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Arla’s Danish ‘bubble latte’ launch sees Dohler look beyond tea

The launch of Arla’s Bubble Latte beverage range in Denmark this summer shows future for bubbles as a dairy product addition beyond the short-lived bubble tea craze, according to Dohler....


Dr Pepper sewage stench shook Houston City investigator

A Houston City official hit Dr Pepper Snapple with a nuisance ordinance violation last month after the sewage stench from its BioViper wastewater treatment plant made her feel sick.

Tingyi looking to continue acquisitions spree

Having already formed alliances with PepsiCo, Asahi Group and others over the last three years, China’s Tingyi is looking to further boost its portfolio, according to its chief financial officer....

Italian labeling firm celebrates Coca-Cola Brazil award win

Italian labeling specialist PE Labellers is celebrating after Coke-owned Brazilian water brand Água Crystal scooped a packaging award that owes much to its technology.


‘I’m a Bai-liever!’ Dr Pepper backed brand Bai 5 scores $20m sales

The CEO of breakthrough coffee fruit-based soft drinks brand Bai 5 reveals his brand grew 400% in the past year but says he worries less about case sales than converting ‘Bai-lievers’.

From AG Barr to Britvic: Meet the rising stars of UK soft drinks…

 The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) provides grants to support students taking science and technology courses and funds apprenticeships – here we profile four young UK high fliers!

Unique transparent beverage pouch has enormous potential - Ecolean

Swedish packaging systems supplier Ecolean sees huge potential for its new aseptic transparent pouch, and says it offers impressive shelf standout and consumer convenience.

GrainCorp loses CEO to Coca-Cola Amatil after Treasury halts ADM move

It was revolving doors today in the Australian food and beverage industry as GrainCorp announced the departure of its chief executive, closely followed by Coca-Cola Amatil broadcasting its own new...

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Avantium to file food contact PEF claim by end of year

Avantium is to file a food contact application for the use of its biobased polymer in the next step of its partnership with Coca-Cola, Danone and ALPLA.  

What do Churchill, Beckham and Britvic’s Fruit Shoot have in common?

These British émigrés all go down rather well in the US, and Britvic’s CEO now claims that soft drink Fruit Shoot is growing the $200m kids’ single-serve category where native...

Drop by Drop: Is there a market for water enhancers in Europe?

Tate & Lyle continued to tout its Drop by Drop flavoured ‘water enhancer’ at FIE in Frankfurt last week following on from successful product launches in the United States –...

Nobody any the wiser over Sri Lankan court’s Coca-Cola sales ban

Coca-Cola has slammed official reports in Sri Lanka that production at the island's only bottling plant has been suspended for three months, as have all sales of the beverage on...

Sugar-sweetened drinks linked to higher cancer risk: Study

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages may be associated with an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new data.

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Dr Pepper's High 5 with Bai 5! Coffee fruit drink launched across US

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has signed a deal with Princeton-based brand Bai 5 to extend distribution of the low calorie coffee berry-sweetened beverage across the US in 2014.

Rexam: German retail relistings would be European can ‘game changer’

Rexam says that a move by Germany’s large discount retailers to relist cans would spur strong growth for the company in a country where can volumes collapsed suddenly in 2002.

Artificial sweeteners are safe and effective tools for weight management, says obesity specialist

While consumer concerns over artificial sweeteners have been blamed - in part - for the funk the diet soda market currently finds itself in (click here ), the fact remains that...

Carbonates and RTD tea driving stevia’s EU development – PureCircle

Europe is the epicentre of stevia-based beverage launches, and the sector is driving development of the all-natural sweetener, according to major supplier PureCircle.

Big Interview: Greg Steltenpohl, CEO of Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla

Decline in soft drinks not catastrophic for beverage industry: Odwalla founder

“The slowdown of soft drinks is not going to be catastrophic for the beverage industry,” said Greg Steltenphol, CEO of beverage manufacturer Califia Farms and founder of Odwalla, discussing the...

Study rekindles debate over widespread use of phosphorus additives in food

A new study showing a correlation between high dietary phosphorus intakes and increased all-cause mortality has reignited the debate over the extensive use of phosphorus additives in packaged foods.

BPA sales to approach $19bn by 2019

Despite frequent calls from government leaders, researchers and advocacy groups to ban bisphenol A, demand for the chemical (frequently found in food packaging) continues to rise.

The Coca-Cola Company wants PlantBottle PET plastic bottles by 2020

Novozymes and M&G Chemicals to build bio-refinery by 2015

Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to a biomass to glycols bio-refinery to be built by M&G Chemicals in China.


Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Shocking video footage shows foam spewing out of Dr Pepper’s BioViper wastewater treatment plant in Houston that uses tech backed by Hollywood stars Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.

Soft drinks losing their fizz among younger Australians

Soft drink marketeers may need to reconsider their targeted advertising and replace volleyball-playing, festival-going twentysomethings with canasta-playing, arts-loving, Australians in their 40s, new research shows.

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