All articles by Conor Reynolds

Conor Reynolds

Prior to joining Just Drinks as reporter in early 2022, Conor studied journalism & media production at Dublin City University, having spent eight years working in some of the best bars in the city.

Irish food, drink exports fall in 2023

“Looking ahead, market volatility and inflation, although slowly easing, will continue to be two key factors for this year” – Bord Bia CEO Jim O’Toole.

Returnable packaging could slash emissions from plastic formats – research

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation set out a “system change” scenario that would see brands pool infrastructure and packaging.

New York sues PepsiCo over Buffalo region plastic pollution

In a study of waste found by the Buffalo River, out of 1,916 pieces of discarded plastic packaging 17% were found to be made by PepsiCo.

UK could set legal THC dose in CBD products to 0.5mg per serving

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended this limit be controlled and policed by regulatory authorities.

Fazer mulls production changes as demand for plant-based drinks slows

Fazer said competition had intensified amid slowing demand and increased capacity in Europe.

What is aspartame and is it safe to consume?

The WHO review means brands are unlikely to move away from aspartame for safety reasons. However, consumer confusion and alternative ingredients could give product developers food for thought.

UK supermarket chiefs rebuff ‘profiteering’ complaint

Executives from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons appeared before a UK House of Commons committee.

Lifeway Foods hires advisers to explore strategic options

The kefir maker, under fire from some investors, got shareholder support for its board nominees at its AGM.

“People thought this was a dead industry. But milk inherently has great value” – Tim Doelman, CEO of Coca-Cola’s US milk business Fairlife

Just Food spoke to Fairlife’s CEO Tim Doelman about the company’s growth ambitions and plans for a new production site.

The Coca-Cola Co. invests $650m to build production facility for Fairlife milk brand

The site will source milk from local dairy co-operatives to produce Fairlife’s beverages.