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Packaging news roundup October: JBT Corporation; Flexicon; Ball; Sacmi

Johnson Matthey has partnered with Cranfield University to develop modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for prolonged storage and improved management of fresh produce through the supply chain.

Best global brands: Which beverages make the 2016 list?

Coca-Cola takes third place in Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands Report, but which other beverage brands make the list?

Tetra Pak: Top 10 markets for 100% juice, 2015 & 2018

The top 10 markets for 100% juice have declined over the last three years, with the exception of China, which has seen CAGR of 11% between 2012 and 2015, according to Tetra Pak.

Sonoma Brands hires PepsiCo exec to drive ZÜPA NOMA, build drinkable soup category

Initial response to drinkable soup ZÜPA NOMA is ‘off the charts,’ says Sonoma Brands

Drinkable soup ZÜPA NOMA has been flying off shelves in the west coast, according to owner Sonoma Brands, which has just recruited ex-PepsiCo exec Jennifer Berliner as director of marketing...

Fast growth for Chinese functional drinks, but still a long way to go

Functional drinks sales in China have seen growth far in excess of the wider soft drinks industry over the last five years.

From function to taste to packaging: Top beverage trends driving growth in organic & natural

Innovation around sensation and packaging as well as increased fortification and functional benefits are driving growth in the booming beverage segment of the natural and organic channel, according to data...

Craft beer craze has ‘transformed many microbreweries into highly profitable businesses’

The number of breweries in the UK has risen by 8% in the last year and 65% over the last five years. Breweries are becoming increasingly profitable businesses, and UHY...

Expo East

5 approaches show coconut water still has room to grow

The coconut water category in the US may be crowded, but it still has room to grow with sales projected to reach $1.97 billion in 2019 -- up from $778...

Wake up to breakfast drinks: Where innovation could take the category next

Australia is the largest market for breakfast drinks, with a current retail value of around A$200m (USD $153m). But when it comes to innovation, the UK can give the Aussies...

New product launches: September 2016

What’s hitting the shelves? Protein Nesquik; vegetable brandy; and Baileys pumpkin spice

In the southern hemisphere Coca-Cola is heralding the first signs of spring with its ‘superfruity vavavoom’ (Glaceau fruitdropwater); while in the northern hemisphere, Baileys is embracing the autumnal months with...

Siemens: F&B manufacturers are slow to embrace IoT and Industry 4.0 demands

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers are slow to meet the rising demand in digitalization and adapt their machines to customized packaging, according to Siemens.

Calls for Asian sugar tax as Kiwi review awards poor marks to Mexico

The World Health Organisation has asked countries on the west side of the Pacific to consider imposing a tax on all soft drinks in a bid to tackle rising rates...

Busy Aussies don’t leave breakfast drinks just for brekkie

The meal that is widely considered to be the most important of the day is regularly missed by almost a quarter of Australians—though few have time for breakfast-in-the-bottle alternatives.

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery gears up for fall brewing season with new flavors and updated packaging

Over the two years that Chicago-based Maplewood Brewery & Distillery has been in business, its approach to brewing and distilling has been constantly evolving, creating a full line up of...

Special edition: Foods for seniors

Food for seniors: The million dollar opportunity that industry is in denial about

By 2030 almost one fifth of the global population will be over 60 with their own demands and aspirations. But, as Mintel analyst Richard Cope explains, the food industry still...

Ginnovation: What does the future hold for gin?

Some of the more weird and wonderful innovations in gin include ant gin, meat gin, and lobster gin. Back in the mainstream, innovation has helped the category reach new consumers...

Is pumpkin beer passé? Craft brewers see squashed demand as the fall favorite fades

It seems that every craft brewer worth its salt has made a pumpkin beer to appease the masses during the autumn months, but declined sales in 2015 have led some...

Tetra Pak Index report

100% juice products to expand beyond fruit base drinks to vegetables, exotic plants and coconut

100% juice products are capturing the imagination of consumers and driving growth, which will see expansion beyond traditional fruit base drinks to include vegetables, exotic plants and coconut, according to...

Australia

Tea companies should target teens as market grows slowly

Despite its well-publicised coffee craze in recent years, Australia firmly remains a nation that loves its tea—only tap water, milk and hot coffee are more widely consumed.

Brooklyn Brewery transfers distribution rights to Carlsberg UK

Carlsberg’s UK division has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Brooklyn Brewery to handle the independent brewer’s beer portfolio in the UK market from December 30, 2016.

Mintel report shows Chinese energy drink consumption increased by 25%, four times more than the US

A new Mintel report shows that Chinese consumers drank an additional 545m liters of sports drinks in 2015 compared to the previous year, a 25% volume growth.

Cultured coffee… the beginning of a new fermented foods revolution?

Some fermented foods (beer and sauerkraut), have been around for years, while others (flavors, sweeteners, ‘animal-free’ dairy proteins) are pretty new. But what if you could use microbes to transform...

Vonpar conslidates its candy, Neugebauer and Mu-Mu brands into one factory

Vonpar Alimentos, a beverage distributor for Coca-Cola and Heineken, has consolidated all candy production including its Neugebauer chocolate and Mu-Mu dulce de leche brands into one factory in Southern Brazil.

UK youngsters still consuming twice as much sugar as they should be

Young children are drinking more than double the amount of sugar they should be – although consumption of sugary drinks has fallen, according to a UK-wide dietary survey.

Mintel: 52% of UK sports and energy drink consumers would cut back or stop the habit if sugar tax is enacted

The upcoming UK sugar tax in 2018 is expected to have an adverse effect on volume sales of sports and energy drinks with 52% of consumers in the UK saying...

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