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Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

Craft Brewers Conference 2017

PicoBrew reaches further into home brewing with kombucha and gluten-reduced beer options

PicoBrew has extended its reach further into the home brewing market with Pico Model C, a less expensive version of its original Pico machine with added kombucha brewing capabilities and a...

Craft Brewers Conference 2017

Brewers Association: Craft beer must resist imposing ‘old order’ of big beer

The craft beer industry must resist and fight the imposing threat of large beer corporations who are seeking to monopolize the beer market, president and CEO of the Brewers Association...

ProFood Tech 2017

PMMI: Number of beverage establishments sees largest growth due to brewery boom

The beverage industry has seen 63.4% growth in the number of businesses established over a six-year period largely due to the explosion of breweries throughout the US, according to a...

Market update

Adverse weather drives Sri Lankan tea prices higher

Prices for Sri Lankan high-grown, fanning-grade tea peaked in early February and remain up on 2016 by 32%. 

Somatik founder sees a not-too-distant day where cannabis coffee is mainstream

Somatik, a cannabis cold brew coffee company, has finished its accelerator program with Gateway Works and founder Chris Schroeder now hopes to move into the recreational cannabis space as the...

DS Smith, International Paper & Smurfit Kappa in fraud investigation

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has launched an anti-trust investigation into alleged corrugated sheet and packaging fraud in Italy.

Chinese winery sets sights on ‘feeding own market’ with Aussie grapes

China’s third biggest wine company could soon become the first ever to vertically integrate its production between Australian vineyards and its home market.

News in brief

Coca-Cola acquires AdeS soy drink brand from Unilever

Coca-Cola has completed the purchase of AdeS, a soy-based beverage company based in Argentina, from Unilever for $575m as part of its strategy to expand its plant-based beverage portfolio. 

Califia Farms taps into growing RTD coffee & dairy alternative beverage markets in Canada

Califia Farms has rolled out its almond beverage and cold brew coffee ranges into Canada: a market where non-dairy alternative milks grew by 225% during a three-year period, with almond...

Advances in wearable Smart Glasses will outpace handheld technology

By the end of the year, manufacturers will see ‘transformational’ wearable technology in the consumer market, which will overtake sales of handheld devices, says NSF International.

Heineken will never remove its iconic red star: ‘defending it to its core’

Heineken says it is in ‘constructive conversations’ with Csiki Brewery in Romania following a long-running trademark dispute and has responded to claims the Hungarian Government will ban its red star...

Brewers Association: 20% market share by 2020 for craft beer now a ‘long shot’

The Brewers Association recorded 5,301 operating craft breweries in the US last year, up from 4,548 in 2015, representing a 0.1% market share increase from 12.2% to 12.3% (by volume).

Coca-Cola reshuffles leadership roles as it ramps up innovation efforts

Coca-Cola has made changes to its leadership team to grow the innovation side of its business as James Quincey transitions from president and COO to CEO on May 1, 2017.

Proud Pour aims to save the environment one wine bottle at a time, with plans to move into beer

Proud Pour was founded with the goal of engaging the public around an environmental mission: and chose wine as the vehicle to deliver its message. Having received positive feedback from...

MillerCoors promises ‘frictionless shopping experience’ with Amazon connected home technology

MillerCoors has launched 'Miller Lite On-Demand', that pledges to restock a consumer’s fridge with Miller Lite within the hour using connected home technology. 

Kombucha Brewers International aims to set standards for kombucha industry

Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) is working to connect the relatively small but burgeoning kombucha industry by providing common resources and testing standards. 

AB InBev to bring beer to Mars

AB InBev has announced ambitious plans to bring a “microgravity” beer to Mars, a mission that will likely take decades to accomplish.

Mighty Leaf Tea launches three-tier premium tea program to tap into US foodservice sector

Mighty Leaf Tea has tapped into the $2.3bn hot tea market in the US foodservice sector with the launch of three new lines of premium tea.  

'We've learned how much fun it is to embrace competition'

Former PepsiCo exec among angel investors helping Shaka Tea strategically expand

Since launching one year ago, ready-to-drink (RTD) brand Shaka Tea now has plans for targeted national expansion in the US after closing its first round of seed investment.

Energy drinks still largely unaffordable for most of the world with Egypt being largest untapped market

The market potential for value-priced energy drinks remains largely untapped in much of the world, according to a recent Euromonitor report. 

PepsiCo, Coke India secure minor victory as Tamil protests rage on

The world’s biggest softs drinks companies were given some respite this week from a furious protest against their products in Tamil Nadu when the state high court overturned a ban...

‘Bitter is better’ in growing fermented beverage market, Imbibe says

Vegetable-based, fermented, and animal-based beverages are all rising players in the savory drinks category as consumers look for simpler, more convenient ways to achieve their nutrition goals.

Asia leads the way in global coffee growth

Three of the four fastest-rising retail coffee markets are in Asia, with global leader Indonesia having witnessed 19.6% growth over each of the last five years.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Win a boy band: Thailand’s drinks draw silly season gets under way

As temperatures begin soaring in Thailand, pulses will also start racing among soft drinks buyers tantalised by the big name prizes on offer once again this season, including cars and...

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