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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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08 February 2010: Divine announces fairtrade chocolate tour

Divine Chocolate, the 100% Fairtrade chocolate company owned by cocoa farmers, is delighted to announce a special programme of events across Britain from 22nd February to 8th March to celebrate Fairtr…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 8th of February 2010 03:00:03 PM.

03 February 2010: FDF calls for government support for 2030 vision

Government must put food and drink manufacturing at the heart of its economic thinking as it looks to bring its recently-published Food 2030 vision to life, according to Melanie Leech, Director Genera…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 3rd of February 2010 11:11:23 AM.

28 January 2010: Wagamama launches Valentines Day menu

Pan-asian restaurant chain wagamama has introduced a range of dishes designed to ensure romance is top of Britain’s menu on February 14th. One dish launched in time for Valentine's Day is Wagamama’s g…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 28th of January 2010 09:18:54 AM.

27 January 2010: Farmers and conservationists join forces

Conservationists and landowners are campaigning together for a change in an effort to influence how UK farming subsidies are distributed.The RSPB wildlife charity and the Country Land and Business Ass…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 27th of January 2010 08:29:28 AM.

25 January 2010: More jobs in the long term says Kraft Foods

Gloomy headlines over the past week have suggested that Kraft Foods' takeover of Cadbury will result in job losses for the UK. However, Kraft revealed over the weekend that it is looking to create mor…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 25th of January 2010 08:10:37 AM.

20 January 2010: Twitter is most popular social networking PR tool

Twitter is the most popular of the leading social community networks (SCNs)and interactive sites for online PR, according to a new survey of 107 PR professionals. It narrowly beats YouTube, in secon…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 20th of January 2010 09:56:40 AM.

13 January 2010: The UK's top 10 fave fruit & veg revealed

HFMA Healthy Nation 2010 – The Nation’s Favourite Fruit and Vegetables The UK’s top 10 favourite fresh fruit: 1. Apples 2. Bananas 3. Tomatoes 4. Grapes 5. Oranges 6. Dried fruit …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 13th of January 2010 08:32:50 AM.

13 January 2010: Recession reduces Brits passion for 5-a-day

Britons are ignoring the ‘five-a-day’ messages in favour of a higher-calorie lifestyle according to UK research.Fresh fruit and vegetables are off the menu, as recession-hit Britons put their health o…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 13th of January 2010 08:27:33 AM.

12 January 2010: Griddled sirloin steak & chip salad

Ahead of National Chip Week (15-21 February), food&drink towers is publishing some chip-based recipes to get you in the mood (if you're anything like our friend Minal you won't need a lot of persuadin…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 12th of January 2010 07:50:45 PM.

08 January 2010: January is a time to eat your greens!

In season now, British kale has bags of potential. Add to a curry or a soup, stir fry or steam, kale is simply one of the most versatile vegetables you can choose. Packed with four times more vitamin …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 8th of January 2010 12:33:25 PM.

08 January 2010: World's first 3D virtual farmers market launches

We're really excited here at food&drink towers to hear about this innovative new idea...a 3D virtual farmers market means we can shop online (no fancy software required) any time of day - or night!The…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 8th of January 2010 12:28:31 PM.

06 January 2010: Delicious magazine cover s our 10 trends for 2010

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/articles/food-trends-for-2010Food trends for 2010 Food journalist and brand consultant, Helen Lewis, shares with us her Top 10 food trends for 2010. 1. The Marks & S…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 6th of January 2010 03:03:09 PM.

04 January 2010: Australia's largest free trade agreement commences

Australia's largest free trade agreement - the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) - has been welcomed by food exporters who are likely to be among the lead beneficiaries.The hi…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 4th of January 2010 07:59:28 AM.

04 January 2010: Welcome back to work!

We hope you had a fun and relaxing Christmas and new year break and wish you all the best for a successful and fulfilling 2010.food&drink towers will continue to provide free press release publication…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 4th of January 2010 07:47:26 AM.

23 December 2009: Heinz recalls some baby fruit pots

Heinz is recalling some of its Heinz 100% Apple and Pear Puree baby food from customers. Heinz 100% Apple and Pear Puree baby food with a 'best before' date of 11 January 2011, has leaking product pou…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 23rd of December 2009 10:24:58 AM.

22 December 2009: Hunt for the deli of the year begins

Olives Et Al is launching a new competition to find The Deli of the Year 2010. The Deli of the Year Awards are being launched by Olives Et Al during Purple Love Week which takes place from Saturday, …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 22nd of December 2009 04:27:32 PM.

08 December 2009: Kit Kat goes fairtrade

Nestle has announced that its four-finger Kit Kat bar will be certified Fairtrade.The company has committed to certifying the brand as Fairtrade in the UK and Ireland initially.The CHF 110m initiative…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 8th of December 2009 09:13:11 AM.

07 December 2009: Tesco launches luxury festive offer offensive

Tesco has launched its biggest discount offers on luxury and premium food to compete against Marks & Spencer and Waitrose ahead of Christmas. Britain’s biggest supermarket chain has cut the prices of …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 7th of December 2009 11:38:49 AM.

01 December 2009: RECIPE: Healthy lemon chicken

A healthy verion of the classic Chinese Lemon Chicken dish. This version uses stir frying rather than deep frying and you can adjust the lemon sauce to taste by adding less lemon or more sugar. For a…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 1st of December 2009 12:09:28 PM.

30 November 2009: Predictions for Christmas retailing in Australia

Christmas sales will boost the retail market, although not as much as the previous two years, according to market researchers IBISWorld, with supermarkets expected to be among the biggest winners.IBIS…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 30th of November 2009 09:10:06 AM.

24 November 2009: 10 key trends in food, nutrition and health

Nutrition and health expert Julian Mellentin has predicted 10 'key trends in food, nutrition and health'. Functional foods and beverages that provide a benefit to consumers can actually feel will be b…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 24th of November 2009 04:36:31 PM.

23 November 2009: Takeaway map of the UK revealed

The traditional English takeaway is now more popular in Dublin than anywhere in the UK and Indian curries are the nation's favourite, except in London and .the North West, where Chinese food is top do…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 23rd of November 2009 09:08:34 AM.

18 November 2009: Alara fights poverty through the breakfast bowl

Alara Wholefoods have been one of the country’s most socially conscious and innovative organic cereal manufacturers for over 30 years and have led the way for the industry on environmental and social …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 18th of November 2009 08:15:47 PM.

16 November 2009: M&S bring Simply Food to hospitals in the UK

Marks & Spencer will open 20 Simply Food franchises in hospitals in the UK in the next five years.Having spent plenty of time in hospital this year before, during and after the birth of my first child…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 16th of November 2009 08:41:19 AM.

10 November 2009: An uncertain future for all things functional

Although the market seems set for further growth over the next five years, according to latest findings from Leatherhead Food Research there remains a lot of uncertainty over the future development of…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 10th of November 2009 09:31:08 AM.