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Premium beverages with added-value priced affordably are on the rise, according to Mintel. ©GettyImages/Antonio_Diaz

Value consumers see premium appeal in private label products: Mintel

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While 43% of American consumers would describe their financial situation as “healthy”, price still remains the most important factor in food and beverage purchases for many shoppers, according to Mintel’s 2018 North American Consumer Trends report.

Consumers are looking to engage with products beyond the physical label through digital printing capabilities. ©GettyImages/DragonImages

FSMA pushes beverage manufacturers to embrace digital printing

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US packaging machinery shipments within the beverage sector is forecasted to grow just over 2% over the next five years as small and medium sized manufacturers advance their digital and coding printing capabilities, according to the PMMI 2017 State of...

PepsiCo to host an interactive challenge for active & intelligent packaging formats. Picture: PepsiCo.

AIPIA Congress 2017

PepsiCo challenge will review the best ideas for packaging formats

By Jenny Eagle

PepsiCo is hosting an interactive session at the AIPIA Congress 2017, asking the Association’s members to come up with their best ideas for packaging formats for PepsiCo brands, incorporating Active and Intelligent Packaging and technologies.

United Caps has updated several of its standard beverage closures to reach more markets, the company said.

United Caps sees high demand in sports closures market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

United Caps plans to launch a new version of its ProSpring closure for sports drinks in early 2018 to enter new markets such as Germany following the success the cap had in the UK and other parts of Europe, the company said. 

Hobgoblin beer. Picture: Ardagh Group.

drinktec 2017

Hobgoblin beer expands mini keg format

By Jenny Eagle

Hobgoblin beer has partnered with Ardagh Group to launch its Ruby and Gold beer in a 5L format, taking advantage of growth in off-trade mini keg.

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