Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Dispatches from Canadean Innovation in Non-Alcoholic Beverages, London

Vita Coco and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee on samples, meeting consumers and building a brand: 'You can't just slap a product on a billboard'

Handing out free samples is not a new marketing strategy: but it’s an important one that’s been a key part of building Vita Coco coconut water and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee,...

World’s first LED bottle cap ‘Illumicap’ to go on sale in 2016

The Kirin Group F&B company in Tokyo has partnered with WHITE design agency to create the World’s first Internet of Things (IoT) LED bottle cap.

Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings

Ball receives warning Rexam deal may increase price of aluminium cans and bottles

Ball has allegedly received a statement of objections (SO) from competition watchdogs over its deal with Rexam, warning it may increase the price of aluminum cans and bottles.

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Fizzy drink sugar levels vary dramatically between countries, says survey

Research highlighting the variation in soft drink sugar content around the world – a difference of as much as 29g sugar (7 teaspoons) per 330ml for the same brand in...

Cargill: 'This opens up a new space and helps us address a market we can’t get to today from the leaf'

Next generation Reb D + M to debut at Supply Side West: 'It performs exceptionally well in diet soda'

Cargill and Evolva will introduce their hotly-anticipated ‘next-generation’ Reb D and Reb M sweetener – produced via fermentation rather than from the stevia leaf – at the Supply Side West...

Guest article: analyst insights

Global market for natural food colors to reach $1.7bn by 2020

The global market for natural food colors is predicted to reach $1.7bn by 2020, with 20% of this market attributed to beverage applications. Analysts Iti Singh and Indu Tyagi, from...

United Caps sees success with finger grip water bottle cap

United Caps claims to have set new standards in the F&B industry with its Wattwiller water patented flower cap, Protecscoop flip-top hinge for infant milk powder and McCormick disposable grinder....

Special Edition: Active, Intelligent Packaging

What are the problems with packaging design today?

Packaging which you cannot open, designs which are not interactive, products that do not carry an emotional message and do not connect with the consumer, are all the problems with...

Keurig KOLD hits stores in six cities, but will consumers buy into its promise of ‘game changing, on-demand variety?’

The long-awaited Keurig KOLD system is now available to order on and will be in select retailers online and in six cities beginning in October, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,...

Added sugar in the firing line: Experts call for aggressive efforts to reduce consumption

Consumption of sugary drinks that contain high levels of added sugars can lead to excess weight gain and higher risks of developing diabetes and heart disease, says the most comprehensive...

Coconut water will keep growing, says Canadean: 'People cannot get enough'

Last year 587m litres of coconut water were sold globally, and consumption is predicted to rise by a further 15% in 2015, according to Canadean.

News in brief

Drink Maple and SIG Combibloc launch maple tree water drink cartons

Drink Maple has launched a natural maple tree water drink in SIG Combibloc combifitMidi 1,000ml cartons.

Lawsuit filed against Nestlé for gender discrimination

A gender discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Nestlé Waters North America by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

News in brief

Zerose erythritol is FEMA GRAS and can be used in soft drinks as ‘natural flavor’, says Cargill

Cargill’s Zerose erythritol has been deemed generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use as a flavor in non-alcoholic beverages by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association of the United States (FEMA),...

Robert Kral: 'People want to build lean muscle without calories'

Protein water hits the mainstream as Protein2o rolls out at Walmart

Protein2o – a rapidly-growing line of flavored waters infused with electrolytes and 15g of protein – is rolling out to 750 Walmart stores this month, says the firm, which is...

Pepsi strikes deal with health advocacy group over 4-mei levels in soft drinks

PepsiCo has struck a legal settlement with The Center for Environmental Health in which it has agreed to keep levels of 4-mei (4-Methylimidazole) – an impurity generated during the production...


5 things we learned about appealing to ‘healthy beverage shoppers’

Appealing to health-focused shoppers isn’t always easy. Linda Gilbert, the founder and CEO of EcoFocus Worldwide, LLC, had some tips to make it easier for the beverage and dairy industries....

Reduce particle size for satiety-boosting emulsions

Changing the size of oil droplets in emulsions can boost satiety and reduce food intake – without a change in taste or mouth feel, say researchers.

‘Prohibition to frack in protected catchment areas has to be clearly stated’: Bottled water group urges protection for natural mineral & spring waters

The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) is calling for clear, specific legislation that prohibits any exploration and exploitation fracking activity in catchment areas around underground water resources. 

News in brief

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop make a splash in water market

Smurfit Kappa and Vitop will debut its Bag-in-Box packaging and fitments for water for the first time, at Watercoolers Europe 2015.

Weight loss water: Drinking before each meal aids weight reduction

Drinking 500 ml of water around 30 minutes before main meals could help obese and overweight people to lose more weight, according to new research.

Natural water hits the bullseye: ‘It’s as natural as possible: and that’s very reassuring in a mass manufacturing world’

Flamboyant functional waters and fancy flavoured products may hog the limelight: but natural mineral and spring waters will also continue to hit the mark for consumers.

Cutting out sugary drinks linked to improved levels of ‘good cholesterol’ in children

Lowering the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) by at least one serving per week could help to improve markers of cholesterol, according to new research in school children.

Sidel to make 10% job cuts in company restructure

Sidel will move its headquarters from Zug, Switzerland, to Parma, Italy, next year, axing 10% of its workforce, affecting 360 employees.

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...