• 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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  • Coke calls time on Tab

    Coke calls time on Tab

    Coca-Cola is retiring its first ever diet soda after almost six decades on supermarket shelves. The soft drink giant unveiled Tab to consumers in 1963, marketing the zero-calorie brand at consumers wanting to “keep tabs” on their weight. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the diet soda enjoyed enormous success. Several variations were made, including a

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  • WorldStar closing date looms

    WorldStar closing date looms

    Entries for next year’s WorldStar Packaging Awards are about to close with the October 19 deadline looming large.   Packages eligible for WorldStar are those that have already received a national award recognised by WPO. Now in its 53rd year, WorldStar is one of the major events of WPO and last year attracted over 300

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  • Positive signs for ProSweets Cologne 2021 and ISM

    Positive signs for ProSweets Cologne 2021 and ISM

    ProSweets Cologne is fine-tuning plans to showcase the entire range of supplies for the sweets and snacks industry, at its upcoming show, early next year. Taking place between January 31 and February 3, the event has already attracted registrations from 22 countries, from processing and packaging machines, robotics and packaging to ingredients. In addition, the

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  • Hovis receives Italian takeover bid

    Hovis receives Italian takeover bid

    The Italian food producer behind Buitoni pasta has made an audacious £100+ million bid for Hovis. Sky News was first to reveal that Newlat Food was among the parties jostling to buy the iconic bread brand In a statement on its website, the Milan-based company has since confirmed the news, saying it had made a

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  • Lockdown threat sparks second toilet roll splurge

    Lockdown threat sparks second toilet roll splurge

    Fears of a second national lockdown have sent toilet roll sales spiralling once more according to the manufacturer that supplies Britain’s Big 4 supermarkets. WEPA Group, which produces own-brand toilet paper and kitchen towel products across the UK market, reported a 23 per cent surge in sales over the past week. It added, however, lessons

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  • Pepsi to launch stress busting beverage

    Pepsi to launch stress busting beverage

    Consumed by stress? Pepsico has the answer in the form of a new soft drink that’s supposed to help you sleep. The company’s own employees came up with an idea, as part of an internal competition launched last year by CEO Ramon Laguarta, for a beverage to help consumers de-stress and relax before bed. Little

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