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Sidel on Share a Coke, beverage personalisation, and adaptable printing runs

Consumers want product personalisation: How must packaging processes adapt?

Beverage brands are constantly looking for ways to personalise products for consumers – placing new demands on packaging, says Sidel.

‘Full bodied’ and ‘intense’ wines may lack the taste of low alcohol counterparts: Study

Low alcohol wines may offer better taste sensations than wines with a high content, according to a study which used brain scans to scientifically measure perceptions.  

Methanol poisoning from gin kills 19 in Nigeria

The ‘mystery disease’ which has killed 19 people in Nigeria has been linked to local gin contaminated with methanol, according to the Ministry of Health.

Firm is looking to expand outside the US and build partnerships in Europe

Icebox has a spring in its step with 250ml Elopak Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons

Icebox is launching its Canadian Spring water in Elopak 250ml Mini Pure-Pak Diamond cartons this month.

Tate & Lyle faces £125M in costs for restructure

Tate & Lyle has announced a restructure of its international ingredients business, which focuses it on its Speciality Food Ingredients (SFI) division in Europe and will cost £125M.

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‘A powerful triumvirate of sport, alcohol and social media is emerging,’ say researchers

‘A powerful triumvirate of sport, alcohol and social media is emerging,’ say researchers

Brands are using social media to ‘normalise’ alcohol consumption as an integral part of a sporting experience,...

Wine microorganisms under the spotlight in Microwine project

Better knowledge means better wine: The curious and complex world of wine microorganisms

A €4m ($4.32m) EU project has the potential to identify new and improved strains of wine microorganisms, which...

innocent drinks launches coconut water and sparkling water

Innocent launches sparkling juice and coconut water: 'It’s like a posh holiday in a can, only without the pesky sand'

Innocent Drinks is stretching beyond its smoothie comfort zone with a sparkling juice variant and blended coconut...

Capri-Sun expands operations in China with Reignwood Group
$86m factory now operational as distribution broadens

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it...

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

Constellation Brands insists growth targets for its beer business are ‘definitely not pie in the sky,’ as...

Not just for pandas: Could Bamboo Water be the next ‘superdrink’?
“Bamboo Water can reach the amazing eco and health conscious movement on our planet”

Not just for pandas: Could Bamboo Water be the next ‘superdrink’?

Bamboo Water could harness the neglected nutritional properties of bamboo leaves to create a drink that is...

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