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Cocktails offer a familiar format for consumers to explore cannabis - and knowledgeable bartenders can help them explore strengths and options. Pic:getty/stefantomic

Can cannabis beverages make their mark in bars and restaurants?

By Rachel Arthur

Cannabis beverages are most frequently consumed at home. But much has been made of their potential to replace alcohol – with important channels for alcohol including bars, restaurants and other on-premise locations. How can cannabis beverages succeed...

Dry January has been growing in popularity - so what can we learn from this? Pic:getty/richvintage

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5 things we learned about the alcohol-free category in January

By Rachel Arthur

January is the month of the year when the low and no alcohol category really has a chance to shine. So what have we learned about the direction of the category this year? Here’s five takeaways from Drynuary.

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What’s next in RTD coffee?

By Rachel Arthur

Gen Z consumers are more likely to drink RTD coffee than hot coffee – and as brands respond, the category is expanding and developing. We explore what’s trending in RTD coffee – and where the category could go next.

US-UK chlorinated chicken row escalates

US-UK chlorinated chicken row escalates

By Aidan Fortune

The debate over chlorinated chicken has increased following a lack of assurance from the UK Government that the process won’t remain banned.

IPPE 2020: innovation showcase

IPPE 2020: innovation showcase

By Aidan Fortune

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) took place at the end of last month (January 2020) in Atlanta, Georgia, with some of the latest equipment in the food manufacturing world being showcased.
More than 32,000 attendees from...

Bettcher and Borncut sign distribution agreement

Bettcher and Borncut sign distribution agreement

By Aidan Fortune

US-based Bettcher Industries has entered into a distribution agreement with Danish Borncut covering the company’s precision portion cutting equipment sold into the North American market.

African Swine Fever marches on

African Swine Fever marches on

By Aidan Fortune

African Swine Fever (ASF) is expected to result in the deaths of a quarter of the pigs globally and there may be nothing we can do about it.

A luxury image can help entice people to try no/low ABV drinks.

How to build a powerful brand in the low and no alcohol category

By Rachel Arthur

The low and no alcohol category is still very young: and as a result brand loyalty is weak. The challenge for brands is to attract and maintain consumers: but there's also an opportunity to build brand loyalty and become a defining brand in the category....

Kepak's approval to enter the US beef burger market was announced at Anuga in Cologne

Kepak to enter US burger market

By Aidan Fortune

Irish processor Kepak Group has become the first-ever European meat processor to be awarded United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval for the supply, marketing and distribution of beef in a value-added format of beef burgers into the US...

Trade deals such as the impending Brexit, and NAFTA renegotiations were among the economic issues affecting dairy in 2017.

Optimism and issues - an interesting year for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Farmgate prices went up a bit in 2017, although not as much as farmers hoped, and value-added products continued to dominate companies’ strategy to get more money from raw milk.

JBS has reported an 80% year-on-year drop in net income

JBS net income drops in second quarter

By Aidan Fortune

JBS suffered a mammoth 80% year-on-year drop in income for the second quarter of the year, due to growing net financial expenses. 

Protein pouches, whey rpotein, cave-aged Cheddar and candy-flavored cheese snacks are among the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

April dairy product launches

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

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