Molson Coors signs agreement to distribute Snow beer in UK

UK - Molson Coors has signed an agreement with China Resources Snow Breweries (CRSB), which gives the brand exclusive rights to distribute Snow beer to the UK market. Snow’s main market is China, and CRSB claims it is the highest-selling beer by volume in the world. “Consumers’ tastes are continuing to diversify which makes the beer market…

Kellogg to reduce sugar in its products, to make healthier breakfasts

UK - Kellogg UK has announced the launch of its Better Starts Plan, which by the end of 2018, will overhaul its breakfast cereals to help people in Britain make healthier choices in the morning. According to the company, it will reduce sugar in its Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies cereals, launch a new…

Agri-food industries highlight risks of hard Brexit, demand clarity

EU - The EU’s food and drink industry has joined forces with farmers and agri-food traders to call for a smooth Brexit transition and highlight the damage a cliff-edge EU exit would do to the bloc’s food chain. Operators in the food chain face “unprecedented challenges” after Brexit, according to Food Drink Europe, the organisation…

Alive Biome launches probiotic drink that delivers live bacteria, vitamins

UK - Alive Biome, a UK based start-up, has launched a new probiotic drink designed to deliver live bacteria, vitamins, and botanicals. The company, which has been co-founded by Brian Crowther, who’s had experience in the sports and nutrition sector, has unveiled two drinks featuring citrus and raspberry flavours, both containing high volumes of probiotics…

Scotland to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in the UK

UK - Scotland is to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in an attempt to tackle a worsening public health problem with binge drinking. Britain’s Supreme Court announced the landmark move that ends a five-year legal battle in which the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry lobby,…

Kellogg enters UK organic and vegan foods market

UK – Kellogg, an American multinational food manufacturing company, is set to enter the UK organic and vegan foods market with a new range of plant-based cereals under the W.K.Kellogg brand. According to the company, the five-strong range will be ‘completely unique to the cereal market, offering differentiated natural flavours at an accessible price point’.…

Marketing food as ‘snacks’ leads to increased consumption, overeating

UK - Marketing food as a “snack” leads to increased consumption and continued overeating, according to a study by Professor Jane Ogden and her researchers from the University of Surrey, who examined the impact of labelling food products as “snacks” or “meals.” According to NutritionInsight, the researchers found that those who had eaten pasta labelled…

Kalsec installs new laboratory at its Mildenhall, UK facility

UK – Kalsec, a natural spice and herb extract producer, has installed a new laboratory with state-of-the-art analytical facilities at the Mildenhall, United Kingdom location. The expansion of Kalsec’s first-class team with new technical experts has made significant investments in their European operations. “Our company is known for supplying superb natural herb, spice, vegetable and…