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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.

Cider sparkles, Champagne lacks lustre? UK winners and losers in 2014

Cider’s upward UK trajectory will continue in 2014 but Champagne’s struggles against rivals including Prosecco, Cava and even English sparkling wines could continue, according to Mintel.

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

Here are five global beverage trends that could shake up everything from soda to smoothies in 2014, as tea goes glam and consumers grow more cynical and health conscious.

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Perrier site manager salutes ‘huge’ US slim can success

Perrier factory manager Bernard Rouger insists that Nestlé Waters’ brand’s new 250ml slim can format has been a huge success in the US and Canada, and will be launched in...

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Swedish Rheumatism Association approves five more Tetra Pak cartons

The Swedish Rheumatism Association (SRA) has approved five more Tetra Pak packages for ease of opening, close and use by the elderly and rheumatism sufferers with reduced hand strength.

Italian labeling firm celebrates Coca-Cola Brazil award win

Italian labeling specialist PE Labellers is celebrating after Coke-owned Brazilian water brand Água Crystal scooped a packaging award that owes much to its technology.

BEN WEISS, CEO: 'YOU HAVE TO SHOW THE CONSUMER YOUR SOUL'

‘I’m a Bai-liever!’ Dr Pepper backed brand Bai 5 scores $20m sales

The CEO of breakthrough coffee fruit-based soft drinks brand Bai 5 reveals his brand grew 400% in the past year but says he worries less about case sales than converting ‘Bai-lievers’.

WINE VISION 2013: WHAT CAN WINE BRANDS CAN LEARN FROM SPIRITS?

Absolut Vodka exec surprised by lack of wine packaging innovation

Absolut Vodka’s director of packaging development confesses he is surprised by the lack of innovation in wine packaging, and insists company size is no barrier to innovation.

Unique transparent beverage pouch has enormous potential - Ecolean

Swedish packaging systems supplier Ecolean sees huge potential for its new aseptic transparent pouch, and says it offers impressive shelf standout and consumer convenience.

What do Churchill, Beckham and Britvic’s Fruit Shoot have in common?

These British émigrés all go down rather well in the US, and Britvic’s CEO now claims that soft drink Fruit Shoot is growing the $200m kids’ single-serve category where native...

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WINE VISION 2013, LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR, NOVEMBER 18-20

From Daleks to Dan Jago from Tesco: Wine Vision 2013 on Twitter

Here are the tweets that caught BeverageDaily.com's eye at Wine Vision 2013, which saw Tesco UK group wine director Dan Jago challenge the industry to communicate quality cues to UK...

M&S seizes ‘stiff collared’ wine sector by scruff of neck

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is shaking-up its wine aisle and insists consumers don’t want ‘education’ but instead want to be transported, inspired and affirmed during the purchase experience.

The Coca-Cola Company wants PlantBottle PET plastic bottles by 2020

Novozymes and M&G Chemicals to build bio-refinery by 2015

Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to a biomass to glycols bio-refinery to be built by M&G Chemicals in China.

UNIQUE COLLABORATION CONNECTS B2B FIRMS WITH CONSUMERS

Ball Packaging and Döhler use Facebook to crowdsource energy drink ideas

Ball Packaging says a unique Facebook crowdsourcing project with Döhler exploring consumer ideas for the future for energy drinks was a cost effective way to gain ideas and raise B2B...

Debut probiotic shot comes with alu-blister packaging

A drinkable probiotic shot will be launched at CPhI 2013 in a mini bottle using Drycap technology, which lets probiotics live in a dry environment.

Ball Packaging launches dark beer can in Africa

Ball Packaging has partnered with The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands to launch an 8.6 Black, dark version of its Bavaria 8.6 beer in Africa.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

DRINKTEC 2013: SACMI STRENGTHENS DAIRY FOCUS

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to...

Machine slated for october launch in Paris and milan?

Heineken hints at 'revolutionary' high-end home beer appliance

Heineken could be set to launch a high-end machine that serves beer after collaborating with industrial designer Marc Newson and finding consumers desire an ‘upscale’ at-home drinking experience.

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‘Elegant’ Fuller's London Pride beer bottle borrows wine style cues

The MD of Fuller’s Beer Company says the firm’s new taller, lighter bottle design for London Pride takes cues from the wine sector and will take the brand back to...

Dispatches from Pack Expo

Branson Ultrasonics creates Pocket Shot sealant

Branson Ultrasonics has partnered with Pocket Shot, which sells a line of spirits in 50ml clear plastic packages, to create a sealant to stop leakages during manufacture, transportation and distribution. ...

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...

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