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VIRUN boss warns beverage startups: ‘Don’t assume you’ll crack Costco and Kroger's!’

Beverage brands that want to hit the likes of Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and Costco straightaway are doomed to fail, according to VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley.

Rip that top off your Tetra Pak!

Tetra Pak has launched its Tetra Top with Separable Top globally after successful trials in Scandinavia but admits its consumer reception will vary according to the local recycling culture.

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BeverageDaily.com: Refresh your news thirst four times a week!

Starting from today BeverageDaily.com will send out four email newsletters a week in response to strong reader demand, delivering you the latest industry news, views and trends.

Will soft drinks cost standard cans a fortune? Ball Packaging ponders

Ball Packaging says falling US demand for standard-sized 12oz drinks cans is linked to the performance of soft drinks and wonders if new natural sweeteners in 2014 can arrest the slide.

'Marketing can and should be science-driven and scientists are great marketers': VIRUN CEO

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013, VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley, reveals his lust for life and how soft drinks can combine ‘want with need’ to kick start the category, in...

Australian government rejects bailout appeal from SPC Ardmona

The Australian government has rejected a plea by beverage maker SPC Ardmona for an AU$25m (US$21.8m) bailout package, calling on the firm’s parent company to the rescue of its local...

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Alfa Laval hopes ultra-fast filler can storm bag-in-box market

Alfa Laval sees enormous potential for its ultra-fast aseptic filling machine through consumer and foodservice bag-in-box beverage applications.

'HONORED AND AMAZED' VIRUN CEO SCOOPS 42% OF INDUSTRY VOTE

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013! Philip Bromley, VIRUN

The hustings are over, the votes have been counted and we have a runaway winner – Philip Bromley from VIRUN is the first ever BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year!

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PepsiCo plans $5 bn investment in Mexico

PepsiCo Inc. has announced plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years in an effort to strengthen the firm’s Latin American food and beverage footprint.

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Krones spins off Evoguard valves business to boost growth

German processing machinery specialist Krones has spun-off its food and beverage valves under the Evoguard name as it targets accelerated growth in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

Starbucks CEO excited by innovation in ‘premium, hand-crafted carbonates’

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has enthused about the firm’s first incursions into carbonated soft drinks, in comments that contrast sharply with the US gloom pervading a category dominated by Coke,...

‘No NPD in 2014? You must be joking!’ Monster launches Punch line

Monster Beverage CEO Rodney Sacks has hit back at suggestions the firm doesn’t have any big 2014 launches and believes a new Punch Monster line could fly given broad consumer...

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‘Reading Balzac, knocking back the Britpop…’ Blur star files drinks patent

Blur bassist Alex James has applied for a UK trademark to use the name of mid-90s guitar pop movement ‘Britpop’ for a new drinks brand.

Is there room for another coconut water brand? You bet, says COCOZIA...

Is recent explosive growth in the coconut water category sustainable, and is there still room for new players as the category starts to mature?

Coca-Cola restarts sales after Greek hydrochloric acid scare

Coca-Cola has resumed the sale of Coca-Cola light and Nestea in two regions of Greece after warnings of contamination with hydrochloric acid prompted its removal.

BeverageDaily.com: Get involved with our 2014 editorial features!

Everything from energy drink innovation to flexible packaging is under the microscope! Here’s BeverageDaily.com’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar.

Top 5 Beverage Stories of 2013: Happy Christmas!

As we hang up our Christmas stockings and hope that Santa rewards us with something moderately alcoholic, let's take a look back at BeverageDaily.com's five most-read stories of 2013, in...

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...

PROF JEFFREY BLUMBERG NOTES 'SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE' IN TEA SCIENCE

Turning over a new leaf in 2013: The year tea turned hot...

In 2013 Unilever called tea the 'hottest beverage in the world' and recent research on its health benefits presents opportunities for industry innovation, with drinks like Lipton Natural Energy already...

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

Here are five global beverage trends that could shake up everything from soda to smoothies in 2014, as tea goes glam and consumers grow more cynical and health conscious.

Dynamism in Drinks: BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013

Click through the nominees for the inaugural BeverageDaily.com Beverage Personality of the Year, then vote to tell us who you think should triumph!

HOW FLUID IS YOUR BEVERAGE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE?

10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle BeverageDaily.com's Xmas quiz...

How well do you know the beverage industry? Our special Christmas quiz that covers everything from Muhtar Kent to Perrier and 'White Coke'. See if you can top the leaderboard!

Analyst tips ‘premier brand curator’ Coca-Cola to outstrip industry rivals

The Coca-Cola Company is a ‘premier brand curator’ in consumer staples whose virtuous brand and product innovation cycle equips it grow faster than industry peers in the next three to...

SPECIAL EDITION: AUTOMATION & CONTROL

Ocean Spray Cranberries supplier beats seasonal rush

L&S Cranberry, a supplier to Ocean Spray Cranberries, looks back on 2013 and talks about the impact its Key Technology Optyx 6000 series sorter and RemoteMD has had on its...

Bolthouse leverages Instagram in first beverage-focused ad campaign

When 100-year-old food and beverage manufacturer Bolthouse Farms decided to launch its first ever consumer advertising campaign focused on beverages this year, the brand harnessed the visual power of Instagram...

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