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The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has come to an end after four months. ©GettyImages/scanrai

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Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax officially expires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The sweetened beverage tax in Cook County, Illinois, expired on Friday after four months of “overwhelming and relentless opposition” from retailers, consumers and policy makers.

Premium soft drinks is a particularly attractive opportunity, says Britvic Pic:getty/romanlsaykov

Christmas soft drink demand is set to soar, predicts Britvic

By Rachel Arthur

As people aim to reduce their alcohol consumption, almost half of UK consumers are planning to buy more soft drinks this Christmas, according to Britvic, which is advising operators to prepare for a boom in soft drinks.

PepsiCo to host an interactive challenge for active & intelligent packaging formats. Picture: PepsiCo.

AIPIA Congress 2017

PepsiCo challenge will review the best ideas for packaging formats

By Jenny Eagle

PepsiCo is hosting an interactive session at the AIPIA Congress 2017, asking the Association’s members to come up with their best ideas for packaging formats for PepsiCo brands, incorporating Active and Intelligent Packaging and technologies.

WFSI aims to play into major health trends in the beverage category through its sweetener and flavor  ranges. ©iStock/Charlie_Edward

drinktec 2017

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients expands sugar alternative options

By Mary Ellen Shoup

WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (WFSI) has expanded its portfolio of sweetening solutions to offer sweeteners that when combined with certain flavors and texturants ingredients can deliver a similar mouthfeel to full-sugar beverages, the company...

ACE UK celebrates 10 years of recycling success. Picture: ACE UK.

ACE UK looks back at 10 year recycling milestone

By Jenny Eagle

From uniting big name packaging manufacturers to setting up standardized collection regimes and opening a reprocessing plant in 2013, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) is celebrating 10 years of recycling beverage cartons.

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