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Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings

Ball receives warning Rexam deal may increase price of aluminium cans and bottles

Ball has allegedly received a statement of objections (SO) from competition watchdogs over its deal with Rexam, warning it may increase the price of aluminum cans and bottles.


Moonlighting winemakers exploit thirst for boutique gin

The growing demand for boutique gin has seen a steady increase in Australian winemakers working on the side as distillers.

Part 2: One-on-one with The Tea Council of the USA on Emerging Trends

Increased innovation needed to further drive tea sales in the US

Sales of tea in the US are booming, but the industry still faces tough competition and must continue to innovate to capture a larger “share of throat,” according to Peter...

Guest article: analyst insights

Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from...

Added sugar in the firing line: Experts call for aggressive efforts to reduce consumption

Consumption of sugary drinks that contain high levels of added sugars can lead to excess weight gain and higher risks of developing diabetes and heart disease, says the most comprehensive...

Coconut water will keep growing, says Canadean: 'People cannot get enough'

Last year 587m litres of coconut water were sold globally, and consumption is predicted to rise by a further 15% in 2015, according to Canadean.

Dispatches from Drinkpreneur 2015, London: ‘It’s really the era of small brands’

What makes a beverage entrepreneur? Passion, vision, skill and ‘enormous guts’

The success of craft beer has shown it’s the era of small brands, entrepreneurs heard at Drinkpreneur Live 2015 last week. But what makes a successful beverage entrepreneur?

Dispatches from Drinkpreneur Live 2015, London

‘Find your hero customers and listen to them!’ Create a product that people will value: Drinkpreneur

Market analysis is not simply about finding a gap for a new product: it’s about creating a proposition that consumers will value and are also prepared to pay for.  ...

Dispatches from Drinkpreneur Live 2015, London

'It’s not as simple as putting liquid into a bottle and then selling it to Tesco!' Top tips for entrepreneurs

It’s an exciting time for beverage entrepreneurs, with small start-ups successfully challenging the big established brands with new ideas and innovations. Drinkpreneur Live was held in London this week to enable...

Feature: Spotlight on California Wine Month

‘It’s unbelievably beautiful here right now:’ Wine can use California’s positive vibe to overcome industry challenges

California: home to Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the Golden Gate Bridge, 1,300km of coastline and of course plenty of sunshine. With California Wine Month well underway, the Wine Institute says the...

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies...

Exotic imports take on local brews in craft beer scene

On an Arctic roll: Icelandic import carves place in craft beer space

Whilst demand for locally brewed craft beers is reaching saturation point, consumers are thirsting for exotic imports, according to Icelandic craft brewery Einstök.

EuroPack Summit 2015, Monaco, France

China beer market is declining but individualization and online purchases have risen

The beer market in China has declined recently but individualisation and people buying their beer online has risen in the country, according to Thomas Delory, global procurement team leader, Packaging...

Chameleon Cold Brew CEO: 'We are growing quickly, but smartly'

A product only aficionados – and hipsters - had heard of a couple of years ago, cold-brew coffee is rapidly becoming an established part of any forward-thinking retailer’s beverage set....

Robert Kral: 'People want to build lean muscle without calories'

Protein water hits the mainstream as Protein2o rolls out at Walmart

Protein2o – a rapidly-growing line of flavored waters infused with electrolytes and 15g of protein – is rolling out to 750 Walmart stores this month, says the firm, which is...

Pubs to sell extra 25M pints during Rugby World Cup

The British beer and pub industry is expecting to sell an extra 25M pints during the Rugby World Cup, which begins tonight.

Beverage Bites: News up to September 17, 2015

The reaction to AB InBev and SABMiller announcement: Beverage Bites special

Yesterday AB InBev and SABMiller confirmed they are exploring a mega-brewer tie-up, which would create a force controlling an incredible 30% of global beer volumes. So what would this mean...

Umisol installs Infrared Blocking window filters at Coca-Cola

Umisol has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to install its Infrared Blocking Filter at its Services Building at its company HQ in Brussels.


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Craft beer: IRI eyes up new consumers and new consumption occasions

Craft beer continues to be “one of the true success stories in the beverage alcohol industry,” according to IRI - but with myriad offers what should brands do to stand out?...

Children should be discouraged from consuming sugary beverages – but what should they drink instead?

Researchers suggest milk may be a good alternative to sugary drinks, among young children who are prone to obesity.

'As awareness grows, more people get the chance to taste it and have that ‘aha’ moment'

Stumptown hot on cold brew coffee's future

With several new ready-to-drink cold brew coffee products in the pipeline and a growing retail footprint, private equity-backed Stumptown Coffee Roasters is betting on a big future for the hottest...

Natural water hits the bullseye: ‘It’s as natural as possible: and that’s very reassuring in a mass manufacturing world’

Flamboyant functional waters and fancy flavoured products may hog the limelight: but natural mineral and spring waters will also continue to hit the mark for consumers.

Chinese drinking yogurt growth 'illustrates the scale of opportunity': Tetra Pak

Growth in demand for drinking yogurt in China "illustrates the scale of opportunity" such products present, says Tetra Pak.

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure.  But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making...

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