• Multinationals set to splash out on UK craft brewers

    Multinationals set to splash out on UK craft brewers

    New research into the UK’s burgeoning brewing industry suggests the recent spate of acquisitions of small craft breweries by multinational brewers, such as Heineken’s recent purchase of a £40M minority stake in Beavertown, could become an industry-wide trend. This comes after the sector saw profits fall for the first time in the last financial year.

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  • ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

    ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

    The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has launched the second of two new reports looking at what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets proposed by the EU Circular Economy Package.

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  • Feeding your curiosity

    Feeding your curiosity

    After the sugar tax, with Brexit on the horizon, plastic under fire and a boom in free-from and vegan products, what’s next for the food and drink sector?

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  • Call for UK food and drink support after export growth reported

    Call for UK food and drink support after export growth reported

    The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is calling on Government to provide greater support for UK food and drink manufacturers to compete with European rivals following the announcement of strong export growth figures in the first half of 2018.

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  • Event just keeps on growing

    Event just keeps on growing

    The UK packaging market has a reputation for being robust, vibrant and innovative. It needs a packaging event that can reflect and support this, and that’s something Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging 2018 strive to achieve.

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  • Salsa standards raised for small and local supplier

    Salsa standards raised for small and local supplier

    The SALSA Standard, a joint not-for-profit initiative created by the National Farmers Union, the British Retail Consortium, the British Hospitality Association and the Food and Drink Federation to reflect the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of professional food buyers, has been revised for the fourth time since its original launch in March

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