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JAPANESE SCIENTISTS TOOK FOUR YEARS TO DEVELOP BEVERAGE

Coca-Cola Japan makes history with world’s first HOT sparkling drink

Coca-Cola Japan will launch the world’s first hot carbonated drink next month and says the Canada Dry line extension ‘redefines stereotypical thinking’ that sparkling beverages are only served cold.

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy...

Children's Food Campaign revives Olympics 'junk food' sponsorship complaint

The Children’s Food Campaign has revitalised its challenge against the presence of junk food brands at the Olympic games, criticising the "unrivalled platform" given to companies like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. ...

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: INNOVATION ZONE

Ball Packaging hopes ‘Easy Flow’ end will breathe new life into beer

Ball Packaging will launch its European ‘easy flow’ can end in at Drinktec in Munich and says the invention – as per MillerCoors' similar innovation in the US – can...

SMELL..THE NEXT BEVERAGE PACKAGING FRONTIER?

PepsiCo seeks US patent to encapsulate beverage aromas within packaging

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of encapsulating aromas within beverage packaging to entice US consumers with ‘favorable aromas’ before they drink, say, juices or coffees.

Cargill-Evolva on fermentation-based steviol glycosides: 'Pace of progress continues to exceed our expectations’

The pace of progress on the joint development program of Cargill and Evolva to produce fermentation-based steviol glycosides is ‘exceeding expectations’ with the resulting ingredients potentially hitting the market earlier...

DPS defends Dr Pepper TEN as analyst warns of distribution declines

Dr Pepper TEN risks sharing the fate of ‘countless other’ product extensions’ that fail to cut it as independent brands, given declining distribution in the US C-store channel, one analyst...

Big brand sale

UPDATE: Suntory will buy Lucozade and Ribena for ‘sum close to £1bn’; brands won’t work in Asia, says analyst

Sources close to GlaxoSmithKline have confirmed that the sale of its iconic Lucozade and Ribena brands to expanding Japanese beverage giant, Suntory, will proceed for a sum closer to initial...

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Unilever plays 'price piano', buys Australia premium tea business T2

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Australian tea firm T2 citing the firm’s double-digit growth and significant potential, and says the deal will add a premium tea business to...

Mountain Dew Kickstart generated more than $100m in first year, says PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s new energizing juice drink Mountain Dew Kickstart has generated more than $100m in sales in its first year, bosses at PepsiCo revealed yesterday.

‘Never say never’: Coca-Cola Enterprises boss on life beyond beverages

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ CEO says a franchise agreement with Coke prevents rival launches products in the non-alcoholic RTD category, but nothing stops it launching drinks in other sectors.

Self-styled 'Pirate' and Coca-Cola Spain chief sparks boycott calls

Coca-Cola Spain president Marcos de Quinto’s Twitter war of words with Catholic group Hasteoir risks triggering demands for a boycott of the firm’s drinks among some Spanish-speaking consumers.

News in brief

Perrier goes Pop Art…with Andy Warhol bottles

Nestlé Waters Canada is launching a limited edition series of Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water bottles inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

Capri Sun success alerts US brands to ‘untapped’ pouch potential

Capri Sun’s runaway success in North America for Kraft Foods is alerting other beverage brands to the potential stand-up pouches offer, while machine line speeds are increasing all the time....

SITE COULD SAVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES $4.74M ANNUALLY

Carton kings like Tetra Pak expect ‘dramatic’ rise in UK recycling

An industry coalition including Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak will officially open the UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility today.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

US analyst spies flexible favor in RTD tea, beer and sports drinks

While the best beverage prospects for the flexible packaging industry continue to lie with wine, sports drinks, ready-to-drink teas and even beer present significant opportunities for pouch manufacturers, US packaging...

BEVERAGEDAILY.com special edition: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

The Kids Aren't All Right? Perceptions hinder drinks pouch growth

Consumer perceptions of the beverage pouch as a 'kid’s format' is restricting the growth of flexible packaging in the sector, market research firm Mintel claims.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

‘The beverage pouch is no slouch!’ cries Datamonitor packaging guru

Packaging expert Andrew Streeter believes flexible beverage packaging has huge beverage potential given added functionality and demands for sustainability and cost reduction.

Comment

Fixing the fizz: Something's sticky in the state of US soda...

So who'll clear up the mess? Big soda is unfairly shouldering the brunt of the blame for the US obesity epidemic, and the industry is fighting a losing battle to...

Coca-Cola FEMSA inks blockbuster Brazil deal for $1.86bn

Coca-Cola FEMSA has inked a deal to acquire Brazil’s second-largest privately owned Coke bottler in an eye-watering $1.86bn cash deal and says the deal is a ‘perfect geographic fit’

Maple water as ‘a great candidate for functional beverage applications’: Study shows processing has no effect on chemical and nutrition components

Sterilization and pasteurization have no effects on the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of maple sap, says a new study that supports it as a ‘great candidate for functional beverage...

Tangerine and Rose Holdings license Sunkist confectionery

UK firms Tangerine Confectionery and Rose Holdings have each been granted licenses to produce soft-drink brand Sunkist in confectionery form.

Monell research bursts the bubble on carbonated drink perception

The characteristic bubbles of a carbonated beverage are not necessary to experience the sensory ‘bite’ of the drinks, according to new research from Monell.

News in brief

Gay rights groups pour Coke down New York drains

Gay rights campaigners in the US have protested against The Coca-Cola Company’s support for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia after the nation passed a new law banning gay ‘propaganda’...

Beverage brands meet Facebook fans: Top 5 amusing moments, from Jim Beam to Qream

Platforms like Facebook allow brands such as Jim Beam, Coke and Qream to connect with consumers directly and engage them in brand-related banter, often with amusing consequences, as our gallery...

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