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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.

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

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Cognex has a high-speed camera vision

Cognex has launched a compact smart-camera vision system that it says will allow food and beverage manufacturers to inspect products at a rate of up to 400 products per second.

‘What do you want, blood?’ China’s CFDA bans sale of Vampire Drinks

China’s Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has banned the sale of a fruit punch in packaging designed to look like a medical blood bag, citing food safety concerns and dubious...

Steve Hills, European contract manufacturing director, reveals ambitious six-year plan

‘Agile capital-light innovation’: PepsiCo Europe targets 600% growth in contract manufacturing

PepsiCo Europe says it plans to grow the size of its contract manufacturing business six-fold in as many years to accelerate food and beverage innovation and boost productivity.

Heineken USA boss: ‘We like to call the US the Silicon Valley of beer’

Heineken USA boss Dolf van den Brink says the brewer splits consumers into those who ‘live thoughtfully’ and ‘live legendary’ to understand beer-buying habits in an especially innovative market.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

World’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer

Sidel: ‘PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market for beer’

Sidel claims to have launched the world’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer but says PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market in this sector....

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Matt Rompala, Avery Dennison, product and business development manager, wine & spirits

Avery Dennison wood label helps beer brands target 'one-to-one' consumer connection

Avery Dennison tells BeverageDaily.com that beer, wine and spirits brands are increasingly looking for shorter-run labels that bring them a more emotive one-on-one connection with a given consumer.

Grolsch targets $40bn beer sweet spot based on ‘new experiences’

Grolsch in a glass jar has been launched in Romania and Canadean believes the launch will boost long-term brand loyalty as customers flock into a $40bn market for beer offering...

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Cabernet Coffee Espresso? Yes, wine and coffee in a can now exists…

Wine in a can alone is a touch too much for some purists but Friends Fun Wine has gone a step further by adding coffee to Chardonnay and Cabernet grapes.

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‘Who are you, Mother Teresa?’ We are American. We eat chips and drink soda!’: PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi on investor ‘who took me to the cleaners’

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says she didn’t want a short-term ‘cut, slash and burn’ policy that would have seen the company make enormous earnings from 2006 despite the upset her...

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Delete Candy Crush...Get KHS Everywhere on your smartphone!

KHS has launched an Apple iPhone app that allows users to monitor the performance of their filling and packaging lines from anywhere in the world.

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‘Make sure you’ve got a drink the world wants, in beautiful packaging’: Innocent co-founder Richard Reed

Innocent Drinks co-founder Richard Reed says aspiring entrepreneurs need to ensure they’ve got a ‘drink that the world genuinely wants in packaging that’s beautiful, distinctive and that works’.

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FEVE: Health benefits of glass are not known

Glass is more relevant than ever and offers benefits in terms of health, sustainability and a circular economy but according to FEVE (the European Container Glass federation), these attributes go...

An energy drink that echoes in eternity? Coca-Cola Hellenic launches Gladiator in Russia

Check out these eye-catching 2013 launches from Coke’s second-largest bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic, including budget Russian energy offering Gladiator and Monster Rehab in Switzerland.

ACE tree huggers: Carton kings boost sustainable wood fiber use

Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc boosted their use of wood fiber from Forest Stewardship Council-certified or controlled sources by 5% to 93% in 2013, according to an independent report.

Tetra Pak: ‘We can’t sit back and say there will always be paper available’

Food and packaging businesses need to look beyond their own factories and work to improve sustainability across all parts of the supply chain, according to Tetra Pak. 

Sidel revamps PET bottle bases for soft drinks, claims $1m line cost savings

Sidel claims its StarLite PET bottle base can unlock cost savings on 2-liter CSD lines of up to $900,000/year due to material savings, and insists it can unlock real value...

Clients include Tetra Pak and SIG Combibloc

Hydro to build $61m beverage can recycling plant

Hydro, whose clients include Tetra Pak, Ball and Crown, is celebrating after getting the go-ahead to build a $61m beverage can recycling plant in Neuss, Germany.

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P.E.T Engineering goes premium with Heineken beer Amstel

Heineken has worked with P.E.T Engineering to develop a one-liter Amstel PET bottle with glass-like engravings that underpin the brand’s heritage and premium positioning.

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Safety fears could slow energy drink drive into liquid water enhancers

Despite the presence of MIO Energy, Mintel warns that energy drinks brands could face problems if they try to conquer new territory in the US liquid water enhancer space due...

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Symphony Environmental Technologies opens lab facilities

Symphony Environmental has officially opened its lab in the UK during the company’s international distributors’ conference.

‘Our main US craft cider brand Woodchuck has gone backwards’, C&C Group admits

C&C Group admits its main US hard apple cider brand Woodchuck bucked the overall industry growth trend with falling sales in 2013/14 as big beer player AB InBev enters the...

‘Break the mould’ with packaging designs

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

INDUSTRY VOICES: VEZIO BERNARDI, SACMI GENERAL BEVERAGE MANAGER

‘Our bespoke cap printing machine can change beverage marketing’: SACMI

SACMI insists its machine to produce limited run bespoke plastic beverage caps via digital direct printing will change the way brands can market products.

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