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Protein2o CEO: There’s a gap in the market for lower calorie, great-tasting protein beverages

While there is no shortage of high-protein shakes gracing shelves at mainstream as well as specialty retailers these days, there is a gap in the market for more refreshing beverages...

Analyst savages Coca-Cola Amatil for ‘really poor company culture’

Merrill Lynch analyst David Errington has savaged Coca-Cola Amatil’s former management – insisting that they ‘compromised the business to meet short-term earnings targets’ in 2013.

Flux Power claims big beverage ‘excitement’ over lithium-ion truck batteries

Flux Power insists that large beverage companies active in everything from beer to soda are excited by the productivity advantages and cost savings its next generation lithium-ion batteries offer over...

The Protein Works builds its muscles with diverse portfolio

UK sports nutrition company The Protein Works says that it plans to capitalise on worldwide appeal for its brand over the next year.

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they are contaminated with Bacillus.

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Mars drinks recalled on bacteria fears

Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling some of its products, after fears they may have become contaminated with a bacteria that causes food poisoning.

Survata is 'democratizing' consumer insights, says CEO

Consumer insights are no longer a luxury only big brands can afford, says online survey expert

Until pretty recently, food marketers looking to test new product ideas, brand names or pack designs could look to friends, family, and colleagues for cheap - though notoriously unreliable -...

Powerful Yogurt preparing to launch high-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt is preparing to launch a high-protein yogurt drink that it says harnesses continuing demand for both Greek yogurt and high-protein beverages.

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Almond milk accounts for almost 70% of sales in plant-based beverage category, says WhiteWave Foods

Almond milk now accounts for almost 70% of sales in the US plant-based beverage category compared with 55% this time last year, says WhiteWave Foods.

INDUSTRY VOICES: Seth Hillstrom, American Beverage Consortium Managing Partner

‘We’re closer than ever to personalized beverage marketing!’ – eBev exec

As we gear up for eBev 2014 in Atlanta Georgia, the American Beverage Consortium’s Seth Hillstrom tells us that personalized beverage marketing is here to stay, but warns that getting...

False e-mail addresses using employee signatures

Sidel issues fraud alert

Sidel has issued a warning after several customers, suppliers and key partners were the target of Internet-based fraud attempts.

New labels would highlights calories, include 'added sugars'

Special edition - Nutrition Facts revamp: Radical overhaul or a missed opportunity?

UPDATED: Significant changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on foods & beverages have been proposed in the US and Canada, with the plan to include ‘added sugars’ tweak rules on...

China

New dairy culture sees explosive drinking yoghurt growth

For years a laggard in the dairy stakes, China is now seeing massive growth in its yoghurt drinks market largely because of significant investment and new demand for healthier drinks...

INDUSTRY VOICES: LAURENT JARDIN, SIDEL MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, GREATER MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Aseptic drinks technology uptake in Nigeria 'only a matter of time’: Sidel executive

Laurent Jardin from Sidel talks trends ahead of an September 9 meeting with customers in Nigeria, and tells Ben Bouckley that Africa’s largest city Lagos is a beverage ‘trendsetter’.

KHS launches Innoket 360 Duo roll-fed labeler

KHS has launched a roll-fed labeling machine with two labeling stations and a capacity of up to 60,000 non-returnable PET bottles per hour.

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Campden BRI to hold seminar on E.coli

A Campden BRI seminar in November is to examine Shiga toxin-producing E.coli.

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CCL Industries says CAD $18m deal for Bandfix will give Swiss foothold

Specialty label and packaging supplier CCL Industries has signed a binding agreement to acquire Bandfix for CAD $18m and says the purchase will give it a foothold in Switzerland.

Coke launches ‘Source Africa’ initiative to ensure ethical Kenyan tea production

Coke CEO Muhtar Kent insists Africa is the ‘most dynamic region in the world I can see right now’ as he unveils a further $5bn system investment there and ethical...

The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

PURECIRCLE COMMENTS AFTER FACEBOOK FIRESTORM FORCES GLACEAU TO DITCH STEVIA

Vitaminwater style reformulations ‘always challenging’: Stevia supplier PureCircle

Coke stevia supplier PureCircle insists formulating beverages such as Vitaminwater is especially challenging but says hundreds of drinks have been successfully reworked with the zero-calorie sweetener.

SIG Combibloc completes Phase II €40m extrusion line

‘After China, Brazil has highest consumption of aseptic carton packs’

SIG Combibloc has started operations on a €40m extrusion line at its packaging plant in Brazil, to laminate unprocessed cardboard for carton packs.

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GEA creates European powder filling and systems business unit

GEA has drafted in Chr. Hansen executive Christian Rolf Jacobsen to head up its new Powder Systems Europe business unit.

Comax Flavors agrees US local flavors trend 'challenges' big brands

Comax Flavors agrees that the trend in the US towards greater flavour differentiation and localization is challenging for big beverage brands as it launches a range targeting Hispanic, Asian and...

‘When you overdo it it’s an arms race!’ IRI Consulting warns of US food and beverage promo fever

IRI Consulting warns that US food and beverage manufacturers risk a significant impact on their profitability when they get sucked into unduly aggressive promotional cycles.

RGHL confirms 'approach' to buy SIG Combibloc: $5bn price tag rumored

Reynolds Group says it will perform a strategic review of the world’s second-largest carton producer SIG Combibloc after an approach by an unnamed suitor looking to buy the business.