Did You Know…? In the 12 months ending March 31, 2018, almost 55 million bottles of gin, worth almost £1.5 billion, were sold in the UK, up 28% in volume and 33% in value. Compared to 2013 figures from the same period, gin sales have doubled in the last five years.
Did You Know…? Irish headquartered producer of glass containers, Ardagh Group, was awarded three Energy Star plant certifications for superior energy performance from the Environmental Protection Agency in the US.
Did you know…? R.White’s, the premium lemonade brand owned by Britvic, is putting its 173-year heritage at the centre of its new £1 million marketing campaign, which kicks off in June and includes an attempt to break a world record on a Penny Farthing at the World Cycling Revival in London.
Did You Know…? Smurfit Kappa’s Cellulose du Pin Paper Mill in Facture, France is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The mill, which began operating in 1928, quickly established itself as a leading supplier of kraftliner in France, and produces 500,000 tonnes of kraft annually.
Did You Know…? Premier Foods is adding two limited edition treats to its popular Cadbury Cakes line up to help retailers make the most of the fast approaching summer of football. Available from the 4th June, Cadbury Football Cakes and Cadbury Football Gateau carry themed packaging and a football emblem on each cake to drive differentiation from the core range.
Did You Know…? Kerry Group’s newly developed futures market option for its suppliers has been welcomed by the Chairperson of ICMSA’s Dairy Committee. Gerald Quain said that the option could prove to be another valuable tool in the ongoing effort to mitigate against what he called the “ruinous” price and income volatility.
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