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Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that...

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

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Football boss Ferguson to score £3M for wine collection

A collection of over 5,000 bottles of wine owned by former Manchester United football manager Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to fetch £3M when sold in Hong Kong, London and...

Morrisons criticised for YouTube alcohol advert

Morrisons has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after its video advertisement, broadcast during a series of children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of spirit bottles with...

‘Whoa, whoa, we’ve gotta go, back to court!’ Molson Coors revives Canada court spat

Settlement discussions between Molson Coors and SAB Miller over the former’s right to distribute SAB’s brands in Canada have foundered and the beer giants are heading back to court....

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Shimadzu: Flexibility vital to meeting customer demand

Shimadzu said meeting customer demand for food safety and quality control depends on what they want to see or know from their samples.

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Diageo out to seduce United Spirits shareholders with $1.9bn offer

Diageo will launch a $1.9bn offer to buy a majority stake in India's United Spirits and cement its position in the world's largest whisky market.

KPS to buy Anchor Glass from Ardagh Group

KPS Capital Partners (KPS) will acquire Anchor Glass Container Corporation and its affiliates (Anchor Glass) from Ardagh Holdings USA. 

Game changer Novelis debuts Red Hare evercan

Novelis will launch what it claims to be ‘the world's first commercial use of evercan’, a recycled content aluminum sheet for beverage cans. 

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Carlsberg’s Seth & Riley’s Garage shuns sweet flavors, garish colors

Carlsberg hopes that its new ‘hard lemon drink’ Seth & Riley’s Garage will attract young men aged 25+ seeking a transitional drink that moves them from sweet beverages to beer...

Slosh 'n' Becks! Alcohol Concern slams Beckham Diageo deal

David Beckham has come under fire for his whisky partnership with drinks business Diageo, which a charity says could send a ‘confusing message’ to children.

Ardagh Group to sell six plants to settle $1.7bn FTC charges

Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the US to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that its $1.7bn proposed acquisition of...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: FINAL THOUGHTS

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

UK ASA: "Court action is a last resort but we will issue such action if other measures fail"

Snubbed: Dutch firm smokes UK joint health claim ban

Joint health claims made by a Dutch-made collagen, glucosamine and omega-3 based food supplement, have been kyboshed by the UK advertising watchdog. But Finitri, the Dutch firm, has gone underground...

Efacec automates logistics for Carlsberg distributor

Efacec is to construct fully-automated logistics facilities for Portuguese brewery Unicer, a distributor for the Carlsberg group.

Diageo scores with David Beckham whisky deal

Drinks business Diageo has partnered with footballer David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller for the launch of its Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky. 

Beer consumption at near 70-year low in Australia

Consumption of beer in Australia has reached its lowest level since 1946, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Carlsberg Somersby cider sales soar in Portugal

The CEO of Portuguese brewer Unicer says he is 'very excited' by the momentum that Carlsberg brand Somersby is gaining in the country, where there is no history of hard...

SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION

Automated food warehouse cuts energy by 80%

A producer specializing in Tetra Pak aseptic-packaged foods and beverages has opened its doors on an automated facility designed to boost efficiency and cut energy usage.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: IN PICTURES

What do Unilever and Kermit the Frog have in common?

A sneak peek at some of the action on the conference floor at Zenith International's InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress, where Unilever showcased Kermit and AJE dreamed BIG, and came...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS, LISBON, APRIL 7-9

Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes

The CEO of Portuguese beer giant Unicer insists his firm will target global growth without clashing with 44% shareholder Carlsberg.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS, LISBON, APRIL 7-9

Pimp my bespoke beverage ride! Milk, coffee, cocktail enhancers…

Flavor ‘enhancers’ have already spread beyond water to milk and have potential to conquer categories such as coffee and cocktails, according to Zenith International.

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Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley springs retirement shock

Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley has sprung a surprise by announcing his resignation after just over two years in the role.

'It won't happen overnight, but the wine carton will establish itself': Tetra Pak

Putting premium wines in cartons will help consumers accept the packaging, says Tetra Pak, as it predicts continued growth in the sector.

Cider restructure threatens jobs as Heineken invests £58M

Altogether 97 jobs could be affected at Heineken UK's Universal Beverages Ledbury (UBL) plant as it shifts cider production to Hereford and invests £58M there, the company has confirmed....