• ‘Selfie generation’ driving cosmetics sales

    ‘Selfie generation’ driving cosmetics sales

    The so-called ‘selfie generation’ is helping to drive up sales of cosmetics, according to figures from IRI, a leading provider of big data and predictive analytics for retailers and suppliers. Driven by the desire to share images on social media, the trend for face sculpting or contouring, and for thick, flawless eyebrows has led to

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  • Going over-board for cheese impact

    Going over-board for cheese impact

    Entries have now closed for the 24th British Cheese Awards which take place on May 31st at the Royal Bath & West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset and organisers are expecting this year’s event to have an even bigger impact than last year’s, which attracted more than 900 entries from 148 producers. Cheeses entered came from

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  • Boston’s newest supermarket opens its doors

    Boston’s newest supermarket opens its doors

    The first member of a planned new supermarket chain, mint, is opening its doors at the Boston Shopping Park in Lincolnshire on May 27th. mint is set to open opposite the former Morrisons premises off Horncastle Road. A special recruitment day was due to take place at Fydell House on South Street, Boston to allow

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  • Tempting array The Caffè Culture Show

    Tempting array The Caffè Culture Show

    Hundreds of new products, services and packaging will be exhibited for coffee shop operators and hospitality sector buyers at The Caffè Culture Show, taking place from May 23rd to 24th at Olympia, London. In the beverage sector, as well as coffee launches, there will be a number of new products to see in tea, chai

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  • Tackling food fraud head-on

    Tackling food fraud head-on

    Three years after the outbreak of the horse meat scandal, food fraud is a bigger global problem than ever. Types of food fraud include dilation, mislabelled or misinterpreted products, ingredient substitution or tampered products. New Food’s one-day Food Fraud conference will address these issues and more by bringing together quality assurance heads from global food

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  • Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Last chance to gain a Pentaward trophy

    Packaging designers, brand owners, packaging suppliers and students only have a few days left to show to the world their creativity by entering the awards scheme to win a Pentaward Trophy. The Pentawards scheme is a worldwide packaging design competition. Created in January 2007, the Pentawards are recognised as prestigious worldwide competition devoted to packaging

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  • Coca-Cola doubles its efforts to boost British talent

    Coca-Cola doubles its efforts to boost British talent

    Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is investing more than one million pounds into its business’ apprenticeship programme this year, increasing the number of apprentices across its operations in Great Britain by more than 50%. CCEP currently has 63 apprentices working across its supply chain, cold drinks operations and commercial operations. A further 37 will be recruited

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  • UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling scheme launched

    Caffeine-fuelled workers in London are being urged to use new recycling points established across the Square Mile as part of the UK’s biggest push to date to tackle the issue of disposable coffee cup recycling. The City of London Corporation, Network Rail, national coffee retailers and some of the Square Mile’s biggest employers have joined

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  • Alcohol trends see increasing experimentation

    Alcohol trends see increasing experimentation

    A variety of new alcohol trends and predictions have emerged from a report by digital agency Kerve that examines how increasing experimentation by brands, and the changing tastes of consumers, influenced the alcohol sector in 2016; and conclude what it may mean for marketers and alcohol brands in 2017. One of the key predictions is

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