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‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

Published: 15-Apr-2014

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

DreamPak’s international sales director tells Ben Bouckley that brands must differentiate to grow in a crowded US beverage enhancers fixture and tips tea, coffee and smoothies to lead the charge.

Published: 14-Apr-2014

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

Published: 11-Apr-2014

‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

Cold Press MD Andrew Gibb reveals the HPP juice and smoothie brand’s sales could hit circa. $5m in 2014 and is unfazed about taking on the might of Innocent Drinks and Tropicana.

Published: 09-Apr-2014

Checking product quality with a refractometer

Checking product quality with a refractometer

Refractometers can be used as a final check to ensure everything has gone right in the production process, according to a UK firm.  

Published: 01-Apr-2014

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

Business software specialist CSB-System says it is keen to expand in English-speaking markets such as the US and UK, and claims it offers beverage firms a level of system integration that rivals cannot.

Published: 31-Mar-2014

Google Glass tipped to shape future wine buying habits

Google Glass tipped to shape future wine buying habits

Google Glass, glasses which contain tiny computers on their frames, will shape the wines people buy in the future, predicts Arnaud Daphy of wine marketing consultancy Triptiq.

Published: 27-Feb-2014

UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

Mark Neville

Owner and Director of Human Nutrition - Volac

British consumers would “absolutely not” have been ready for a product like Upbeat - Volac's liquid whey protein concentrate, fruit juice hybrid - five-years ago, the company’s human nutrition chief has claimed.

Published: 25-Feb-2014

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Mike Greene

Former CEO and owner - HIM!

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor, business mentor and philanthropist, Mike Greene.

Published: 20-Feb-2014

Consumer packaging feedback key to cracking new markets: Tetra Pak

Consumer packaging feedback key to cracking new markets: Tetra Pak

Tiziana Molaro

Lead User Experience Researcher - Tetra Pak

Consumer feedback on the functionality of packaging is increasingly important for Tetra Pak as it expands into new markets, according to the company's head of user experience research.

Published: 16-Dec-2013

‘Perrier knows no limits’: Vergèze factory manager

‘Perrier knows no limits’: Vergèze factory manager

Perrier site manager Bernard Rouger insists that there are no supply limitations as Nestle Waters’ iconic French sparkling water brand breaks the 1.1bn unit barrier in 2013.

Published: 13-Dec-2013

Arsenal FC nutritionist: ‘Food supplements have a big part to play.’

Arsenal FC nutritionist: ‘Food supplements have a big part to play.’

James Collins

Sport and exercise nutritionist - Arsenal Football Club

James Collins, bespoke nutritionist at Arsenal Football Club and with other elite athletes, says food supplements and sports nutrition products are highly important to top athletes - so important their use is now near-on ubiquitous.   

Published: 02-Dec-2013

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

Tanja Krüger from WILD Flavors notes the emerging trend in energy drinks towards ‘fusion energy’ - products that pair energy with other global success stories including tea and malt-based ingredients.

Published: 09-Oct-2013

'Unique' Orang-Utang orange-juice soda with cola scoops Anuga award

'Unique' Orang-Utang orange-juice soda with cola scoops Anuga award

Klaus Dörrenhaus, CEO of German company KDM, tells Ben Bouckley why he chose to persevere in developing his award-winning, all-natural Orang-Utang soft drink.

Published: 08-Oct-2013

X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

Published: 08-Oct-2013

Royal Crown launches ‘world's best’ stevia-sweetened cola with 50% less sugar

Royal Crown launches ‘world's best’ stevia-sweetened cola with 50% less sugar

Moshy Cohen from RCCI promises that the firm’s mid-calorie Neo cola with stevia - which took three years to develop - is the ‘best solution’ for regular cola drinkers.

Published: 07-Oct-2013

‘World’s Strongest Cola’ wins CULT shelf space

‘World’s Strongest Cola’ wins CULT shelf space

CULT Energy founder Brian Sørensen explains why the world’s most caffeinated cola outsells Pepsi in convenience channels and supermarkets in the brand’s native Denmark.

Published: 07-Oct-2013

ITWWA predicts US take-off for ‘shuttle-based’ storage systems

ITWWA predicts US take-off for ‘shuttle-based’ storage systems

ITW Warehouse Automation insists US demand is growing for shuttle or cart-based automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) as a solution for ‘brown’ and ‘greenfield’ warehouses.

Published: 04-Oct-2013

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

Published: 04-Oct-2013

DSM hopes for ‘fantastic’ US rule change on gluten-free barley beer

DSM hopes for ‘fantastic’ US rule change on gluten-free barley beer

DSM says a possible US rule change allowing brewers to label barley-based beers ‘gluten-free’ would be fantastic for both brewers and consumers, and open up the market to new, more mainstream taste profiles.

Published: 04-Oct-2013

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Euros Jones

Director of regulatory affairs - European Crop Protection Association (ECPA)

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Luca Nanetti

Sales & Marketing Manager for Closures and Containers - Sacmi

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to increasing its dairy-specific technological offerings.

Published: 03-Oct-2013

Rise and shine! BENEO salutes global ‘liquid breakfast’ opportunity

Rise and shine! BENEO salutes global ‘liquid breakfast’ opportunity

Jens Böhm, marketing manager, from nutrition business BENEO chats to Ben Bouckley in Munich about the promise he sees for breakfast beverages targeting consumers’ specific nutritional needs.

Published: 01-Oct-2013

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is growing.

Published: 30-Sep-2013

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam reveals industry interest in taking Editions tech to Fusion bottles

Rexam says its novel Editions printing technology can be used with the firm’s aluminum Fusion bottle, which recently caused a stir with the Pepsi Beyoncé launch in Italy in August 2013.

Published: 25-Sep-2013