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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.

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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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.

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

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.