistion of the
Canadian firm Sparkling Spring, giving it strong positions in the
UK and the Netherlands...
The worst weather for many years in May, June and July kept profit
growth at Scotland's AG Barr to a 'disappointing' minimum in the
first half, but the return of the sunshine in the latter part of
the summer bodes well...
The Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) division of Ocean Spray this
week announced record European sales of cranberry ingredients for
the last fiscal year. With a 134 per cent increase on the previous
year's sales, Europe now...
US industrial packaging company Greif Bros. said this week a new
range of water bottles, manufactured in the United Kingdom, should
help spring water producers to more effectively transport filled
containers and offer better protection...