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Tennent's shapes up

One of Scotland's leading lager brands, Tennent's Lager , has undergone a radical makeover with a new bottle manufactured by Rockware Glass and new graphics for...

Sweetener gains approval

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced this week that new regulations giving a two-year temporary national authorisation to market a new sweetener - 'salt...

Energy drink increases range

ChampionLyte says it will up production of its sugar-free energy drink due to growing demand. There are also plans for four new flavours of the...

Fruit drink ingredient approved

The wheels of European bureaucracy continue to turn with the European Commission this week granting approval of a novel food ingredient.

P&G has new PET

Procter & Gamble has expanded its range of Punica juice drinks in Germany with the introduction of a large size PET bottle, which is said to have gained a valuable...

Milk-free choc drink launched

Belgian soya milk manufacturer Alpro has introduced a chocolate flavour of its alternative milk drink in the UK market. The chocolate variety is said to...

An alternative to gum arabic

French starch ingredients company Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe, a business unit of US agri-giant Cargill, has added a new spray-dried n-OSA starch to...

Achieving the perfect sweetness

New sensory research commissioned by speciality ingredients manufacturer Nutrinova has shown that the sweetening system used in hot tea and coffee can influence the overall...

French favour plastic

Although poor summer weather last year held back growth in French packaged beverage sales to only 2 per cent, the share accounted for by plastic...

Blowing better bottles

Italian equipment provider SIPA has launched a new high speed rotary blow moulder, which is said to offer plastic container manufacturers increased production flexibility. The...

Health drinks as popular as ever

'Healthiness-to-go' appears to be the order of the day on Europe's supermarket shelves as Mintel's Global New Product Database reveals a number of new functional...

Fibre-powered drinks

Soluble fibre, the rising star of the ingredients world, has traditionally been found and consumed in solid foods such as cereals, vegetables and fruits. A new generation of soluble fibres...

Putting the fizz in milk

Ensuring that children follow a healthy diet has been a pressing concern in recent years. Parents are now much more aware of what their kids...

New packaging for yoghurt drinks

Huhtamaki Turkey has developed a sleeve cup that features a special shrink sleeve. The sleeve, which is ideal for yoghurt drinks and other packaged dairy...

'Goodlooking' health drink launched

The first so-called skincare beverage is to launch in New York this summer, aimed at those trying to look good in warm weather. SkinCola contains...

Drinks giant looks to tagatose

Good news for biotech firm Spherix today. The tagatose developer says that global drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is exploring the use of the sweetener in several...

Ball wraps up

Ball Packaging Europe has won one gold and one bronze award for two product innovations in this year's Can of the Year Award packaging competition,...

Forever blowing bottles

Sidel will showcase a PET blowing system at the forthcoming NPE in Chicago, US that is said to be the fastest machinery of its kind...

Coke milks beverage market

Coca-Cola is a company which has frequently been criticised for promoting its sugary soft drinks to children - a criticism which it has just as...

Tea to the rescue

Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Polyphenols,...

Cheers!

New beverages feature strongly in the latest new product introductions on Mintel's Global New Products Database. Among them the famous Red Bull brand has introduced...

RCS launches chilled out product

Revolutionary Cooling Systems (RCS) has launched the new Cooper Cooler rapid beverage chiller. The company claims that the device can chill wine, beer and soft...

German love affair with speciality coffee

Higher sales of speciality products such as cappuccino mixes helped push up sales of instant coffee in Germany last year, according to the latest data...

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...

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