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The Beverage Universe in Pictures: November 2012

Relive November's beverage thrills and spills in this exclusive gallery, from the FDA's response to the Senatorial assault on energy drinks to Chr. Hansen seeing red in Asia.

Guar gum buyers aren’t buying, sellers aren’t selling: Industry expert

Guar gum prices have dropped a long way from peaks of $20 to $25 a kilo – but there is now a standoff between buyers and sellers, according to hydrocolloids...

Sensory cues lift beverage satiety, ensure diners miss just desserts - study

A UK study found that the satiating power of a high energy beverage was lifted by thickening it, with subjects eating less ice cream at a later lunch, but that...

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Operational Efficiency 2012: Free Access To Today's First Ever Dedicated Online Event!

Register now for free access to today's first ever online event devoted to Operational Efficiency in food and beverage processing, organized by and William Reed Business Media.

Senators tilt at Red Bull as FDA hints at energy action

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told US Senators Dick Durbin and Richard Blumenthal that is reviewing the safety of energy drinks and may take regulatory action if it...

‘Stop deceiving consumers on BVO’: 180,000+ signature petition tells Gatorade

A US student who launched an online petition demanding that PepsiCo brand Gatorade remove patented flame retardant brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from its sports drinks has gained over 180,000 signatories.

Graphic Packaging pushes into Europe with second acquisition in a month

Graphic Packaging has announced its second deal in the space of a couple of weeks as it looks to build on its European packaging business.

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode Two

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, gives readers the further lowdown on new non-alcoholic drinks concepts that could set the market alight in 2013.

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

The CEO of beverage development and innovation company MyDrink Beverages tells why his firm's new non-alcoholic beverage concepts for 2013 could take the market by storm...

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Sonoco investment expands recycling capability

Sonoco Recycling has invested $4m in one of its facilities so that it can accept additional materials.

Sweeteners linked to higher weight gain: Rat study

Consumption of non-nutritive sweeteners such as saccharin and aspartame could lead to increases in weight, according to new data in rats.

Synergies and mint trends: Wild and AM Todd one year on…

It has been a year since Wild’s acquisition of US-based mint specialist AM Todd and the flavours and ingredients firm says the deal has borne fruit on several levels –...

Novelis unveils German site in bid to reach goal of 80% recycled content by 2020

Novelis has broken ground on what it claims to be the world’s largest aluminium recycling centre at its plant in Nachterstedt, Germany at a cost of $250m.

PepsiCo needs emerging market focus to repair margins: US investment firm

A US-based investment firm insists that PepsiCo needs to focus on its most profitable brands and emerging markets such as China to bolster margins and regain ground on Coke. 

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Billerud merger gets EU approval

Paper-based packaging producer Billerud has had its merger deal with Kinnevik approved by the EU Commission after the parties agreed to certain conditions.

Vodka category risks ‘innovation fatigue’: Euromonitor analyst

After a rash of ‘new launches, gimmicky stunts and outrageous incarnations’, culminating in bubble gum-based vodka, Euromonitor International is warning of potential category ‘boom and bust’.


Tsingtao scales up beer operations in China’s bustling Henan province

In this guest article, Jacob de Lichtenberg, head of Aktiefokus China, gives readers the lowdown on Tsingtao Brewery’s plans to build a brewery in Henan province, where beer production is booming....

Fruit Shoot litigation ‘claims’ could cost Britvic further ₤8m in 2013

Britvic finance director John Gibney told City analysts this morning that losses of ₤16.9m due to this year’s Fruit Shoot recall could extend to ₤25m in 2013 due to associated...

UK packaging firm invests millions in plant

UK flexible packaging firm Roberts Mart & Co has invested £2.5m in new plant machinery to boost production capacity at its two facilities in Leeds.

Damaged packaging is massive consumer turn-off

Damaged packaging hugely deters consumers from buying products at full price and often puts them off purchasing them at all, according to fresh UK research from Canadean.


Exports and overseas growth drive Volac profits

Dairy nutrition firm Volac has reported an operating profit increase of nearly 40% for the year ending February 2012, citing the impact of increased exports and improved profits from overseas operations.


Krones’ CombiCube F offers ‘big advantages’ to craft brewers

The CombiCube F modular filtration system offers craft brewers ‘big advantages’ in terms of engineering and cost, Krones’ Ralph Schneid told and at Brau Beviale.

Soft drinks giants' sensitivities drove decision to ban our ad – SodaStream suggests

SodaStream suggests that UK advertising compliance body Clearcast was more worried about the sensitivities of the world’s soft drinks giants than the environment in pulling its multi-million dollar advert from...

Foster’s Group was ‘undermanaged’ for number of years – SAB Miller CFO

SAB Miller CFO Jamie Wilson admits that the firm has suffered volume declines with Foster’s Group in Australia and is not regaining share, but claims that the takeover was never...


Honeycombed pack innovation 'stays in America' – Cermex

Despite significant savings on secondary packaging, energy use and better shelf standout, Cermex tells that principal demand for its novel solution for collating large numbers of products onto shrink...

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