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Smart Packaging

Packaging choices make or mar a brand, and it's vital to chose cans, glass bottles, cartons or PET packages that are beautiful, functional and cost-effective. Aside from sustainability, smart packaging is also emerging that increases product quality and consumer engagement. Large firms we cover include Tetra Pak, Ardagh and Ball Packaging.

Constellation Brands invests in US Tetra Pak wine promise for Vendange

Constellation Brands has installed a new Tetra Pak bottling line for its Vendange wine brand as part of a wider $20m winery investment and says it is doing so to...

Drinktec 2013: CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT at RIGHT TIME THE 'HOLY GRAIL' for brands

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam says its novel Editions printing technology can be used with the firm’s aluminum Fusion bottle, which recently caused a stir with the Pepsi Beyoncé launch in Italy in August...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

DRINKTEC 2013: GEA CLAIMS IMPORTANT ASEPTIC BREAKTHROUGH

GEA Procomac unveils 'ideal machine' for UHT milk filling

DairyReporter.com caught up with GEA Procomac sales director, Flavio Salvadori, at drinktec 2013 to talk about the company's new ABF aseptic blowing-filling-capping machine, and the factors that make it the "ideal...

drinktec 2013: Krones CEO stresses environmental concerns

Oceans of PET a ‘damning indictment’ for VDMA chair

Volker Kronseder, chairman of the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Association says that the amount of PET bottles in the world’s oceans is a ‘damning indictment’ of civilization.

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Unbottling Drinktec 2013: SACMI to Carlsberg and CCL Label

Tania Higgins from DrinkTec TV wraps up the show’s final day exploring new labeling technology from SACMI and the importance of secondary packaging to Carlsberg.

News in brief

Greiner Packaging to ban BPA in packaging by mid-2014

Greiner Packaging is to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from the use of its food packaging by the end of March 2014.

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight

DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and...

DRINKTEC 2103: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

DairyReporter.com is reporting live from beverage and liquid food industry trade show, drinktec 2013, in Munich all this week. See what we got up to on day one...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Drinktec 2013: Day One in Pictures with BeverageDaily.com

Relive the action from Day One of Drinktec 2013, as we explore innovations from key beverage movers 'n' shakers including Rexam, BENEO and WILD Flavors...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Italian firm promises PET with the glamor of glass

P.E.T Engineering outlines the technical challenges involved in producing an award-winning lightweight PET bottle that retains its structural integrity, and a trend towards making PET bottles with the glamor of...

JAPANESE SCIENTISTS TOOK FOUR YEARS TO DEVELOP BEVERAGE

Coca-Cola Japan makes history with world’s first HOT sparkling drink

Coca-Cola Japan will launch the world’s first hot carbonated drink next month and says the Canada Dry line extension ‘redefines stereotypical thinking’ that sparkling beverages are only served cold.

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy...

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: INNOVATION ZONE

Ball Packaging hopes ‘Easy Flow’ end will breathe new life into beer

Ball Packaging will launch its European ‘easy flow’ can end in at Drinktec in Munich and says the invention – as per MillerCoors' similar innovation in the US – can...

SMELL..THE NEXT BEVERAGE PACKAGING FRONTIER?

PepsiCo seeks US patent to encapsulate beverage aromas within packaging

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of encapsulating aromas within beverage packaging to entice US consumers with ‘favorable aromas’ before they drink, say, juices or coffees.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

Capri Sun success alerts US brands to ‘untapped’ pouch potential

Capri Sun’s runaway success in North America for Kraft Foods is alerting other beverage brands to the potential stand-up pouches offer, while machine line speeds are increasing all the time....

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

US analyst spies flexible favor in RTD tea, beer and sports drinks

While the best beverage prospects for the flexible packaging industry continue to lie with wine, sports drinks, ready-to-drink teas and even beer present significant opportunities for pouch manufacturers, US packaging...

BEVERAGEDAILY.com special edition: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

The Kids Aren't All Right? Perceptions hinder drinks pouch growth

Consumer perceptions of the beverage pouch as a 'kid’s format' is restricting the growth of flexible packaging in the sector, market research firm Mintel claims.

PACKAGING WATCH

Pepsi boosts ‘brand vision’ with Beyoncé bottle in Italy

PepsiCo will use Rexam’s Fusion aluminum bottle for its limited edition Beyoncé design because of its shape and the potential for high definition printing, and Jim Beam has redesigned its...

Diageo fights off new legal effort to storm Parrot Bay

Diageo has seen off the latest US legal challenge relating to its Parrot Bay RTD cocktails but could still face a possible jury trial in 2013 over claims relating to...

Rexam CEO discusses life in the Indian ‘playground’

Rexam CEO Graham Chipchase insists the packaging firm will take a stronger position in an under-penetrated Indian market to service surprise demand for specialty cans.

Cardboard can will shake-up UK premium drinks: Alexir Packaging

The UK distributor of a new cardboard beverage package Cartocan hopes it will reshape the UK premium drinks landscape following its launch at the Packaging Innovations show in October.

Bog standard beverage can sales suffer: Ball Packaging

Consumers and brands continue to fall out of love with 12oz (355ml) beverage cans as growth accelerates in specialty sizes, according to can giant Ball Packaging.

Touching StarLite… Sidel launches PET bottle base

Sidel claims its new StarLite PET bottle base for still drinks such as waters and juices increases package rigidity and can save a given bottler €700000 a year due to...

Crown Holdings CEO coy on PepsiCo beverage spin-off rumors

The chair of can giant Crown Holdings was tight-lipped when asked about the impact on the packaging industry if PepsiCo chose to spun-off its beverage business as 'activist-investor' Nelson Peltz...