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Smart packaging, shelf standout and sustainability - we cover these key issues across the universe of beverage cans, PET bottles, cartons and glass, looking at the likes of Ball Packaging, Tetra Pak and Ardagh. We also cover drinks processing, filling and packaging innovations from the likes of Krones, GEA Procomac and KHS.

Harrogate Water Brands boosts jobs

Nearly 30 new jobs will be created at Harrogate Water Brands, following the opening of a new £6M bottling line.

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GEA creates European powder filling and systems business unit

GEA has drafted in Chr. Hansen executive Christian Rolf Jacobsen to head up its new Powder Systems Europe business unit.

Ardagh on track to complete US IPO in 2015

Ardagh Group looks set to proceed with its long-awaited stock market launch in the second half of next year, according to Moody’s Investor Service.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.

P.E.T Engineering wins Devin water deal

P.E.T Engineering has designed packaging for Devin, mineral water in Bulgaria, made from Glasstar resin, which looks like glass.

Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations at its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes in smaller-sized filling and labelling machines for small bottlers and SMEs.

Sidel hires former Tetra Pak chief to head up services business unit

Sidel Services cuts PepsiCo energy by 19%

Sidel Services has cut PepsiCo energy by 19%, thanks to feedback from an annual survey.

The energy drinks 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…

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.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Firm wins Nova water bottle deal in Saudi Arabia

Sidel grows its customer services in high ‘at risk countries’

Sidel has partnered with Health Water Bottling (HWB) in Saudi Arabia to install two of its next generation Matrix PET lines, which will start operations in February 2015.

Ardagh in £5m sorting and separation recycling deal

Ardagh has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse in the UK to increase glass recycling.

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JBT FoodTech completes Stork ICS acquisition

JBT FoodTech has completed the acquisition of Stork ICS’s hydrostatic sterilizer technology.

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Cognex has a high-speed camera vision

Cognex has launched a compact smart-camera vision system that it says will allow food and beverage manufacturers to inspect products at a rate of up to 400 products per second.

Ardagh to close Salem glass container facility; almost 300 jobs affected

Ardagh Group will close its Salem glass container facility this year, due to the ‘loss of significant business at the facility.’

Lighter rum: Bacardi cuts its packaging weight by 90%

The spirits brand is raising a toast to sustainability with lighter packing and recyclable bottles.

WhiteWave pours into LEED-certified production facility

The beverage and food producer’s 325,000-square-foot facility has received LEED certification from the US Green Building Council.

Steve Hills, European contract manufacturing director, reveals ambitious six-year plan

‘Agile capital-light innovation’: PepsiCo Europe targets 600% growth in contract manufacturing

PepsiCo Europe says it plans to grow the size of its contract manufacturing business six-fold in as many years to accelerate food and beverage innovation and boost productivity.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

World Cup to roll aluminum beverage can sales to 2bn: Novelis

The aluminum packaging specialist believes thirsty World Cup fans converging on Brazil will push consumption of beverages in aluminum cans past the 2bn-unit mark.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: ENTREPRENEUR'S EDITION

SME Bottling seeks funding to help bottle smaller-scale brands

SME Bottling is attempting to raise £530,000 to install equipment to contract manufacture soft drinks on a small scale for startup brands – claiming there is a clear gap in the market.

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KHS launches world’s lightest 500ml PET bottle for CSDs

KHS claims to have developed the world’s lightest 500ml PET bottle for highly carbonated beverages with a screw cap weighing 10.9g, and says the package can unlock savings of $270,000...

World’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer

Sidel: ‘PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market for beer’

Sidel claims to have launched the world’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer but says PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market in this sector....

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Matt Rompala, Avery Dennison, product and business development manager, wine & spirits

Avery Dennison wood label helps beer brands target 'one-to-one' consumer connection

Avery Dennison tells BeverageDaily.com that beer, wine and spirits brands are increasingly looking for shorter-run labels that bring them a more emotive one-on-one connection with a given consumer.

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