Juice Drinks

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.

Natalie's Orchid Island Juice Company recently launched a carrot ginger turmeric juice in 16-ounce and 32-ounce bottle sizes.

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice eyes West Coast expansion

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has maintained its image as a family-owned, minimally-processed Florida juice company since 1990 while also innovating through revamped packaging and new flavor launches like its carrot ginger turmeric juice.

The Cook County soda tax is expected to generate more than $200m next year, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue. ©iStock/OcusFocus

Cook County soda tax due to take effect today

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A penny-per-ounce Sweetened Beverage Tax in Cook County, Illinois, goes into effect today after a temporary restraining order on the levy was dismissed in Cook County Circuit Court. However, retailers have announced they will continue their fight against...

Sonoco's acquisition of Clear Lam is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

Sonoco to acquire Clear Lam Packaging for $170m

By Jim Cornall

Packaging company Sonoco has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Clear Lam Packaging, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of flexible and forming plastic packaging films, for approximately $170m in cash.

The Scholle IPN facility in Chile. Picture: Scholle IPN.

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

By Jenny Eagle

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive aids

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies

By Elizabeth Crawford

At the crossroad of Americans’ increasingly sedentary work- and lifestyles and their demand for decadent food is a growing need for digestive remedies and an opportunity for supplements and fortified foods to edge out over-the-counter treatments that...

Seattle joins other cities such as San Francisco and Berkeley in voting to impose a soda tax. Pic:iStock

Seattle City Council passes soda tax

By Rachel Arthur

Seattle City Council has voted to levy a tax on soda and sugar sweetened beverages, joining other US cities such as Philadelphia and Berkeley.

Coca-Cola plans to sustainably source 95% of its key beverage ingredients by 2020. ©iStock/Photology1971

Coca-Cola and partners invest $1.7bn in Indian agri ecosystem

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Coca-Cola has collaborated with its bottling partners, fruit suppliers, and processors in India to contribute $1.7bn to the country’s agribusiness over the next five years, with much of the investment going towards expanding the company's juice portfolio.

Health and wellness products are driving the non-alcoholic beverage market in the UK. Pic:iStock/tezzstock

Winners and losers in non-alcoholic drinks: Mintel

By Rachel Arthur

With consumers concerned about the sugar content of their drinks, bottled water is a clear winner in today’s UK non-alcoholic beverage market. But what other drinks are doing well - and which ones are struggling?

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‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500) grant each, and access to experts from...

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