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DSM shakes up still drinks in Mexico with sorbate, benzoate replacer

DSM Food Specialties has launched an all-natural preservation system for still beverages in Mexico and has high global hopes for an ingredient that significantly improves both shelf life and taste.

dispatches from K Show 2013

Green PE growing in food packaging - Braskem

Green polyethylene (PE) is growing with Tetra Pak, General Mills and Danone adopting the technology but is not yet at full capacity, according to Braskem.

Placing beverage bets: Killer concepts for 2014

Adomas Pranevicius from MyDrink Beverages touts digestive health, weight management and heart health as three top trends in drinks for 2014. But what else is flashing on his radar?

NOVEL US CLASS ACTION TARGETS HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING

Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim over HPP

Hain Celestial Group is facing a US lawsuit seeking millions in damages for alleged false claims its BluePrint fruit and vegetable juices are ‘unpasteurized’ and ‘100% raw’, due to use...

dispatches from K show 2013

Borealis boosts extrusion coating industry with LDPE homopolymer

Borealis has launched a low density polyethylene (LDPE) homopolymer produced with high pressure tubular technology.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS, PART 2

From Pina Colada to Apple Vinegar: Top trends in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia

Innova Market Insights delved into its database for Anuga Taste the Future 2013 to provide an update on the flavor trends that are driving beverage innovation in Australasia and developing...

Opinion

World Cup fever: time to expand into Brazil?

Latino spirit is taking hold and the Brazilian packaging industry is expected to improve thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. 

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS, PART 1

Retro soda meets spice: Innova’s top drinks trends in Americas, Europe

Innova Market Insights mined its datasets for Anuga to lend unique insight into what’s on trend in drinks across key world regions - here Europe and The Americas.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: WE HIT THE SHOW FLOOR

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

Orang-Utan themed drinks for kids with a high fruit juice content, malted non-alcoholic beverages sold under the Tiger Beer brand? Here's what tickled the jury's tastebuds at the 'Anuga Taste...

Exclusive interview

X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

DRINKTEC 2013: WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION FOCUS

ITWWA predicts US take-off for ‘shuttle-based’ storage systems

ITW Warehouse Automation insists US demand is growing for shuttle or cart-based automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) as a solution for ‘brown’ and ‘greenfield’ warehouses.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

News in brief

drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

News in brief

Steviva Ingredients launches all-natural agave nectar and stevia sweetener for lower-calorie bars, beverages, baked goods

Stevia specialist Steviva Ingredients has developed an organic syrup combining blue agave nectar and stevia extract that is suitable for formulators looking to cut calories and maintain clean labels in...

DRINKTEC 2013: SACMI STRENGTHENS DAIRY FOCUS

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to...

'SO FAR THERE ISN'T MUCH ON THE MARKET'

Rise and shine! BENEO salutes global ‘liquid breakfast’ opportunity

Jens Böhm, marketing manager, from nutrition business BENEO chats to Ben Bouckley in Munich about the promise he sees for breakfast beverages targeting consumers’ specific nutritional needs.

Big Interview

Chr. Hansen CEO: “It is more evolution than revolution – we don’t need revolution”

Chr. Hansen CEO Cees de Jong talks with FoodNavigator about his vision for corporate evolution, with a definite emphasis on emerging markets – without neglecting the company’s European roots.

DRINKTEC 2013: US TREND TOWARDS NATURAL BEVERAGE COLORS

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is...

Tea for kids? Why not, says entrepreneur behind Little Me Tea, 'There was a glaring gap in the market'

Tea is an adult beverage, right? Wrong, says the entrepreneur behind Little Me Tea, who’s on a mission to replace the sugary juice box in your child’s lunchbox with an...

Sensient Flavors taps ‘local fruits’ beverage trend in central Europe

Sensient Flavors says it expects its new premium, natural soft drinks concepts with a higher fruit content to perform well in all central European countries where consumers are fond of...

DRINKTEC 2013: BALL PACKAGING 'IN DISCUSSIONS' with beer brands

Ball Packaging charms big beer with Dynamark can tech used by Coke

Marc-André Schöppner from Ball Packaging Europe tells Ben Bouckley that the firm is in discussions with brewers over further applications of its Dynamark printing technology used by Coke this summer....

Drinktec 2013: CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT at RIGHT TIME THE 'HOLY GRAIL' for brands

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam says its novel Editions printing technology can be used with the firm’s aluminum Fusion bottle, which recently caused a stir with the Pepsi Beyoncé launch in Italy in August...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

DRINKTEC 2013: GEA CLAIMS IMPORTANT ASEPTIC BREAKTHROUGH

GEA Procomac unveils 'ideal machine' for UHT milk filling

DairyReporter.com caught up with GEA Procomac sales director, Flavio Salvadori, at drinktec 2013 to talk about the company's new ABF aseptic blowing-filling-capping machine, and the factors that make it the "ideal...

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