Health and green issues driving drink packager growth
07-Mar-2008 By Neil Merrett
European demand for beverage packaging machinery will continue to
rise due to industry demands for more environmentally sustainable,
energy efficient and health focused products, according to a new
FDF urges Chancellor to support food and drink industry
06-Mar-2008 By Linda Rano
The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is urging the UK Chancellor
of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, to support the food and drink
industry in his first budget.
Wrapper revamped for faster water packaging
28-Feb-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Packaging firm Standard-Knapp claims that its integrated tray
packing and shrink wrapping system for water bottles now operates
at speeds of up to 70 trays per minute.
UK politician makes 'moral' bottled water stance
19-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
The UK environment minister has this week kicked off a war of words
with the bottled water industry, claiming that it is acting in a
"morally unacceptable" manner.
Ecolab buys into wastewater management
05-Feb-2008 By Neil Merrett
Ecolab, a global supplier of hygiene and safety systems, hopes to
step up its focus on sustainable water and energy supply for the
beverage and food industries with its latest acquisition.
UK food and drink makers to cut water use
29-Jan-2008 By Dominique Patton
A group of leading UK food and drink manufacturers is pledging to
reduce water use under a new programme designed to improve their
environmental credentials and cut costs.
Pepsi announces responsible water funding
24-Jan-2008 By Neil Merrett
PepsiCo is teaming up with the Earth Institute and the H2O Africa
Foundation in a bid to encourage sustainable use of non-industrial
water supplies in developing countries.
Back to tap: bottled water's enviro-woes
It looks set to be a vintage year ahead for Chateau Eau De Source
Public - or as it is more humbly known, tap water - as consumers
find themselves encouraged to shun the mineral variety of the
product to reduce packaging waste.
Industry prepares to fight junk food ad watershed
03-Jan-2008 By Jess Halliday
As phase two of the UK's new rules on TV advertising of unhealthy
foods targeted at children came into effect this week, the food
industry is preparing to lock horns with campaigners over a 9pm
Eastern promise for European water sales
17-Dec-2007 By Neil Merrett
Bottled water consumption continues to rise drastically in Eastern
Europe, increasing by 15 per cent during 2006, new research has
Drink banned for using alcohol reduction technique
05-Dec-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
An attempt to introduce a new technique for producing a
low-alcohol sparkling wine has backfired for one UK processor,
which received a decision yesterday confirming the ban of the
product as it is now marketed.
Industry attacks bottled water critics
27-Nov-2007 By Neil Merrett
Increasing criticism over the environmental impacts of consuming
water from bottles instead of a tap supply is needlessly misleading
consumer opinion, according to an international association
representing the industry.
No room at the top in soft drinks market
15-Nov-2007 By Neil Merrett
Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continued to dominate the soft drinks market
in 2006 accounting for more than a third of global sales in the
sector, according to market analyst Euromonitor.
Bottled water demand growth slips in Western Europe
06-Nov-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
29-Oct-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
29-Oct-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
23-Oct-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
18-Sep-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
12-Sep-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
11-Sep-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
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
04-Sep-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
21-Aug-2007 By Simon Pitman
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
14-Aug-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
13-Aug-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
30-Jul-2007 By Neil Merrett
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
26-Jul-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
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
24-Jul-2007 By Charlotte Eyre
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
24-Jul-2007 By Stephen Daniells
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
CEOs of top processors pledge to cut water use
09-Jul-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
In a sign that environment issues have risen high on the list of
boardroom priorities, the chief executives of Nestlé, Coca-Cola and
SABMiller have signed a UN commitment to manage water use at
manufacturing plants more efficiently.
Lightweight PET bottle targets water market
03-Jul-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new lighter weight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle for
water targets beverage companies that want to cut down on
Health drive lifting UK soft drinks
03-Jul-2007 By Neil Merrett
Carbonated beverage sales may slowly going flat within the British
soft drinks industry, but they still continue to dominate the
market with a 41.8 per cent share according to consumer analyst
Closure targeted at convenience drink market
28-Jun-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new 38mm single piece closure for the beverage industry is
targeted at processors aiming to meet the demands of
a growing convenience drink market .
