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Three ways beverage manufacturers can prepare for the year ahead

By Laura Gurski, senior managing director and global lead of consumer goods and products, Accenture

Beverage manufacturers have long been at the leading edge of innovation, but we are seeing a tidal wave of smaller players, who were born digital, disrupt the market and turn ‘business as usual’ on its head.

Production volume will increase by 120 million units per year. Pic: ©GettyImages/BrianAJackson

Saverglass opens first North America factory in Mexico

By Beth Newhart

France-based company Saverglass has started production at its first North American factory, in Jalisco, Mexico. The $120m facility has created 400 jobs producing high end and premium glass bottles.

Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) to buy Nampak

Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) to buy Nampak

By Jenny Eagle

The South Africa Competition Commission has approved, without conditions the intermediate merger whereby Amcor Flexibles South Africa (AFSA) intends to acquire the flexible packaging business of Nampak.


Mosca Direct corrosion resistant strappers

By Jenny Eagle

Mosca Direct has launched two machines; SoniXs MS-VA and SoniXs TRS-VA in the UK, to use in extreme conditions such as dampness or with contaminated products.

Marks&Spencer pickles

APPE PET jar used for M&S pickles

By Jenny EAGLE

APPE has seen its thermaLite pasteurisable PET jar adopted by Marks & Spencer for its pickles supplied by food manufacturer G’s.

UK food park continues development

UK food park continues development

By Rod Addy

The UK's Southglade food park is expanding further thanks to a fresh injection of cash from a local council, despite the current challenging economic environment.

SMEs have potential to grow tall among industry giants, industry expert

‘Nimble’ SMEs: The innovators of industry

By Kacey Culliney

SMEs are not bound by corporate structure and are therefore flexible to respond to market changes quickly and innovate accordingly with many eyeing the premium, niche segment, according to industry expert.

Super strawberries could benefit UK manufacturers

Super strawberries could benefit UK manufacturers

By Mike Stones

New varieties of strawberries, custom-designed for manufacturing processes and the UK climate, could boost the tiny proportion of home-grown berries used by manufacturers, according to specialist plant breeder, East Malling Research Centre.


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