All news articles for October 2017

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Number of UK wine producers up 13%

By Rachel Arthur

The number of wine producers in the UK has grown by 13% in the last year, reaching a record high of 397 in 2016, with the trend for ‘boutique’ drinks driving growth.

France plans sliding scale for sugar tax ©piotr_malczyk/iStock

Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax

By Katy Askew

Sugar industry body CEDUS Le Sucre has attacked what it described as “unacceptable” and “damaging” moves from the French government to “scapegoat” the sugar industry as legislators put in place moves to amend the country’s sugar tax.

Consumers are looking to engage with products beyond the physical label through digital printing capabilities. ©GettyImages/DragonImages

FSMA pushes beverage manufacturers to embrace digital printing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US packaging machinery shipments within the beverage sector is forecasted to grow just over 2% over the next five years as small and medium sized manufacturers advance their digital and coding printing capabilities, according to the PMMI 2017 State of...

REBBL's organic coconut milk elixirs (MRSP $3.99), which are sweetened with coconut sugar and stevia extract, contain 120-190 calories per 12oz bottle

‘The worst thing you can do is lose your focus when your brand is taking off like a rocket ship’

REBBL CEO: We’re moving towards a $20m+ run rate

By Elaine Watson

Adaptogens are still a novel concept for most US consumers, but the success of REBBL – an organic coconut milk-based beverage brand packed with ashwaganda, turmeric, and other staples of Ayurvedic medicine – suggests the ‘super herb’ concept has legs,...

PepsiCo to host an interactive challenge for active & intelligent packaging formats. Picture: PepsiCo.

AIPIA Congress 2017

PepsiCo challenge will review the best ideas for packaging formats

By Jenny Eagle

PepsiCo is hosting an interactive session at the AIPIA Congress 2017, asking the Association’s members to come up with their best ideas for packaging formats for PepsiCo brands, incorporating Active and Intelligent Packaging and technologies.

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