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


Calls for ban on freakshakes

13 Nov 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has urged the eating out sector to self-regulate when it comes to excessive sugar in milkshakes, following calls from campaign group Action for Sugar for freakshakes to be banned from restaurants and fast food chains.

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Just Eat to trial hygiene score listings

18 Oct 2018

Just Eat has said it will introduce a trial of hygiene score listings on its site amid criticism that some zero-rated establishments are included on the app.

Alcohol consumption by young adults hits record low

10 Oct 2018

A third of young people abstain from alcohol and the proportion of them who have never tried it has almost doubled in the past decade, according to one of the largest studies of youth drinking.

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.

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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.