Indian nutrition brand &Me is eyeing South East Asia with its functional beverages for women, with plans to update its packaging, introduce more product formats, and conduct clinical trials within the next six months.
Trust is an important currency for food brands. But in the era of social media, fake news and information overload, gaining consumer trust has become challenging. How can food businesses build trust in – and therefore loyalty to – their brands?
Thinfilm has partnered with Tapì Group which specialises in the design, production, and distribution of closures for the beverage sector, to better serve the wine and spirits industry with NFC (near field communications) tags.
The parent company of Vita Coco has launched a new canned water line, Ever & Ever. Packaged in ‘infinitely recyclable’ aluminum bottles, the sustainably-focused brand hopes to mitigate the environmental impact of single-use plastic bottles.
Manufacturers who incorporate technology into their packaging can use it to help towards a Circular Economy, according to Eef de Ferrante, director, AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association).
A concern in the RTD beverage industry is maintaining freshness and quality with a long shelf life. Special, crafted drinks like cold brew coffee struggle with this the most, but brewing technology from BKON is now extending product drinkability.
Carlsberg CEO Cees ‘t Hart says the most pressing issue for the beer industry today is to carve out a sustainable future – warning that millennials will walk away from the category if they don’t see environmental considerations taking a central role.
Cargill thinks the future ‘looks bright’ for stevia in beverages thanks to fermentation that extracts the smaller, sweeter compounds in the leaf. It’s been one year since Cargill launched its zero-calorie EverSweet ingredient with the technology.
The amount of sugar- and artificially sweetened beverages sold in Philadelphia dropped by half during the first year in which the city’s controversial tax on the beverages was in effect, according to a study published earlier this month in JAMA.