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Carlsberg's new bottle not worth paying for

Carlsberg Denmark yesterday announced that it would reduce the price of Carlsberg Pilsner in its new lightweight modern bottles.

BASF targets multivitamin drinks with new beta-carotene

Number two vitamin maker BASF has developed a new beta-carotene product, designed to meet increasing demand from fortified beverages and vitamin-enriched juices, reports Dominique Patton.

Cork solution wins top prize

French wine closure manufacturer Oeneo has won the prestigious Gold Award at this year's Vinitech exhibition in Bordeaux for its 'Diamond Process', which removes the molecules from cork that can...

Green tea mechanism supports anti-cancer activity

The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumour cells, as well as...

Boehringer product to meet rise in demand for magnesium

German fine chemicals supplier Boehringer Ingelheim is offering a new magnesium product to meet increasing demand from companies looking to fortify with this mineral, writes Dominique Patton.

Health benefits of red tea boosts sales

While green tea has been getting its name around the block, red tea has taken a little longer to become a household name, but its sales are said to be...

New can design to Crown 1664's modern image

Crown Holdings, the leading packaging supplier has announced that it will produce a new stylish 50cl aluminum promotional can for Scottish & Newcastle's Kronenbourg 1664 brand.

Crown Zeller makes beverage dispensing acquisition

Crown Zeller USA has purchased a 49 per cent stake in Torres & Towers, a privately held enterprise manufacturing beverage closures. The move will help add economies of scales to...

Scholle boosts presence in European boxed wine

US-based Scholle has acquired all of the shares of Flextainer, aFrench packaging company. The move is expected to increase Scholle's presence in the European boxed-wine packaging category.

Starbucks joins recycled packaging revolution

Starbucks has promised to use beverage packaging containing 10 per cent recycled material from 2005, though environmentalists have criticised the corporation's commitment.

Russian brewer branches out in Latin America

Ochakovo has became the first Russian brewing company to enter the Latin American market, exporting a range of products to Ecuador as the first phase of a continent-wide rollout, writes...

Tetra Prisma - the future of wine packaging?

A US wine maker is packaging its Vendange product in 500ml Tetra Prisma containers, in a bid to break out of the confines of traditional wine packaging.

Brand awareness driven by natural packaging

Two beverage companies in the US have adopted natural biodegradable packaging to help them differentiate their new products in what is a highly competitive marketplace. Anthony Fletcher reports.

Russia: 'Old fashioned' juice brand wins marketing award

Russian juice brand Dobriy was one of just a handful of food and beverage products to win an award at this year's Brand of the Year ceremony held recently in...

Finger print technology for brand protection

Sherwood Technology has developed a new generation colour change technique to fight counterfeiting in the food industry.

Gum to assist cocoa suspension in dairy beverages

Gellan CP Kelco, bought by JM Huber last month, has launched Kelcogel HM-B gellan gum, a hydrocolloid system designed to provide suspension of cocoa and minerals in ready-to-drink dairy based...

Cholesterol-lowering beer ready for scale-up

A new Swedish start-up has developed a brewing process that produces a beer with cholesterol-lowering properties.

Xanthan gum labels clarified in US

Clearing up any confusion over food labels, US food authorities have given the green light for food ingredients firms to use ethanol in precipitating food grade xanthan gum and to...

Beer bottle filler promises top quality performance

KHS has launched a computer-controlled, short-tube beer bottle filler that it claims offers packagers some of the best results possible.

Amcor heralds PET beer bottle revolution

A new PET beer bottle for the German market may suggest increasing acceptance of the material as a viable beer-packaging format, but some still have environmental concerns, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Tetra Pak launches filler for emerging drinks markets

Tetra Pak has launched what it describes as a low investment carton packaging solution ideal for manufacturers looking to penetrate lucrative new chilled beverage markets.

Scientists push boundaries of bacteria-fighting film

Scientists in Germany have applied a medical profession technique to create bacteria-fighting packaging that can be applied to liquid products such as milk.

Art labels designed to shake up wine industry

A Californian wine producer is to package its products with labels designed by a contemporary artist as part of its strategy to change how the US wine industry operates.

Coke accelerates into energy drinks market

Coca-Cola, which until now has struggled to make its mark in the profitable energy-drink market, hopes to rectify the situation with the launch of Full Throttle early next year in...

Milliken antimicrobial agent gains EU approval

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favourable opinion concerning the use of a new antimicrobial agent in food contact applications.

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