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Interpack 2017

Palcut POS concept ensures visibility as retail chains ‘limit in-store promotions’

Palcut, which works with Kellogg’s, Mondelēz and Arla Foods cutting custom-sized paper from rolls for palletization, has launched a Point-of-Sale (POS) concept; the Antim intermediate sheet.

Artificial sweeteners raise stroke and dementia risk, study claims

Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily may increase the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who consumed this drink less than once a week.

Vicam test detects Ochratoxin A in coffee and wheat

Vicam has launched a lateral flow strip test for detection of ochratoxin A in green coffee and wheat.

Diageo to cut 100 jobs in Scotland

Diageo will make redundancies at its Leven and Shieldhall sites in Scotland as it moves some production to Italy and the US. In response, union GMB Scotland has accused the...

Mintel: Older Canadians are drinking less beer, turning to cider and fruitier flavors

As Canadians age, they are drinking less beer with baby boomer women leading the decline in consumption. But cider and local craft beer can help soften some of the downturn,...

PureCircle plans to bring glucosylated stevia to Europe with EFSA request

PureCircle has requested a safety opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for glucosylated stevia as it hopes to bring the enzymatically modified sweetener to the European market in 2018.

News in brief

Emerging markets continue to drive growth for Nestlé and Unilever

Industry giants Nestlé and Unilever report steady sales growth driven by emerging markets for first quarter of 2017 and predict continued growth throughout the year.

Berkeley soda tax: Volume of SSBs sold decreased by 9.6% in first year, says study

The volume of sugar sweetened beverages sold in Berkeley declined by 9.6% in the year following implementation of a soda tax, showing the tax is ‘working as intended’, according to...

Heineken posts slight Q1 2017 gains with Brazil lagging behind other markets

Heineken reported 2.5% volume growth of its flagship beer brand for the first quarter of 2017, but double-digit volume declines in Brazil hampered overall growth for the second largest brewer. 

Aussie alcohol-reduction campaign found to be 'world’s most effective'

A graphic advertisement showing how alcohol can work its way through the bloodstream and increase the risk of cancer has proved to be the most persuasive commercial of its type. ...

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has launched a functional laban fruit drink in the Middle East after demoing the product in Britain.

News In Brief

Anheuser-Busch to launch ‘Latin-American inspired’ craft beer brand

Anheuser-Busch InBev will be expanding its high-end craft beer portfolio with the launch of Veza Sur Brewing Co. in Miami, Florida, early this summer.

Craft Brewers Conference 2017

Pentair Haffmans downsizes membrane filtration system for craft brewers wanting ‘clear beer’

Pentair Haffmans showcased its down-sized version of its beer membrane filtration (BMF) system, the Compact S, at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington D.C, targeting smaller craft brewers with annual...

Loy-Lange Box explosion contained 330°F hot water at speeds of 120mph

An explosion which killed four people at Loy-Lange Box Co. involved a water tank which contained 330°F hot water, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has confirmed.

Share a Coke campaign returns with more names and holiday destinations

Coca-Cola is evolving its 'Share a Coke' campaign this summer: in the UK and Europe bottles will feature the names of some of the world’s top holiday destinations, while in...

Recycling blocks of pre-melted PE to combibloc EcoPlus - SIG Combibloc launches first CR report

SIG Combibloc has launched its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, which includes recycling blocks of pre-melted PE in China, its 2030 goals, focusing on an aseptic carton made from 100%...

News in brief

Number of distilleries in the UK rises

The UK saw a 17% increase in the number of distilleries in 2016, bringing the total to an estimated 273 distilleries. 

Craft Brewers Conference 2017

Hopsteiner sees craft brewers’ thirst for new flavors balance with an economical mindset

Hopsteiner debuted new “experimental” hop varieties at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington D.C., to answer craft brewers’ need for flavor innovation at an economical price point.

Flow Water CEO thinks big: We could emulate the success of Evian and Fiji

It’s one of the biggest beverage success stories to emerge out of Canada in the recent years, but can naturally alkaline spring water brand Flow Water – one of a...

Counterfeit alcohol consumption not just due to low prices - study

Previous work has overestimated the impact of low prices on counterfeit alcohol consumption, according to a Russian study.

Interpack 2017

Bekum meets demand for recyclable materials with EPET IV

The latest trends and production processes for extrusion-blown packaging are systems for the ecological production of bottles, containers, cans, drums and IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) made of plastic, says Bekum.

Interpack 2017

Greiner Packaging: ‘It is a challenging time delivering from the EU to the UK’

Greiner Packaging has spoken about the challenges of Brexit, US President Trump, sustainability and future packaging trends in the run up to Interpack 2017.

New insights reveal how stevia controls blood sugar levels

How stevia controls blood sugar levels has remained a mystery until now as researchers think they have unravelled the natural, no-calorie sweetener's action that results in its observed health benefits.

Guest article

‘The kettle’s always on at Box Steam Brewery!’

Produced by hand using a steam copper, Box Steam Brewery 'transforms the fine malts and the best hops into quality beers', while minimizing the impact on the environment. Philip Downes,...

News in brief

Loews Corporation & CCC to become Loews Packaging Group

Loews Corporation has agreed to acquire Consolidated Container Company (CCC) for $1.2bn creating Loews Packaging Group.  

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