All news articles for April 2022

Artist's impression of the Aberlour distillery expansion. Pic: Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers invests $110m in Scotch whisky distilleries

By Rachel Arthur

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch Whisky business of Pernod Ricard, will make a £88m ($110m) investment into two strategic Speyside single malt distilleries: with a focus on upgrading sustainable technologies and building production capacity to meet the global...

New appointments in the beverage industry: April 2022

People on the move: April 2022

By Rachel Arthur

From Bacardi to Diageo, we take a look at some of the beverage companies welcoming new faces to top jobs.

The paper straw manufacturing line will have a production capacity of approximately 2.4bn straws annually. Pic: UFlex

UFlex-Asepto creating paper straws for beverages

By Jim Cornall

UFlex Limited, India's largest flexible packaging material solution and polymer science company, is setting up India's first U-shaped paper straw manufacturing line for its aseptic liquid packaging business.

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SPINS: Which sweeteners are resonating with consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While consumers may be searching for ways to reduce their sugar intake, products that provide a sense of sweetness are still in high-demand, positioning certain natural sweeteners for continued success, says SPINS.

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UK consumers still need help understanding what hard seltzers are

By Rachel Arthur

While the hard seltzer market in the UK is increasing, a large number of consumers still don't fully understand what the product is. Brands, therefore, should take extra care to ensure that consumers realize the product is alcoholic, according to...

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The top brewers and craft brewers in the US

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association – the trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers – has released its 2021 list of the US’ top brewers and craft brewers.

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Elopak and Nippon Paper agree Oceania license

By Jim Cornall

Elopak ASA and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd have agreed Nippon Paper will produce and sell Elopak's lineup of Pure-Pak packaging for liquid food and beverage products worldwide and introduce them to the Oceania region.

Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

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