Juice Drinks

Manufacturers are responding to demand for options at each distinct beverage opportunity throughout the day.  Pic: ©GettyImages/DuxX

Pack Expo: trend spotting

PMMI sees bright future for beverage packaging in North America

By Beth Newhart

Smaller can sizes, less packaging material and eco-friendly manufacturing practices are all trends to watch in the beverage industry. BeverageDaily was at Pack Expo last week to find out what’s hot and what’s not in the industry this year.

ValvPak features a rip-top opening that releases and recloses with one hand.

Cup vs. pouch debate ignited at Pack Expo

By Beth Newhart

Packaging viscous products in sealable pouches rather than plastic cups is a trend that’s gained a lot of steam in the last few years. At Pack Expo International in Chicago, the pros and cons of the pouch method were debated and innovations were on display....

Indian juice company finds right formula as brands jockey to differentiate

Paper Boat floats down a stream of confidence in indigenous flavours

By Richard Whitehead

“One rainy day, an August afternoon, when you had just come home from school, completely drenched. Tearing a page from your math notebook, you ran outside to make a tiny boat and launch it into the biggest puddle you could find! Mom would then call your...

Frontier Label uses stone paper and recycled beach plastic in its products to cut down on environmental strain.

The straw law flaw: What more can be done?

By Beth Newhart

The banning of single-use plastic straws gained a lot of traction across the US this summer, with major companies like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Disney at the forefront. But experts say straws are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and brands could be doing...

Lion Dairy and Drinks' portfolio includes flavored milk and iced coffee. Stock picture:getty/theeradechsanin

Kirin considers sale of Lion Dairy and Drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Japanese beer and beverage giant Kirin has announced a strategic review for Lion Dairy and Drinks - a producer and distributor of dairy products and beverages in Oceania – with the sale of the unit one of the options.

Beyti is 52% owned by Saudia Arabian dairy firm Almarai Company, and 48% by PepsiCo Inc. Pic: ©Getty Images/MidoSemsem

EBRD supports Egypt’s Beyti with $44m loan

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing Egyptian dairy and juice producer, the International Company for Agricultural Industries Projects, S.A.E (Beyti), with a $44m loan.

Focus Brands already owns chains like Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s and Carvel. Pic:getty/samael334

Jamba Juice acquired by Focus Brands for $200m

By Beth Newhart

Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc has announced a definitive merger deal with Texas-based Jamba, Inc., under which Focus brands will acquire Jamba for $13 per share in cash, worth approximately $200m.

Accessibility advocates are calling for these plastic straw bans to be flexible and not so absolute. Pic: ©GettyImages/jon11

Disney to eliminate plastic straws from all locations

By Beth Newhart

The Walt Disney Company has announced it will be the latest major corporation to cut down on plastic waste by phasing out single-use straws, joining the ranks of Starbucks and McDonald’s. Disney will phase them out of its global theme parks by 2019.

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