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Heineken beer subsidiary debuts 'Mozzie Box' to deter airborne raiders

Heineken subsidiary SP Brewery launched a special beer carton this summer that was designed to repel uninvited guests – namely malaria-carrying mosquitos in Papua New Guinea.

Luca Bernazzoli, sales director, SACMI Filling

SACMI keen to penetrate ‘very attractive’ beer filling market

Luca Bernazzoli from SACMI tells BeverageDaily.com that flexibility is the key trend in beverage filling, while the company is keen to penetrate a ‘very attractive’ beer market.

Advances in Beverage Filling Technology 2014: Special Newsletter

We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win...

CASE STUDY: BREWER FOCUSES ON LOW OXYGEN PICKUP & HYGEINE

Bavarian brewer Acrobrau boosts beer ‘taste stability’ with new Krones filler

Bavarian family brewer Acrobrau has installed a new filler from Krones, and brewery director Holger Fichtel explains how the equipment minimizes oxygen values and stabilizes beer taste.

PACKAGE POISED FOR 2015 ROLL-OUT TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

‘Everyone has their price’: Analyst reflects on SAB Miller’s Heineken approach

Despite Heineken’s stated desire for independence after it knocked back an approach for SAB Miller, one financial analyst believes a deal could still be done.

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

It’s getting emotional: Packaging must be more than informative and attractive

Food packaging is heralding an ‘age of emotion’ with brands tapping into the trend of personalization, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard this week.  

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Rising stars of the wine world, share your Wine Vision!

With high-level conference Wine Vision fast approaching our sister publication Harpers Wine & Spirit is offering a Rising Star Grant to help rising industry stars attend the event.

Australia

Cargill sues Viterra over alleged deception at Australian malt maker

Agribusiness major Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Vittera over alleged deceptive practices at Australia’s largest producer of barley malt, which it bought from the Canada-based grain handler last year....

HOW SHOULD WINERIES TWEAK PRICES TO OPTIMIZE PROFITS?

Winning in US wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion

The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

‘Frightened’ UK grocery brands slow to report retail dirty dealing

The adjudicator charged with policing the UK food and beverage manufacturing supply chain against retailer malpractice claims that many suppliers are scared of speaking out for fear of retribution.

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

UPM Raflatac cheers up cans as it targets craft beverages

UPM Raflatac says the launch of its craft beverage label stocks will help producers communicate an artisan image on cans.

SAB Miller defends local virtues against charge it lacks ‘truly global beer brand’

SAB Miller has emphasized the virtues of beer as a local business after one analyst suggested that the only thing the world’s second-biggest brewer is missing is a truly global...

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Young binge drinkers risk compounding mental health issues

Research has shown that binge drinking by youngsters with existing mental health issues can risk exacerbating their condition.

Getting into the spirit: Bombay Sapphire plans for further expansion

Bombay Sapphire’s master distiller is already planning to expand the brand’s newly commissioned Laverstoke Mill distillery, at a cost of millions, by installing two new stills.

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Edrington ‘shocked and saddened’ by whisky worker’s death

Edrington says it is ‘shocked and saddened’ after a 58 year-old maintenance worker died after falling through the roof of a whisky maturing warehouse at Scotland’s Parkmore Distillery.

Wine Vision probes risks and rewards of new wine markets

Wine Vision organizer Andrew Reed says the 2014 conference will explore how to attract new consumers to wine and tap emerging market growth with margins are squeezed elsewhere.

LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR, PPMA, BIRMINGHAM, OCTOBER 2014

‘Robotic interest rockets but UK still trails rest of Europe’: Pacepacker

Pacepacker Services CEO Dennis Allison says food industry interest in robots has rocketed in the UK this year but warns that the nation lags well behind countries like Germany in...

Constellation’s can-do attitude: Brewer eyes Corona Extra growth via new packaging

Constellation Brands CEO Robert Sands says cans offer a huge opportunity to grow sales of beers such as Corona Extra as the firm plans to significantly expand production at its...

Prosecco raises a glass to US export leap: How much further can the market grow?

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has announced a 33.5% increase in export volume to the US, and is eyeing up further growth in this market.    

‘Space might taste like raspberries’: Grey Goose partners with Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Grey Goose vodka has announced its official partnership with Virgin Galactic, the first commercial passenger flight into space. 

'Fungi cocktail' turns winery waste into biofuels

Winery waste could be converted into compounds with a value as biofuels or medicines, according to Australian researchers.

Treasury Wine Estates takeover talks collapse

Treasury Wine Estates has ended discussions for two potential takeover proposals, saying the offers ‘undervalued the company.’

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