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Amidst growing pressure to meet stricter environmental controls in manufacturing operations, packaging is one area that allows beverage firms to play up their green efforts.

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.

Smurfit Kappa Safe Curve bags reduce leakages

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched eight radial seals (two in each of the four corners), on its wine application bags.

Analyst salutes Coke's 'bold' $1.25bn move into pod-based CSDs

The Coca-Cola Company's new 10-year strategic partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to produce and sell pod-based cold beverages is both ‘bold and surprising’ says one financial analyst.

Ardagh and Coke crack sub-200g glass bottle

Ardagh Group has designed a more ecological 330ml glass bottle for Coke weighing just 190g that is 26% lighter than its comparable 2005 bottle.

Rip that top off your Tetra Pak!

Tetra Pak has launched its Tetra Top with Separable Top globally after successful trials in Scandinavia but admits its consumer reception will vary according to the local recycling culture.

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Will soft drinks cost standard cans a fortune? Ball Packaging ponders

Ball Packaging says falling US demand for standard-sized 12oz drinks cans is linked to the performance of soft drinks and wonders if new natural sweeteners in 2014 can arrest the slide.

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See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

Pernod Ricard is blazing an NPD trail in terms of drinks and event spaces to celebrate what it calls the ‘conviviality of the future’. Here are our top 10 launches,...

Molson Coors ‘beer print’ initiative

Molsons Coors will talk about how it is improving its ‘beer print’ at The European Networking Group summit in Berlin this week.

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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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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.

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‘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’.

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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...