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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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28 March 2011: Win a case of AOk Drinks today

Q. What are the four primary ingredients in AOk Drinks? A. Send your answer to helen@aokdrinks.com before 4pm GMT 28th March 2011. The winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and their websit…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 28th of March 2011 08:35:00 AM. Territory: UK

01 March 2011: FDF welcomes EU pledge for reform of Common Fisheries Policy

Andrew Kuyk, director of sustainability at the Food and Drink Federation said: “FDF has been at the forefront of efforts to secure radical reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and end the unf…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 1st of March 2011 04:10:00 PM. Territory: UK

27 January 2011: Blaming weather for UK’s stalling GDP is being economical with the truth

George Osborne blames the weather for the 0.5% fall in GDP period October to December 2010, but just how big a part did the snow and ice play in Britain’s stalling economic revival? Senor Ris…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 27th of January 2011 10:39:00 AM. Territory: UK

21 January 2011: Retailers more than double their following on social media sites

The popularity and uptake of retail brands on social networking sites shows no signs of slowing down with the majority retailers more than doubling their following on various social media platforms …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 21st of January 2011 08:25:00 AM. Territory: UK

12 January 2011: Genes not jean size to dictate the food and drink we buy

UK consumers could soon be buying food and drink based on whether it suits their genetic make up as interest in new technology soars, finds Datamonitor. Research* by the independent market analyst …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 12th of January 2011 10:30:00 AM. Territory: UK

10 January 2011: UK website production company's special offer for food&drink towers

A London based video production company is offering members of www.foodanddrinktowers.com an amazing opportunity to get content for your websites created at a VAT busting price. Depending on your i…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 10th of January 2011 01:53:00 PM. Territory: UK

07 January 2011: Internet use and online shopping on the up over Christmas

86% of UK consumers logged onto the internet over Christmas day and Boxing day this year, an increase of over 10% when compared with figures from 2009. The recent results from leading digital marke…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 7th of January 2011 02:13:00 PM. Territory: UK

06 January 2011: Ten Top Trends for 2011 Report Published Today

Published in January 2011 by Helen Lewis, managing editor & founder at http://www.foodanddrinktowers.com. Industry introduction… This fifth edition ‘Ten Top Trends’ report c…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 6th of January 2011 12:01:00 AM. Territory: Global

09 December 2010: Dairy snack market driven by health and convenience

The international market for dairy snacks, such as cheese strings and yogurt tubes, grew by 7% in 2009 and is heading for a 6% rise this year. The first major study on this sector, by leading food a…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 9th of December 2010 07:15:00 AM. Territory: Global

08 December 2010: Food and drink firms set new environmental targets

UK food and drink manufacturers are today setting out their ambition to play a positive role in improving the sustainability of the overall supply chain Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FD…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 8th of December 2010 07:00:00 AM. Territory: UK

03 December 2010: The alcohol industry counts the cost of a £1 billion decline in Christmas alcohol sales

As December starts - traditionally a time when we eat, drink and get merry - latest research from Mintel finds this year Brits could be drinking in less excess, as since 2000, alcohol sales in the f…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 3rd of December 2010 06:27:00 AM. Territory: UK

25 November 2010: UK backs country of origin labelling

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) supports the launch of voluntary principles on country of origin labelling developed by the industry and facilitated by the Department of Environment Food and Rur…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 25th of November 2010 11:40:00 AM. Territory: UK

22 November 2010: Opportunity to be in Who's Jack magazine

For their December issue Who's Jack is going to be doing a restaurant round up of the best restaurants to visit over the Xmas period, this could be because they have a special Xmas menu, an Xmas off…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 22nd of November 2010 04:57:00 PM. Territory: Global

22 November 2010: Sainsbury's to open food colleges

Sainsbury’s is to open six new food colleges across the UK. The colleges will offer training to staff working on the retailer’s meat, fish, deli and hot food counters, and in-store caf&e…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 22nd of November 2010 11:15:00 AM. Territory: UK

15 November 2010: Locally sourced food will support sustainable agriculture

7-8 December 2010, Earls Court Ibis, London As retail giant Walmart recently announced its plans to double the sales of fresh produce from local farms in its U.S. stores by the end of 2015, what st…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 15th of November 2010 02:40:00 PM. Territory: Global

01 November 2010: Editorial opportunity - 10 top gifts for foodies this Christmas

We’ll soon be publishing our Christmas foodie gift guide – 10 top gift ideas for the foodie in your life We have already handpicked a number of delicious delights that we’re keen …

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 1st of November 2010 09:27:00 AM. Territory: Global

01 November 2010: Mintel predicts 10 consumer trends for 2011

While consumers are still reeling from the aftershock created by the global economic crisis, lessons have been learnt, behaviours changed and consumer adaptability has created a new way of life.&nbs…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 1st of November 2010 09:07:00 AM. Territory: UK

26 October 2010: Real Food Markets in London have Christmas wrapped up for food lovers

The Real Food Markets at Brent Cross (26–28 November) and Southbank Centre (3-5 Dec and 17–19 December) have not only got Christmas all wrapped up, they put fun back into Christmas shopp…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 26th of October 2010 08:00:00 AM. Territory: UK

25 October 2010: Sponsorship of the 2011 trends report for just £200

There are a handful of sponsorship places remaining for our eagerly anticipated ten top trends for 2011 report. Please get in touch before 10th November 2010 if you'd like to secure your position.&n…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 25th of October 2010 08:13:00 AM. Territory: Global

25 October 2010: YSL caviar - a snip at just £345!

The Autumnal weather and longer evenings signal the time when purveyors of luxury, Caviar House & Prunier, offer their most sought after tin of caviar – YSL Love! A celebration of his lov…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 25th of October 2010 07:42:00 AM. Territory: UK

21 October 2010: Gluten free buckwheat pancakes drizzled with SWEET FREEDOM made 100% from fruit

Most people ‘think pancakes = lots of sugar’ but now you can have your Shrove Tuesday treats and feel virtuous whilst enjoying them. These healthier pancakes are made with wholesome, hi…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Thursday 21st of October 2010 09:16:00 AM. Territory: UK

11 October 2010: Consumer demand for chocolate stays sweet

As National Chocolate Week commences today (11 – 17 October), latest research from Mintel reveals that despite cutbacks in other areas, chocolate sales are staying sweet - with UK sales of cho…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 11th of October 2010 07:36:00 AM. Territory: UK

04 October 2010: Victoria sponge cake recipe

An English classic and time-tested favourite For the best results, have all your ingredients at room temperature Ingredients: 175g Butter 175g Caster Sugar 3 Ocado Eggs, ligh…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 4th of October 2010 07:38:00 AM. Territory: Global

19 September 2010: Life of pie - sales of pies & pasties soar

While the recession may have taken its toll on our food choices it seems there is one small indulgence Brits won’t give up as latest research from Mintel reveals that in answer to the question…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Sunday 19th of September 2010 08:08:00 PM. Territory: UK

15 September 2010: Anjum Anand's Thai noodle, Clawson Paneer and vegetable curry

This unique dish is a quick nutritious, filling and really satisfying one pot meal. You can use lots of vegetables in this recipe. Anjum suggests aubergines, broccoli, peas or even mango and lychees…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 15th of September 2010 08:10:00 AM. Territory: UK