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Nestlé Health Science founding chief retires after 40 years

Luis Cantarell, who headed up €500m+ food-pharma crossover research centre Nestlé Health Science when it launched in 2010, is retiring after 40 years at the Swiss food giant.

Detained foodstuff doubles but decrease for beverages

EU customs authorities seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to figures from the European Commission.

Calls for Asian sugar tax as Kiwi review awards poor marks to Mexico

The World Health Organisation has asked countries on the west side of the Pacific to consider imposing a tax on all soft drinks in a bid to tackle rising rates...

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking...

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Coca Cola turns to ESG for advanced ozone water treatment technology

‘Over the last 15 years, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the largest bottlers in the country, has benefited from advanced ozone water treatment technology, installed and maintained...

Warning labels on soft drinks may affect purchasing decisions of teens: study

Teens are more than 15% less likely to purchase soft drinks or other sugary beverages that have warning labels, according to a new study by researchers from the Center for...

Profit increase can drive sugar reduction: Bayn

More profitable business models are needed for companies committed to healthier products, according to Bayn following the launch of its new Sugar Reduced Community.

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‘Requirement to include growing amounts of data on packaging is only going to increase’

Developments in coding and marking technology have seen a significant shift in the equipment used by many food and beverage manufacturers in recent years.

Coding and marking in the beverage industry: How to decide between CIJ and laser

As part of our ‘5 Minutes With…’ interview series BeverageDaily speaks to Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies, about what beverage manufacturers’ look at when buying coding and marking...

Egeria acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group

Dutch private equity firm Egeria has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus.

MALK organic cold pressed nut milks roll out nationwide at Kroger

Texas-based MALK Organics – which is carving out a niche at the premium end of the burgeoning nut milk category with its cold-pressed, clean-label organic pecan, cashew and almond milks...

Ireland ponders sugary drinks tax

A tax on sugary drinks is being considered by the Irish government as part of the upcoming budget, a measure condemned by the Irish Beverage Council (IBC) as “costly political...

Flõ Drinks elevates mineral water with new range of flavors, now available to UK retailers

Flõ Drinks has launched a line of natural mineral waters called Flõ Essence Water, infused with natural sugar-free flavors with a pH of 7.

Chinese craft breweries look to Australia for premium water supply

Chinese brewers have been courting a water producer from Australia in a bid to create tastier craft beers.

Kids copycatting parents’ drink habits is heightened for fizzy drinks

Young children are almost three times as likely to consume fizzy drinks if their parents frequently do, according to research carried out by the UK-based Natural Hydration Council.

OMEGAWATER uses encapsulation technology to deliver omega-3s in liquid form

OMEGAWATER, a health water product enhanced with omega 3s and eight vitamins, is planning to launch a line of beverage products across the UK.

Alkaline water brand could increase health benefits of milk powder

High-quality drinking water from Australia is being touted as a perfect companion product to help quench China’s thirst for “clean and green” infant milk powder.

Chinese plant protein drinks grow as manufacturers look beyond soy

Manufacturers in China should be looking at moving past traditional soy-based drinks by incorporating multiple types of plant protein in functional beverages, says Mintel.

Asian food and beverage margins at risk due to rising sugar prices

Asian sugar production is expected to see its first deficit in over five years after a drought last year prompted by El Niño-induced pulled output down to a five-year low,...

New product launches: August 2016

What’s hitting the shelves? Jam & gin, drinking vinegar and hard iced tea

Our monthly round-up takes a look at some of the new products reaching aisles across the globe.

Coca-Cola beats its water replenishment goal 5 years ahead of schedule

Coca-Cola announced that it replenished approximately 191.9 billion liters of water to local water sheds and communities, the equivalent to 115% of the water used in the company’s finished beverage...

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally

Peanut manufacturer Santa Helena is entering new markets by launching a healthy ingredient product range and has hired former Coca-Cola marketing analyst, Danilo Leão, to broaden its snack products globally....

Niagara Bottling to open $95m manufacturing and bottling plant

Niagara Bottling is to open a $95m manufacturing and bottling plant in Virginia, US, creating 76 jobs.

Berkeley ‘soda tax’ linked to 21% drop in sugary beverage consumption, study finds

Within months of enacting Berkeley’s controversial “soda tax” and the corresponding public awareness campaign on the health risks of sugar-sweetened beverages, consumption of the drinks in the California city dropped...

Carbonation 2.0: Cognitive health, botanicals, and alternative protein sources all drive functional beverage category

The future of functional beverages will focus on products that use ingredients that provide function naturally, rather than on products that are fortified with nutrients, Ilana Orlofsky, marketing coordinator for...

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