All articles by Fiona Holland

Fiona Holland

Fiona joined as a reporter for Just Food and Just Drinks in 2023 after writing news and features at Food Matters Live.

UK food and drink industry confidence on the rise – survey

Business investment was down 36% in the first half of 2023 against the same period in 2019.

SunOpta appoints new CEO as Joe Ennen steps down

Former Calavo Growers CEO Brian Kocher has been selected to replace Ennen.

Nestlé to adopt “lower-emission fuels” for half of shipping trade

The Swiss food and drinks group said it will shift to cargo ships that run off fuels made from waste such as cooking oil.

Chivas Brothers strikes suspended following new pay offer

Originally scheduled for later this month, industrial action will now be paused as workers vote on the proposal.

Ireland’s Boann Distillery secures €5m to double production

Boann intends to increase production capacity to 11.7m litres of alcohol per year.

Hindustan Coca-Cola to build new production facility in India

HCCB serves 60% of India’s market in 22 states and three union territories.

Strauss Group reports Brazil coffee woe, eyes growth in “adjacent categories”

Q3 net sales for coffee dropped 2.3% but operating income was down 37%.

Tata Coffee to invest $54m in instant coffee facility expansion in Vietnam

The project will help “cater to growing demand” for freeze-dried coffee, the company said.

Mast-Jägermeister expands domestic site in sustainability push

The site is expected to be CO2 neutral, with capacity to store around 225 oak barrels.

Winemakers look for positives as EU label reform nears

From next month, wine sold in the EU must carry labels with details on nutrition and ingredients. Fiona Holland hears from producers ahead of the changes.