DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages.

Interesting innovations on the processing and packaging side presented in Munich (from September 16-20) included a can with an integrated ‘pop out’ straw from Ball Packaging, and GEA’s new Craft-Star brewhouse​ targeting higher volume craft brewers.

One fifth of the show’s visitors represented the global dairy industry, which prompted Astley to note the trend towards value-added dairy-based drinks that are aseptically packaged.

“The industry’s moving from age-old core commodity products to high-protein products, flavored milks enriched with protein, etc.”​ Astley says.

*Ben Bouckley is editor of BeverageDaily.com; Mark Astley edits DairyReporter.com. The two sister sites are part of the William Reed Business Media group, whose other principle titles include FoodNavigator.com, NutraIngredients.com and The Grocer.

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