People drinking better not more: an opportunity, not a threat

20 Feb 2018

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes talks about the opportunities presented by increasingly moderate and responsible relationships with alcohol around the world

Action against two-for-one junk food offers within weeks

25 Apr 2018

Buy-one-get-one-free deals on junk food are set to be banned after opposition parties gave Theresa May their backing to tackle the obesity crisis.

Sugar tax may boost lager sales

24 Jan 2018

Researchers have found that lager sales increase when the price of sugary drinks goes up

Jamie’s sugary drinks sales down 11% after levy

17 Oct 2017

A self-imposed Sugar Tax across the Jamie’s Italian estate has resulted in a reduction in consumption of sugary drinks, a study has found.

Junk food

Upselling is fuelling the obesity epidemic

07 Sep 2017

The UK’s obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers

Supermarket alcohol

One in seven Brits predominantly drink at home

18 Aug 2017

New research by YouGov has shown that one in seven Brits almost always stay in to enjoy a drink, with over 55s most likely to skip drinking out.

‘Clarity needed over calorie reduction plan’

18 Aug 2017

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers has called for comprehensive industry engagement around calorie reduction and stressed the sector’s hard work to date in promoting healthy attitudes to food.

Coffee chains vow to act on faecal bacteria in ice

30 Jun 2017

Three of the UK’s biggest coffee chains have vowed to take action after a BBC investigation found their ice from contained bacteria from faeces

Two thirds of consumers demand nutritional information on menus

20 Jun 2017

Two thirds of consumers want to know the nutritional information of every dish on the menu when they eat out, according to a new poll.

Amy's Drive Thru

Organic growth against the grain

08 May 2017

America is the land of fast food. Kerstin Kuhn profiles three new concepts trying to change the notoriously unhealthy sector, tapping into consumer demand for certified organic ingredients

KFC to act on antibiotics

07 Apr 2017

Yum Brands Inc has acknowledged health concerns over antibiotics in its chicken supply at KFC US for the first time, Reuters reports.

Lloyd’s of London’s daytime drinking ban criticised

15 Feb 2017

Lloyd’s of London employees have been ordered not to drink alcohol during the day, according to newspaper reports.

Study shows poverty shortens life more than drinking

02 Feb 2017

A new study has said poverty poses a far greater risk to life expectancy than alcohol consumption.

Sector ‘well-placed to tackle acrylamide legislation’

24 Jan 2017

All businesses serving food will be warned about the dangers of starchy food that has been roasted, grilled or fried, and could face fines if they do not take steps to avoid them.

Public health bodies unite in call to ban alcohol advertising

12 Jan 2017

Public health experts have made a united call for a ban on alcohol advertising.

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