01-Apr-2015 - The Coca-Cola Company’s chief executive has branded Indonesia “one of the most dynamic countries in the world”, as he opened Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia’s Cikekodan plant in Bekasi, West Java.
31-Mar-2015 - Consumers can use their phones to programme personalized messages on bottles, with Bluetooth technology and an app launched by Medea Vodka.
31-Mar-2015 - Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments into practice, says Oxfam’s latest Behind the Brands report.
31-Mar-2015 - The beverage can remains a ‘novel’ form of packaging in India, according to manufacturer Rexam. But having seen a 72% increase in sales volume in 2014, the company predicts the packaging will become much more popular.
30-Mar-2015 - There is strong potential for the use of ground green coffee beans to be used directly as a functional ingredient in supplements and foods, say researchers.
30-Mar-2015 - Nestlé has opened a production factory in Vietnam to meet rising consumer demand for decaffeinated coffee, it said.
30-Mar-2015 - Natural soda maker Reed’s Inc. is exploring ways to expand awareness and distribution of its iconic ginger brews through partnerships with liquor companies, convenience stores and mainstream grocery stores, executives said.
30-Mar-2015 - Big beverage companies now recognise the speed and energy of start-ups, but corporations maintain the might and muscle when it comes to distribution. So could both worlds work together?
30-Mar-2015 - Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will pump £66M into a range of efficiency and operational upgrades across its UK manufacturing sites this year.
30-Mar-2015 - Heineken, Carlsberg, SAB Miller, and AB InBev are backing a pledge from The Brewers of Europe, which commits to listing ingredients and nutritional information on beer.
27-Mar-2015 - Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line.
26-Mar-2015 - Melbourne might be famous for being the starting point for Australia’s coffee revolution a decade ago, it is now being challenged by Sydney to become the country’s most caffeine-crazed city.
26-Mar-2015 - Will ‘sweet’ always be superior in the soft drink category? Or will consumers embrace the whole world of senses and suss out alternative tastes?
26-Mar-2015 - Jose Cuervo’s ‘Don of Tequila’ competition; Diageo introduces nutritional labelling; and Martyn Roberts’ journey from Louis Vuitton to Coca-Cola: some of the nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature.
25-Mar-2015 - A new enzyme launched by biotech company Novozymes can optimise operations and reduce processing costs for maltose syrups producers, the company said.
25-Mar-2015 - F&B giants Kraft Foods (which boasts beverage brands such as Maxwell House and Capri Sun) and Heinz will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company.
25-Mar-2015 - California wine is ‘perfectly safe,’ says the industry body Wine Institute, after a lawsuit alleged some low-cost products contain ‘dangerously high’ levels of inorganic arsenic.
25-Mar-2015 - Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual CO2 reduction of 334 tonnes.
24-Mar-2015 - Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered that the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion within just minutes.
24-Mar-2015 - Greater research into the impact of food matrixes on the bioavailability of polyphenols is needed, say researchers comparing grape and blueberry juice to smoothie.