All news articles for March 2020

Informa reschedules Vitafoods Europe to start of September

Informa reschedules Vitafoods Europe to 1-3 September

By Will Chu

Event organisers are to postpone this year’s Vitafoods Europe in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation that has already forced several nutraceutical industry events to be rescheduled.

“Hoping millennials will adopt boomer values as they age just isn’t a sensible business strategy.

Can wineries leverage plant-based messaging to attract young drinkers?

By Beth Newhart

An oversupply of wine in the US has producers rethinking their branding and marketing strategies to reach millennials and Gen Z drinkers. The Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division (SVB) advises wineries to tap into the ‘better-for-you’ trend and health-forward...

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FDA report on CBD seen as ‘disappointing’ recap of status quo

By Hank Schultz, Elaine Watson and Elizabeth Crawford

A report on CBD delivered by FDA Commissioner Dr Stephen Hahn, MD, was seen by food and dietary supplement industry stakeholders as offering little hope of a timely regulatory solution for the ingredient.

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact. Photo: Nestlé

Nestlé signs European Plastics Pact

By Jenny Eagle

Nestlé has signed the European Plastics Pact, to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable and reduce its use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025.

Is rPET a better option that glass? And would consumers accept it? Pic:getty/wasanruk

Why the future of wine packaging is recycled PET

By Emilie Steckenborn, founder and host, Bottled in China podcast

For the vast majority of wine produced today - that which is made in bulk and for early consumption - recycled PET is a realistic alternative to glass bottles, says Emilie Steckenborn, founder and host of the Bottled in China podcast.

Beverage brands invest in 100% rPET to tackle the environmental impacts of plastic packaging. Pic: Getty/nopponpat

Plastic vs plastic: Which packaging is best?

By Beth Newhart

The fight against ‘single use plastic’ has beverage brands evolving their packaging and even switching to glass and aluminum. But not all plastic bottles are created equal, and brands are testing a range of options.

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