• Heineken to slash 8,000 jobs amid virus crisis profit plunge

    Heineken to slash 8,000 jobs amid virus crisis profit plunge

    Heineken intends to cut 8,000 jobs as its new Chief Executive Dolf van den Brink reshapes the beer giant amid a pandemic that has brought large parts of the drinks trade to its knees. The Dutch group’s restructuring plans were first flagged in October though there was no indication of just how many jobs might

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  • Brand innovation rewarded

    Brand innovation rewarded

    Unilever, Premier Foods and Procter & Gamble picked up multiple awards alongside other FMCG giants and a host of pioneering newcomers in the 2021 Product of the Year Awards. Now in its 17th year, the awards represent the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive study of product innovation, conducted in association with Kantar. “Innovation comes in all

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  • Sproud’s £5M cash boost for plant-based milk expansion

    Sproud’s £5M cash boost for plant-based milk expansion

    Peas-to-milk brand Sproud has raised almost £5 million from a London-based investor to fast-track expansion across the UK and America. Soya and almond milks have long held the monopoly within the dairy-free milk market with each controlling approximately 40 percent of the sector. Pea protein, however, is having a huge impact on the plant-based sector

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  • Packaging innovator honoured

    Packaging innovator honoured

    Australia’s Ralph Moyle has been revealed as a 2021 winner of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO)  ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. The accolade was established three years ago with the aim of acknowledging and rewarding excellence in all aspects of packaging science, technology, design and application. Judges, from all over the world, chose Ralph Moyle to receive

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  • Unilever bids farewell to Bertolli

    Unilever bids farewell to Bertolli

    Unilever has sold its Bertolli sauce, pesto and mayonnaise portfolio to Dutch company Enrico-Glasbest. Unilever bought the brand in 2008. Shortly after the acquisition, it sold Bertolli’s olive-oil arm to Spain’s second-largest food group, Deoleo, for £500m as part of its disposal of non-core businesses. In 2014, Japan’s Mizkan Group snapped up the US rights

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  • The show must go on

    The show must go on

    There’s something missing from our lives. And it can’t return soon enough, writes Neil Farmer

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  • The rise of Vegan wine

    The rise of Vegan wine

    The vegan wine market is booming – thanks to carnivores, flexitarians and pescatarians writes Rowena Curlewis

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  • Food’s annual showpiece cancelled

    Food’s annual showpiece cancelled

    Covid-19 has begun eating away into next year’s exhibition calendar with the Montgomery Group regrettably cancelling the International Food & Drink Event that was scheduled for March. Billed as the UK’s largest event for and drink professionals, IFE and IFE Manufacturing Solutions was due to run from the 22-24 March  at London’s ExCeL alongside Hotel,

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  • Are CEOs the new politicians?

    Are CEOs the new politicians?

    Global CEOs are speaking out against perceived injustices on social, political and environmental issues. Could this new wave of corporate political activism sway events like the US election? By Debbie Haski-Leventhal As the US presidential election approaches, a new wave of corporate political activism is taking hold with many multinational companies feeling the need to

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