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‘Sale of illicit alcohol costs UK around £1.3bn per year’ - HMRC

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HMRC operation seizes alcohol in Wales

By Staff Reporter

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal products across north Wales has uncovered 2,700 litres of alcohol.

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Number of distilleries in the UK rises

By Rachel Arthur

The UK saw a 17% increase in the number of distilleries in 2016, bringing the total to an estimated 273 distilleries. 

Ardagh plans plant closure after post-Impress strategic review

Ardagh plans plant closure after post-Impress strategic review

By Rory Harrington

Ardagh Group’s proposal to close one of its UK metal packaging plants secured as part of the takeover of Impress in 2010 is the likely result of a strategic review conducted in the aftermath of the major acquisition, an industry insider has told FoodProductionDaily.com.

Alcoa extends Welsh facility

Alcoa extends Welsh facility

The Alcoa aluminium rolling operations based in Waunarlwydd,
Swansea has opened a new finishing line, part of an on-going
investment programme to upgrade the company's facilities in order
to increase supply for drink cans.

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