Sustainability

Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: FREEDONIA NOTES CRAFT BEER POUCH INTEREST

Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stand-up pouches face a fight to wrest beer market share from traditional formats like bottles and cans that are ‘ingrained in the consumer’s mind’ but could carve out their own niche.

Angry TATA instructs lawyers over Tetley tea slavery allegations

WORLD BANK INVESTMENT ARM 'TROUBLED' BY REPORTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING ON PLANTATIONS

Angry TATA Global Beverages instructs lawyers over Tetley tea slavery allegations

By Ben BOUCKLEY

TATA Global Beverages is instructing defamation lawyers after a video documentary in The Guardian online claimed its Tetley tea brand is supplied by a plantation paying such pitiful wages that girls are driven into slavery.

Slimline beer bottle tops tempt brewers with cost savings

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY MONTH

Slimline beer bottle tops tempt brewers with cost savings

By Ben BOUCKLEY

German company Actega DS believes that breweries and soft drinks makers are only now becoming aware of the potential material savings that low gauge ‘crown corks’ or bottle tops can bring.

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Operational Efficiency Month

EFSA gives OK to three PET recycling processes

By Joseph James Whitworth

Three processes for recycling post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Inside the Saint Louis Brewery, home of the Schlafly beer brand (Picture: Siemens)

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY MONTH

Siemens claims automation takes angst out of craft brewing

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Siemens says process automation in breweries cuts out human error and boost product quality, especially in the craft sector and emerging markets where semi-skilled staff are common.

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.

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