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Ian Stoner at the booth in Munich

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Checking product quality with a refractometer

By Joseph James Whitworth

Refractometers can be used as a final check to ensure everything has gone right in the production process, according to a UK firm.  

German kids' juice brand Rotbäckchen uses CSB's ERP software to plan processes such as logistics, purchasing and sales, production and marketing.

CSB-System eyes English speaking market expansion

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Business software specialist CSB-System says it is keen to expand in English-speaking markets such as the US and UK, and claims it offers beverage firms a level of system integration that rivals cannot.

UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

INSIDE...VOLAC

UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

By Mark ASTLEY

British consumers would “absolutely not” have been ready for a product like Upbeat - Volac's liquid whey protein concentrate, fruit juice hybrid - five-years ago, the company’s human nutrition chief has claimed.

‘Perrier knows no limits’: Vergèze factory manager

EXCLUSIVE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY FACTORY VISIT

‘Perrier knows no limits’: Vergèze factory manager

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Perrier site manager Bernard Rouger insists that there are no supply limitations as Nestle Waters’ iconic French sparkling water brand breaks the 1.1bn unit barrier in 2013.

Arsenal Football Club in north London tailors supplement programmes for each of its players. Pic: UEFA

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Arsenal FC nutritionist: ‘Food supplements have a big part to play.’

By Shane STARLING

James Collins, bespoke nutritionist at Arsenal Football Club and with other elite athletes, says food supplements and sports nutrition products are highly important to top athletes - so important their use is now near-on ubiquitous.   

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: TAKE-HOME TRENDS FROM THE SHOW

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tanja Krüger from WILD Flavors notes the emerging trend in energy drinks towards ‘fusion energy’ - products that pair energy with other global success stories including tea and malt-based ingredients.

Eagle assesses X-ray tech in glass packaging

X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

The world's strongest cola brand has a CULT following in it's native Denmark

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: 'You must think differently to compete in cola', CULT founder

‘World’s Strongest Cola’ wins CULT shelf space

By Ben BOUCKLEY

CULT Energy founder Brian Sørensen explains why the world’s most caffeinated cola outsells Pepsi in convenience channels and supermarkets in the brand’s native Denmark.

Omission Lager is 'crafted to remove gluten' using DSM's yield-boosting clarifier Brewer's Clarex

DRINKTEC 2013: NOVEL GLUTEN-FREE BEER FLAVOR PROFILES

DSM hopes for ‘fantastic’ US rule change on gluten-free barley beer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

DSM says a possible US rule change allowing brewers to label barley-based beers ‘gluten-free’ would be fantastic for both brewers and consumers, and open up the market to new, more mainstream taste profiles.