Velvety PETG film protects drinks from light damage
Printpack has developed a new PETG film with a matte finish and light protection barrier to help fruit juice and dairy product makers replace expensive containers.
Ruling confirms recycling deposit on New York bottled water
All bottled water sold in New York State must include a 5 cent recycling deposit from 31 October following a court filing late last week.
FSA reviews guidance on bottled water
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is appealing for suggestions as it reviews existing guidance on bottled water products.
Vitaminwater Facebook flavor campaign enters stage three
Vitaminwater, a Coca-Cola owned company, has been running a three-step Facebook campaign designed to determine consumers’ tastes in order to launch a new flavor of its low-calorie, nutrient enhanced drink next spring.
ASA slams jokey ads for Coke’s Vitaminwater
Slogans like “more muscles than brussels” and “keep perky when you’re feeling murky” are to disappear from UK ads for Coca-Cola’s Vitaminwater under orders from an industry watchdog.
Soft drinks may raise likelihood of fatty liver disease: Study
People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease tend to drink larger quantities of soft drinks than those without the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of Hepatology.
Euromonitor predicts that Africa and the Middle East present the best opportunities for soft drink manufacturers as global sales growth slows.
Coca-Cola has invested in coconut water company Zico only a couple of weeks after Pepsi-Co acquired Amacoco, a Brazilian maker of coconut drinks.
Tax soft drinks and snacks to fight childhood obesity, says IOM
The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have recommended taxing high-calorie, low-nutrient food and drink in order to combat childhood obesity, in a new report released on Tuesday.
Bottled water leak reveals plans to question tap water safety
Leaked messages between PR professionals representing the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) have uncovered suggestions for promoting bottled water that include the dissemination of data undermining the safety of tap water.
Nestle launches its first rPET bottled water product
Food giant Nestle is to launch its first range of mineral water in the US packaged in bottles containing 25 per cent recycled PET (rPET) and is supporting the launch with a recycling scheme.
PepsiCo Brazil acquisition to make it coconut water leader
Beverage giant PepsiCo is to acquire Brazil’s leading coconut water company, as part of a bid to transform its beverage portfolio towards more healthful products.
Bottled water association files lawsuit against Eco Canteen TV ads
The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is taking Eco Canteen, a manufacturer of stainless steel beverage containers, to court in the US, after its TV advertising campaign allegedly made “false and misleading” claims about bottled water.
Latest figures reveal opportunities in weak bottled water market
The number of new bottled water products hitting the market dipped in the first half of the year, but opportunities remain in the sector, according to Innova Market Insights.
BPA fears and green concerns trigger launch of carton water
Safety fears over controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and environmental concerns have prompted one US beverage company to start selling water in cartons.