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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.

‘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.

‘Good beverage entrepreneurs? Give me paranoid overachievers!’ Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

“One question I like to ask an entrepreneur – usually when they’re really tired after presenting for an hour and a half, is ‘what keeps you awake at night?’ A...

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014, LISBON

‘Coke, Pepsi…These guys aren’t cracking beverage innovation’: Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

The executive director of one of Europe’s biggest investment funds managing $1bn in assets insists that big brands like Pepsi and Coke are not cracking innovation and lag behind young...

INTERPACK 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Digital direct printing has a bright beverage future, when ink prices fall’: Krones

Krones explains that digital direct printing removes the need for labels and unlocks limitless bespoke bottle design opportunities, but admits ink costs are now a barrier to beverage uptake.

Latino beverage bottles ready for summer fiestas

Aguas frescas from Califia Farms are geared toward consumers looking for low-calorie refreshment with a Latin flair.

INTERPACK 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

GEA Procomac trials breakthrough White & Safe milk bottle in Italy

Paolo Ventrelli from GEA Procomac tells us that the firm’s White & Safe bottle now on trial in Italy will overcome light barrier problems that have hampered PET uptake in...

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SWALLOW OR SLING? Oatworks Fruit Smoothie, Pomegranate Blueberry

This new BeverageDaily.com slot sees us scour the supermarket shelves for exciting NPD, with drinks scored for taste, texture, packaging, branding and price. Oatworks Oat-Powered Fruit Smoothies are first in...

‘Self-cooling beverage cans? Perhaps they’re a niche product’: Consultant

Sainsbury’s former environmental affairs manager Alison Austin says she is skeptical about a mainstream future for self-cooling beverage cans with mainstream brands such as Coke.

Jens Winkler, business development manager, CCL Label

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

CCL Label tells BeverageDaily.com that Coke’s successful Christmas holiday promotion using its sustainable TD shrink sleeve material will spur the market still further and assist hard-pressed recyclers.

'Like so many others he is completely ignorant about the truth of Palcohol': Mark Phillips

Powdered alcohol creator blasts Sen. Schumer’s ‘completely ignorant’ attack

The colourful creator of Palcohol powdered alcohol has hit out at New York senator Charles Schumer after the politician wrote to the US FDA calling on it to ban controversial...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: ZENITH & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

Super-strength squash won’t wash! Overpriced Mio copycats won’t break Britain

Skeptical Englishman and former schoolboy squash drinker Ben Bouckley predicts that Vimto’s super-concentrated squash won’t wash in a market saturated with budget options, despite Mio’s US success.

Interpack in Pictures: The BeverageDaily.com Top 10

We turn shoe leather into snaps, with this synopsis of Interpack 2014 in pictures, framed by a beverage angle!

INTERPACK 2014: DUSSELDORF,GERMANY (MAY 8-14)

‘Packaging is necessary…Packaging is not bad!’ Interpack show director

In this video shot at the show – May 8-14 in Dusseldorf, Germany – Jablonowski explains that it features 2,700 exhibitors across industries as varied...

Laser-like focus: Domino at Interpack 2014

Domino Printing Sciences will showcase a new fiber laser printer at Interpack that it claims gives beverage manufacturers sharper contrast when marking plastics and metals.

‘Keurig Cold will be a second disruptive global platform for our company’, says Keurig Green Mountain CEO

While some analysts still need convincing that the much-anticipated Keurig Cold at-home carbonation system will revolutionize the soft drinks market, Keurig Green Mountain CEO Brian Kelley says he has no...

JUNE 11, HOLIDAY INN, CAMDEN, LONDON

‘Beverage Entrepreneurs: Start your engines…It’s Drinkpreneur Live 2014!’

Drinkpreneur Live – the world’s first event devoted to unearthing the next generation of beverage industry entrepreneurs – will launch at a live event in London, UK on June 11.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SCORE: 88.75% - 'ZENITH HITS TOP GEAR'

Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

We're starting up a new slot at BeverageDaily.com called 'Was it worth it?' to review beverage conferences and trade shows. First up is Zenith International's Innobev Global Soft Drinks Congress...

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich drums up new Carlsberg bottle

Carlsberg is releasing a limited edition aluminum beer bottle featuring Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, which will go onsale at 7-Eleven in Denmark in May 2014.

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

We’re in the business of telling stories, in the best possible sense. So if you have one to tell us about your job in the beverage industry – please get...

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KHS launches Innopouch K-400

KHS has launched the Innopouch K-400, available as an FS (fill and seal) or FFS (form, fill and seal) machine.

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new 1.75 liter contoured PET bottle in Great Britain.

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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