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14 March 2013: Ten top new winners in the Taste of Kent Awards 2013

as Kent’s ‘Food &Drink Heroes’ win from across the ‘Garden of England’ As dozens of the county’s leading food and drink producers, retailers and hospitali…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 14th of March 2013 10:00:00 AM. Territory: Kent, UK

12 March 2013: British consumers lead Europe in getting their “5 a day”

More than one in five Brits consumes at least five portions of fruit & veg daily However, Brits devote less % of total grocery/personal care spend to fresh foods than all European countries e…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 12th of March 2013 10:22:00 AM. Territory: Europe

09 March 2013: Journo Info Request

Looking for ideas about last minute Mother's Day afternoon tea in London availability for tomorrow… Potential for further coverage on Everything Is Cool but also may suggest it for lifestyle…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Saturday 9th of March 2013 05:40:00 PM. Territory: UK

21 December 2012: Festive facts courtesy of Mintel

Christmas Shopping and Planning What will you find in your stocking this year? Last year, clothing (58%), books (49%) and perfume, aftershave and toiletries (46%) were Britain’s top three C…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 21st of December 2012 05:58:00 AM. Territory: UK

16 November 2012: A recipe for success - the rise and rise of Home Baking in Britain

With TV shows, books and celebrity chefs all singing the praises of the joys of baking, it seems home baking is enjoying a true renaissance in the UK. New research from Mintel on home baking reveals…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 16th of November 2012 09:54:00 AM. Territory: UK

21 September 2012: Grape Expectations - just 26% of Brits think boxed wine is inferior to bottled

Previously a no-go for the nation’s wine buffs, the latest Mintel research finds that screw tops, boxes and pouches are being seen as increasingly credible options among Britain’s w…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 21st of September 2012 06:46:00 AM. Territory: UK

12 September 2012: Brits falling short of daily iron needs

The Meat Advisory Panel reaffirms the need for iron Red meat is a useful source of iron in the diet, containing the highly bioavailable haem iron. Haem iron is readily absorbed and utilised by the …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 12th of September 2012 10:20:00 AM. Territory: UK

12 September 2012: Food for thought - Mintel and GetLunched reinvent the lunch hour

As a summer to remember for Britain draws to a close, many consumers will be putting away their bunting, hanging up their holiday gear and getting back to the normal 9 - 5 routine. However, while ma…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 12th of September 2012 12:01:00 AM. Territory: UK

22 August 2012: Fantastic four lead Taywell to success in Great Taste Awards

Taywell’s artisan ice creams and sorbets have proved a hit with judges at the 2012 Great Taste Awards after winning no fewer than FOUR awards. The company’s XXX …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 22nd of August 2012 09:00:00 AM. Territory: UK

20 August 2012: Glittering future for sparkling wines

Despite the challenging economic environment, consumers are still keen to indulge their taste for the finer things in life, according to new research released by TNS. The Commitment Economy, an ind…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 20th of August 2012 09:54:00 AM. Territory: Global

16 August 2012: Breakfast key to growth of foreign fast food market in China, reports Mintel

With the total amount of foreign fast food outlets in China set to break the 50,000 mark this year - up from 48,477 in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006 - and 44% of Chinese consumers saying that they plan to…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 16th of August 2012 12:01:00 AM. Territory: China

07 August 2012: WJ King wins gold

Horsham Best, Red River and Brighton Blonde produced by Horsham based WJ King have just won gold at the coveted Great Taste 2012 awards after being judged by a panel of 350 of th…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 7th of August 2012 09:39:00 AM. Territory: UK

06 August 2012: Greetings from verdant West Dorset

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 6th of August 2012 09:18:00 AM. Territory: UK

30 July 2012: Good Cod! Sherry voted best drink with fish and chips

Wine experts have voted sherry an ‘outstanding match’ with the UK’s favourite summer take away – fish and chips.Wine critics including Ewan Lacey from Channel 4’s …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 30th of July 2012 08:38:00 AM. Territory: UK

23 July 2012: Scottish Food and Drink Federation appoints new director

Dr Colette Backwell has been appointed as the new Director of the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). Dr Backwell is a respected scientist with expertise in food, nutrition, farming and anim…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 23rd of July 2012 11:27:00 AM. Territory: UK

23 July 2012: English wine maker wins gold medal for its lager

The International Beer Challenge awarded Kent’s Chapel Down vineyard a gold medal for its Curious Brew premium lager. The world's largest breweries enter the annual beer maker’s “…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 23rd of July 2012 10:03:00 AM. Territory: UK

20 July 2012: Just 29% of at home drinkers pay attention to ABV level of drinks, reports Mintel - most aged under 24

With a bumper summer of British celebrations in progress, many households in Britain will be stocking up on alcohol. However, there may be more moderation this year as latest research from Mint…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 20th of July 2012 06:56:00 AM. Territory: UK

20 June 2012: Dairylea goes 100% natural

British spreadable cheese brand Dairylea has announced its new recipe made from all natural ingredients. Dairylea has been a favourite on family shopping lists for over 60 years and this developmen…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 20th of June 2012 11:04:00 AM. Territory: UK

18 June 2012: Consultation on farm animal welfare criteria for food companies

The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) has launched a consultation on the criteria that will be used to evaluate the farm animal welfare management practices of food businesses.Later …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 18th of June 2012 09:00:00 AM. Territory: UK

17 May 2012: Raisedough - crowdfunding!

For food & drink businesses that are considering how to finance business growth, Raisedough offers crowdfunding – an innovative social finance option. You only have to turn on the televis…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 17th of May 2012 04:42:00 PM. Territory: UK

10 May 2012: Fizzy drinks and bottled water create a thirst for PET in BRIC nations

NEW YORK (GBI Research), 10 May 2012 - The demand for flexible packaging chemical polyethylene terephthalate (PET) witnessed growth of around 7% CAGR last decade, due to its diverse application in a…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 10th of May 2012 10:46:00 AM. Territory: Global - UK

01 May 2012: Global carbonated soft drinks market to reach $212 billion by end of 2016

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hh97t7/global_carbonated) has announced the addition of the "Global Carbonated Soft Drinks" report. It provides top-line qualitative…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 1st of May 2012 11:02:00 AM. Territory: Global - UK

20 April 2012: New research reveals how to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee

New research from Carte Noire Instinct shows Brits just how to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee. And it doesn’t take place in a trendy coffee shop with a handsome barista as you might expect, b…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 20th of April 2012 07:52:00 AM. Territory: UK

26 March 2012: Carbonated soft drinks - Chinese consumers embrace no additives preservatives trend - but manufacturers slow to respond

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 26th of March 2012 10:26:00 AM. Territory: China

21 March 2012: Call for volunteers to help remove litter from UK beaches

Environmental charity Surfers Against Sewers is calling on the coastal communities across the UK to join them for the SAS Big Spring Beach Clean at beaches nationwide on 24 and 25 March, as spring t…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 21st of March 2012 01:30:00 PM. Territory: Global - UK