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Carbonation scientists keep global soft drinks manufacturers fizzing throughout pandemic

A Yorkshire business that helps makers of carbonated drinks to keep their fizz for longer has shaken up the way it works to ensure its global customers don’t fall flat during the ongoing pandemic.

Salford’s Kingsland Drinks brings The Hidden Sea to UK stores

Sainsbury’s and Co-op first retailers to stock The Hidden Sea, which plans to remove one billion plastic bottles from the ocean with ReSea Project

SIS4ERS DISTILLERY appoints The Lowedown to manage launch PR and press office

Gin makers SIS4ERS DISTILLERY has appointed The Lowedown to run its press office and launch a new ‘top secret’ line in Spring 2021. The Salford-based...

New UK venture invests £1m to launch ground-breaking personalised nutritionally complete meal

With consumer demand for personal nutrition growing as people focus on healthy lifestyles in the face of the ongoing pandemic, a new venture from...

Restaurant Delivery Management Software Specialist VROMO Appointed as Olo’s Technology Partner

VROMO, which provides delivery management software for restaurants across the globe, has been appointed by leading US online food ordering platform Olo as its technology partner for delivery and driver management.

Wine trends to watch in 2021 from Salford’s Kingsland Drinks

Predicting wine trends for the unpredictable year ahead is certainly a challenge for the wine industry as we attempt to plan and prepare for...

Sugden expands range with Mini Hotplate launch to support smaller bakeries and emerging markets

Lancashire-based Sugden Ltd, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of hotplate systems, has added the Mini Hotplate system to its portfolio of equipment. T

Crewe manufacturer Wrights Food Group appoints new managing director

Wrights Food Group has appointed a new managing director as it continues to expand the business into new markets and develop more industry partnerships. The...

Sis4ers Distillery launches 20 cl range to increase webshop sales

Salford’s SIS4ERS DISTILLERY has launched a range 20CL bottles across its five gin flavours. The new ‘smaller bottles’ will be available in the brands Signature,...

Decent Drop see a 600% rise in sales following third lockdown announcement

Decent Drop, a wine and cheese tasting experience has seen a 600% rise in sales week on week following the announcement of the third UK lockdown

I love you beer-y much! Salford brewery and distillery team up to be the...

As cupid dusts off his arrows and Royal Mail prepares to flex its muscles once again, the question on everybody’s lips is – How...

North West health nutrition business announces 40% growth

Cheshire-based health and fitness nutrition business, The Protein Works, has seen turnover grow by 40% year on year with the pandemic driving the acceleration...

Poptop to begin global roll-out after raising further £440k

The events booking platform Poptop has raised a further £440,000 to pursue its global expansion plans. The funding comes from existing investors DSW Ventures...

Kirsty’s Unveils First Ever TV Campaign

Kirsty’s, the Yorkshire based free-from food brand, has unveiled its first ever TV campaign, which features a cameo from Kirsty herself.

Salford’s Ten Locks announces first hires

Manchester’s Sinéad Lowe and Penelope McMylor join the premium spirits firm

Salford Distillery reports record sales this gin lovers shop local this pandemic Christmas

Salford Distillery SIS4ERS has reported record Black Friday and Christmas orders as gin fans shop independent this winter. During its 40% Black Friday and Cyber...

Launch of World-First Tailored Takeaway App

FoodPenny, a revolutionary takeaway comparison app has launched for the Teesside area today, providing regional consumers with a brand-new way of ordering, by comparing...

Food Industry software specialist VROMO set to deliver with new website

The events of 2020 have seen a seismic shift for the food industry, and with most players in this space pivoting to delivery as a lifeline, the growth of this channel is only set to continue, even with restrictions eased.

Rooster’s Oliver Fozard wins coveted Brewer of the Year award

Oliver Fozard, of Harrogate-based Rooster’s Brewing Co, has been awarded the title of Brewer of the Year at the prestigious Guild of Beer Writers’ Annual Awards.

The only ‘Bubble House’ you want to be in this NYE! Seven Bro7hers launch...

Get a shake on and try SEVEN BRO7HERS two brand new 'lockdown 2.0' beers - 'Bubble House' brut IPA and 'Don't Milk it' IPA. The...

