Hydrating news! BeverageDaily.com 2014 waters round-up

Hydrating news! BeverageDaily.com 2014 waters round-up

19-Dec-2014 - Fresh from the Zenith International Premium Waters conference in Dubai, we've selected a handful of this year's top waters stories.

Sealing the deal at The Saint Louis Brewery (l-r): Clint Gawart, Ardagh; Jeremy Balko, Schlafly Beer; and Ron Laiben, Ardagh.

Ardagh Group inks long-term bottle supply agreement with Schlafly Beer

18-Dec-2014 - As part of its commitment to remain local and sustainable even as its business grows, The Saint Louis Brewery has signed an exclusive, long-term bottle supply agreement with Ardagh Group.

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

'There’s a health halo effect where if you move get a product away from the carbonates aisle and move it towards bottled water, even if a lot of its properties are similar to carbonates and soft drinks, that’s a win,' says Euromonitor's senior beverage analyst

Want your fizz back? Get into the water aisle, go retro and hit new day parts, say experts

18-Dec-2014 - Carbonates will never return to the buzz of the 80s but beverage makers can inject life back into the category from side-stepping into the water aisle to bottling up retro-style or moving into new day parts, says Euromonitor International.  

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

18-Dec-2014 - Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different metabolic effects.

SurePure begins commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

SurePure initiates commercial photopurification trials at Indian dairies

18-Dec-2014 - SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.

Higher odds of depressive symptoms for those consuming four cups of soft drink a week, says Chinese study.

Soft drinks linked to depressive symptoms among Chinese adults: Study

18-Dec-2014 - Higher consumption of soft drinks correlates with higher prevalence of depressive symptoms, according to a cross-sectional study of the Chinese adult population.

The Commission is concerned the deal could produce a monopoly in the single serve coffee market in particular

EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

18-Dec-2014 - The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of Mondelez International’s proposed $5bn joint venture with competitor coffee firm Douwe Egberts Master Blenders 1753.

Amcor to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business for $33M

Amcor to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business for $33M

18-Dec-2014 - Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.

Innova's list of top 10 food trends for 2015 was revealed at HiE yesterday

Top food trends for 2015: the full list

18-Dec-2014 - Insect proteins and fruit-sweetened confectionery are two emerging trends food manufacturers should monitor, according to a list of top 10 food trends for 2015, revealed at the Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) event.

Naturally healthy foods will overtake fortified products, say experts

Trendspotter: ‘Naturally healthy' to overtake fortified and functional foods

17-Dec-2014 - There has been huge growth in functional and fortified food and drinks in recent years, but experts suggest that the next few years could see industry take a ‘naturally healthy’ approach to formulation.

Excite and hydrate consumers, Premium Waters conference hears

Excite and hydrate consumers, BeverageDaily tells Premium Waters conference

17-Dec-2014 - Premium bottled water producers must excite as well as hydrate consumers, delegates at the Zenith International Premium Waters conference heard last week.

Cowen and Company: Upbeat tone on CSDs in the US but diet dilemma persists

Brighter outlook for CSDs but diet versions continue to lose fizz, says analyst

17-Dec-2014 - Executives at the top carbonated soft drink firms are more positive on the future of the category in the US, but the decline of diet drinks shows no sign of abating, according to an analyst from Cowen and Company.

Ecolean’s SnapQuick Alquería Colombia

Ecolean’s SnapQuick adopted by South American dairy manufacturer

16-Dec-2014 - Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.

Coca-Cola Enterprises ends British PET bottle recycling JV

Coca-Cola Enterprises ends British PET bottle recycling JV

16-Dec-2014 - Coca-Cola Enterprises has brought an end to its British polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle recycling joint venture with recently acquired ECO Plastics.

Isola Bio is a major player in the organic dairy alternatives market in Italy

Wessanen to acquire Abafoods for €52m

16-Dec-2014 - Dutch food company Wessanen has agreed to acquire Italian organic drinks company Abafoods for €52m, the company has said.

'The present study demonstrates the antioxidant, anticancer and DNA protective effects of white tea,' say Malaysian researchers

White tea packs antioxidant punch against colon cancer: Study

16-Dec-2014 - White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.

Johan Nilsson

Tetra Pak launches Environmental Benchmarking Service

16-Dec-2014 - Tetra Pak has launched an Environmental Benchmarking Service, with one of its first customers being Pacific Foods in the US, saving 31m litres of water a year.

The website bulk supplements.com is one of the sources of powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement.

CSPI asks FDA to ban powdered caffeine sold as a dietary supplement

15-Dec-2014 - The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has sent a petition to federal regulators seeking the ban of pure, powdered caffeine that is packaged and sold as a dietary supplement. Because of the product’s extreme potency, the possibility of accidental overdose poses a clear and present public health risk, the organization asserts.

Sofiane Mameri spoke to us during Emballage 2014, Paris

Sleever targets shrink sleeve packaging boost

15-Dec-2014 - Sleever International has said it worked with food and beverage manufacturers over a period of five years when creating two turnkey systems to boost recycling and reduce carbon footprint.