Tonnellerie Bordelaise, the French oak barrel maker, has announced
plans to enter the US market.
NZ company Enza Foods will produce apple ingredient for soft drinks
and smoothies under licence from fruit juice company Beckers
Stoudt Breweries of Pennsylvania has installed an automated washing
and filling line from German company M&F Keg-technik.
An ad for Michelob beer comparing it to Belgian rival Stella Artois
has been approved by the UK Advertising Standards Authority.
Britvic is to launch a new brand, Freekee Soda, next month which it
claims offers a 'unique' drinking experience.
NCLII's preservative NuPreserv has been proven to significantly
extend the shelf life of beverages, the company claims.
The beverage ingredients unit of Dutch company DSM Food
Specialities is to offer two new ingredients for the brewing
Quirky functional drinks from Extreme Drinks will be available
throughout European duty free outlets.
Pommac, a carbonated soft drink well-known to drinkers in Sweden
and Finland, has been voted one of the brands to watch for 2003 by
fashion magazine Wallpaper.
Tetra Pak Carton Ambient has launched a new straw concept, Sensory
Straw. Targeted at children and young teenagers it "squirts"
liquids directly into the drinker's mouth.
Coca-Cola and its Belgian bottler, CCEB, have agreed to acquire the
natural mineral water business of Belgium's Chaudfontaine.
Rockware Glass has produced the 50cl bottle for Scottish Prince
12-year-old malt, the flagship blend of Speyside Distillers.
UK glass specialist Rockware has introduced a striking new bottle
for Wasdale Water, sprayed with a distinctive purple coating.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has granted temporary
authorisation for the marketing and use of the high-intensity
Red Bull is hoping to win over a whole new raft of admirers with
its Red Bull Sugarfree variant, which contains just 8 calories per