Alcohol accounts for 4.7% of brick-and-mortar grocery sales in the US - and just 0.7% online. Diageo's Distill Ventures explains why.

Digital natives? ‘Drink brands are behind the times’

By Rachel Arthur

Mainstream culture has seen huge changes with the rise of social media, the internet, ecommerce and smartphones. Innovation and disruption has turned many industries upside down when it comes to retail and marketing, but to date the drinks industry has...

Parcelive tracks deliveries along the entire logistics chain via transmitter devices. Picture: Hanhaa.

BillerudKorsnäs expands into the Internet of Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

BillerudKorsnäs, which manufactures beverage, snacks and confectionery packaging, is further expanding into the Internet of Packaging by investing in a minority holding in UK technology firm Hanhaa.

An example of flexible packaging, which is growing in popularity, from Jelly Belly.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

By Hal Conick

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Judges are on the look-out for technological advances, responsible packaging and better user experience

Call for entries for DuPont packaging competition

By Rachel Arthur

DuPont Packaging is calling for entries for its 27th Awards for Packaging Innovation, while Nestlé and Amcor Flexibles have joined an advisory panel for the programme. 

Win Wine Vision place by joining The Big Debate!

Win Wine Vision place by joining The Big Debate!


With Wine Vision 2014 set to start at Shangri-La at The Shard in London on November 17, you could win a place at the show by taking part in the Big Debate on retailer and supplier relations.

‘Frightened’ UK grocery brands slow to report retail dirty dealing


‘Frightened’ UK grocery brands slow to report retail dirty dealing


The adjudicator charged with policing the UK food and beverage manufacturing supply chain against retailer malpractice claims that many suppliers are scared of speaking out for fear of retribution.

Sonoco manufactures a range of packaging

Sonoco invests in flexible packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

Sonoco Flexible Packaging is to expand its Morristown, Tennessee facility with an investment of $9.7m which will create 26 jobs.

McCain goes full tilt

McCain goes full tilt

Frozen food giant McCain Foods has selected FullTilt's I-Accel as
its Collaborative Product Information Management (CPIM) software.
The firm, which is Canada's largest international food company,
recently conducted an exhaustive...


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