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Russia's PET revolution

Russia's PET revolution

Increasing disposable incomes are driving sales of almost every
packaged drink category in Russia. The proliferation of new
products, in new packaging format such as PET, will continue to
stimulate growth.

Red not dead

Red not dead

Still red wine sales are set to grow at a rate faster than that of
the global wine market as a whole over the next five years, driven
by increasing awareness of health issues and a more knowledgeable
wine drinking public, according...

Bottled water buoyant

Bottled water buoyant

British consumers are drinking nearly three times as much bottled
water as they were just five years ago - but few drink anywhere
near the recommended daily intake, according to Mintel.

Juicy information

Juicy information

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published new guidance notes
regarding the regulation of ingredients in fruit juices, fruit
nectars and sugar products.

ASA puts faith in WTO

ASA puts faith in WTO

The goal of genuine global free trade in sugar is only possible
through the World Trade Organisation (WTO), said a US sugar
industry expert before a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee
yesterday.

Spirits low in Mexico

Spirits low in Mexico

Although the alcoholic drinks market as a whole is growing strongly
in Mexico, the country's consumption of spirits continued to
decline in 2002, according to a new report from industry analysts
Canadean.

The PET revolution?

The PET revolution?

Although nearly two thirds of the world's beer continues to be
distributed in refillable glass bottles, the real dynamism in the
drinks packaging market as a whole is coming from PET, claims a new
report from beverage analysts...

Oat juice, anyone?

Oat juice, anyone?

Will we shortly be able to pluck an oat juice from the supermarket
shelf? The answer is, yes perhaps, as evidence continues of the
benefits of soluble dietary fibre.