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Keurig Green Mountain teams up with Dr Pepper on Keurig Cold

Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) have struck a deal to develop products for the hotly-anticipated Keurig Cold at-home beverage system, following Keurig’s 2014 deal to work with Coca-Cola on the Cold platform.

Anheuser-Busch settles US legal row over Japanese beer brand Kirin Ichiban

A lawyer representing US consumers accusing Anheuser-Busch of deception over the Japanese credentials, or otherwise, of Kirin Ichiban beer says he is pleased to have settled the case.

Wendel to acquire Constantia Flexibles for €2.3bn

‘Most significant deal in flexible packaging since Amcor’s Alcan bid’

The acquisition of Constantia by Wendel for €2.3bn is ‘the most significant deal in the flexible packaging industry since Amcor’s acquisition of Alcan assets in 2009 ($2.8bn)’, according to Moorgate Capital, a corporate finance and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm.

PATENT WATCH

Resveratrol…Not for heart health but to preserve wine in cans!

Australia's Barokes Wines has applied to patent a process whereby beverage containers are coated with a layer including resveratrol - not to boost heart health but to better preserve wine.

Canadean top trends for 2015

Brands in danger of fading into the background on supermarket shelves

Canadean research organisation has released its top trends for 2015 claiming due to the large number of products available on the supermarket shelves many brands are in danger of fading into the background.

In-depth on carbonates with Euromonitor International

Want your fizz back? Get into the water aisle, go retro and hit new day parts, say experts

Carbonates will never return to the buzz of the 80s but beverage makers can inject life back into the category from side-stepping into the water aisle to bottling up retro-style or moving into new day parts, says Euromonitor International.  

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Amcor to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business for $33M

Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.

Firm spends €50m to triple production capacity in China

Ecolean’s SnapQuick adopted by South American dairy manufacturer

Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.

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Sleever targets shrink sleeve packaging boost

Sleever International has said it worked with food and beverage manufacturers over a period of five years when creating two turnkey systems to boost recycling and reduce carbon footprint.

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EFSA to reveal BPA opinion in January 2015

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish its scientific opinion on bisphenol A (BPA) in January 2015.

Ardagh responds to Saint-Gobain plans to sell Verallia France

Saint-Gobain is looking to sell Verallia France glass packaging company after selling Verallia North America to Ardagh.

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Bruni Glass plans ‘antique green’ stackable bottle

Bruni Glass has revealed it plans to produce its stackable bottle in 'antique green' in the future.

Elopak claims to beat Tetra Pak to the punch with its sustainable carton

Elopak has launched a beverage carton with certified renewable polyethylene (PE), claiming to have beaten Tetra Pak by being the first company to offer the coating to the European market.

BPA link to increased blood pressure ‘sensationalist’ - CAS

Findings that drinking or eating from cans lined with Bisphenol A (BPA) could raise blood pressure are “sensationalist”, according to the Center for Accountability in Science (CAS).

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Ball Packaging highlights greenhouse gas cutting efforts for cans

Ball Packaging says it is halfway through a program to reduce the carbon footprint of its most popular beverage cans by 25% by 2020.

December: Around the world in packaging acquisitions

In this month’s round-up of global packaging acquisitions FoodProductionDaily looks at CCL Industries, specialty label and packaging; Storopack; Cambridge Engineered Solutions; Cardia Bioplastics and more.

Tetra Pak unveils downsized 500ml carton for smaller households

Tetra Pak has introduced a 500ml version of its Tetra Brik Aseptic Edge carton it designed to meet the needs of smaller households. 

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CCL Decorative Sleeves launches limited edition sleeve with Beefeater Gin

CCL Decorative Sleeves has partnered with Beefeater Gin to supply limited edition sleeves on its bottles to capture the essence of London.

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Coveris talks about ‘turbulent economy’ as it decides to invest in Ukraine

Coveris Rigid Poland has launched its DuoSmart cups in Ukraine to target the dairy and processed foods sector, but admits it was a courageous decision to invest there given the turbulent economy.

Ecolean expands in the US opening an office in Dallas

Ecolean based in Sweden, has opened an office in Dallas, Texas, US, to gain a foothold in North and South America.

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