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Budweiser launches twist-off bottle caps

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand, Budweiser has introduced new twist-off bottle caps for its product line in the UK. The new caps are expected to eliminate the need for bottle openers,

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UK Parliament to debate on sugary drinks tax

    UK Parliament to debate on sugary drinks tax

On Monday 30 November the House of Commons will debate an e-petition calling for “a tax on sugary drinks in the UK to improve our children’s health.” The debate was

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Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

    Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

Foodex 2016, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will return to the NEC Birmingham in April 2016. The show provides

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Surge in UK Convenience Market

    Surge in UK Convenience Market

UK convenience stores’ sales are forecast to reach £44 billion by 2017, according to the latest research by IGD. This represents a 29% increase from the current value of £34

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Carlsberg Targets UK Cider Market

    Carlsberg Targets UK Cider Market

Carlsberg is entering the fast growing UK cider market with the launch of its Somersby brand. Produced in Herefordshire, the cider will initially be available in 440ml cans and 500ml

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UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth

    UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth

The soft drinks industry grew in value by 5.1% in 2011 to more than £14.5 billion, according to the 2012 UK Soft Drinks Report. Published by the British Soft Drinks

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Acquisition of Cumbrian Seafoods Approved

    Acquisition of Cumbrian Seafoods Approved

The UK Office of Fair Trading has cleared the acquisition of Cumbrian Seafoods by private equity company Lion Capital, which also owns Young’s Seafood, the UK’s leading chilled and frozen

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UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

    UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to over £12 billion (£12,152.4m) in 2011, exceeding expectations and confirming significant potential for overseas growth over the next decade. The previous year’s

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Record British Sugar Beet Crop

    Record British Sugar Beet Crop

UK sugar beet growers have once again achieved record average yields, marking the fourth time records have been broken in seven years. The previous record set in 2009 was 71.7

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UK Sales of Organic Products Fall

    UK Sales of Organic Products Fall

Although global sales of organic products grew by 8.8% in 2010 with growth continuing into 2011, UK sales fell by 3.7% last year, according to the latest organic market analysis

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£2.4 Billion UK Cider Market is Ripe For Further Development

    £2.4 Billion UK Cider Market is Ripe For Further Development

Cider is the undisputed success story of the UK alcohol category over the past six years, according to new research from Mintel. It has grown its volume sales by just

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen

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UK Becomes Net Exporter of Lamb

    UK Becomes Net Exporter of Lamb

The UK has become a net exporter of lamb, according to new figures published by EBLEX. Figures show that in 2011 sheep meat exports from the UK saw an 11

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UK Shoppers Plan and Shop Around More to Secure Best Value

    UK Shoppers Plan and Shop Around More to Secure Best Value

An increasing number of consumers in the UK are now planning before going out to do their food and grocery shopping, compared to three years ago, according to the latest IGD

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UK Beer Sales Decline Continues But Rate Slows Further

    UK Beer Sales Decline Continues But Rate Slows Further

UK beer sales continued to fall in 2011, although at a slower rate than in previous years, according to the latest UK‘Beer Barometer’, released by the British Beer & Pub

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Tesco Continues to Decline as Iceland Achieves Record Market Share

    Tesco Continues to Decline as Iceland Achieves Record Market Share

Tesco, has seen its share of the UK grocery market fall to below 30% for the first time since May 2005. The UK’s largest supermarket group held 29.9% of the market

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Plans to Export More UK Food and Drink Unveiled

    Plans to Export More UK Food and Drink Unveiled

The UK food and drink industry has welcomed a new plan, launched by Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice, which could help hundreds of companies secure sales in lucrative emerging

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UK Poultry Industry Must Increase Consolidation and Efficiency Levels

    UK Poultry Industry Must Increase Consolidation and Efficiency Levels

Despite operating in one of the highest value-add markets in the EU, the UK poultry industry is suffering as a result of high feed prices, limited volume growth and oversupply,

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New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

    New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

Despite having the resolve to lose weight, British consumers may not know how to go about it, reveals new research from Mintel. Indeed, just six in 10 (61) UK consumers

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Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

    Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

Kraft Foods plans to invest £50 million in its UK confectionery manufacturing operations while cutting the workforce by 200 people. The 200 jobs will be shed at Kraft’s sites at

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Record Results at Greene King

    Record Results at Greene King

Greene King, the British regional brewer and pub group, has increased operating profit before exceptionals to a record £115.6 million in the 24 weeks to October 16th 2011 on revenue up

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UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

    UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13% on the same period in 2010, according to

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UK Alcohol Consumption in 2010 Far Lower Than 2004 Peak

  UK Alcohol Consumption in 2010 Far Lower Than 2004 Peak

UK alcohol consumption in 2010 remains far lower than it was six years ago, with consumption continuing to flat-line. While

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UK Consumers Hit Hard by Rising Cost of Food

  UK Consumers Hit Hard by Rising Cost of Food

Rising food prices are forcing UK consumers to make changes to their shopping habits, says Which? A new national survey

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Dairy Crest Eyes Yoghurt Market

  Dairy Crest Eyes Yoghurt Market

UK dairy group Dairy Crest is reported to planning to move into the £1.2b yoghurt market either through developing its

