Bottled water demand growth slips in Western Europe
Growth in bottled water sales in Western Europe
has slowed down to 2.5 per cent annually, compared to the
8 per cent increase in demand globally, according to new findings.
Bottled water springs towards soft-drink dominance
Bottled water consumption is set to outgrow the once
dominant carbonated beverage segment within two years,
according to new research.
Fake foods, drinks on the increase, says OECD
The amount of fake foods, drinks and agricultural products being
traded worldwide is on the increase according to a new report on
counterfeiting released today by the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Survey to establish environmental standard for drinks logistics
UK food and drink processors are being asked to take part in a
survey to help set a standard for measuring the environmental
impact of their logistical operations.
Soft drinks makers claim reformulation commitment
As manufacturers continue to react to the consumer backlash from
new findings linking artificial additive use to child
hyperactivity, the beverage industry claims companies are
moving to reformulate products accordingly.
Soft drinks not responsible for obesity - study
Consumption of soft drinks is not by itself a significant
contributor for rising obesity levels in the UK, according to a new
China Water & Drinks acquires stake in bottle maker
China Water & Drinks plans to acquire a stake in the
largest water packaging manufacturer in China, a bid by the company
to control its supply chain and bring down costs.
Nestle Waters springs for Henniez
Nestle will expand its dominance in the bottled water market
after today agreeing to the acquisition of a majority share in
Switzerland-based Sources Minérales Henniez.
Anheuser-Busch launches skin balancing water worldwide
Global drinks company Anheuser-Busch has launched a new line of
bottled water that will be marketed as an integral part of any skin
care regime in a bid to make a side-step into the ever-growing skin
Court favours Danone in 'cancer water' case
A court in Argentina has dismissed allegations against Danone
that it had engaged in unfair trade practices in the country
against rival Coca-Cola.
Number of jobs fall in food and drink manufacturing
The number of jobs in the UK's food and drink sector fell by 14 per
cent from 2000 to 2005, reflecting the decline in the number
of companies in the sector.
PepsiCo re-labels tap sourced water
PepsiCo is to spill the beans on the true source of its Aquafina
bottled water, following pressure from a consumer watchdog over its
use of marketing.
UK food and drink sector meets greenhouse gas targets
The UK government today published agreements it has made with
industry organisations - including those in the food and drink
sector -- on targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Water vending machine uses RFID to track bottles
Healthy, environmentally friendly and delivered in a minimum time
period - a new water vending machine uses radio frequency
identification (RFID) to hit all the market trends.
Soft drinks - heart disease study sparks reaction
Drinking more than one soft drink a day is associated with a 50 per
cent increased risk in metabolic syndrome, says a new study from