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The demise and rise of the great British pub The closure of Britain’s beloved pubs is something that is difficult to miss. According to the Campaign for Real Ale, approximately 29 pubs closed every week across Britain in the year ending June 2015, which amounts to a somewhat devastating blow

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The UK’s craft beer scene has been confidently brewing up a storm for over ten years, and 2015 saw an encouraging influx of new, agile micro-breweries eager to satisfy the thirsts of the nation’s beer-lovers. By Matt Corden That’s not to say that craft is approaching mainstream; more a case

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The FoodChain team sample a selection of new and innovative foods and drinks Let’s get mellow The Famous Grouse, distributed by Maxxium UK, has added The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold to its core portfolio. The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold has been carefully crafted by Master Blender Gordon Motion to enhance

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As food waste climbs up the national agenda, Mikko Kärkkäinen, says it’s both an opportunity for retailers to show just how much they’re already doing, to do more, and to seize the high ground by taking the lead It’s hard to quantify precisely how much food is wasted but a

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Deep field phenotyping becomes reality at Rothamsted Research Rothamsted Research, based in Harpenden UK, is one of the oldest agricultural research centres in the world. Over its 172-year history, it has built an enviable international reputation as a centre of excellence for scientific research and innovation in support of agricultural

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Making assets work harder and more reliably Food manufacturers maintain some of the highest standards of any industry, yet there is constant pressure on prices and a need to respond quickly to demand. Here, Frédéric Thomas looks at how one of the UK’s leading malt and malted product producers resolved

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The global reach of the UK’s food and drink industry, and the cultural diversity and variety of specialisms within it, can pose safety and health challenges for businesses. John Boyle, chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Food and Drink Group discusses… As a truly international industry,

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Barcode printers are the unsung heroes of warehouses. Peter Laplanche reflects on keeping them operational When Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver patented a device in 1952 that would electronically read printed materials it’s doubtful they envisaged the impact their primitive barcode invention would have in the future world of logistics,

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The FoodChain team sample a selection of new and innovative foods and drinks Help for hangovers Just in time for Christmas overindulgence, Overhang, a new hangover relief drink, has signed its first partnership deal with UK leading health retailer, Holland & Barrett. The soft drink, which was is based on

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How food and drink businesses are being forced to adapt to weather risk scenarios.By Kurt Cripps For food and drink businesses weather is no small talk topic. It is a volatile external factor influencing consumer behaviour and market dynamics. The weather can quite literally make orbreak a company’s year. The

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