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We source the latest, attention-grabbing news stories in the UK food&drink industry so you don’t have to. We guarantee that you won’t stumble upon any random DIY or gardening articles here. Instead, visit us daily to check out up-to-date news about the hottest new product launches, government campaigns, marketing initiatives and consumer trends.

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09 March 2012: Barts goes up in smoke

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 9th of March 2012 07:31:00 AM. Territory: UK

05 March 2012: SAS challenges plastics packaging industry on marine litter crisis

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners took over 800 plastic bottles found on one UK beach to the Plastic Packaging Industry conference in Birmingham last week. SAS attended to…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 5th of March 2012 01:23:00 PM. Territory: Global

05 March 2012: Taste of Kent award winners

The annual Taste of Kent Awards – the brainchild of Produced in Kent – celebrated the abundance of talent the county has to offer on 2nd March in Oakwood House Hotel in Maidstone. It wa…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 5th of March 2012 11:40:00 AM. Territory: UK

20 February 2012: Sustainable packaging: saving the planet or costing the Earth?

The recent British Retail Consortium (BRC) reported  UK retailers are failing to reduce waste in the supply chain, such as packaging, by 5 per cent by the end of 2012. They …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 20th of February 2012 09:09:00 AM. Territory: UK

15 February 2012: UK finally free of barren battery cages

Compassion in World Farming (CWF) has announced that the UK is finally free of the scourge of cruel barren battery cages for laying hens after Defra confirmed the country is fully compliant with the…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 15th of February 2012 11:37:00 AM. Territory: Europe

08 February 2012: UK Restaurant Trends 2012

http://lostincatering.com/lostincatering/restaurant_trends_2012.html By Mike Palmer, Lost In Catering @lostincatering palmermike@me.com 1. Continental drift The concept of personal space is chan…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 8th of February 2012 07:15:00 AM. Territory: UK

01 February 2012: UK soft drinks conference on winning form in London

The 2012 UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference will be held close to the Tower of London on 21st and 22nd March, following immediately after the InnoBev Global Beverages Congress on 19th to 21st March.…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 1st of February 2012 09:37:00 AM. Territory: UK

31 January 2012: February = free Kit Kat Chunky bars, Facebook & £10 press release mailings

So, January is almost over and February (and snow apparently) are on their way. Hoorah! Throughout February we continue to offer press release mailings for just £18...and only £10 on Mo…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 31st of January 2012 12:14:00 PM. Territory: UK

31 January 2012: Like the food&drink towers FACEBOOK page and enter our competition!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Food-and-Drink-Towers/140496282647865 We've got a stack of delicious food and drink - including coffee and Kit Kat Chunky bars - ready to give away...all you have to d…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 31st of January 2012 07:58:00 AM. Territory: Global

18 January 2012: Forbes reports food&drink towers 10 top trends

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nadiaarumugam/2011/12/31/top-10-uk-food-and-drink-trends-for-2012/ Nadia Arumugam, Contributor A Guest Post Courtesy of Food and Drink Towers, UK – A com…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 18th of January 2012 02:52:00 PM. Territory: Global

18 January 2012: Totally Living reveals food&drink towers' 10 top foodie trends

  The experts at Food & Drink Towers have been busy finding out what 2012 will bring to both the food industry and our dinner plates! Prediction of more nights in and comf…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 18th of January 2012 02:43:00 PM. Territory: Global

12 January 2012: UK's first baking exhibition to open in September

22nd & 23rd September 2012 at Earls Court, London The British are embracing baking like never before, it’s become one of our biggest growing trends, as food&drink towers pointed out i…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 12th of January 2012 09:40:00 AM. Territory: UK

11 January 2012: Sainsbury's reports a record breaking Christmas

Like-for-like sales at Sainsbury's rose by 2.1% in the 14 weeks to January, helping the supermarket giant towards a record-breaking Christmas. Britain's second largest supermarket said they had exp…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 11th of January 2012 10:24:00 AM. Territory: UK

11 January 2012: Little Chef reportedly facing 70 restaurant closures

Roadside restaurant chain Little Chef is reportedly closing 70 of its restaurants, cutting around 600 staff. The Sun newspaper has reported that staff are being told by management across the countr…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 11th of January 2012 10:18:00 AM. Territory: UK

05 January 2012: Celebrity flavour of the month: ZICO

A new, premium coconut water drink called Zico (£2.50) has just launched in the UK, after huge success in the US with celebrity followers such as Gisele Bundchen, Lauren Conrad, Courtney …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 5th of January 2012 09:39:00 AM. Territory: UK and US

03 January 2012: Happy new year!

We wish you all a successful, happy, healthy and fun 2012. If we can assist with anything, from press release creation to publication to distribution, free editorial coverage, competition ideas, com…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 3rd of January 2012 01:31:00 PM. Territory: Global

21 December 2011: Little cheer for beer this year as revenue sales fall £2.2 billion

With Christmas festivities in full swing, many consumers will be celebrating by raising a glass with friends, colleagues and family. However, it appears things will be a little flat for beer this ye…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 21st of December 2011 01:17:00 AM. Territory: UK

15 December 2011: Ten Top Trends Report For 2012 Published Today

Published in December 2011 by Helen Lewis, managing editor & founder of www.foodanddrinktowers.com, freelance journalist and PR specialist. Industry introduction… This sixth editio…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 15th of December 2011 07:01:00 AM. Territory: Global

13 December 2011: FDF and government set out shared vision for food and drink manufacturing industry to achieve 20% growth by 2020

The food and drink industry and government have today (13 Dec) launched a shared vision for 20% growth in food and drink manufacturing by 2020. This ambitious vision builds on work alread…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 13th of December 2011 02:06:00 PM. Territory: UK

03 October 2011: 62% say packaging is their biggest environmental concern

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 3rd of October 2011 01:36:00 PM. Territory: UK

06 September 2011: Journalists' information requests - our journos need your help!

1. Blogger looking for bars/bistros/family run restaurants/cafes to review for a series of blog posts on different neighbourhoods in south London. I will be starting with Gypsy Hill/Crystl Pala…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 6th of September 2011 09:42:00 AM. Territory: Global

05 September 2011: Editorial calendar for the remainder of 2011

Specialist services designed by journalists for food and drink businesses registered at food&drink towers: 1.)  FREE PUBLICATION Free press release publication service. Upload your press …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 5th of September 2011 10:10:00 AM. Territory: Global

05 September 2011: Helen Lewis, founding managing editor of food&drink towers returns from maternity leave

After nearly eight months of indulging in some family time with husband Scott, toddler Ellie and new baby Macy, Helen Lewis, founding managing editor of food&drink towers today returns to work. …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 5th of September 2011 08:30:00 AM. Territory: Global

19 May 2011: Barrel of laughs for biscuit industry as market increases 22% over past five years

A hot drink and a biscuit - a partnership unrivalled by no other - and indeed it seems Brits can’t resist, as latest research from Mintel reveals more than half (54%) the nation admit to enjoy…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 19th of May 2011 09:44:00 AM. Territory: UK

09 May 2011: Industry red tape should be shown the red card

Food and drink manufacturers have been given a chance to cut out unnecessary rules and regulations that affect the industry by taking part in the Red Tape Challenge. At the end of last week (6th Ma…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 9th of May 2011 07:00:00 AM. Territory: UK