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Carlsberg reveals physical prototype of Green Fiber Bottle

Carlsberg has revealed a physical protoype of its Green Fiber Bottle in what it hails as a ‘milestone’ breakthrough following an ‘ambitious’ three-year project.

More consumers want ingredient & nutrition info on alcoholic beverages: Survey

In Europe, 86% of today’s consumers want to see ingredients and nutrition information provided for alcoholic beverages: an increase from two years ago. 

AB InBev: ‘All required shareholder approvals for the Combination have been obtained’

AB InBev and SABMiller shareholders approve ‘megabrew’ deal

AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller has today been approved by shareholders of both companies, and the deal is expected to complete on October 10. 

Carlsberg video banned for linking alcohol with building site

A Carlsberg UK video has been banned by the UK’s advertising standards authority for linking alcohol with a building site, ‘an unsafe and unwise location in which to consume alcohol’....

‘Megabrew’ will retain AB InBev name

AB InBev shareholders have approved the company's proposed merger with SABMiller, while SABMiller shareholders are due to vote on the deal today (September 28). 

Australia

Bickford’s craft distillery is banking on brandy resurgence

Making brandy cool again and appealing to millennials with a growing appreciation for boutique spirits are the goals of a new distillery opened by a leading Australian beverage company.

Brewers add ingredient & nutrition info in Europe

By the end of 2017, more than half the beer brewed in the EU will carry ingredients and nutrition information, according to The Brewers of Europe. 

Detained foodstuff doubles but decrease for beverages

EU customs authorities seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to figures from the European Commission.

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery gears up for fall brewing season with new flavors and updated packaging

Over the two years that Chicago-based Maplewood Brewery & Distillery has been in business, its approach to brewing and distilling has been constantly evolving, creating a full line up of...

Whisky giant Diageo’s biogas plant sees 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy

Whisky giant Diageo claims it has seen a 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy after installing a Clearfleau biogas plant a year ago.

Ginnovation: What does the future hold for gin?

Some of the more weird and wonderful innovations in gin include ant gin, meat gin, and lobster gin. Back in the mainstream, innovation has helped the category reach new consumers...

Is pumpkin beer passé? Craft brewers see squashed demand as the fall favorite fades

It seems that every craft brewer worth its salt has made a pumpkin beer to appease the masses during the autumn months, but declined sales in 2015 have led some...

Minimum unit pricing: What does the public think?

A survey of British social attitudes suggests that 52% of the public supports minimum unit pricing (MUP), while attitudes vary between people who drink lightly and heavily.

Public opinion divided on advertising and sponsorship rules for alcohol brands

Should alcohol brands be allowed to advertise on television? Should they be able to sponsor sporting events? A survey into British attitudes has found public opinion is divided on these...

News in brief

Beer ‘makes people more sociable’, says study

A glass of beer can make people more sociable, according to a study published by researchers at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

Sommely wireless ‘smartcaps’ help wine collectors hone in on the perfect wine for any occasion

Sommely is designed to help wine enthusiasts optimize their collections through a wine tracking system of Bluetooth connected “smartcaps” that monitor wine inventory while storing data inputted by the user...

Australia

Craft-beer start-up has eyes on expansion from Adelaide to Asia

A home-delivery craft-beer service is helping put independent brews in the hands of ale lovers around Australia.

Brooklyn Brewery transfers distribution rights to Carlsberg UK

Carlsberg’s UK division has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with Brooklyn Brewery to handle the independent brewer’s beer portfolio in the UK market from December 30, 2016.

AB InBev continues craft beer spree with acquisition of Belgian brewer Bosteels

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has acquired Belgian brewer Bosteels in a deal estimated at $225.4m, expanding its portfolio of craft beer breweries. 

Coding and marking in the beverage industry: How to decide between CIJ and laser

As part of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ interview series BeverageDaily speaks to Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies, about what beverage manufacturers’ look at when buying coding and marking...

Vonpar conslidates its candy, Neugebauer and Mu-Mu brands into one factory

Vonpar Alimentos, a beverage distributor for Coca-Cola and Heineken, has consolidated all candy production including its Neugebauer chocolate and Mu-Mu dulce de leche brands into one factory in Southern Brazil.

Brazil sees exports of grape juice drinks soar in Japan

Brazil has seen exports of grape juice drinks soar in Japan, but wine exports are struggling to get a foothold abroad, according to IBRAVIN Brazilian wine institute.

Krones expands geographical footprint in North America

Krones has acquired 80% of third-generation family-owned business Trans-Market Sales & Equipment.

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