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DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy...

‘Unique’ bottled rooibos red tea brand grows US sales 330%

The head of Rooibee Red Tea says the US’s first bottled rooibos red tea brand expects a significant sales lift this year after enjoying 330% growth from 2010-2012.

SITE COULD SAVE LOCAL AUTHORITIES $4.74M ANNUALLY

Carton kings like Tetra Pak expect ‘dramatic’ rise in UK recycling

An industry coalition including Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak will officially open the UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling facility today.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

US analyst spies flexible favor in RTD tea, beer and sports drinks

While the best beverage prospects for the flexible packaging industry continue to lie with wine, sports drinks, ready-to-drink teas and even beer present significant opportunities for pouch manufacturers, US packaging...

BEVERAGEDAILY.com special edition: FLEXIBLE BEVERAGE PACKAGING

The Kids Aren't All Right? Perceptions hinder drinks pouch growth

Consumer perceptions of the beverage pouch as a 'kid’s format' is restricting the growth of flexible packaging in the sector, market research firm Mintel claims.

Diageo teams up with drinks rivals for water efficiency fight

Diageo says that collaborations with the likes of SAB Miller, Heineken and Coke are helping the beverage industry lessen its impact in water-stressed regions worldwide.

Critical that brewers create ‘strategic and secure’ malt supply: Rabobank

Rabobank says it is critical that brewers with limited access to malt barley in emerging markets such create strategic and secure malt supplies to protect beer margins, and hints that...

Greenpeace Australia attacks Coke with spoof recycling website

Greenpeace has launched a spoof website attacking Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) for opposing a national container deposit scheme in Australia and alleging the firm is doing all it can ‘to block...

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS GIANT INSISTS IT CAN STILL HIT 2015 GOAL

Diageo falls short in 2013 against wastewater polluting power target

Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo admits that it fell off-track in 2013 against a 2015 target to cut the polluting power of wastewater by 60% but insists it is still on...

Touching StarLite… Sidel launches PET bottle base

Sidel claims its new StarLite PET bottle base for still drinks such as waters and juices increases package rigidity and can save a given bottler €700000 a year due to...

Maple water: The new coconut water?

Coconut water has a new competitor. Maple water, a beverage consisting of the raw sap from sugar maple trees, has made its Canadian market debut in Quebec and British Columbia,...

Coke’s new WWF goals include PlantBottle push

The Coca-Cola Company and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have announced new environmental goals that include assessing the impact of the firm’s PET PlantBottle.

Seaweed juice holds 'affordable' brain boost potential for Indian consumers

Researchers hope that a novel US patented beverage using seaweed juice could be sold as a ‘brain booster’ and an affordable health drink for Indian consumers and others worldwide.

Nestlé's massive new $238m Vietnam coffee factory meets local demand

Nestlé says its newly opened $238m soluble coffee factory in Vietnam will meet growing demand in the region, and will allow it to better adapt products to local preferences.

Coca-Cola Life seeks 1+1=3 effect: Packaging guru

Packaging guru Andrew Streeter tells BeverageDaily.com that Coca-Cola Life’s use of the PlantBottle in tandem with stevia reflects a determined move to give the brand an ‘additional cutting edge’....

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Mondelez seeks sustainability bang for coffee buck in Vietnam

Mondelez International says its first training center for coffee farmers to promote sustainability and entrepreneurship, in Vietnam, will help it meet a 100% sustainable sourcing goal in Western Europe.

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Coca-Cola Life? Well, Death doesn’t have quite the same ring…

Speculation is sure to mount over the coming months as to whether Coke will extend the launch of mid-calorie Coca-Cola Life, the first version of its flagship cola to use...

Bio-nanocomposites need improvement to match conventional packaging, says research

Bio-nanocomposite packaging materials have a bright future but are not yet at the level of petroleum-based plastics, according to a review article.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: CLEANING UP THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

Modern CIP systems cut water, chemical, energy use: Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) tells BeverageDaily.com that updating cleaning-in-place (CIP) systems reduces water, chemical and energy use, which in turn cuts waste and brings time and cost savings.

Chasing arrows when it comes to recycling? Not any more recommends standards panel

The “chasing arrows” symbol around the numbers which defines the resin used in a products packaging are to be dropped in favour of an equilateral triangle.

Aseptic technologies are ‘strong and growing’: World renowned expert

Aseptic processing and packaging is a ‘strong and growing series of technologies’, despite being much more complex than canning or traditional terminal sterilization, according to a leading expert.

Néstle Waters denies ‘sucking Canadian community dry’ during drought periods

Néstle Waters denies it is depleting local water supplies via a Canadian well, but two environmental interest groups claim revisions to the firm’s recent permit signed off by the Ontario...

Bio-based carton cap ‘important step’ towards 100% renewable packaging solution – Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak has heralded the launch of its latest development - a high density polyethylene (HDPE) carton cap made from sugar cane – as “another important step” towards its goal of a...

MAY 30 2013: STARTS 9AM NEW YORK TIME, 3PM PARIS

Aseptic Technology 2013: Exclusive Online Event

Our free online event, Aseptic Technology 2013, brings together leading suppliers, brand owners and specialists including GEA, Sidel, Solvay, Coca-Cola Hellenic and Zenith International.

UK beverage carton recycling heading towards ‘national coverage’ – ACE UK

Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the...