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Feeling good?

UK-based Feel Good Drinks Company has launched a new variant of its functional soft drinks range, initially introduced in July 2002. The new flavour, on...

A taste of the Orient

Flachsmann, Swiss manufacturer of flavours and plant extracts, presented its new Yuzu flavour at the Vitafoods show in Geneva last week, following its worldwide launch...

Muslim cola goes Dutch

Qibla Cola, the UK soft drink brand which bills itself as an alternative to US sodas such as Coca-Cola, has entered the Dutch market. The...

Price of Assam tea falls

The average price of leaf grade Assam tea fell by 10 per cent to 64.20 rupees (€1.17) per kg at the Calcutta auction last week,...

Cool news from Austria

This month sees the launch of a new 5-gallon water cooler bottle that features, for the first time, a reusable handle and a novel hygienic...

Time for tea

Kliklok Woodman has recently supplied one of its CCI compact intermittent end load cartoners to a UK company which processes and packages teas. The machine...

Amcor does the twist

Amcor White Cap has launched a new deep-drawn Twist-Off screw closure with special features exclusively for metal containers. The 89mm TNV Amcor White Cap Twist-Off...

Torraspapel increases range of bottle labels

While bottled water consumption in Europe continues to increase yearly, new innovations in packaging are continually being developed. For example, there has been a noticeable...

PET packaging for citrus juice

Constar International , a leading producer of PET containers, has collaborated with Mott's to redesign the ReaLemon and ReaLime juices from concentrate bottles. ReaLemon is the...

Winery boosts image with new packaging

Almaden, California's oldest winery, has introduced new glass packaging for its entire range of bottled wines. The bottle, label and capsule have been updated with...

Oxoid launches new diagnostic brewing product

Oxoid, one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of microbiological culture media and other diagnostic products, has developed a new diagnostic product ideally suited...

Healthy juice brand relaunched

The UK relaunch of Plenty, the healthy juice brand from pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline , due later this month, is a clear indication of the company's desire...

Soft drink group expands range

The UK-based Qibla Cola Company has extended its product range this week with the addition of a new pack size for its flagship product, two...

Tropicana adopts innovative packaging

Tropicana Products has begun packaging its Pure Premium orange juice in a new wide-mouth 1.75-litre polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carafe. The product, designed and manufactured by...

A revolution in corkscrews

Pullpop Technologies has announced the launch of its cork-corkscrew, a device that might possibly spell the end of the household corkscrew. Pullpop is marketing the...

A weapon against Montezuma's Revenge

Travelling abroad is often exciting and rewarding, but there is nothing worse than coming down with an acute bout of diarrhoea. An incredible ten million...

Milk-based energy drink launched

A milk-based energy drink to challenge market leader Red Bull has been launched in the USA. Mad Cow, manufactured by New Jersey-based LiquidBillboards is set...

Multiple beverage sensor inspection system

US-based TapTone has launched the T500-F, a high speed on-line multiple sensor inspectionsystem for leak detection and fill level verification of filled pressurised bottles and cans.

Tetra Pak gable top packaging system

Tetra Pak has just launched the latest in its line of gable top carton packaging systems - specifically designed with both hygiene and safety in...

Energy drink aims to 'shock and awe'

The Beverly Hills Cola Company has launched a low-price energy drink which it is hoping will challenge market leader Red Bull. Called Shock & Awe...

Distell brand disposal imminent?

South Africa's Distell group, the giant wine and spirit group formed by the merger of Distillers' Corporation and Stellenbosch Farmers' Winery in 2001, could be...

Japanese demand for RTD tea drives Stora Enso growth

The striking growth of the ready-to-drink tea sector in Japan is currently contributing to the growth of Stora Enso Consumer Boards and Nippon Paper-Pak. Nippon...

New proteins for healthy beverages

French dairy ingredients company EPI Ingredients has launched a new product under its Epilac line of fermented dairy proteins. Epilac 910, based on the original...

Plot to poison Bulmers cider

Times are hard for UK cider maker HP Bulmer, with profits tumbling and the number of disposals growing. But they could have been even harder...

Gordon's Edge vs Gordon Brown

Much has been written - on this website and elsewhere - about the continued success of the ready-to-drink (RTD) spirits sector, in particular in the...

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