23-Jul-2014 - The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.
22-Jul-2014 - Monster Energy has launched two new drinks in the UK market via Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), with soda-energy blend Monster Assault seemingly pitched at more mainstream CSD drinkers.
22-Jul-2014 - Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.
22-Jul-2014 - The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.
22-Jul-2014 - Beauty claims are permissible under the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) a European Commission committee has said in what an analyst says is a “first blessing” the EC may have taken from Italy’s stance on the matter.
22-Jul-2014 - Retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands in the UK rose by £513m from 2007 – figures the Scottish government says will deliver clout in the upcoming independence referendum.
22-Jul-2014 - Monster Beverage Corporation has moved to quell investor disquiet as a jury trial starts to decide if it is liable for injury suffered by a teen whose mother claims its drinks caused his heart attack.
22-Jul-2014 - Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.
22-Jul-2014 - JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.
21-Jul-2014 - Cognex has launched a compact smart-camera vision system that it says will allow food and beverage manufacturers to inspect products at a rate of up to 400 products per second.
21-Jul-2014 - The Coca-Cola Company has patented what it says is a new method allowing it to naturally fortify beverages including colas with high vitamin levels using a single micro-organism.
21-Jul-2014 - Washington state attorneys insist that 5-Hour Energy wouldn’t work if it wasn’t for its caffeine content in a fierce attack on the credibility of America’s top-selling shot.
21-Jul-2014 - Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with alcohol after new research found the practice can turn a few quick drinks into a much longer session.
18-Jul-2014 - Brands are increasingly using modern bio-technology to develop ‘next generation’ fermented functional beverages, researchers say, but they warn that many drinks still face challenges prior to possible commercialization.
17-Jul-2014 - Bottled water, energy and iced tea are expected to win big in 2014 as C-store operators predict a ‘banner year’ in packaged beverages led by brands including Sparkling Ice, Monster and Lipton.
17-Jul-2014 - An intriguing French study suggests that students who drank sugary lemonade before completing a ‘guilt inducing’ task felt more guilty than peers who consumed a stevia-sweetened zero-calorie alternative.
17-Jul-2014 - Confusion and fear of the unknown continue to drive interest in simplified product labels and natural ingredients, Mintel says.
17-Jul-2014 - Coca-Cola Mexico has pledged to maintain a $1bbn/year system investment in Mexico until 2020.
17-Jul-2014 - Ardagh Group will close its Salem glass container facility this year, due to the ‘loss of significant business at the facility.’
16-Jul-2014 - Brainwave Drinks insists it’s targeting anyone with a brain and says the drink will appeal to consumers as keen on maintaining a healthy mind as warding off Alzheimer’s or dementia.