Taste and price are no longer the only criteria for beverage launches: brands need to meet consumer demand for health, natural ingredients, responsible sourcing and sustainability. While the baseline for innovation has become more demanding, there is...
Thailand’s Malee Group PCL, known for its range of fruit juices and canned fruit, has acquired Vietnam beverage firm Long Quan Safe Food Joint Stock Company (LQSF) for 330m baht (about US$10.5m) to drive South East Asian production and export sales.
What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2018?
One of the most exciting players in the fast-growing meal replacement space, Soylent built its business – and a highly engaged community – online, first on its own website, and later on Amazon, but has recently ventured into the bricks and mortar space...
Warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were linked to a decrease in obesity and overweight prevalence in three major US cities, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggested.
Consumers are taking a holistic approach to their health, which is why beverage development company Imbibe predicts that the top beverage ingredients in 2018 will be ones with cognitive, immune health, and beauty claims.
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.
Consumer awareness of probiotics and their functional health benefits continues to grow with 79% of them saying they would prefer to consume probiotics in food and beverage products rather than supplements, Ganeden’s 2017 SSI Consumers Survey found.
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.
Almost 60% of the European plastics converting companies find it hard or very hard to get a supply of rPM (recycled plastics materials) in an acceptable quality, according to the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC).
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...
A prebiotic nanofibre matrix that protects beneficial bacteria in the low pH environment of fruit juices could prove an effective encapsulation agent for the probiotic delivery in functional beverages.
Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its extrusion blow molded PP bottle capacity in the Midwest, Southwest, and Canada in response to strong market demand for packaging for food and nutritional supplements.
Major drinks companies in Singapore - including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé - have agreed to limit the sugar content of their drinks, committing to a maximum sugar content of 12% in all their drinks by 2020.
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.