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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of BeverageDaily.com.

Checking for leaks gets easier

EMP Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom machinery, has launched a Package Testing System (PTS) primarily aimed at liquid packaging. PTS is a...

Campari set to take Spain by storm?

Campari, the Italian spirits group which last week was linked to an aborted takeover bid for parts of the Eckes spirits business, has instead formed...

Beer in plastic bottles: next generation from Interbrew

Belgian brewer Interbrew has introduced a new innovative beer packaging, Pivopack. The launch marks the first monolayer barrier enhanced PET bottle worldwide and will be making its debut on the...

DPSU goes online with latest marketing drive

Dr Pepper/Seven Up (DPSU), the US soft drinks business owned by London-based Cadbury Schweppes, has taken a novel approach to its latest consumer marketing campaign....

Heineken soft drink unit goes with the flow

Vrumona, the Netherlands-based soft drinks arm of Heineken, has specified Tyco Valves & Controls equipment for an extension to its main production facility. Vrumona's newly...

Another Polish buy for SABMiller

The world's number two brewer, SABMiller, has acquired another Polish brewery through its local subsidiary Kompania Piwowarska. KP will take a 98.8 per cent stake...

Snapple enters diet market

Cadbury Schweppes unit The Snapple Beverage Group is launching a meal replacement drink in the US to tap into the growing American weight-loss market. Snapple-a-Day...

Curved cans for Down Under

Amcor has announced plans to commence production of shaped cans in Australia for a range of beverage products starting in mid 2003, following a technology...

Heineken, Interbrew end Italian partnership

Europe's two largest brewers Heineken and Interbrew are to terminate their licensing and distribution agreements in Italy by mutual consent. Under the terms of the...

For those with Coca-Cola quibbles

Following the lead of the successful Mecca Cola, a UK company is the next to launch a cola drink catering specially for the Muslim community....

Added energy for long Irish days

Coca-Cola has launched a new energy drink on the Irish market, the company's Ireland division announced this week. BPM Energy, which is so far exclusive...

Thiele system 'packs' a punch

In the US, Thiele Technologies has introduced a beverage packing system called Servo Beverage Packer, engineered to provide greater flexibility. The system provides the flexibility...

Russian brewer builds own power station

Russia's largest beer group, OAO Baltika Brewery , has said that it will use its own gas power station at its brewery in Rostov, in...

Racke adds Italian wines to German portfolio

Racke, the German wine and spirits group which recently merged with compatriot Steiner, is to be the sole marketer and distributor in Germany for a...

Getting rid of impurities, without harming wine

New technology from Pall Corporation aims to solve the universal vintners' problem of spoiled wine. The company claims its OenoPure filter can remove organisms that adversely affect wine quality and...

Feminine touch for Diageo's latest re-launch

Rockware Glass has produced single 275ml bottles for Diageo UK's successful Archers Aqua ready-to-drink leading schnapps brand. Archers Aqua is aimed specifically at the adult...

Bottle design aims to improve appeal

UK premium packaged spirit brands Red Square has sharpened its consumer image with a new design implemented across a range of serving sizes and decoration...

Minute Maid plays the health and nutrition card

Minute Maid, the juice drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company, is already positioned as a healthy drink containing calcium, potassium and folate, among others, but...

Dr Pepper gets in on the milk drink act

Milk, it seems, is the next product to get the major marketing makeover. For years a staple product in most western diets, milk has become...

Grolsch hooks up with Warsteiner

Grolsch, the Dutch brewer best known for its distinctive swing-top beer bottles, has signed an agreement with German counterpart Warsteiner which will see the latter's...

SIG to supply bottling lines for Grolsch

SIG Simonazzi has won a major order from one of the longest-standing Dutch breweries, Grolsch, to supply six bottling lines for the brewer's new facility...

Roll out the barrel...in the US

Facing increasingly tough trading conditions in the European market, Tonnellerie Bordelaise, a France-based producer of high quality oak barrels, has announced plans to enter the...

Apple agreement

New Zealand manufacturer of fruit concentrates Enza Foods has reached a licensing agreement with German fruit juice company Beckers Bester, providing Beckers with the rights...

Brewer upgrades keg-filling line

Stoudt Breweries of Pennsylvania, US, has improved the efficiency of its brewing process by replacing an antiquated Hoff-Stevens keg-filling line with an automated washing and...

Interbrew foiled in UK ad complaint

A complaint by Interbrew UK that an advert by US-based Anheuser-Busch denigrated its beer by poking fun at how expensive it was has been dismissed...