11 February 2021

Co-op pledges £500k to apprenticeship drive for underrepresented young people

The Co-op is looking to fill the “opportunity gap” with a nationwide apprenticeship initiative designed to enhance employment possibilities for young people from underrepresented communities. The […]
11 February 2021

‘Closures inevitable’ as beer businesses struggle under lockdown

Beer businesses are buckling under the weight of the pandemic. The closure of the on-trade has left brewers who sell large amounts to pubs and bars […]
11 February 2021

AG Barr to challenge Rockstar with Rubicon Raw Energy range

AG Barr is set to go head to head with its former partner Rockstar Energy with the launch of its own Rubicon energy drinks range. The […]
11 February 2021

McCain to donate £1m to Family Fund

McCain has pledged to donate £1m to Family Fund to support families with disabled or seriously ill children. The £1m donation will support Family Fund’s goal […]
11 February 2021

Hydrating multivitamin brand Phizz to roll into Sainsbury’s stores

Multivitamin startup Phizz is to make its retail debut in Sainsbury’s this month.  The brand will roll into 319 of the retailer’s stores from 15 February […]
11 February 2021

Big fall in HFSS advertising breaches ahead of proposed ban

The number of companies breaching online HFSS restrictions has fallen sharply, according to new figures from the Advertising Standards Authority. The authority said it had discovered […]
11 February 2021

Media Bites 11 Feb: Coca-Cola, Heineken, SSP Group, Sainsbury’s

Coca-Cola’s sales dropped 5% in the final quarter of 2020, as a resurgence of coronavirus cases prompted renewed curbs on restaurants and bars (The Financial Times […]
11 February 2021

City snapshot: CCEP posts double digit drop in annual sales amid out-of-home slump

Top story UK and European Coke bottler Coca-Cola European Partners has reported an 11% drop in annual sales as its away from home volumes have plunged […]
11 February 2021

Warburtons invests in The Artful Baker as Batch Ventures gets off the ground

Warburtons has backed biscuit producer The Artful Baker in the maiden investment as part of its Batch Ventures bakery innovation fund. The six-figure funding package is […]
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