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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.

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Alfa Laval hopes ultra-fast filler can storm bag-in-box market

Alfa Laval sees enormous potential for its ultra-fast aseptic filling machine through consumer and foodservice bag-in-box beverage applications.

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'The Carlsberg Circular Community' springs to life...

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has begun work with Carlsberg on what the firms describe as a 'landmark' initiative on sustainable packaging called The Carlsberg Circular Community.

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Wine Condom couple hope to score with funding drive

The inventors of a novel rubber ‘Wine Condom’ that reseals wine bottles from the outside hope to strike it lucky with a fundraising drive.

Longneck aluminium beer bottle makes African debut

Ball Packaging Europe has partnered with African beer SKOL to debut its longneck aluminium bottle in Rwanda.

Clipper Teas: ‘Self-punitive’ UK tea drinkers deserve better

Clipper Teas insists that despite being tea obsessives some UK consumers are still too happy to ‘drink rubbish’, but insists times are changing, while the premium brand’s green teas and...

BeverageDaily.com: Get involved with our 2014 editorial features!

Everything from energy drink innovation to flexible packaging is under the microscope! Here’s BeverageDaily.com’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar.

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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10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle BeverageDaily.com's Xmas quiz...

How well do you know the beverage industry? Our special Christmas quiz that covers everything from Muhtar Kent to Perrier and 'White Coke'. See if you can top the leaderboard!

EXCLUSIVE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY FACTORY VISIT

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.

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