Food & Drink

Brand Value? Sweet like chocolate

In March this year, the New England Confectionery Company, one of America’s oldest and most treasured candy manufacturers, found itself threatened with closure. In response, thousands of fans rushed to hoard boxes of Necco Wafers and Sweethearts, fearing the worst for their potentially endangered candy favourites. One wholesale website saw...

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Trade Marks: Protect your brand from day one

When it comes to starting out and building your name, there’s some do’s and some don’ts that should be at the top of your agenda. Do run clearance searches before you commit to a new beer name or new markets – ideally a full search in your home/most important markets,...

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Food inspection technology

It is more important than ever for food and drink companies to think carefully about the protocols put in place for ensuring quality control. Fortunately, the rapid pace of innovation in the field of food inspection technology is allowing food and drink manufacturers to combat this risk by installing systems...

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How to make sure your next export to the Middle East creates reward not risk

Exporting to new markets offers clear opportunities to grow your business. There’s the potential to raise the visibility and value of your brand and, crucially, to increase market share, customer base and profit. All at a time when the economy at home is dealing with the uncertainty of Brexit. Indeed...

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Reducing sugar: the impact on intellectual property for the food & drink sector

The UK sugar tax for sweetened drinks is now in effect and with consumer and regulatory attention increasingly turning to the amount of sugar contained in food and drink, manufacturers are facing new challenges, in order to manage the often conflicting demands of health, flavour and cost. Public Health England...

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