Veolia and LEON pilot deposit return scheme to enhance recycling in UK

UK – The European recycling group, Veolia and UK-based restaurant chain LEON have partnered to trial a deposit return scheme in the UK to promote on-the-go recycling. The two have unveiled a reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminium cans at King’s Cross in central London, UK. The pilot will run for…

AKK develops new flaked fats to enhance taste, texture and crust quality in pizza

UK – Specialty ingredients provider, AKK has developed a new range of flaked fats to help pizza manufacturers enhance taste and create high quality crust and texture in their products. The new range also offers easy handling during the production process, providing an ideal and simple way to improve the texture and mouthfeel of crusts…

Tate & Lyle partners APC Microbiome Ireland on dietary fibre research

UK – The global food and beverage ingredients supplier, Tate & Lyle has announced a collaborative research project with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Institute (SFI) Research Centre on dietary fibre research. Funded by the two companies, the research project seeks to identify potential health benefits of dietary fibres for specific age groups among…

UK Government pledges to set zero tariff regime on some imports in no-deal Brexit

UK – The UK government has pledged to set the majority of import tariffs to zero while maintaining tariffs for the most sensitive industries within the food, beverage and agricultural space. If the case that UK leaves the European Union with no deal, the government has said it will cut tariffs on a range of…

Graham’s The Family Dairy debuts new line of high-protein ice cream

UK – The family-owned dairy company, Graham The Family Dairy has launched a new line of high-protein ice cream, Goodness Ice Cream to expand its dairy products offering. The new range provides consumers with a great tasting choice, is lower in sugar and lower in calories, featuring 310 calories per tub. Apart from being a…

Britvic Plc appoints Joanne Wilson as Chief Financial Officer

UK – The British soft drinks producer, Britvic Plc has appointed Joanne Wilson as the company Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Mathew Dunn who will be leaving the company. Prior to the appointment, Joanne was Chief Financial Officer at Dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science and part of Tesco PLC. She has also held…

RPC Group accepts higher buyout offer from plastic packaging firm Berry Global

UK – RPC Group, one of the largest plastic packaging suppliers in the UK has recommended the buyout offer from Berry Global, which is higher than that made by Apollo in January. According to a report by Reuters, RPC has agreed to a purchase agreement worth US$4.37 billion compared to about US$4.2 billion tabled by…

KP Snacks partners TerraCycle to launch packaging recycling initiative in UK

UK – KP Snacks, British producer of branded snacks has partnered with the US-based recycling firm, TerraCycle to launch a nationwide recycling scheme for its products including nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets. The partners will work to promote recycling by setting up collection points in the UK. According to the company, the scheme is…

Britvic expands Pepsi Max product range with new raspberry flavour

UK – Britvic, British soft beverages producer and UK distributor of Pepsi drinks has unveiled new raspberry flavour variant of its Pepsi Max range to expand its offering for raspberry-flavoured and low sugar soft drinks. The new variant will be available in convenience stores beginning March, providing consumers with great-tasting products while checking on their…

Nestle introduces organic Nescafé Gold premium instant coffee variant in UK

UK – Nestle has launched its first organic premium instant coffee offering, Nescafé Gold in the UK to delight consumers with healthy, nutritious and organic beverages. The Nescafé Gold Organic will be available exclusively in Sainsbury’s and addresses the increasing consumer demand for organic products. The new variant is made with 100% organic Arabica beans…