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‘We’re less afraid of failure!’ Heineken exec on UK innovation

‘We’re less afraid of failure!’ Heineken exec on UK innovation

Heineken UK marketing director Jacco van der Linden insists the company has changed its culture to be less afraid of failure and more realistic in its volume and value expectations for new brands.

Published: 20-Aug-2014

'Monster Energy Sunrise will have 'Orangina-type flavor': CEO Rodney Sacks

'Monster Energy Sunrise will have 'Orangina-type flavor': CEO Sacks

Monster Energy CEO Rodney Sacks insists new launch Ultra Sunrise will not go head-to-head PepsiCo's Mountain Dew Kickstart, despite its lighter 'Orangina-type flavor'.

Published: 08-Aug-2014

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Published: 31-Jul-2014

The energy drinks aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

Energy aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola energy drinks brands AMP, NOS and Full Throttle continue to lose ground on Red Bull and Monster despite a massive advertising spend – because of unappealing packaging…

Published: 23-Jul-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Food packaging offers convenience in single-serve format

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos, as we train our lens on five rising beverage brands addressing need states from enhanced hydration to digestive health.

Published: 17-Jun-2014

Packs that score: World Cup packaging gallery

Packs that score: World Cup packaging gallery

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we take a look at some of the designs that are high scorers when it comes to packaging. 

Published: 12-Jun-2014

An energy drink that echoes in eternity? Coca-Cola Hellenic launches Gladiator in Russia

Energy drinks that echo in eternity? Coke Hellenic launches Gladiator

Check out these eye-catching 2013 launches from Coke’s second-largest bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic, including budget Russian energy offering Gladiator and Monster Rehab in Switzerland.

Published: 10-Jun-2014

'Up, up and beyond up!' Eye-catching energy drink launches: The BeverageDaily Top 10

Eye-catching energy drink launches: The BeverageDaily Top 10

Check out our pick of recent eye-catching energy launches, and three picks by industry experts, as drinks move towards caffeine-free energy of a more subtle style, while more launches offer benefits beyond the caffeine-energy continuum.

Published: 27-May-2014

Our Top 10 pick of the WPO Award winners

Top 10 WPO Award winners Interpack 2014

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) WorldStar Awards saw 139 winners across 35 countries from 249 entries this year.

Published: 21-May-2014

Interpack in Pictures: The BeverageDaily.com Top 10

Interpack in Pictures: The BeverageDaily.com Top 10

We turn shoe leather into snaps, with this synopsis of Interpack 2014 in pictures, framed by a beverage angle!

Published: 12-May-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SUSTAINABILITY

Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials, natural paper, and other features.

Published: 18-Apr-2014

What do Unilever and Kermit the Frog have in common?

What do Unilever and Kermit the Frog have in common?

A sneak peek at some of the action on the conference floor at Zenith International's InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress, where Unilever showcased Kermit and AJE dreamed BIG, and came up with BIG Cola.

Published: 09-Apr-2014

'Genius' Bacardi leads Gentleman Jack: Spirits rise for digital stars

'Genius' Bacardi leads Gentleman Jack: Spirits rise for digital stars

Bacardi is unique among spirits brands as a ‘genius’ when it comes to harnessing digital, according to L2's Digital IQ Index, with its online presence a unique form of ‘competitive innovation’.

Published: 31-Mar-2014

Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

Relive the action at Foodex 2014 in Birmingham, UK, as we rub shoulders with the likes of SIG Combibloc, Ishida and Berry White not Barry White!

Published: 26-Mar-2014

Top of the Pops! Coke’s 5 Most Highly Paid Execs in 2013

Top of the Pops! Coke’s 5 Most Highly Paid Execs in 2013

Muhtar Kent took home $10m less in 2013 than the previous year, but having trousered $20m can still afford the odd luxury, as our resume of Coke's Top 5 paid executives shows.

Published: 24-Mar-2014

Monster Energy Zero Ultra tops IRI’s 2014 NPD ‘pacesetters’ list

Monster Energy Zero Ultra tops IRI’s 2014 NPD ‘pacesetters’ list

Monster Energy Ultra topped the IRI beverage league table for the best-selling newcomers in C-stores in 2013, while Red Bull Total Zero and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita also starred.

Published: 12-Mar-2014

From Capri Sun to Chobani: Beverage pouches in pictures

From Capri Sun to Chobani: Beverage pouches in pictures

Since Capri Sun hit shelves in the 1980s, brands from across the beverage sector have been following suit. But it's not just wine and juice, manufacturers of beer, cocktails, sports drinks, and dairy beverages are benefiting from the convenience of the flexible packaging format...

Published: 10-Mar-2014

Explore Mediterranean vineyards: Vinisud 2014

Explore Mediterranean vineyards: Vinisud 2014

BeverageDaily.com has been at Vinisud in Montpellier, France, this week. View the picture gallery to find out more about exhibitors and their wines. 

Published: 26-Feb-2014

Packaging design inspiration gallery: VALENTINE'S DAY

Like many other holidays, Valentine's Day is a time for sharing food, sweets, wine, and other treats with a loved one. Here are some packaging designs that aim for the heart.

Published: 12-Feb-2014

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s top 2014 drinks tips.

Published: 07-Feb-2014

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

Pernod Ricard is blazing an NPD trail in terms of drinks and event spaces to celebrate what it calls the ‘conviviality of the future’. Here are our top 10 launches, both recent and pending.

Published: 30-Jan-2014

How the Asian consumer will change this year

How the Asian consumer will change this year

Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an impact on the food and beverage market across the Asia-Pacific region.

Published: 27-Jan-2014