A key lesson from the horsemeat crisis was that responsibility for food safety should be shared throughout the food industry and was not solely the role of food manufacturers and...
A Scottish MP has attacked Diageo’s remuneration of outgoing boss Paul Walsh, and says the people she represents in Kilmarnock still feel ‘let down’ by the firm for closing a...
Europe’s food and drink sector remained strong in 2012 against all odds, but must not become complacent if success is to continue into 2013, the president of FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) says.
Industry trade group FoodDrinkEurope has welcomed an anti-VAT fraud package under discussion in the EU, saying that the food and drink sector is greatly impacted by VAT tax fraudsters.
Consumer watchdog Which? has called for tougher penalties for those convicted of horsemeat fraud and more co-ordinated food surveillance.
Britain’s leading bakery brand owner Warburtons has completed the purchase of speciality bread and pastry manufacturer Giles Foods, for an undisclosed sum.
Speciality ingredients supplier Tate & Lyle has acquired Swedish oat beta-glucan manufacturer Biovelop.
Dairy processor representative, Dairy UK, has called on the European Union (EU) policymakers presiding over the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform to demonstrate “confidence” in the competitive ability of the...
EU governments should refrain from ‘discriminatory’ food taxes and take a more holistic approach to obesity prevention, according to a joint position paper from FoodDrinkEurope and trade union organisation EFFAT.
Carlsberg CEO Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen says the firm is currently less concerned with building Asian margins than securing growth in a key region, particularly in markets such as China and...
The European Commission has proposed reduced legislation and tougher fines among a raft of measures to protect against food fraud in light of the recent horse meat scandal.
Danone has signed an agreement to buy a 50.1% controlling stake in Turkish bottled water player Sirma, and said that Turkey was a 'strategic country' for its waters division.
Cott Beverages has signed a deal to acquire UK food service player Cooke Bros Holdings for a undisclosed sum, and said the purchase fitted its diversification strategy as it aims...
GlaxoSmithKline will sell its “iconic brands” Lucozade and Ribena to a beverage giant – if the price is right – the company announced in its Q1 results yesterday.
Denmark has announced that it will abolish its soft drink tax as part of a raft of measures intended to create jobs and boost the economy.
UK chocolatier Thorntons has reported increased sales in the third quarter as its focus on the commercial channel drove performance over Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has warned that it could make up to 288 UK staff redundant as it exits its direct store delivery (DSD) operation serving the foodservice sector towards the...
SAB Miller CEO Graham Mackay has stepped down from his position after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, with the firm’s board praising his ‘immense contribution’ to SAB Miller.
French food industry trade association ANIA has warned that the coming months could see up to 5,000 job losses in food sector.
The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has reported turnover exceeding €2bn for 2012 on the back of a strong performance by its Consumer Foods business – most notably its Kerrygold butter brand.
Coca-Cola lost UK volume share in 2012, while Pepsi grew both its volume and value share and Lucozade and Red Bull’s success reflected growing consumer interest in functional drinks.
Global ingredients group Tate & Lyle expects to deliver modest progress in its full financial year results on 30th May this year, the firm has said.
Nestlé will fight to revoke a €20m fine imposed by the German cartel office for illegal exchange of competition-relevant information with other food majors including Kraft and Unilever.
Carlsberg has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that it is under scrutiny as part of a wider, ongoing investigation by the German Federal Cartel Office, which also includes AB InBev.
CSM has agreed to sell its bakery supplies businesses to private equity firm Rhône Capital for $1.05bn, eight months after its announcement to reposition as a bio-based ingredients firm.