British gin breaks £500m export barrier

Exports of British gin have broken records again this year, with sales overseas shattering the half a billion-pound mark for the first time. The latest...

UK food and drink sales soar

Overseas sales of UK food and drink continued to soar last year, with record exports of over £22 billion demonstrating a clear desire for...

In brief: Maple Leaf Foods closes $120m Field Roast acquisition

Maple Leaf Foods has closed its $120 million acquisition of Field Roast Grain Meat Co, a manufacturer and brand of premium grain-based 'meat' and...

Dr Pepper Snapple and Kuerig form mega beverage company

Dr Pepper Snapple Group and coffee specialists Keurig Green Mountain are merging together to form a new mega beverage company in North America. Titled Keurig...

PepsiCo looking for next big thing turns to graduates

PepsiCo is looking to leverage the entrepreneurial skills of graduates from across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa to identity the next big trend in food...

Nomad Foods acquires Goodfella’s Pizza for €225m

Nomad Foods’ portfolio has risen with the addition of Goodfella’s Pizza, which the business acquired from a subsidiary of Boparan Holdings in a €225...

Nestlé sells US confectionery arm to Ferrero in $2.8bn deal

Nestlé has agreed to sell its US confectionery arm, which includes Butterfinger, Crunch and BabyRuth, to Ferrero for $2.8 billion. Nestlé’s U.S. confectionery business represents...

BrewBog exceed £10m crowdfunding target, extends deadline

Having exceeded its £10 million crowdfunding target, indie craft brewers, BrewDog, are extended the deadline to October. The ‘Equity for Punks’ crowdfunding programme initially aimed...

Sustainable foods space set for new growth phase

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market pre-empts the beginning of a new growth phase for the organic and sustainable products market, says Ecovia Intelligence. Indeed,...

Molson Coors taps Aspall Cyder in latest acquisition

Molson Coors Brewing Company has swooped for Suffolk’s Aspall Cyder in a bit to bolster its portfolio as it taps the fast-growing cider market. Founded...

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