The rise of functional water
14-Jun-2007 By Neil Merrett
It seems that mineral water just isn't healthy enough, as a growing
number of manufacturers move to tap growing demand for H2O
products that boast enhanced nutritional benefits.
Coca-Cola reforms to tap water sustainability calls
05-Jun-2007 By Neil Merrett
Coca-Cola today pledged to overhaul how it uses water
throughout its operations and bottling franchises in a drive for
greater environmental sustainability.
Food and drink counterfeit seizures fall
01-Jun-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
The amount of counterfeit food and drink products seized at the
EU's borders decreased by 77 per cent in 2006, the European
Commission said yesterday.
Fresh health fears hit benzoate in soft drinks
29-May-2007 By Chris Mercer
Common preservative sodium benzoate, widely used in soft drinks and
other foods, is again at the centre of health concerns after
research emerged linking it to cell damage.
Bottled water bad for environment, says report
14-May-2007 By George Reynolds
Bottled water, one of the world's fastest growing
beverages, faced fresh criticism this week
for contributing towards increased packaging that ends up in
Neckbanders add tamper safety to drinks at high speed
03-May-2007 By staff reporter
A new range of high-speed shrinkbanders can add tamper evident
wrapping to the necks of beverage containers with reduced
changeovers, its manufacturer claims.
Magic ingredient needed for diet soft drinks
26-Apr-2007 By Chris Mercer
A lucrative opportunity exists for the ingredients firm that can
develop a new product to make diet soft drinks taste more
acceptable to consumers, researchers have said.
UK supermarket targets natural soft drinks trend
24-Apr-2007 By Chris Mercer
Britain's third largest supermarket is to remove artificial
flavours and colours, as well as the aspartame sweetener, from its
private label soft drinks.
Wastewater recycler uses combined technologies
17-Apr-2007 By George Reynolds
A new treatment system integrates two technologies to recycle
wastewater in plants, claims its manufacturer, helping food and
drink firms to meet their environmental commitments.
Gas use increases steadily in food and drink sectors
22-Mar-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
Processors will continue to use increasing amounts of gases,
boosted by an rise in total food consumption, the popularity of
frozen foods and a slight gain in carbonated beverage output,
according to a study.
Nestle Waters seeks turnaround with Philippines sale
20-Mar-2007 By Neil Merrett
Nestle Waters said the sale of its Filipino operations to local
group Universal Robina Corp (URC) would better serve its interests
in the country.
Nestle cuts water use at manufacturing plants
19-Mar-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
In a bid to cater to consumers' environmental concerns, Nestlé has
pledged to further cut its water use and effluent discharges.
Soft drinks maker seeks natural fizz, for friendship and more
13-Mar-2007 By staff reporter
Product development gurus are increasingly attempting to use
consumer trends for natural ingredients and more nutritious
beverages to drive growth in the carbonated soft drinks category.
Food packaging to use recycled water bottles
09-Mar-2007 By George Reynolds
Water bottles will be turned into packaging for food at a proposed
€17.6m recycling plant in the UK.
Innovation to boost premium soft drinks, says Britvic
08-Mar-2007 By Chris Mercer
Consumer trends for health and indulgence are expected to drive
"significant" growth in premium soft drinks over the next
five years, the marketing head of Britvic has said.
Britvic to launch UK soft drinks report
06-Mar-2007 By staff reporter
The highest and mightiest of Britain's soft drinks industry will
meet Wednesday to discuss innovation and trends in the sector.
Ozone nano-bubbles harnessed to sterilise water
28-Feb-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin
A new steriliser uses ozone nano-bubbles to produce a water mixture
that can be used for food processing.
FAO looks to tap coconut water potential
21-Feb-2007 By Anthony Fletcher
A simple cold preservation process could help increase sales of
bottled coconut water – a product yet to fully tap the growth of
health and energy drinks.