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TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).

SIG Combibloc says Brazil lays the groundwork for scores of trendy beverage concepts as it debuts fruit drink in NCSD market

SIG Combibloc has partnered with ebba in South America to launch what it claims is the first drink containing real pieces of fruit in 200ml CombiblocMini aseptic carton packs in...

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Tetra Pak: ‘Our job doesn’t end until a product is a proven success in the market’

Tetra Pak has created a Marketing Services programme, supporting F&B brands to develop an idea into a product, design package and launch.

Guest article: analyst insights

Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from...

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

Added sugar in the firing line: Experts call for aggressive efforts to reduce consumption

Consumption of sugary drinks that contain high levels of added sugars can lead to excess weight gain and higher risks of developing diabetes and heart disease, says the most comprehensive...

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FDA sounds warning on untreated juice

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against drinking untreated fruit juices.

Partnership targets spoilage organisms in juice

Invisible Sentinel has partnered with Refresco Gerber to detect spoilage organisms found in fruit juice and concentrates.


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

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Back to school – but not for Ribena as retailer rings sugary drink recess

Return to school can be an abundant time for food and drink makers, but stakeholder actions are rupturing market safeholds as health concerns rise, says Euromonitor analyst Lauren Bandy in...

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Berlin buy boosts plan to double by 2017

Berlin Packaging has acquired Vivid Packaging claiming the deal makes it the largest US packaging supplier in its class.

What will we be eating and drinking in 2016? From banana water to vodka that tastes like birthday cake

Elaine Watson caught up with Anton Angelich, group VP marketing at New York-based flavor house Virginia Dare, to get the lowdown on new flavor trends and product concepts, from rooibos-based tea...

Co-founder: 'The deal we have done means we retain control'

Suja CEO on the Coca-Cola deal: 'It’s been a wild wild ride.. three years ago, we hadn’t even sold our first bottle!'

While news that Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division have invested in organic juice brand Suja probably didn’t shock anyone that’s been tracking its jaw-dropping growth trajectory, it’s hard...

Keeping light-weighted PET bottles user-friendly and safe: Sidel

Laboratory testing simulates the conditions light-weighted PET bottles have to endure throughout the supply chain, meaning any issues can be rectified before the product is used in the market. Once...

Bolthouse Farms expands juice offering under new leadership

Bolthouse Farms is advancing its on-trend mission to make fresh products more available by expanding its fresh juice and salad dressing offerings under a new president and general manager. 

Will fructose follow trans fats’ fate?

Mounting scientific evidence and a shift in public opinion could mean fructose is set to follow the same black-listed fate as trans fats, argues an analyst.

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Haitai Beverage launches ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc carton packs

Korean producer Haitai Beverage has launched two ‘Sunkist’ smoothies in SIG Combibloc combiblocMini 200ml cartons.

Global analysis of beverage consumption reveals key national differences

New data on beverage intakes for 187 countries has revealed significant differences in current consumption levels and historic trends for sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk, say researchers.

Keeping sugar same in TPP ‘unsustainable and unacceptable’: NCA

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is pushing for Australia to be allowed to export more sugar to the US under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it decries plans to...

Sugar tops UK food concerns

The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.

Debating the sugar tax: BMJ ‘head to head’ argues the case

Experts from both sides of the sugar tax debate have set out their arguments in a ‘head to head’ article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Where do you stand on the sugar...

Capri-Sun pouch design trademark owner takes US firm to court

Deutsche SiSi-Werke Betriebs (SiSi), which owns the pouch shape design trademark of Capri-Sun juice, has filed a lawsuit against Faribault Foods in the US for allegedly selling and distributing flavored...

Developing markets show more concern for environmentally sound packs than developed ones: Tetra Pak

Consumers demonstrate growing interest in environmentally sound packaging, with shoppers in developing countries wishing to secure a cleaner environment for their children, according to Tetra Pak. 

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