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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

Trendspotter: ‘Naturally healthy' to overtake fortified and functional foods

Naturally healthy foods will overtake fortified products, say experts

There has been huge growth in functional and fortified food and drinks in recent years, but experts suggest that the next few years could see industry take a ‘naturally healthy’ approach to formulation.

Published: 17-Dec-2014

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth

‘Wine world is under attack, and needs to up its game’, Wine Economist

Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.

Published: 26-Nov-2014

‘People should stop thinking about their own brands and just market wine!’ Wine Riot founder

‘People should forget their brands and just market wine!’ Wine Riot

The brains behind the successful Wine Riot events in the US, Tyler Balliet, believes that winemakers should forget their own brands and simply focus on marketing wine to a new generation of consumers.

Published: 26-Nov-2014

‘Bringing movie magic to the wine world will win new drinkers’: Direct Wines CEO

Bringing movie magic to wine world will win new drinkers: Direct Wines

Simon McMurtrie

CEO - Direct Wines

Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtrie insists that bringing ‘some of the magic’ associated with movie and perfume launches into the wine world will entice a new generation of wine drinkers.

Published: 25-Nov-2014

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moët-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux’: Moët-Hennessy CEO

Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in California’s Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years.

Published: 21-Nov-2014

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

‘Pouch slouch’ to poor quality glass: PMMI Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality and the importance of strong relations with retailers.

Published: 10-Nov-2014

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

New ingredient set to give caffeine a run for its money, supplier says

Ingredient supplier Compound Solutions has introduced a nature identical version of theacrine branded as TeaCrine. The ingredient offers benefits over caffeine, the mainstay of energy formulations, the company says.

Published: 17-Oct-2014

'PowerPoint can be painful!’ Tesco soft drinks buyer warns entrepreneurs

Tesco soft drinks buyer warns brands PowerPoint can be painful

The head of Tesco’s soft drinks buying team David Beardmore has urged aspiring brands not to turn up at the retailer’s HQ with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation but to do something different.

Published: 11-Jul-2014

Hood: Sky’s the limit with aseptic beverage packaging

Pete Spanedda

Vice president of dales - HP Hood

HP Hood, a processor specializing in extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, is seeing demand for aseptically packaged products increase.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

‘Digital direct printing has a bright beverage future, when ink prices fall’: Krones

 Digital direct printing: Krones sees a bright beverage future

Krones explains that digital direct printing removes the need for labels and unlocks limitless bespoke bottle design opportunities, but admits ink costs are now a barrier to beverage uptake.

Published: 15-May-2014

Old age and HEALTHY old age, there’s a difference industry should address: Euromonitor

Seven-year gap between old age and HEALTHY old age

Diana Cowland

Health and wellness analyst - Euromonitor International

In 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, but there remains a 7-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Published: 13-May-2014

‘Packaging is necessary…Packaging is not bad!’ Interpack show director

‘Packaging is necessary…Packaging is not bad!’ Interpack show director

In this video shot at the show – May 8-14 in Dusseldorf, Germany – Jablonowski explains that it features 2,700 exhibitors across industries as varied as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals...

Published: 12-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Published: 29-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Talking Rain CEO: Pepsi and Coke weren’t even looking at sparkling waters

Talking Rain CEO: Pepsi and Coke weren’t even looking at sparkling waters

Talking Rain’s Sparkling Ice brand plugs a market gap that Pepsi and Coca-Cola missed, enabling $350m in annual sales to tot up with little to no competition, its CEO says.

Published: 08-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Aspall invests £4.3M and doubles capacity

Aspall invests £4.3M and doubles capacity

Cider producer Aspall has pumped £4.3M into a new warehouse and packaging building to help double its capacity.

Published: 14-Mar-2014

£1M distillery investment gives Adnams spirit to grow

£1M distillery investment gives Adnams spirit to grow

Investing nearly £1M into a distillery has allowed Adnams the brewer to side-step into a new market and diversify its offering, according chief executive Dr Andy Wood.

Published: 10-Feb-2014

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the next 12 months.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Stevia sees ‘exponential growth’ in Europe

Stevia sees ‘exponential growth’ in Europe

Olivier du Châtelier

Business development leader Truvia - Cargill

Stevia sweeteners have appeared in about 1200 new products in Europe in the past two years – and 700 of those were launched in 2013, according to Cargill’s business development leader for Truvia, Olivier du Châtelier.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Hollywood ‘Monstrosity’? Shocking video shows Dr Pepper BioViper spewing foam

Shocking video footage shows foam spewing out of Dr Pepper’s BioViper wastewater treatment plant in Houston that uses tech backed by Hollywood stars Edward Norton and Woody Harrelson.

Published: 15-Nov-2013

Volac’s upbeat way to battle obesity

Volac’s upbeat way to battle obesity

Ingredients supplier Volac’s first foray into the retail market with high protein juice drink Upbeat has helped the dairy sector deliver on its voluntary pledge to tackle health issues – such as obesity.

Published: 28-Oct-2013