Black Sheep Brewery unveils a limited-edition Imperial Russian Stout – two and half years...

Black Sheep Brewery is ending 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition brew that has been two and half years in the making. The special...

A slice down memory lane… Cumbria’s nostalgic ‘We Love Cake’ range launches in major...

Bells of Lazonby, renowned family bakers since 1946, is debuting We Love Cake’s nostalgia-inspired bakes with Morrison’s. Following success and brand growth in Australia, the...

Blue cheese is now for (shelf) life… not just for Christmas!

From its indulgent, earthy tang to the creamy blue texture, new sales data suggests when it comes to cheese, British shoppers are on the...

Lockdown restrictions drive 542% increase in online sales for Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery experienced its most successful November for online sales, which have seen a 542% increase on the same month in 2019. With England...

Urmston’s independent business owners launch Indie Advent

With a desire to still celebrate Christmas, 24 independent business owners in Urmston have come together to create Urmston’s first Indie Advent. Following the traditional...

Gisburne Park Pop-up ‘socially distanced’ Christmas Festival opens on the 4th December

The creators of Gisburne Park Pop Up, who this summer successfully hosted the UK's first socially distanced festival, are determined to bring some Christmas...

Levens Kitchen Launches Advent Calendar of Treats

Levens Kitchen, the coffee shop and relaxed dining venue at historic home Levens Hall and Gardens, near Kendal in Cumbria, has devised a novel way of working within its county's new Covid-19 tier arrangement, whilst providing locals with special culi

Leeds Entrepreneurs launch OPEN Gift Card to help boost independent businesses.

This month, local entrepreneurs Paul Lenihan, Tim Rooke and Greg Brant officially launch a new type of gift card which can be used across...

Troy Foods celebrates completion of new £500,000 ready-to-eat vegetable processing site

Leading vegetable, salad and mayonnaise producer Troy Foods has expanded its operations with the completion of a fourth site in Yorkshire. Supported by a...

Expert Urges Retailers to Embrace Digital Giant Quickly

Independent retailers are being urged to take action now, and embrace online retail through Amazon quickly, if UK lockdown has already impacted on what should have been their ‘golden quarter’ for sales and especially if they did not source new back-u

North West payment provider takepayments gives pubs a lockdown lifeline 

Leading payment provider, takepayments, has launched an online takeaway ordering solution exclusively for pubs and bars after it revealed the industry saw a 75.4%* decline in card transactions during the first UK lockdown.

Salford’s Ten Locks brings Mexico’s best-kept secret to UK shores

El Tequileño tequila available to retail and hospitality sectors exclusively via Ten Locks

Decent Drop, set up by former bar owner, sees incredible growth during pandemic

Decent Drop, an at-home wine and cheese tasting experience, established during the first lockdown, has seen incredible growth over the last four months.

Growth follows success of lockdown launch for Northumberland hard seltzer pioneer

Northumberladn-based Allendale Brewery has secured up to 13 jobs following the success of its new Ride hard seltzer drink launched in lockdown.

Fresh funding fuels leisure business expansion for a young entrepreneur

Leeds-based Fresh Thinking Capital has helped a young entrepreneur acquire funding to support the expansion of his successful hospitality business. Louis Dixon, 22, has secured...

Wolfstar Cast a spell on new client, Hooting Owl Distillery

Leeds-based PR, digital, social, and creative agency, Wolfstar, howl about their new appointment with Yorkshire’s premier artisan distillery, Hooting Owl, in the most spooktacular...

Top retailers are the toast of Ashton

The cream of a town’s independent retailers have been crowned in a new awards scheme which drew more than 1,600 nominations and over 20,000 engagements on social media.

Freaks of Nature expands into Foodservice

Osset-based Freaks of Nature's award-winning vegan, egg and gluten free desserts will now be available in restaurants, hotels, pubs, cafes, garden centres and from contract caterers, independent grocers and convenience stores nationwide.

Farmers’ leader makes plea for clear Brexit policy

The president of the National Farmers’ Union has highlighted the need to clarify trading standards for the food supply chain in the North West...

The Towns & Cities Drinking The Most Coffee In The UK

We’re a nation of coffee-lovers, and when the pandemic hit back in spring, we never needed it more. Fast forward a few months, and we’re...

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