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Sri Lankan brewery switches to water

The World Health Organisation has warned that the death toll of the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster could double if disease is allowed to spread. Clean drinking water is amoung the...

Water to be tasty in the new year

Several major beverage companies plan to begin selling flavored water early next year, a move that could bost their sales in the rapidly growing bottled water market, according to a...

Russian drinks group cuts costs with bottle plant investment

Russia's OST group, one of the country's biggest alcohol producers, has built a new bottle plant near Moscow which will supply it with up to 600 million bottles a year...

Tetra Pak launches filler for emerging drinks markets

Tetra Pak has launched what it describes as a low investment carton packaging solution ideal for manufacturers looking to penetrate lucrative new chilled beverage markets.

Functional soft drinks emerging as strong category

West Europe's functional soft drinks sector has become a force to be reckoned with, shows a new report, with nutraceuticals showing the fastest growth of all categories.

Have functional soft drinks replaced milk?

The drinks industry believes fortified beverages are the answer to claims that Americans are increasingly drinking sweetened soft drinks at the expense of more nutritious alternatives.

Soft drinks, diabetes link sparks fierce debate

Research suggesting a link between soft drink consumption and rising levels of diabetes in the US has sparked fierce criticism from consumer groups and beverage industry associations. Scientists with an...

Water takes fizz out of Thai soft drinks market

Thailand's tropical climate has fuelled the country's thirst for soft drinks, with consumption growing steadily in recent years, according to market analysts Canadean. Bottled water and other 'healthy' drinks are...

Italian water market far from saturation point

Italy is western Europe’s biggest bottled water market, with both the highest overall volumes and the largest per capita intake. But despite this flood of water, the market is far...

Russian soft drinks come in from the cold

Despite a cold winter and spring, Russia's soft drinks market continued to grow healthily in 2003, helped primarily by the booming nectars category, where consumption is now almost eleven times...

VBS develops new pressure testing for drinks containers

VBS International has developed a new means of pressure testing non-carbonated liquid containers, which it claims is ideal for processors who need to carry out high volumes of pressure testing.

POU coolers: turning tap water into gold?

Persuading consumers to pay money for tap water - no matter how well it is purified and packaged - is a difficult task, but growing numbers of companies across Europe...

Deposit scheme devastates German soft drinks sales

Despite Germany's blisteringly hot weather in 2003, the country's soft drinks market was badly affected by a controversial mandatory deposit system which saw many retailers remove one-way containers from their...

Premium alcoholic drinks

The market for alcoholic beverages has changed beyond all recognition in eastern Europe during the course of the last ten years. Where there was once nothing but state controlled beer...

Tourists and multinationals drive soft drinks sales in Slovakia

The Slovakian soft drinks market has grown by a healthy 31 per cent since 1998, driven by increasing tourism and the arrival of the multinationals, says a recent market report.

Russian water bottler set for growth

Narzan, one of Russia's best-known mineral water companies, has received a loan for $12.25 million from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as part of a combined equity investment scheme.

Innovation, health trend driving Spanish soft drinks growth

Spain's soft drinks market is expected to grow by around 7 per cent this year, a slight slowdown compared to 2003's heatwave-boosted performance but nonetheless healthy growth driven by premium...

Czech soft drinks consumption matches western Europe

A recent market reports shows that in the Czech Republic - one of the most developed markets in Central and Eastern Europe - the consumption of soft drinks is rapidly...

Nestlé Waters suffers Iraq war backlash

Last year's stockpiling of bottled water in advance of the Iraq war had a beneficial effect on first quarter sales at Nestlé Waters, the Swiss-based bottled water group, but meant...

Water supply safety

Agilent Technologies and Swiss-based Metrohm have developed a high-sensitivity method of detecting perchlorate in surface and drinking water. Perchlorate, an explosive propellant used in rocket fuel, is a widespread and...

Estonian drinks push

The Baltic drinks market is awash with activity at the moment, with both Coca-Cola and A. Le Coq making new soft drink launches and Saku signing a co-operative agreement enabling...

The new generation of food and drink packaging

The active, controlled and intelligent packaging sector in the US has experienced significant growth over the past few years, according to a new report published this month. Does this signify...

British water market to feel the Dasani effect?

British consumers are now drinking more bottled water than ever before, attracted by the healthy image of the product. And it is this image which is likely to protect natural...

Carbonates losing their fizz?

Bottled water, new age beverages and energy drinks are driving growth in the global soft drinks market, but carbonates are losing their appeal, according to a new report from market...

High cost of water problem in Edinburgh

Scotlands largest distiller owned NB may be forced to close due to high operating costs.

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