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RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

Americas division helps Emmi sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

Coffee pods driving global hot drinks market growth in developed countries: Euromonitor

Coffee pods will continue to be a major factor of global coffee growth especially in developed markets, such as North America and parts of Europe, which account for 90% of...

Café X brings robotic service to the coffee shop, but ‘not intended to replace baristas’

Cafe X Technologies has opened a robotic coffee shop in San Francisco where the coffee service is performed by a fully automated robotic service system with the goal of boosting...

Sweet and spicy flavours add beverage calories, study notes

Individuals are piling on excess calories by sweetening or adding spice to their coffee or tea, according to a study from the US.

Taza Agua to partner with K-cup coffee makers with new water bottle design

Taza Agua has spent the last six months developing its new bottle design that will hold a K-cup pod within the bottle, to better distinguish itself as a water specifically...

Polyphenols specialist Artemis rebrands core line, branches out into purple tea

Polyphenols specialist Artemis International is rebranding its core berry-based product line and is branching out into other dark-colored botanicals including a unique purple tea. The company is also starting to develop...

Paper mill explosion causes a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor

International Paper Company has completed a mass clean-up after an explosion at a pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Florida, caused a ‘sea’ of Black Liquor.

Does caffeine keep you younger for longer? Stanford study thinks so

The anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine may be why coffee drinkers live longer, says a Nature study, in which its research team provide proof for the compound’s role in heart health....

Olam flexes its ‘soft power’ through approach to certification

The world of produce certification has shifted considerably in recent years, with a raft of new sustainability marks entering the market and “raising the benchmark of what is happening on...

News in brief

Fuze Tea’s new Aussie campaign focuses on food moments

Coca-Cola South Pacific’s summer campaign for Fuze Tea will focus on matching the ice tea with food and social occasions in Australia.

Millennials drink and try the most tea in Canada

Millennials represent the fastest growing segment of tea purchasers in Canada, while the country’s overall population consumes more than 10 billion cups of tea every year, according to the Tea...

Nestlé to acquire Egyptian instant coffee company Caravan

Nestlé is to acquire Caravan Marketing Company SAE, the Egyptian instant coffee company behind the Bonjorno brand, eyeing up the ‘rapidly growing’ soluble coffee segment in the country. 

Starbucks removes alcohol from menu, returning focus to coffee

Starbucks has announced that it has discontinued its “Evenings” menu concept, which includes beer and wine options. 

Tea sales climb steadily on product development, emergence of tea houses & innovative marketing

Ongoing development of ready-to-drink tea and growing awareness of the health benefits and cultural importance of tea continue to drive sales of the beverage in the US, but future growth...

What’s hitting the shelves? New year, new product launches

From sparkling wines to flavored milk, we take a look at some of the new product launches around the globe. 

By 2020, packaged and RTD coffee in the US will hit $18bn in sales

The US market for packaged and ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee sold at retail was up 10% from the year before to an estimated $13.6bn in 2015, says a new Packaged Facts...

Tea will take off in sales and popularity in 2017 and beyond, says survey

Dietitians have been asked what they think the next big trends in food and beverage will be: and they suggest that tea - in various formats - will be a...

BillerudKorsnäs hires Pöyry to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine

BillerudKorsnäs has partnered with Pöyry mill engineering services to construct a $622m board machine at Gruvön, in Sweden.

China

WeChat joins Starbucks with gifting and mobile payment platform

Starbucks has partnered Chinese online and app giant Tencent Holdings to create a new social gifting feature on WeChat, China’s leading mobile social communications service.

Nascens signs deal to supply wholesale tea to German retailer in India

The maker of Planta specialty teas will tap into German wholesale giant Metro’s cash-and-carry network in India.

Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue...

Unilever extols the virtues of flavonoids in tea

Unilever spoke about flavonoids (dietary compounds) found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruits and vegetables at Journées Francophones de Nutrition (JFN) tradeshow in Montpellier, France, last week (November 30-December 2).

Starbucks CEO leaves post to focus on Reserve craft coffee brand, ushering in new wave of ‘retail innovation’

Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, will be stepping down from his post as head of the company; and the global coffee chain’s current president and COO, Kevin Johnson, will step in...

Applied Food Sciences fills gap in natural and functional beverage space with new soluble organic extracts

For beverage companies looking to stay purely organic, Applied Food Sciences (AFS) is introducing two organic, water-soluble extracts: PurGinger and Pur-C. 

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