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Dynamism in Drinks: Personality of the Year 2013

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


10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle'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...


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...


Consumer packaging feedback key to cracking new markets: Tetra Pak

Consumer feedback on the functionality of packaging is increasingly important for Tetra Pak as it expands into new markets, according to the company's head of user experience research.

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Flexitarianism to be next ‘mega trend’

Flexitarianism will be the next ‘mega trend’ leading to sales of vegetarian foods in the UK to grow by 10% by 2016, according to food trends agency The Food People.

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Swedish Rheumatism Association approves five more Tetra Pak cartons

The Swedish Rheumatism Association (SRA) has approved five more Tetra Pak packages for ease of opening, close and use by the elderly and rheumatism sufferers with reduced hand strength.


Arla’s Danish ‘bubble latte’ launch sees Dohler look beyond tea

The launch of Arla’s Bubble Latte beverage range in Denmark this summer shows future for bubbles as a dairy product addition beyond the short-lived bubble tea craze, according to Dohler....

Waterless washing: Sidel installs second aseptic line for Sokpol

Polish fruit juice manufacturer Sokpol has launched an aseptic line, packaged using Sidel’s “dry decontamination” technology. The move doubles Sokpol’s bottling capacity.

Tingyi looking to continue acquisitions spree

Having already formed alliances with PepsiCo, Asahi Group and others over the last three years, China’s Tingyi is looking to further boost its portfolio, according to its chief financial officer....


‘I’m a Bai-liever!’ Dr Pepper backed brand Bai 5 scores $20m sales

The CEO of breakthrough coffee fruit-based soft drinks brand Bai 5 reveals his brand grew 400% in the past year but says he worries less about case sales than converting ‘Bai-lievers’.

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Inside information? Chinese juice giant Huiyuan suspends stock

China Huiyuan Juice Group – once a $2.4bn takeover target for The Coca-Cola Company – suspended trading in its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange today due to ‘possible inside information’.

Unique transparent beverage pouch has enormous potential - Ecolean

Swedish packaging systems supplier Ecolean sees huge potential for its new aseptic transparent pouch, and says it offers impressive shelf standout and consumer convenience.

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Krones buys homogenization specialist to boost juice and milk capability

Krones has bought homogenizer and reciprocating pump producer HST Maschienbau, and says the deal fits its plans to upgrade its capabilities in juice and milk production.

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The new mobile app puts breaking industry news within your grasp, whenever or wherever you need it.

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Avantium to file food contact PEF claim by end of year

Avantium is to file a food contact application for the use of its biobased polymer in the next step of its partnership with Coca-Cola, Danone and ALPLA.  

What do Churchill, Beckham and Britvic’s Fruit Shoot have in common?

These British émigrés all go down rather well in the US, and Britvic’s CEO now claims that soft drink Fruit Shoot is growing the $200m kids’ single-serve category where native...

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Suggest a story hits 500 Facebook likes!

So don't all unlike it at once! Seriously, thank you for your support as readers on Facebook, and our other social media channels - Linked In and Twitter - where...

Artificial sweeteners are safe and effective tools for weight management, says obesity specialist

While consumer concerns over artificial sweeteners have been blamed - in part - for the funk the diet soda market currently finds itself in (click here ), the fact remains that...

Carbonates and RTD tea driving stevia’s EU development – PureCircle

Europe is the epicentre of stevia-based beverage launches, and the sector is driving development of the all-natural sweetener, according to major supplier PureCircle.

Tetra Pak to build Egypt recycling plant

Tetra Pak has partnered with Akef Pack-tec, an Egyptian shopping bag manufacturer to open a recycling plant in Egypt, in Q4 2014.

Big Interview: Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla

Decline in soft drinks not catastrophic for beverage industry: Odwalla founder

“The slowdown of soft drinks is not going to be catastrophic for the beverage industry,” said Greg Steltenphol, CEO of beverage manufacturer Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla, discussing the...

BPA sales to approach $19bn by 2019

Despite frequent calls from government leaders, researchers and advocacy groups to ban bisphenol A, demand for the chemical (frequently found in food packaging) continues to rise.

Microorganism detection focus for FTIR spectroscopy

Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to identify microorganisms can find contamination on production lines, according to Nofima.

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