Are alcohol-free spirits a missed opportunity?

Published 5th October 2021 in Kent Business Radio

Research published in the 2021 Lumina Intelligence Low2No Alcohol Report (June 2021) shows that 30% of young people are actively choosing to avoid alcohol.  And older people are cutting back or eliminating it as they want the comfort of driving to/from their destination without worry about being over the limit.

Hard seltzer losing fizz

Published  October 2021 in FMCG CEO

Has the bubble just burst on the alcoholic sparkling water craze, asks Richard Horwell? Sometimes a new product comes along that creates huge excitement. This has been the case with hard seltzers in Britain.

Recipe for Success

October 2021 in The Cheshire Magazine

Recipes that have been handed down for generations exist in all corners of Cheshire. Some of those recipes may have the potential to become household brands, perhaps internationally.

The Road to Market

October 2021 in European Baker & Biscuit

Your new bakery, pastry or biscuit brand is ready – now the challenge begins! The next step is to generate sales. There are quite a few numbers coming up, and some of them may leave you feeling a little deflated.

Tasting Success Can Take Time

Published 24th September 2021 in NE Connected

Can a recipe that has been handed down through generations become a marketable reality. Of course, but no matter how wonderful the recipe, there are a number of steps on the journey from kitchen stove to supermarket shelf.

Hard Seltzer: Has the bubble burst?

24th September 2021 in Food and Beverage Networker

There has been huge interest in the hard seltzer category (also known as ‘hard sparkling water’, ‘spiked seltzer’, or ‘alcoholic seltzer’) over the past couple Of years in the UK. This is hardly surprising in the light of the pandemic and lockdowns.