12-Mar-2014 - Gruppo Campari deal to buy Canada’s Forty Creek Whisky for CAD $185m will mark its first move into a ‘growing and attractive’ market and strengthen its hand in its core US market.
12-Mar-2014 - Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?
11-Mar-2014 - Senomyx has got the regulatory thumbs up to take its sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617) to market with partners PepsiCo and Firmenich.
11-Mar-2014 - Stronger and bolder flavor combinations are emerging in soft drinks with higher heat and spice levels, while vegetable-based beverages are on the rise, according to Treatt.
11-Mar-2014 - Lack of trust in food prices at the top supermarkets persists in the UK, according to a leading analyst, and independent food stores were well-placed to seize the advantage.
11-Mar-2014 - UK retailer Sainsbury’s launched the UK’s first mainstream coffee ‘grown by women’ at a tasting event in the nation’s parliament last week.
11-Mar-2014 - Academics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad have coined the term “brick and click” as a way for mom and pop retailers in India to innovate by settling groceries online.
11-Mar-2014 - Thai newcomer General Beverage has bought a high-speed aseptic line from Sidel and has ambitious plans to sell high fiber nutritional drinks.
10-Mar-2014 - The founder of the US’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey brand 2 Gingers says its buyout by Beam Inc. in December 2012 significantly accelerated growth.
10-Mar-2014 - PepsiCo recently filed a patent describing a method for making beverage bottles from paper fibers, although it does not reveal which beverage applications might suit the package.
10-Mar-2014 - Since Capri Sun hit shelves in the 1980s, brands from across the beverage sector have been following suit. But it's not just wine and juice, manufacturers of beer, cocktails, sports drinks, and dairy beverages are benefiting from the convenience of the flexible packaging format...
10-Mar-2014 - Demand for bag-in-box packaging from the dairy industry for foodservice products is increasing "steadily" but potential for growth still lies in the retail sector, says Smurfit Kappa.
10-Mar-2014 - Coke-owned Innocent is launching a functional smoothie range in the UK from April centered on soft health claims - three varieties will use 'defense' 'energise' and 'antioxidant' positioning.
10-Mar-2014 - Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor economy.
10-Mar-2014 - Nestlé’s £310m expansion of its Tutbury factory in Staffordshire, which will bring all UK Nescafé production together under one roof, is due for completion by the end of this year.
07-Mar-2014 - Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications
07-Mar-2014 - RTD teas provide undeveloped opportunities for flexible packaging, but brand owners must look long term rather than expect short-term penetration, one analyst believes.
07-Mar-2014 - How does Nestlé get the bubbles into an Aero chocolate bar, why is food engineering dominated by men and what high tech kit produces instant coffee?
07-Mar-2014 - Hop leaves that are discarded during beer brewing are packed with antioxidant polyphenols that could protect against dental disease, say researchers.
07-Mar-2014 - Beverage brand Rumble is shaking up the nutritional drink category by launching in aluminum bottles from Ball Corp.