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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
18-Dec-2014 - SurePure has initiated commercial trials of its photopurification technology with "key dairy producers" in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16-Dec-2014 - Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.
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.
16-Dec-2014 - Dutch food company Wessanen has agreed to acquire Italian organic drinks company Abafoods for €52m, the company has said.
16-Dec-2014 - White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.
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.
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.
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.