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Knauer osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples

Knauer has launched an osmometer for quality control of aqueous samples.

Steaz organic cactus water line expands distribution amid plant water boom

A legacy brand in the natural channel since its 2002 launch with organic sparkling green tea, Steaz is now enjoying the momentum of low-sugar, plant-based waters, and recently expanded distribution...

Dr Pepper Snapple Group: Ginger ale and sparkling water keeps sales afloat for Q1 2017

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) reported a 1.3% bump in revenue for Q1 2017 rising to $1.51bn from $1.49bn with its ginger ale brands showing the highest gains, while net...

Guest article

Breeding improved brewer’s yeast – and brewing quality beer

The biodiversity of yeast is an incredibly powerful force capable of not only profoundly shaping the utility of yeast, but also is the foundation of a global beer industry estimated...

Glanbia's patent-pending powder process removes need for lecithin in drinks

Glanbia has developed BevEdge, a patent-pending technology that allows manufacturers to remove lecithin from protein powders and beverages, cleaning up the ingredient list and removing a potential allergen.

Proprietary energy blends may cause heightened effects

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

The consumption of caffeinated energy drinks results in significant changes to heart function and blood pressure when compared to other drinks containing the same caffeine content.

Korozo Ambalaj flexible packaging to expand internationally

EBRD (the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and Esas Holding venture capital firm have acquired a majority stake in Korozo Ambalaj, in Turkey.

Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs after fizzy drink sales fell 1%

Coca-Cola says it will cut approximately 1,200 jobs after global carbonated drink sales fell 1% in the quarter to March 31.

Chilean craft beer Rothhammer launches in the UK

Trilogy Beverage Brands has partnered with Petainer to launch its Chilean craft beer Rothhammer in the UK.

South Asia radius

India sees 1000% beer growth in six years

Having seen substantial growth since 2011, India’s beer market is expected to reach volumes of nearly 470bn litres by the end of this year—a near thousand-fold increase since 2011.

Scientists create printed transistors for interactive smart food labels

Scientists at AMBER (Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research) at Trinity College Dublin have created printed transistors from 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. 

Operation Opson: Counterfeit alcohol tops list

Nearly 26 million litres of fake alcohol has been seized as part of an INTERPOL-Europol operation.

2017 Craft Brewers Conference

Sealed Air delivers faster ROI for craft brewers with expanded hygiene and processing needs

Sealed Air has expanded its Diversey Knowledge-based Services for craft brewers looking to drive down water or energy use and increase productivity while seeing a return on investment (ROI). 

Euromonitor: Keurig’s supremacy hinders coffee pod market expansion

Keurig’s dominance of the North American coffee pod market will likely persist even as annual pod sales slow, according to a recent report by Euromonitor. 

Amcor Rigid Plastics invests $7m in PET bottle plant

Amcor Rigid Plastics has invested $7m to expand its relationship with Campbell Soup Co. opening a bottle manufacturing plant in Paris, Texas.

New beverage launches April 2017

What's hitting the shelves? New product launches: April 2017

From Gatorade's electrolyte water to alcoholic tea, we take a look at some of the new products hitting the shelves around the globe. 

Nestlé Waters North America joins How2Recycle

Nestlé Waters North America, Campbell Soup Company and Unilever have joined How2Recycle as PepsiCo plans to roll-out more products with the label.

Interpack 2017

First came clean label now comes greener manufacturing processing

After having required clean label, consumers are now concerned about manufacturing processes, says Claranor. 

Weight loss brew? Fibre-rich tea and coffee aiming for European success

The UK and France are early target markets for new tea and coffee concepts containing soluble pea fibre, says founder.

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.

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