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Dean Foods gets approval for aseptic filler technology

In the US, Dean Foods has announced that its Morningstar Foods division has received approval from the Federal Drug Administration for a new aseptic filling...

Italian unit for Sabaté closure business

Sabaté Diosos has established an Italian subsidiary, Sabaté Italia , for the sales of its cork division products. Situated in Calamandrana, Asti, Sabaté said that...

New PET for Sunsweet

Graham Packaging has revealed its latest PET offering in the form of a 64oz moulded bottle for Sunsweet prune juice designed to offer increased branding...

CCS forms can shaping agreement

Crown Cork & Seal has signed a technology licence agreement with Amcor, the leading beverage global can manufacturer. The licence will allow Amcor to use...

Drinks labels take the prize

Leading lithographic printer of wet glue labels, Buckleys, has been named UK Label Printer of the Year at the 2002 Print Week Awards. The prize...

Go with the flow

Gentech International has extended its range of flow switches with the introduction of a Noryl-construction inline flow switch to cater for food and beverage applications....

Canandaigua gets colourful

Winemaker Canandaigua has unveiled new packaging for its popular Alice White range, featuring a colour-keyed label and cork distinctive to each wine. Fitting the company's...

'Top' idea for can safety

A new company, Advercan.com, has been formed in the US to tackle the problem of drinks can hygiene, while simultaneously providing another means of can...

Coke follows Pepsi with new pack design

Hot on the heels of Pepsi-Cola's announcement that it is to update the labelling of its entire Pepsi range, Coca-Cola has this week unveiled a...

Pepsi-Cola Updates label design

Pepsi-Cola North America President Dawn Hudson has unveiled an updated, bolder-looking package graphics for Pepsi-Cola and Caffeine Free Pepsi-Cola at the Beverage Digest's Future Smarts...

Enhanced water segment poised for more growth

Further evidence pointing to the growing importance of the enhanced water market was revealed this week as Gatorade announced that its Propel Fitness Water brand...

New keg facility for Scottish Courage

Scottish Courage, the UK's leading brewer, has opened a new dry area for keg processing at its Fountain Brewery based on a modular design concept...

Crown Cork & Seal signs SuperEnd deal with Amcor

Crown Cork & Seal has signed a licensing agreement with Amcor to supply its SuperEnd beverage can ends in the Australian and New Zealand market...

A (limited) taste of the 50s from The Balvenie

The last Balvenie single malt Scotch whisky from the 1950s, called Cask 151, has been bottled and launched in the UK market by the brand's...

Coke, Disney launch new soft drink in Spain

A new soft drink was launched in Spain earlier this month by Coca-Cola in association with The Walt Disney Company and targeted at young children....

Controlling permeability can stop wine taint

Two independent wine industry research studies, one in the US and the other in the UK, have concluded that controlled permeability in closures can improve...

Australians to get a further taste of Belgian beer

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), the domestic brewing arm of Australian drinks group Foster's, has signed a new 10-year contract to brew, distribute and market...

Ladoga to market Godet Cognac

Ladoga, the St Petersburg-based distributor, is to sell the Godet Cognac brand in Russia following an agreement with the French company. The first shipments of...

Grape juice may be better than supplements

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Probiotic drink boosts heart health

Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (LP299v) bacteria, used in the probiotic drink ProViva, can reduce several of the most common risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, according...

Fine wine, fine tea - no difference

Consumers are used to wines from single vineyards and the way in which they marketed as premium products. Now, a Sri Lanka-based tea producer, Dilmah,...

Diageo rolls out Green Apple Twist vodka

Diageo, the UK company which is the world's leading spirits and wine producer, has introduced Smirnoff Green Apple Twist vodka to the US market, the...

Court rules Alhambra can keep Aguila Negra brand

Another victory for David against Goliath in the Spanish beer market with the ruling late last month that Cervezas Alhambra can continue to sell its...

Don't have a turkey this Christmas...have a Grouse

The Famous Grouse, the leading blended Scotch whisky brand in Scotland, has unveiled a £15 million (€23.6m) advertising campaign designed to help it capture a...

UK praise for South African ethical wine venture

Members of the UK retail trade have come out in strong support for the launch this week of South Africa's Wine Industry Association for Ethical...