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Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: FINAL THOUGHTS

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES CROWDSOURCES RECYCLING IDEAS

Beverage Bauhaus: Could home design revolution spur recycling?

A Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) funded study insists that design principles in the home are as important as behavioural change in encouraging European consumers to recycle more.

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Slim, sleek and Swiss...Rexam breaks ground on $190m site

Rexam today began building a new $190m plant in Switzerland that will ultimately incorporate three lines for the company's specialty Slim and Sleek beverage cans.

Smaller-sized bottles can help ‘democratize’ spirits – Mintel

More favorable consumer attitudes are leading European spirits brands to invest in smaller-sized bottles, says Mintel analyst Jonny Forsyth, a move he claims is helping ‘democratize’ gift buying in the...

BEVERAGE & DAIRY TREATMENT 2014

'Sell your process pizzazz!’ Packaging guru urges beverage brands

Beverage brands using sophisticated process technologies including aseptic and HPP should better communicate the advantages that they lend, says one world renowned packaging expert.

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Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Launch of bio-based TwistCap OSO 34

Tetra Pak reports boom in bio-based caps

Tetra Pak has extended use of its bio-based cap, calling it ‘another step forward’ towards its ambition to make fully renewable packages. 

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

APPLICATION AREAS REMAIN A MYSTERY

‘Pulp fact not fiction!’ PepsiCo files global paper bottle patent

PepsiCo recently filed a patent describing a method for making beverage bottles from paper fibers, although it does not reveal which beverage applications might suit the package.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: TRANSPARENCY BREAKTHROUGH, CLOSURE ADVANCES

Should RTD teas pounce on pouches? Analyst says ‘Yes!’

RTD teas provide undeveloped opportunities for flexible packaging, but brand owners must look long term rather than expect short-term penetration, one analyst believes.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: FREEDONIA NOTES CRAFT BEER POUCH INTEREST

Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share

Stand-up pouches face a fight to wrest beer market share from traditional formats like bottles and cans that are ‘ingrained in the consumer’s mind’ but could carve out their own...

P.E.T Engineering gives ‘imperatives’ for packaging firms

Low weight, mechanical properties and final quality of each container must be the imperative of every packaging company, according to P.E.T Engineering.

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT!

Russia boosts small baby food packs

Stand-up pouches saw an increase of 33% (80m units) in the US in 2013, and will be one of the fastest growing types of packaging up to 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

'It is difficult to find shoddy things in Japanese stores'

Japan demands luxury look from packaging

Japan offers packaging companies an opportunity to develop more attractive products, with the importance of aesthetics built into its culture, according to market research agency Canadean.

‘We want to be next door to beer’: Single-serve wine guru

The EU producer and distributor of Shark Tank success story Quart Vin Glass says he wants to duplicate the brand’s astute US channel management that has seen it distributed via...

InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress: April 7-9, Lisbon

'Seesaw’ 2014 in store but global soft drinks congress brings balance

 The global soft drinks industry faces a ‘seesaw year’ in 2014 but the challenges posed by mature markets and categories are amply offset by opportunities elsewhere in the sector.

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Trophy packaging: Budweiser launches special edition World Cup bottle

Budweiser is launching a limited edition ‘trophy’ aluminum bottle in 40 countries worldwide this year in honor of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Risk of leaching from food packaging chemicals?

Food packaging innovation has delivered major breakthroughs in streamlining food processing and distribution, and providing consumer convenience and choice.

Nestlé targets $5bn coffee market with Nespresso ‘game changer’

Nestlé claims its new ‘large cup’ Nespresso coffee system is unique and hopes it will corner a major segment of a $5bn portioned coffee market in the US.

Nespresso believes 'vital innovation' will boost brand's $300m US sales

Nestlé brand Nespresso tells BeverageDaily.com it thinks its new VertuoLine machine will prove a ‘game changer’ in North America and one of its most important innovations in the last 25...

UK traffic light labels could harm European SMEs, says industry body

Small European food companies could be pushed out of the UK market if ‘hybrid’ traffic light labels are implemented, says UEAPME, the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Coca-Cola changes face of digital print

Few can have failed to notice last summer’s Share a Coke campaign, with its apparently endless roster of first names staring out hopefully from chiller cabinets. And if it caught...

AB InBev and Miller Coors adopt award-winning beer bottle carton

Graphic Packaging says its award-winning Tite-Pak paperboard beer bottle carton continues to gain market traction in the US after Miller Coors and AB InBev launched it in Q4 2013.

Bog Standard bag-in-box! Greek wine spoils more quickly than in glass

Greek scientists say that a Cretan white wine packaged in bag-in-box pouches loses its flavour and aroma far faster than in screw-top glass bottles.