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Graphic Packaging: Soft drinks brands can cut glass breakage with Tite-Pak

In late 2013 US beer brand Yuengling started shipping bottles in Tite-Pak, a solid fiber carton designed to reduce glass breakage, and Graphic Packaging says soft drinks brands could also benefit.

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality...

PACK EXPO 2014, CHICAGO

‘Bottle down!’ Gebo Cermex debuts robotic removal system

Gebo Cermex has launched a robotic removal system for fallen bottles at Pack Expo that it claims stop line disruption caused by increasingly unstable, lightweight primary packaging.

Berkeley’s soda tax opens door for similar measures nationwide

Mixed outcomes in California on measures to tax sugary drinks show such controversial initiatives can succeed, but it will not be easy. 

EXCLUSIVE GALLERY: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Pack Expo 2014 in Pictures: 10 Snapshots from the Windy City!

Didn't make it to Pack Expo in Chicago this week? Get a taster of the action with our exclusive gallery, which takes in technology and trends from processing and packaging...

Liqui-Box relocates China factory to be closer to its customers

Liqui-Box has closed down its factory in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong (under its former DuPont ownership) and relocated to a plant in Taizhou, on the eastern coast of China's...

PACK EXPO 2014: PODCAST WITH BRIAN KENNELL, TETRA PAK

Functional fancy…Tetra Pak US CEO targets high-value beverage growth

Tetra Pak’s new CEO and president for USA and Canada tells BeverageDaily.com that the firm sees rich regional growth potential in added-value functional beverages.

‘A bunch of lawyers get a $1m payday!’ CSPI savages Coke Vitaminwater settlement

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today filed an objection to a proposed settlement of the ‘copycat’ Vitaminwater lawsuits, claiming it only enriches lawyers and does nothing...

Australia

Mondelēz opens Victoria R&D lab as Coca-Cola Amatil sheds jobs nearby

Food, beverage and confectionery giant Mondelēz has opened an Asia-Pacific research and development centre that claims to be the biggest of its kind in Australia.

Jumps from B to A rating in Carbon Disclosure Project

Coca-Cola HBC to rebrand its cold drink equipment in 2015

HFC-free coolers, investing €3m in energy saving programmes, such as installing LED lighting across plants in nine countries and expanding the Russian sugar beet industry, to avoid sugar imports, are...

EBEV 2014, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, OCTOBER 1-3

‘Instagram trumps Facebook for brand engagement’ – Lipton North America exec suggests

Jaime Crespo, senior brand manager, Lipton North America, says research suggests consumers are 59 times more likely to engage with brands on Instagram than Facebook, while millennials measure wealth more...

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Green tea extract may boost short term memory: Pilot study data

Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.

‘We want to democratise spirulina’, says blue water start-up

Start-up firm Springwave says it wants to bring spirulina to the masses with its blue bottled water.

‘Too early to declare victory’ with Coca-Cola Life: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) says it is too early to ‘declare victory’ with stevia-sweetened cola Coca-Cola Life after September launches in Britain and Sweden.

Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

As PepsiCo inks a deal with SodaStream to test launch its brands on the platform, Euromonitor analyst Jonas Feliciano says demand for such Pepsi-branded products is ‘debatable’.

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral water brand Penafiel, the company says it hopes to increase distribution in the...

News in brief

The Coca-Cola Company’s ‘Hall of Fame’ chief marketing officer to retire

The Coca-Cola Company’s chief marketing and commercial officer, Joe Tripodi, will retire from the company at the end of February 2015. He will be succeeded by Marcos De Quinto, a...

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Coke's capitulation to the 'new normal', and could a newly graduated MBA run the business? Analysts unpick Q3 2014

Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims...

News in brief

Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

Coveris claims its new 38mm closure for PET bottles is the lightest on the market as it enters a size segment it says is Europe's most popular for non-carbonated soft...

Coke's Net Income FELL 14% to $2.12bn in Q3 2014 ending September 26

Still waters run deep...and Coke eyes ‘value-added dairy’ growth potential

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent will today identify value-added dairy as a top target category for still beverage retail value growth through to 2020.

3D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016

Researchers in Germany are working on a 3D-printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like ‘real food’.

‘Poor value’ perception shaking UK water enhancer sales, Canadean suggests

A Canadean survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that 41% think liquid water enhancers from the likes of Robinsons, Oasis and Vimto are too pricey, casting doubt on the category’s...

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.