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INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS, LISBON

‘Everything starts with the consumer!’ WILD Flavors MD's top tips for healthy beverage innovation

Consumers are the ‘most important, complex constructs’ beverage brands must understand when launching successful healthy innovations, WILD Flavors’ EMEA MD insists.

INTERPACK 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Digital direct printing has a bright beverage future, when ink prices fall’: Krones

Krones explains that digital direct printing removes the need for labels and unlocks limitless bespoke bottle design opportunities, but admits ink costs are now a barrier to beverage uptake.

Latino beverage bottles ready for summer fiestas

Aguas frescas from Califia Farms are geared toward consumers looking for low-calorie refreshment with a Latin flair.

News in brief

Soft drinks growth drives Coke system investment in Nigeria

Robust volume and value sales growth for soft drinks in Nigeria has led Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCE) to invest in a 42,000 bottle/hour Sidel line for PET bottles.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Old age and HEALTHY old age, there’s a difference industry should address: Euromonitor

In 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, but there remains a 7-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

News in brief

SWALLOW OR SLING? Oatworks Fruit Smoothie, Pomegranate Blueberry

This new BeverageDaily.com slot sees us scour the supermarket shelves for exciting NPD, with drinks scored for taste, texture, packaging, branding and price. Oatworks Oat-Powered Fruit Smoothies are first in...

‘Self-cooling beverage cans? Perhaps they’re a niche product’: Consultant

Sainsbury’s former environmental affairs manager Alison Austin says she is skeptical about a mainstream future for self-cooling beverage cans with mainstream brands such as Coke.

Jens Winkler, business development manager, CCL Label

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

CCL Label tells BeverageDaily.com that Coke’s successful Christmas holiday promotion using its sustainable TD shrink sleeve material will spur the market still further and assist hard-pressed recyclers.

Australia

Bracing for a tough year, new Coca-Cola Amatil MD begins restructure

Acknowledging that growth will be tougher to achieve than it has in the past, Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil’s new managing director has announced a shake up of the company under...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: ZENITH & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

Super-strength squash won’t wash! Overpriced Mio copycats won’t break Britain

Skeptical Englishman and former schoolboy squash drinker Ben Bouckley predicts that Vimto’s super-concentrated squash won’t wash in a market saturated with budget options, despite Mio’s US success.

Interpack in Pictures: The BeverageDaily.com Top 10

We turn shoe leather into snaps, with this synopsis of Interpack 2014 in pictures, framed by a beverage angle!

INTERPACK 2014: DUSSELDORF,GERMANY (MAY 8-14)

‘Packaging is necessary…Packaging is not bad!’ Interpack show director

In this video shot at the show – May 8-14 in Dusseldorf, Germany – Jablonowski explains that it features 2,700 exhibitors across industries as varied...

INDUSTRY VOICES

'This is what I do!' Annette Higgins, DuPont Nutrition & Health

Annette Higgins, director of strategy and business development for protein solutions at DuPont Nutrition & Health, tells BeverageDaily.com about the 'endless possibilities' she sees for protein beverages and her experience...

Laser-like focus: Domino at Interpack 2014

Domino Printing Sciences will showcase a new fiber laser printer at Interpack that it claims gives beverage manufacturers sharper contrast when marking plastics and metals.

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE, MAY 7

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen

Bottlegreen insists that premium glass cordial sales are booming in the UK as the brand – which counts Princess Anne as a fan – pushes new flavors including blackcurrant and coffee.

India

Booming bottled water market still has space for local players

Rising awareness of safety and hygiene following incidents of waterborne diseases in major cities across India has seen the consumption of packaged bottled water in India grow fivefold since the...

The Appliance of Beverage Science: BeverageDaily.com’s Top 2013/14 Stories

We take a look at the research stories that sparked the most interest among readers in 2013/14. Gastric bezoar suffers should grab a Coke, and cyclists a bottle of watermelon juice...

Coca-Cola removing BVO from Powerade

UPDATED - Coca-Cola is removing BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade and other products by the end of this year.

JUNE 11, HOLIDAY INN, CAMDEN, LONDON

‘Beverage Entrepreneurs: Start your engines…It’s Drinkpreneur Live 2014!’

Drinkpreneur Live – the world’s first event devoted to unearthing the next generation of beverage industry entrepreneurs – will launch at a live event in London, UK on June 11.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SCORE: 88.75% - 'ZENITH HITS TOP GEAR'

Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

We're starting up a new slot at BeverageDaily.com called 'Was it worth it?' to review beverage conferences and trade shows. First up is Zenith International's Innobev Global Soft Drinks Congress...

SPOKESMAN SAID UK POLICE PROBED CONNECTION VIA US AUTHORITIES

Juice with a deadly cocaine kick: UK police aware US seizure bore related brand name

UK police tell BeverageDaily.com they are aware that a killer drink laced with cocaine and a massive haul of drug-infused juice found by US Federal officers both bore labels illegally...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

‘You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Schweppes’: Fever-Tree CEO delivers $42m tonic

Fever-Tree CEO Charles Rolls insists Schweppes is no longer the ‘great old British company it was’ and insists the brand is scared by his firm’s giant steps in premium spirits...

Pragmatic policies: 'Quiet' reformulation is the most promising route to healthier food intakes

While it may be clear that people should probably cut down on their intakes of salt, sugar, and fat, the best way to achieve this has always caused a bit...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

‘They get sugary sweet or water!’: ZEO shakes up adult soft drinks

Free Drinks insists consumers have been trapped between ‘sugary sweet and water’ in adult soft drinks with little in-between, as it ramps up distribution of its ZEO brand across the...

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

What’s hot and what’s not in healthy beverage formulations? From chia to carrot fiber

Chia and quinoa are hot; fruit and veg fibers are cool again, and chamomile is still #1 for calming. But baobab - once touted as the ultimate super-food and healthy...

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