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Rexam spends $122m on stake in Middle Eastern beverage can player

Rexam has bought a 51% stake in Middle Eastern beverage can maker United Arab Can Manufacturing for $122m with CEO Graham Chipchase noting its 'strong competitive position in an attractive market'.

Smell to sell: Imagining food smells may increase consumption

Imagining the smell of cake may lead people to eat more cake, suggests a study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

KonaRed CEO: We’ll do for coffee fruit what POM did for pomegranates and Sambazon did for açai

Could coffee fruit be the next pomegranate? One firm on a mission to turn the one part of the coffee plant most growers aren’t interested in into the next big thing in...

Juicy joy: Tetra Pak perfects new pasteurization process

Tetra Pak claims it can save its juice, nectar and still drinks customers up to 20% in energy costs by using a significantly lower pasteurization temperature.

FDA: You can't call HPP-treated juice ‘fresh'... (But can you call it ‘raw’?)

High pressure processing (HPP) has breathed fresh life into the US juice market. But if beverage firms are excited about the technology, so, it appears, are plaintiffs' attorneys, who are...

Pomegranate juice sugar shock: UK adults understate levels by 500%+

UK adults drastically underestimated sugar levels in fruit juices and smoothies by 48% on average and significantly overestimated content in energy drinks and CSDs says a hard-hitting comment in The Lancet.

Smurfit Kappa Safe Curve bags reduce leakages

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched eight radial seals (two in each of the four corners), on its wine application bags.

CEREAL MILK AND YUZU 'SUPERFRUIT' ALSO TIPPED FOR TOP

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s...

Gutsy ambition for GoodBelly! Probiotic drinks brand eyes $50m US sales

GoodBelly Juice co-founder Todd Beckman says the novel drinks is targeting $50m in retail sales within the next 18 months as US consumer awareness of probiotic benefits grows.

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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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.

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