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Coffee child labour podcast: How widespread is the issue?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

Coffee child labour: Under-researched and ‘undetected’

By Oliver Nieburg

Thousands of child labourers work in coffee, but the true levels remain under-researched. Lumina Intelligence speaks to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge about the worst forms of child labour.

Pictured: Essentia founder/CEO Ken Uptain, and chief strategy officer Neil Kimberley

Global Bottled Water Congress 2018

Podcast special: Alkaline water

By Rachel Arthur

With Coca-Cola announcing it will launch smartwater alkaline next year, it looks like the alkaline water category could be poised to leap to the next level. So what are alkaline waters, and what’s all the fuss about? In this special podcast we speak to...

Will the tax encourage companies to reformulate? Pic: iStock

UK sugar tax: The big questions

By Rachel Arthur

The UK has announced a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. But how hard will it hit the industry? How effective will the tax be at tackling childhood obesity? And could the tax be extended to other food categories? We take a look at the big questions surrounding...

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

By Niamh Michail

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last week. We’ve picked out some of our highlights from over one thousand exhibitors, a packed conference programme and talks on industry insights.

Marianne Freund, marketing programme manager, Rexam Beverage Can Europe

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SIMON SPILLANE, BREWERS OF EUROPE (BRUSSELS PRESS CLUB)

‘Stop US tax discrimination against small EU brewers!’: Brewers of Europe

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Brewers of Europe insists that ending 'discriminatory' tax breaks on small EU brewers exporting to the US remain a vital issue in ongoing talks around the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).

“It’s going to be a really exciting time,

From the Vitafoods Europe 2014 vault

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

By Shane STARLING

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

PROMISING START FOR BEVERAGE STARTUP ACCELERATOR

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Green-tea based drinks brand OOb took first prize at the inaugural DrinkPreneur event in London yesterday, winning high praise from judges including Tesco soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore.

Coke's 'Polar Bear' bottle released for its US winter holiday promotion, with polar bears Sakari & Kaia (Photo: CCL Label)

Jens Winkler, business development manager, CCL Label

Coca-Cola launch will fire US shrink sleeve growth: CCL Label

By Ben BOUCKLEY

CCL Label tells BeverageDaily.com that Coke’s successful Christmas holiday promotion using its sustainable TD shrink sleeve material will spur the market still further and assist hard-pressed recyclers.

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: THE FUTURE FOR WATER ENHANCERS

Squash to smoothie enhancers: DreamPak scans horizon in $400m market

By Ben BOUCKLEY

DreamPak’s international sales director tells Ben Bouckley that brands must differentiate to grow in a crowded US beverage enhancers fixture and tips tea, coffee and smoothies to lead the charge.

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.

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

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