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DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

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drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

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Steviva Ingredients launches all-natural agave nectar and stevia sweetener for lower-calorie bars, beverages, baked goods

Stevia specialist Steviva Ingredients has developed an organic syrup combining blue agave nectar and stevia extract that is suitable for formulators looking to cut calories and maintain clean labels in...

DRINKTEC 2013: SACMI STRENGTHENS DAIRY FOCUS

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to...

Pepsico commits to beefing-up supplier code of conduct

Oxfam tackles PepsiCo, Coke over 'disastrous impact' of sugar land grabbing

Oxfam insists that PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Associated British Foods – the three most powerful firms in the global sugar industry – must do more to police the 'disastrous impact' of...

'SO FAR THERE ISN'T MUCH ON THE MARKET'

Rise and shine! BENEO salutes global ‘liquid breakfast’ opportunity

Jens Böhm, marketing manager, from nutrition business BENEO chats to Ben Bouckley in Munich about the promise he sees for breakfast beverages targeting consumers’ specific nutritional needs.

Big Interview

Chr. Hansen CEO: “It is more evolution than revolution – we don’t need revolution”

Chr. Hansen CEO Cees de Jong talks with FoodNavigator about his vision for corporate evolution, with a definite emphasis on emerging markets – without neglecting the company’s European roots.

DRINKTEC 2013: US TREND TOWARDS NATURAL BEVERAGE COLORS

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is...

World's Top 10 'Most Valuable' Beverage Brands: Coke Keeps Effervescence

Coca-Cola has lost the No.1 spot to Apple in Interbrand’s definitive listing of the world’s most valuable brands for the first time ever, as our gallery rounding up the beverage...

Dead rat enjoys ‘day in court’ as Coke triumphs in Minute Maid trial

The Coca-Cola Company has won a legal rat race after a US jury ruled in its favor against a woman who claimed she found a dead rodent in a can...

Parle returns to carbonated drinks with India’s first fizzy coffee

Twenty years after it exited the carbonated soft drinks business, Parle Agro has now revealed it will return to the market with a coffee flavoured fizzy drink—a first for the...

Sensient Flavors taps ‘local fruits’ beverage trend in central Europe

Sensient Flavors says it expects its new premium, natural soft drinks concepts with a higher fruit content to perform well in all central European countries where consumers are fond of...

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Arla claims soft drinks brands can reap protein water rewards

Arla Foods Ingredients will launch a whey protein-based water concept at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) 2013 that it says promises mainstream appeal and profit for soft drinks firms.

DRINKTEC 2013: BALL PACKAGING 'IN DISCUSSIONS' with beer brands

Ball Packaging charms big beer with Dynamark can tech used by Coke

Marc-André Schöppner from Ball Packaging Europe tells Ben Bouckley that the firm is in discussions with brewers over further applications of its Dynamark printing technology used by Coke this summer....

Drinktec 2013: CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT at RIGHT TIME THE 'HOLY GRAIL' for brands

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam says its novel Editions printing technology can be used with the firm’s aluminum Fusion bottle, which recently caused a stir with the Pepsi Beyoncé launch in Italy in August...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

DRINKTEC 2013: GEA CLAIMS IMPORTANT ASEPTIC BREAKTHROUGH

GEA Procomac unveils 'ideal machine' for UHT milk filling

DairyReporter.com caught up with GEA Procomac sales director, Flavio Salvadori, at drinktec 2013 to talk about the company's new ABF aseptic blowing-filling-capping machine, and the factors that make it the "ideal...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

Check out the most interesting beverage concepts on show at DrinkTec 2013, with innovations from key players Döhler, WILD Flavors and BENEO – stretching from ‘liquid breakfast solutions’ to lemon...

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PepsiCo eyes expansion with new AMEA CEO

PepsiCo has appointed a new chief executive officer for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region as it aims to bolster penetration in the region.

DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages....

drinktec 2013: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns

Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair

Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Unbottling Drinktec 2013: SACMI to Carlsberg and CCL Label

Tania Higgins from DrinkTec TV wraps up the show’s final day exploring new labeling technology from SACMI and the importance of secondary packaging to Carlsberg.

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Greiner Packaging to ban BPA in packaging by mid-2014

Greiner Packaging is to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from the use of its food packaging by the end of March 2014.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

Abigail Storms, global marketing director, sweeteners and beverage, Tate & Lyle, insists Splenda sucralose perfectly suits liquid water enhancers as an emerging European category, against the backdrop of success for...