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SABMiller Opens New £3 Million Research Brewery in the UK

  SABMiller Opens New £3 Million Research Brewery in the UK

SABMiller today announces that it has commissioned a £3 million global brewing research facility in Nottingham, with the aim of

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More Volume Growth For UK Bottled Water

  More Volume Growth For UK Bottled Water

Overall volume sales in the UK bottled water market grew by 0.7% in 2010 to 2,055 million litres. Zenith International’s

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Blackstone Eyes Tangerine Confectionery

  Blackstone Eyes Tangerine Confectionery

Private equity firm Blackstone Group is in exclusive talks to acquire Tangerine Confectionery, the largest manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded

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Profit Warning From Thorntons

  Profit Warning From Thorntons

UK confectionery manufacturer and retailer Thorntons has warned that poor trading over the important Easter period coupled with the ongoing

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Zetar Expands Confectionery Business

  Zetar Expands Confectionery Business

Zetar, the UK confectionery and snack foods company, has acquired Derwent Lynton for a maximum consideration of up to £0.8m.

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Record Fall in UK Food Prices

  Record Fall in UK Food Prices

UK prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 1.4% between February and March this year compared with a rise

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UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

  UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set

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Boparan Starts Delisting of Northern Foods

  Boparan Starts Delisting of Northern Foods

Boparan Holdings has started the process of delisting Northern Foods’ shares from the London Stock Exchange after its £340m offer

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Diamond Foods Bags Pringles in $2.4 Billion Deal

  Diamond Foods Bags Pringles in $2.4 Billion Deal

US-based snacks group Diamond Foods is acquiring the Pringles business from Procter & Gamble in a deal worth $2.35b. Pringles

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UK Food Inflation Slows Sharply

  UK Food Inflation Slows Sharply

UK food inflation fell to 4.0% in March from 4.5% in February, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Index. Non-food inflation

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UK Organic Sales Fall

  UK Organic Sales Fall

Sales of organic products in the UK fell 5.9% to £1.73b in 2010 with the rate of decline slowing significantly

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Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

  Produce World to Launch Green Giant Fresh in the UK

Fresh produce company Produce World is launching the Green Giant Fresh product line in the UK. The canned range of

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UK Soft Drinks Sales Exceed £9 Billion Mark

  UK Soft Drinks Sales Exceed £9 Billion Mark

The UK soft drinks market has once again demonstrated its resilience in spite of tough economic conditions, growing to £9.4b

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UK Food Manufacturing Industry Faces Skills Shortage

  UK Food Manufacturing Industry Faces Skills Shortage

The Food and Drink Federation has warned that the UK food industry’s future sustainability is highly dependent on the skills

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New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

  New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

The water and carbon footprint of wasted household food in the UK has been identified for the first time, highlighting

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Resilient Performance by Shepherd Neame

  Resilient Performance by Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame, the UK regional brewer and pub operator, has increased turnover by 1.6% to £61.7m for the 26 weeks

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UK Gluten and Wheat Free Market Now Worth £120 Million

The gluten and wheat free market in the UK is continuing to show strong growth. Latest Kantar Worldpanel data (52

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UK Online Grocery Sales to Double by 2015

  UK Online Grocery Sales to Double by 2015

More than a quarter (27%) of UK food and grocery manufacturers say they would consider building their own e-stores in

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Another Successful Year For Nichols

  Another Successful Year For Nichols

UK-based soft drinks group Nichols increased profit before tax (pre-exceptional) by 23% to £15.1m on sales up 16% to £83.9m

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UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

  UK Grocery Market Growth Slows as Consumers Show Caution

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20th February 2011, show that the market

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Boparan Now Holds 34% of Northern Foods as Offer Deadline Extended

  Boparan Now Holds 34% of Northern Foods as Offer Deadline Extended

Boparan Holdings, headed by chicken business entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan, now controls more than a third of Northern Foods, the

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Tesco Initiates UK Price War With Asda

  Tesco Initiates UK Price War With Asda

Tesco has launched a £200m campaign to lower prices on more than 1,000 everyday items – from fruit and vegetables

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UK Fairtrade Sales Break £1 Billion Barrier

  UK Fairtrade Sales Break £1 Billion Barrier

UK sales of Fairtrade products soared by 40% in 2010 to an estimated retail value of £1.17b compared with £836m

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Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

  Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, is reported to be

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Challenging Year For Carlsberg

  Challenging Year For Carlsberg

Reflecting a highly challenging year in Russia, its largest market, Carlsberg increased net revenue by 1% to DKr60.05b (Eur8.0b) and

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Plans For UK’s Largest Dairy Farm Withdrawn

  Plans For UK’s Largest Dairy Farm Withdrawn

Plans to set up the UK’s largest dairy farm in Lincolnshire have been withdrawn by applicant Nocton Dairies. The company

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Premier Foods in the Red But Debt Level Reduced

  Premier Foods in the Red But Debt Level Reduced

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest food producer, has reported a pre-tax operating loss of £98m, against a profit of £42m

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Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

  Greencore Still Considering its Options on Northern Foods

In response to recent press speculation about whether or not it will amend its offer for Northern Foods, the board

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Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

  Tangerine is One of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Equity-backed Stars

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, has gained a top

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