Established markets still generate high profits for firms selling everything from soda to spirits, wine and beer to filling lines. But Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa plus Eastern Europe and Russia are driving global growth. Track major players' moves in these markets - from Coke to Krones and Heineken.
Fivefold spike in sugary drinks sales worrying diabetes campaigners
Nestlé is investing $120m in a 175,000m² manufacturing facility in Dubai to produce Nescafé coffee and Maggi products, creating 400 jobs.
SIG Combibloc has confirmed it will spend $70m to expand its carton packaging capacity by 40% in Brazil.
Growth for spirits lies in export markets such as China, India, Brazil and South East Asia as EU consumption slumps, says trade association spiritsEUROPE.
Hindus have lashed out at the name of India’s first single malt whisky, according to one self-styled “statesman”, who branded Amrut—which, as amrta, is also the sacred nectar of immortality—“highly...
Tetra Pak claims it is the first company to use electron beams (eBeams) to replace hydrogen peroxide H₂O₂, in its carton filling machines.
Tetra Pak announced the launch of its E3 filling machine with eBeam technology at Fispal Technologia this week.
Brazil and Mexico have signed a declaration calling for the mutual recognition of cachaça and tequila as two distinct and genuine products.
Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.
38 ‘developed’ nations delivered 54% of functional food and supplement and other health & wellness (HW) product sales in 2014, but these same nations will account for only 14% of growth between now and 2019.
Owens-Illinois (OI) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Vitro, the largest supplier of glass containers in Mexico, expected to close within 12 months.
Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has installed two high-speed El-Exis SP injection moulding machines at Chilean plastics processor Envases CMF production facility in Pudahuel, Chile.
Millennials do not succumb to the ‘wooing’ of big brands; rather, they are looking for a niche brand with a story, alongside the chance to engage with other consumers, according...
Asian countries led by China will dominate global wine consumption in the next three years, leading to dramatically changing markets that will see Australia among the main beneficiaries.
English wine producers are developing export markets for their wine, as sales in the UK boom.
A clear standard of identity for maple water would provide clarity for the industry and consumers in this new – but rapidly growing - category, say stakeholders, although there are...
Australian wine exports to China are continuing to recover, and in some quarters are even experiencing record sales, according to industry figures released this week.
China’s thirst for wine and spirits is accompanied by a passion to learn more about products, according to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
Emerging countries are driving a trend that will soon see packaged water overtake fizzy drinks.
Ball Corporation has announced plans to build a two-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, with construction starting in the coming months.
Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.
Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it the necessary sales and distribution muscle.
The Coca-Cola Company’s chief executive has branded Indonesia “one of the most dynamic countries in the world”, as he opened Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia’s Cikekodan plant in Bekasi, West Java....
The beverage can remains a ‘novel’ form of packaging in India, according to manufacturer Rexam. But having seen a 72% increase in sales volume in 2014, the company predicts the...
‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...