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Coca-Cola announced it would acquire AdeS from Unilever in June 2016.

Coca-Cola acquires AdeS soy drink brand from Unilever

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Coca-Cola has completed the purchase of AdeS, a soy-based beverage company based in Argentina, from Unilever for $575m as part of its strategy to expand its plant-based beverage portfolio. 

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Canada sugar drinks levy would save 13,000 lives, say researchers

By Rachel Arthur

Health organizations in Canada are calling for a sugary drinks levy, with new research suggesting the measure would save 13,000 lives over the next 25 years. But the Canadian Beverage Association questions the data used by the research: and says that...

Norway's crime unit opens investigation into TINE and Tetra Pak. Picture: Tetra Pak.

TINE and Tetra Pak investigated by Norwegian crime unit

By Jenny Eagle

Dairy cooperative TINE SA has contacted the Norwegian authorities after a report in a local newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) claimed to have exposed an improper supplier relationship between TINE and Tetra Pak.

Naked Juice to revise labels in settlement with CSPI

PepsiCo: ‘We listened to the CSPI out of concern for our consumers’

PepsiCo to revise Naked Juice labels in settlement

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo will make several modifications to the way it labels and markets Naked Juice, in an agreement that ends litigation filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) in October.

Middle class consumers driving liquid foods sector. Picture: JBT

Trend towards ‘micro processors’ with innovative products and processing technologies

Liquid foods companies need to differentiate themselves to be more competitive

By Carlos Fernandez

Carlos Fernandez, president/MD, JBT Liquid Foods, explains why middle class acquisitive power is becoming increasingly important for food and drink processors and reflects on a busy 12 months at JBT.

Sauces and filling methods will change says E-Pak.

‘As US diets change, so will sauces, filling and packaging methods’

By Krys Beal

‘Liquid filling machines are used in a range of industries, but one of the biggest industries to utilize this equipment is the food industry. Many different types of foods and sauces need liquid filling machines that are capable of handling liquid products...

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2016: The year of the sugar tax

By Richard Whitehead, Elaine Watson, Will Chu, Niamh Michail, Louis Gore-Langton, Rachel Arthur

Debate around sugar taxes has hit the limelight this year, with the controversial topic grabbing headlines around the globe.  

Picture credit: BillerudKorsnäs

‘Biggest growth area for liquid packaging is southeast Asia’

BillerudKorsnäs to build ‘world’s largest’ packaging board machine for $622m

By Jenny Eagle

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures confectionery, snacks and beverage packaging, is investing  SEK 5.7bn ($622.25m) in a KM7 (Karton Machine) to produce liquid board, cartonboard and liner at its factory in Gruvön, Sweden, to start operations in Q1,...

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