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Bamboo beverages can shoot to stardom with sustainability credentials, says bamboo leaf tea brand

Bamboo-based beverages have the potential to reach the heady heights of coconut and plant waters, thanks to the sustainability credentials of the grass, says bamboo leaf tea IGZU. 

True Drinks teams up with Niagra Bottling to make AquaBall preservative-free

True Drinks Holdings has struck a deal with Niagara Bottling under which the latter will produce a preservative-free formulation of True Drinks’ flagship sugar- and calorie-free kids’ beverage AquaBall.

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

‘Our consumers are too poor to buy cheap things.’ AJE’s strategy for success in emerging markets

Brands often fall into the trap of thinking that consumers in emerging markets only want cheap, generic products. But these consumers are just as savvy as those in developed markets...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo: ‘Is sustainability mainstream or faddish?’

PepsiCo will highlight its sustainability progress across its most significant areas: water, packaging, waste, energy and agriculture at Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, in Dubai, this week (October 27).

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

Terroir, history and heritage: Protecting Europe’s natural mineral and spring waters

Europe’s bottled water industry boasts a strong cultural heritage, with natural and spring waters recognised for their purity for centuries. Protecting this positioning is as important as ever, says the...

Public Health England report: Key points and reactions

"No single action will be effective in reducing sugar intakes," concludes Public Health England's report which recommends cutting price promotions, junk food advertising and setting a sugar tax. We look at...

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

What’s next in bottled water? Three areas to watch

It’s an era of opportunity for bottled water, with consumers wanting a healthy alternative to many other drinks on the market. As the Global Bottled Water Congress takes place in...

Crown Packaging in Neath, Wales, to close

Crown Holdings discusses four plant closures in Q3 2015 results

Crown Holdings announced the closure of two North American food can plants, in Baltimore, Maryland and Chatham, Ontario, in Q3 2015 and as part of the company’s restructure it is...

SupplySide West 2015

Sugar alternatives evolve but some consumers still want the real thing

In recent years, sugar has replaced fat and sodium as public enemy No. 1 in the nation’s fight against obesity and diabetes – prompting consumers to shun the ingredient and...


PepsiCo science chief: Food industry must innovate in grains to feed growing population

The baking and snacks industry must explore innovations in grains to meet the challenges of a growing population, according to PepsiCo's global R&D head.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra throw spotlight on Middle East

PepsiCo, Mars, Mondelēz and Fonterra will focus their efforts on the Middle East at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week (October 27-29) with two conferences entitled Next Generation Manufacturing and...

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

US Forest Service sued over Nestlé bottled water controversy

The US Forest Service is being sued for not taking action against Nestlé Waters North America, with public interest groups saying the company is bottling water without a current permit...

Rabobank:'Consumer trends define packaging hot spots'

Consumer trends affect the type of packaging and material used for beverage products

Five consumer trends; premiumisation, convenience, online retailing, shelf-life extension and recyclability, affect the type of packaging and material used for a product, according to Rabobank.

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets

India is one of the fastest growing industrial markets, according to FS-Elliott as it opens a wholly owned subsidiary, FS Compressors India, with offices in Pune and Bangalore.

Coca-Cola pulls out of talks to acquire stake in Chobani: Reports

The Coca-Cola Company has reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in US Greek yogurt giant, Chobani.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Official: Pepsi will launch a smartphone in China

Pepsi China will enter the mobile phone business, ending 24 hours of frenzied and incredulous speculation by technology web sites, some of which suspected the move was an elaborate hoax.

Nestlé Waters to increase use of rPET by 38% for spring water brand

Nestlé Waters will increase the use of rPET by 38% for its most popular Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water bottles, ensuring it contains 50% recycled content by the end of 2016.

Hanovia UV eliminates bacteria from water in soft drinks manufacturing process

Hanovia UV has partnered with F&N (Fraser and Neave) Beverages Manufacturing (FNBM) in Malaysia to install a disinfection system at its manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu.

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).

PepsiCo CEO: It's way too early to talk about how aspartame-free Diet Pepsi is performing

While the new aspartame-free version of Diet Pepsi has been on sale since August, it’s “way too early” to provide an update on how it’s doing, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi...

UK agency launches €13.5 m reformulation competition

The UK government is calling on businesses, scientists and agricultural producers to submit their proposals for salt, sugar, fat and fibre reformulation with the chance to win up to €13.5 m in...

Best global beverage brands: Who joins Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Budweiser?

Coca-Cola has taken the #3 spot in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands Report, which identifies the most valuable brands across the world. Pepsi, Budweiser, and Nescafé also feature in the...

Technology to produce lightweight dairy, juice & water containers

Breakthrough for first commercial all-electric reciprocating blow molding machine

Velocity Equipment Solutions is realigning its business model ahead of its first commercialisation of its all-electric reciprocating blow molding technology.

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