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SIG’s paper straws can be used with SIG’s recyclable carton packs, which are mainly made of renewable paper board. Pic: SIG/Intermarché

SIG’s recyclable straws hit the shelves

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG’s fully recyclable and renewable paper straw solution for aseptic carton packs is being launched for the first time in Europe by French retail group Intermarché.

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How is Coca-Cola dealing with the coronavirus crisis?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey says that the company is well-versed in surviving crises over the course of its 134 year history: “Every previous crisis – military, economic or pandemic – the Coca-Cola Company has come out stronger”. So how is it dealing...

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Coca-Cola volumes decline 25% globally during coronavirus lockdowns

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company’s worldwide volumes have declined around 25% since the beginning of April, with almost all that decline coming from away-from-home channels. “The ultimate impact of coronavirus on 2020 is unknown at this time,” says the beverage...

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...

The Summer Fancy Food takes place in June in New York City.

'We're more than the Fancy Food Show as a community'

By Beth Newhart

The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show is scheduled to take place in June in New York City: but its location - the Javits Center in Manhattan - is currently being converted into a makeshift hospital.

The drinks industry has been directed impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 situation

Drinks industry reacts to coronavirus impact

By Gwen Ridler

Cut earnings, threats to supplies and helplines for manufacturers’ customers are just some of the latest developments in the drinks industry as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Global spirits companies are donating their alcohol for use in hand sanitizer production. Pic: Getty/Zephyr18

How are beverage brands coping in the face of COVID-19?

By Beth Newhart

Amid quarantines, lockdowns and cancellations, beverage companies are doing what they can to stay afloat as well as help out in the community. We round-up the latest news from brands dealing with the crisis.

COVID-19: Expo West cancelled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

COVID-19: Expo West canceled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

By Elaine Watson

In an announcement that will not likely surprise many stakeholders, New Hope has decided to cancel (rather than postpone) the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim and focus its attention on Expo East in Philadelphia (Sept. 23-26).

The low-to-no alcoholic (LNA) beverage trend appears to have caught on in the APAC region, with various major beverage firms launching their own versions.

FNA Deep Dive: Low-to-no alcoholic beverages

Booze-free growth imminent: Low-to-no alcoholic beverages set to boom in APAC

By Pearly Neo and Guan Yu Lim

The low-to-no alcoholic (LNA) beverage industry is growing rapidly in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States, and as of late this trend appears to have also caught on in the APAC region, with various major beverage firms launching their own...

Informa reschedules Vitafoods Europe to start of September

Informa reschedules Vitafoods Europe to 1-3 September

By Will Chu

Event organisers are to postpone this year’s Vitafoods Europe in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation that has already forced several nutraceutical industry events to be rescheduled.

PepsiCo's solar panels at its Purchase, N.Y. headquarters.

PepsiCo to use 100% renewable energy in US operations

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo’s direct operations will soon be powered by 100% renewable energy in the US. “We have entered a decade that will be critical for the future of our planet’s health,” says the beverage and snack giant.

The Sans Bar x DRY 2020 National Pop Up Tour kicks off on January 10 in Seattle.

Dry Soda and Sans Bar partner for sober bar pop-up tour across the US

By Beth Newhart

A sober bar from Texas will take its alcohol-free drink partners and signature mocktails on tour to 15 cities across the US this year. It’s joined forces with ‘botanical bubbly’ Dry Soda in a shared mission to help people connect without alcohol.

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