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Bosch cuts valve size to beat coffee bag bloat, drive cost savings

Bosch has launched a smaller-sized version of its external valve to protect coffee in soft bags or cans and cut material, storage and transport costs.

Jumps from B to A rating in Carbon Disclosure Project

Coca-Cola HBC to rebrand its cold drink equipment in 2015

HFC-free coolers, investing €3m in energy saving programmes, such as installing LED lighting across plants in nine countries and expanding the Russian sugar beet industry, to avoid sugar imports, are...

‘Focus No.1: Bud Light has to work!’ Anheuser-Busch boss reveals Top 5 US priorities

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito says growth for Bud Light is the brewer’s top US priority as the brand lost less share in Q3 2014, and insists the company won’t...

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

‘Big fight in a Mini business’: Super Bock glosses Portuguese beer battle with Sagres

Unicer’s innovation head explains how adding pull-off caps to 200ml ‘Mini’ beer bottles allowed the Super Bock brand to win back market share from Portuguese rival Sagres in the late...

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

Avantium’s partners include The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium passes EFSA food contact application

Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Brazilian dairy Vigor picks up Silver for its Actilife probiotics

Coca-Cola recognised for Tetra Pak bio-based plastic

Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).

Coke's capitulation to the 'new normal', and could a newly graduated MBA run the business? Analysts unpick Q3 2014

Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims...

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

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Coveris claims new 38mm beverage cap ‘lightest on market’

Coveris claims its new 38mm closure for PET bottles is the lightest on the market as it enters a size segment it says is Europe's most popular for non-carbonated soft...

‘Poor value’ perception shaking UK water enhancer sales, Canadean suggests

A Canadean survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that 41% think liquid water enhancers from the likes of Robinsons, Oasis and Vimto are too pricey, casting doubt on the category’s...

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Heineken beer subsidiary debuts 'Mozzie Box' to deter airborne raiders

Heineken subsidiary SP Brewery launched a special beer carton this summer designed to repel uninvited guests – namely malaria-carrying mosquitos in Papua New Guinea.

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK

‘Last year around 5bn PET bottles went to landfill, amazing isn’t it?’ Coca-Cola Enterprises GB

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Great Britain warns that more consumer education is needed to reduce the number of PET bottles being sent to landfill, while the company is researching the reasons...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

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BASF & Smart Planet Technologies unite in EarthCoating discussions

BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are negotiating a possible strategic partnership for the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoating, for paper packaging applications.

FRENCH FIRM WILL LAUNCH 'EASY-TO-OPEN' PACK SYSTEM AT EMBALLAGE

Torn, smashed, separated bottle packs? FEMAAG promises low-cost easy opening system

French company FEMAAG says a native producer of premium waters is testing its new ‘easy-to-open’ pack system for shrink wrapped bottles and other large brands are also interested.

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Linx signs ArnosTech as a distributor

Linx Printing Technologies has appointed ArnosTech from Cyprus as a distributor partner, selling its full range of Linx continuous ink jet printing and thermal transfer overprinting technologies.

Constellation’s can-do attitude: Brewer eyes Corona Extra growth via new packaging

Constellation Brands CEO Robert Sands says cans offer a huge opportunity to grow sales of beers such as Corona Extra as the firm plans to significantly expand production at its...

APR looks to solve full wrap shrink sleeve label issues

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR), a trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry in North America, has released the Final Report of its Sleeve Label Working Group with...

EuroPack Summit 2014

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this month.

Help the Aged: Tokyo Pack 2014 focuses on Japan’s aging population

Asia’s largest packaging show Tokyo Pack will take place on October 7-10 with one of the focus areas smaller pack sizes to cater for Japan’s single-person households and aging population....

Thirst for success as STI Group renews Jim Beam contract

STI Group has double reason to celebrate this week as it won the beverage category of the ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014 and its entry has secured a renewed contract with Jim...

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