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The energy drinks aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

Energy aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola energy drinks brands AMP, NOS and Full Throttle continue to lose ground on Red Bull and Monster despite a massive advertising spend – because of unappealing packaging…

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BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: TYLER BALLIET, SECOND GLASS

'People don't throw chairs and break windows': Second Glass boss on starting US Wine Riots

Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us how to start a wine riot and his excitement about speaking at Wine Vision in London this November. 

Diageo's Captain Morgan rum rapped for implying alcohol can overcome boredom

Diageo rum brand Captain Morgan has again been censured by UK advertising regulator the ASA – this time for implying that alcohol can overcome boredom and is capable of changing mood.

‘There's no other tea to beat PG’: ASA backs Unilever’s PG Tips pyramid bag brag

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected Tetley’s complaint over competitor PG Tips’ advert claim that its pyramid tea bag was more effective in diffusing tea than the round bags used by its rivals.

Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. 

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

Walmart cranberry pomegranate juice is mostly grape & apple juice, says lawsuit

Walmart sued over juice labels; echoes of POM Wonderful v Coke?

Six weeks after the Supreme Court gave POM Wonderful the green light to sue Coca-Cola over its juice labels, Walmart has been targeted in a consumer class action lawsuit making near-identical allegations.

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Markets reject Ackman's attack, send Herbalife shares up 25% from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Activist investor William Ackman’s much publicized webinar on Herbalife, which he characterized as a ‘death blow’ to the company, turned out to be anything but.  The company’s share price rose 25% yesterday, much of that rise coming during Ackman’s exhaustive 3-hour-plus presentation.

Tesco boss finds party’s over after quitting top job from FoodManufacture.co.uk

A party for Tesco boss Philip Clarke, scheduled for last night (July 22), to celebrate his 40 years with the retailer, was cancelled on Monday, after he revealed his intention to quit his chief executive role in October.

Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who recently received international recognition for their work.

Surge in Scottish brands linked to referendum vote from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Edinburgh government has claimed responsibility for a £513M surge in sales of Scottish food and drink, which it says underpins confidence in Scottish brands ahead of a yes vote in the nation’s independence referendum on September 18.

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Sparkling Ice, Monster and Lipton Tea: US C-Store winners in 2014

Sparkling Ice, Monster and Lipton Tea: US C-Store winners in 2014

Bottled water, energy and iced tea are expected to win big in 2014 as C-store operators predict...

‘Confusion and fear’ underpin beverage naturalness trend: Mintel

‘Confusion and fear’ underpin beverage naturalness trend: Mintel

Confusion and fear of the unknown continue to drive interest in simplified product labels and natural ingredients,...

Sugary soda drinkers admit more guilt after unwitting unethical action
FULL-SUGAR LEMONADE DRINKERS FELT MORE GUILTY THAN STEVIA PLACEBO GROUP

Sugar-sweetened soda drinkers feel more guilty after inadvertent 'bad' deeds

An intriguing French study suggests that students who drank sugary lemonade before completing a ‘guilt inducing’ task...

Pure Gold Collagen shot slammed for ‘implied beauty claim’

Pure Gold Collagen shot slammed by UK advertising regulator for ‘implied beauty claim’

The most successful ‘beauty shot’ on the UK market Pure Gold Collagen has been rapped by the...

‘We’re targeting anyone with a brain’ Brainwave on drink’s mass appeal

‘We’re targeting anyone with a brain’: Brainwave insists cognitive health drink holds mass appeal

Brainwave Drinks insists it’s targeting anyone with a brain and says the drink will appeal to consumers...

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