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What was 2015's most misleading product? Consumers cast their votes....

By Niamh Michail

It’s that time of year where the food industry eagerly looks to market analysts’ predictions for 2016’s upcoming trends. But consumer rights group FoodWatch is asking Dutch consumers to take a look back at 2015 and vote for the most misleading product....

Best global beverage brands: Who joins Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Budweiser?

Best global beverage brands: Who joins Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Budweiser?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola has taken the #3 spot in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands Report, which identifies the most valuable brands across the world. Pepsi, Budweiser, and Nescafé also feature in the top 100, alongside seven other well-known beverage brands. 

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

New flavors, delivery platforms keep consumers engaged with tea

By Elizabeth Crawford

Hoping to build on the momentum driving up sales of tea in the US, manufacturers are offering new flavors and delivery platforms that keep consumers engaged. At Expo East, companies showcased innovated tea bags, ready-to-drink options and even a tea consumers...

Top 5 most valuable worldwide whiskey brands

Top 5 most valuable worldwide whiskey brands

By Hal Conick

Top whiskeys are usually discussed as the top volume sellers, but Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst for Euromonitor, says this sometimes skews the results away from good, recognizable brands.

Cocktail mixers from fruity to bitter showcase at Summer Fancy Foods

Summer Fancy Food Show

Cocktail mixers from fruity to bitter showcase at Summer Fancy Foods

By Elizabeth Crawford

As craft cocktails grow in popularity, so too are bars’ and consumers’ shopping lists to include a laundry list of necessary specialty ingredients. To help simplify professional and home mixologists’ experience and minimize shopping costs, high-end mixers...

Vitafoods 2015: Browsing the beverages

Dispatches from Vitafoods, Geneva

Vitafoods 2015: Browsing the beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Vitafoods Europe - a global nutraceutical event - and Finished Products Europe are in full swing in Geneva this week. And beverages are well represented.

Stakeholders win 5 minutes to state final caffeine case

5 days until EU caffeine crunch time

Stakeholders win 5 minutes to state final caffeine case

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Last week the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) gave six stakeholders five minutes each to present their thoughts on its draft risk assessment on caffeine, which stated 400 mg of caffeine a day from all sources and single doses of up to 200 mg for...

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from Constellation Brands attracting the ire of craft brewers to Dr Pepper’s stevia trials.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

December: Around the world in packaging acquisitions

December: Around the world in packaging acquisitions

By Jenny Eagle

In this month’s round-up of global packaging acquisitions FoodProductionDaily looks at CCL Industries, specialty label and packaging; Storopack; Cambridge Engineered Solutions; Cardia Bioplastics and more.

In the Halls of the Carton King: Touring Tetra Pak Modena

TOUR TETRA PAK'S R&D FACILITY: EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY

In the Halls of the Carton King: Touring Tetra Pak Modena

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tetra Pak invited BeverageDaily.com to its R&D center in Modena, Italy, to talk trends, discuss inclusive design and its work with customers to drive innovation and improve carton functionality.

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues including the future for premium wine, retailer and supplier relations...

Pack Expo 2014 in Pictures: 10 Snapshots from the Windy City!

EXCLUSIVE GALLERY: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Pack Expo 2014 in Pictures: 10 Snapshots from the Windy City!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Didn't make it to Pack Expo in Chicago this week? Get a taster of the action with our exclusive gallery, which takes in technology and trends from processing and packaging companies as diverse as Graphic Packaging, Krones and Avure.

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

By Shane STARLING

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Gelato Box

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

By Jenny Eagle

Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of the winners at the Procarton/ECMA Awards 2014 in Sorrento, Italy, last week.

Tetra Pak, trends, packaging, sustainability, edible packaging,

Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

By Rachel Arthur

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends – and what this means for food packaging. 

‘We’re less afraid of failure!’ Heineken exec on UK innovation

NEW PRODUCT GALLERY: SIX HEINEKEN 2014 INNOVATIONS

‘We’re less afraid of failure!’ Heineken exec on UK innovation

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Heineken UK marketing director Jacco van der Linden insists the company has changed its culture to be less afraid of failure and more realistic in its volume and value expectations for new brands.

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results slideshow

'A MIXED YEAR AND A TOUGHER ONE THAN WE ANTICIPATED AT THE START': CFO DEIRDRE MAHLAN

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Food packaging offers convenience in single-serve format

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

By Jenni Spinner

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, CALIFORNIA (MAY 29-31)

Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos, as we train our lens on five rising beverage brands addressing need states from enhanced hydration to digestive health.