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  • Foodservice Footprint drink2 Sugary food brands using unsavoury marketing tactics to entice kids Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Sugary food brands using unsavoury marketing tactics to entice kids

    More than three quarters (78%) of products with ‘child-appealing’ packaging are unhealthy, according to research published by the youth activist movement Bite Back. The analysis of 262 products from the UK’s 10 largest food and drink companies also showed that 67%… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint wine New alliance to accelerate uptake of packaging alternatives for wine Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    New alliance to accelerate uptake of packaging alternatives for wine

    Can wine be packaged in something other than glass? Undoubtedly. Wine is now available in aluminium cans, boxes (lined with plastic bags) and even PET plastic.  Producers are changing formats in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – glass being… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint plane Aluminium miniatures take off for drinks brands Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Aluminium miniatures take off for drinks brands

    Virgin Atlantic and easyJet are stocking British spirit brands that come in aluminium bottles in a bid to reduce their carbon emissions. The Alumini bottle, created by travel packaging start-up Sustainaholics and available on easyJet, is less than half the… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Footprint-Waste-Awards-Nov-2023-10-1 Fizz firm requests furlough for staff due to climate change Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Fizz firm requests furlough for staff due to climate change

    Cava producer Freixenet SA this week asked the Spanish government to approve the furlough of up to 615 workers after a years-long drought has hit grape yields.  The “terrible drought, originated by climate change, is affecting us since 2021 but… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint hops Scientists in search for sustainable super hops Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Scientists in search for sustainable super hops

    Hop breeders and scientists have been awarded £0.5m for a five-year project aimed at protecting the British pint. Wye Hops will lead the project with the University of Kent on “genetic informed breeding to create hop varieties which are more resilient… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint drs2 DRS likely to be delayed until 2027 Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    DRS likely to be delayed until 2027

    Prepare not to be surprised: the long-awaited deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers is heading for another delay. Reports earlier this month suggested 2028 was now the date Defra had in mind for the scheme, which involves a deposit being added… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Aldi-flat-rPET-bottles Interest in flat bottled wines bubbles up Drinks Sector News Foodservice News and Information  news-email email-news

    Interest in flat bottled wines bubbles up

    Food brands often want to switch away from plastic packaging but in the drinks sector plastic is increasingly seen in a different light.  Discounter Aldi has become the latest convert to selling wine in ‘flat’ bottles made from recycled PET… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint vineyard Can wine break free from glass? Drinks Sector News Out of Home News Analysis  most-read

    Can wine break free from glass?

    A wine packaging trial offers hope for glass alternatives like recycled plastic and bag-in-a-box, and could dramatically reduce carbon emissions. By David Burrows. Can wine be packaged in something other than glass? Undoubtedly. Wine is now available in aluminium cans,… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint DRS Ireland’s DRS proving increasingly popular Drinks Sector News  news-email email-news

    Ireland’s DRS proving increasingly popular

    More than 2 million drinks containers have been returned in the first month of Ireland’s deposit return scheme (DRS). The scheme’s operator, Re-turn, recorded February 29th as the most active day with 200,999 drinks containers returned. However, this daily figure… Read More

  • Foodservice Footprint Fizz2-2 What price a healthier drop? Drinks Sector News Out of Home News Analysis

    What price a healthier drop?

    Pubs and policymakers have high expectations for low and no-alcohol drinks but price remains a problem. David Burrows reports. Popular plonk. One in three adults consumed no/low drinks at least once in 2022, and of these, more than half consumed them… Read More