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Rip that top off your Tetra Pak!

Rip that top off your Tetra Pak!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tetra Pak has launched its Tetra Top with Separable Top globally after successful trials in Scandinavia but admits its consumer reception will vary according to the local recycling culture.

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

'Marketing can and should be science-driven and scientists are great marketers': VIRUN CEO

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013, VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley, reveals his lust for life and how soft drinks can combine ‘want with need’ to kick start the category, in the first part of an exclusive interview.

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

FROM BALLANTINE'S BRASIL TO RE-DEFINING HOME COCKTAILS...

See inside…Pernod Ricard’s innovation locker

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Pernod Ricard is blazing an NPD trail in terms of drinks and event spaces to celebrate what it calls the ‘conviviality of the future’. Here are our top 10 launches, both recent and pending.

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

'Suntory is willing to pay a significant premium to acquire growth overseas': Analyst

Born in the USA? Suntory strikes first real foothold with $16bn Beam

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Suntory’s $16bn splurge to acquire Beam Inc. is significantly more than what rivals Diageo and Pernod Ricard would have paid for the bourbon giant, one analyst believes, but a seat at the US spirits table is at stake…

Suntory ‘delighted’ to agree $16bn Beam Inc. takeover

X20 HISTORIC EBITDA PRICE 'LOOKS VERY PUNCHY': ANALYST

Suntory ‘delighted’ to agree $16bn Beam Inc. takeover

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Suntory Holdings and Beam Inc. say they have agreed a $16bn deal that will see the Japan giant take full control of its US rival and maker of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark.

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Here are five global beverage trends that could shake up everything from soda to smoothies in 2014, as tea goes glam and consumers grow more cynical and health conscious.

Perrier site manager salutes ‘huge’ US slim can success

EXCLUSIVE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY FACTORY VISIT

Perrier site manager salutes ‘huge’ US slim can success

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Perrier factory manager Bernard Rouger insists that Nestlé Waters’ brand’s new 250ml slim can format has been a huge success in the US and Canada, and will be launched in France in 2014.

Absolut Vodka exec surprised by lack of wine packaging innovation

WINE VISION 2013: WHAT CAN WINE BRANDS CAN LEARN FROM SPIRITS?

Absolut Vodka exec surprised by lack of wine packaging innovation

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Absolut Vodka’s director of packaging development confesses he is surprised by the lack of innovation in wine packaging, and insists company size is no barrier to innovation.

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By Ben BOUCKLEY

So don't all unlike it at once! Seriously, thank you for your support as readers on Facebook, and our other social media channels - Linked In and Twitter - where we aim to spark debate and bring you the beverage industry news and views that matter.

Wine Vision 2013 Lights up London in Technicolor

WINE VISION 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR, NOVEMBER 18-21

Wine Vision 2013 Lights up London in Technicolor

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Relive the first two days of Wine Vision 2013 with our technicolor tour of London’s evocative Film Museum and the best of the conference action thus far.

‘Race to the bottom’ keeps Wine Hero Paul Henry awake nights

WINE VISION 2013, LONDON SOUTH BANK, LIVE FROM THE SHOW

‘Race to the bottom’ keeps Wine Hero Paul Henry awake nights

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Marketing consultant Paul Henry, Wine Hero, says the main thing that keeps him up at night is a retail world for wine focused on three attributes – fast, good, cheap – with the latter cause for concern.

Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim on HPP

NOVEL US CLASS ACTION TARGETS HIGH PRESSURE PROCESSING

Pressure situation! Hain Celestial faces $5m+ juice court claim over HPP

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Hain Celestial Group is facing a US lawsuit seeking millions in damages for alleged false claims its BluePrint fruit and vegetable juices are ‘unpasteurized’ and ‘100% raw’, due to use of high pressure processing (HPP).

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: WE HIT THE SHOW FLOOR

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Orang-Utan themed drinks for kids with a high fruit juice content, malted non-alcoholic beverages sold under the Tiger Beer brand? Here's what tickled the jury's tastebuds at the 'Anuga Taste 13' awards in Cologne.

Heineken hints at 'revolutionary' high-end home beer appliance

Machine slated for october launch in Paris and milan?

Heineken hints at 'revolutionary' high-end home beer appliance

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Heineken could be set to launch a high-end machine that serves beer after collaborating with industrial designer Marc Newson and finding consumers desire an ‘upscale’ at-home drinking experience.

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Check out the most interesting beverage concepts on show at DrinkTec 2013, with innovations from key players Döhler, WILD Flavors and BENEO – stretching from ‘liquid breakfast solutions’ to lemon cheesecake flavored dessert drinks!

Krones shakes up sterilization technology with new aseptic filler

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Krones shakes up sterilization technology with new aseptic filler

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Krones senior project engineer, Fabian Schneider, explains why the firm's Contiform AseptBloc aseptic filler launched at Drinktec 2013 breaks new ground - saving time, energy and media by sterilizing preforms rather than finished PET bottles.

Italian firm promises PET with the glamor of glass

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Italian firm promises PET with the glamor of glass

By Ben BOUCKLEY

P.E.T Engineering outlines the technical challenges involved in producing an award-winning lightweight PET bottle that retains its structural integrity, and a trend towards making PET bottles with the glamor of glass.