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Heineken launches home keg system

Heineken has joined forces with Groupe SEB to produce a draught beer system that can be used in consumer homes. The Beer Tender consists of an appliance and keg whcih...

Cobra cans Virgin deal

Cobra Beer, the Indian beer brand beloved of British curryholics, is to be sold in cans for the first time - but only at 30,000 feet above sea level.

A-B in Tajik trademark victory

Anheuser-Busch, the US brewing giant, has won another victory in its battle with Czech rival Budejovicky Budvar over the rights to the Budweiser and Bud trademarks.

Coke launches lime variant

The last few years have seen a quickening in the pace of new product launches by the world's top two soft drinks companies, with new flavour or formula variants of...

Emmi lauches lactose-free milk

The dairy group Emmi has launched a new lactose-free milk drink. The move illustrates the growing concern over lactose-intolerance and the consequences it holds for the dairy industry.

Lutein for clear beverages gets safety approval

A technology that allows the health ingredient lutein to be delivered to clear beverages has been given GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from the US Food and Drug Administration.

An aluminium alternative

ExxonMobil Chemical Films Europe has developed two new metallyte films that provide an ultra-high-barrier alternative to aluminium. According to the company, a major advantage of these films, compared to metallised...

Energy drink launches reflect changing times

The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this week, with a plethora of 'me-too'...

Another trademark victory for Budvar

The trademark battle between Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar and US giant Anheuser-Busch has continued this week with the resolution of a dispute between the two players in South Korea.

Tropicana rolls out new functional juices

PepsiCo's Tropicana brand has added a sub-line of fortified juices to its range, including an immune-boosting variety with selenium, increasing its activites in the functional beverages sector.

All go at Huhtamaki

Foodservice packaging giant Huhtamaki has entered 2004 as busy as ever. The Finnish firm has strengthened its position in the booming drinks market through the launch of a new range...

Longer-life packaging

Constar International, a leading producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic containers, has successfully packaged Smirnoff Ice in high performance Starshield barrier PET bottles. The company claims that the material extends...

A New Year's resolution

Global drinks company Diageo has responded to consumer demands for better labelling of alcoholic drinks. The group says that it will begin providing consumers in the US with important product...

Filling a need

German machinery manufacturer KHS has developed a new mechanically controlled filling system specifically for the wine and spirit industry.

Shaped can launched in Australia

Amcor has introduced a new shaped VB 375ml can for Carlton & United Breweries in Australia. The can was commissioned for the launch of a limited edition series to celebrate...

DSM adds pace to recovery drink

DSM Food Specialties is hoping to test its new recovery drink on a team of racing drivers next summer. The trial could lead to a more long-term involvement with the...

Whisky packaging whips up controversy

Drinks giant Diageo has agreed to significant changes in the packaging of its Cardhu Scotch whisky. The move is designed to heal deep rifts that have emerged within the hugely...

Pampryl adopts multi-layer PET

Leading juice manufacturer Pampryl has become the first French producer to adopt aseptically filled multi-layer PET for its ambient-stored 100 per cent fruit juices. The...

SIG on a roll

Machinery specialist SIG Alfa has launched a new roll-fed machine to meet the ever-increasing demands of the bottling industry. Given the market demand for increasingly high-performing user-friendly machines with reduced...

Coca-Cola to take on bottled water giants in France

France is the home of some of the world's biggest mineral water brands - Perrier, Vittel, Evian, Volvic, to name just four - but a new entry into the market...

Aseptic developments

Italian equipment expert SIG Simonazzi has supplied a €20 million aseptic bottling line for Spumador. The system, which has been installed at the company's Sant'Andrea Bagni facility in the province...

New capping system could revolutionise drinks packaging

French packaging provider Serac introduced Shupon, a new capping system, at Emballage 2002 in Paris last week. The manufacturer claims that the new cap could revolutionise the drinks sector, particularly...

Many tanks

UK-based Carlisle Process Systems is extending its range of stainless steel mobile tanks to include a new model capable of minimising waste. The new machine features a mirror finish to...

Easing the pressure

A new fermented milk, designed to help control blood pressure, has been launched in Iceland, only the second food in Europe to make such a claim.

Bull market

Rexam is helping energy drink manufacturer Red Bull to deal with Germany's new mandatory deposit regulations. A slightly modified slimline can has been developed by the packaging giant.

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