The days are gone when beverage firms could simply pay lip service to the word sustainability. There's clear ethical, political and public pressure to act, by reducing one's CO2 emissions, cutting energy and water use, and working with local communities to lessen the impact of production. Then there's packaging - lightweighting, recyclability and bio-based options such as Coca-Cola's PlantBottle are trending.
Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor...
RTD teas provide undeveloped opportunities for flexible packaging, but brand owners must look long term rather than expect short-term penetration, one analyst believes.
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...
TATA Global Beverages is instructing defamation lawyers after a video documentary in The Guardian online claimed its Tetley tea brand is supplied by a plantation paying such pitiful wages that...
The global soft drinks industry faces a ‘seesaw year’ in 2014 but the challenges posed by mature markets and categories are amply offset by opportunities elsewhere in the sector.
Three processes for recycling post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
German company Actega DS believes that breweries and soft drinks makers are only now becoming aware of the potential material savings that low gauge ‘crown corks’ or bottle tops can...
Plant-based waters derived from maple and birch trees can corner a $2bn market by 2025 according to industry expert Julian Mellentin.
Tetra Pak claims it can save its juice, nectar and still drinks customers up to 20% in energy costs by using a significantly lower pasteurization temperature.
Graphic Packaging says its award-winning Tite-Pak paperboard beer bottle carton continues to gain market traction in the US after Miller Coors and AB InBev launched it in Q4 2013.
Budweiser Budvar says it chose to invest in a new KHS can filling line following a recent shift in the nation’s beer market towards at-home beer consumption.
Siemens says process automation in breweries cuts out human error and boost product quality, especially in the craft sector and emerging markets where semi-skilled staff are common.
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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Krones has supplied and installed the equipment for two Grupo Petropolis breweries in Brazil and claims the wort boilers alone yields significant energy, water and chemical savings.
Molsons Coors will talk about how it is improving its ‘beer print’ at The European Networking Group summit in Berlin this week.
Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.
Ardagh Group has released its Sustainability Report for 2013 but claims it will make ongoing improvements for the year ahead including furnace repairs and operational excellence programmes.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDC) has expressed 'dismay and concern' after an Icelandic brewery began selling beer containing whale meal.
‘Dramatic globalization’ of wine markets over the past 20-30 years and rapid climate change means there is a pressing need for the first global database listing grapes by region and...
Organic coconut water brand COCOZIA says a new distribution deal will extend its access to ‘key retail chains’ in the US.
In 2013 Unilever called tea the 'hottest beverage in the world' and recent research on its health benefits presents opportunities for industry innovation, with drinks like Lipton Natural Energy already...
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.
Icebox water, housed in compostable cartons instead of PET bottles, is resonating with sustainability-minded, thirsty consumers.
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