AG Barr has been quenching Scotland’s thirst since 1875, and its iconic IRN-BRU was born in 1901. Maddy White visited the company’s Milton Keynes site to discuss its expansion plans, its moves to reduce sugar levels, and how technology can drive up quality.
Growing regulatory change and uncertainty is impacting the vast majority of UK process manufacturers, but they are responding by investing in new technologies and leveraging the cache surrounding 'Brand Britain'.
The food and beverage industry needs reliable and consistent automation to plug leaks that threaten the supply chain. Whether this means predicting conveyor belt collisions, tweaking temperatures or personalising products, it requires smart technology to make production more productive, efficient and agile.
A few years ago, the ‘free from’ area of the supermarket was a mere shelf, now there are dedicated aisles for it. Moo Free is a vegan chocolate business based in Exeter who has taken full advantage of this accelerating market, we headed to South West England to find out more.