The increasing use of plastic packaging in the beer sector - as
well as the versatility of the material - is helping to drive
growth of PET and other plastics in the drinks sector. But cans,
glass and laminates still have important...
The draconian measures introduced to reduce the use of one-way
packaging in Germany could still incur the wrath of the European
Commission, despite concessions by Berlin. But even if Brussels is
satisfied, German retailers, drinks...
Energy drinks are adding a touch of zest to the European soft
drinks market, with Mintel's Global New Products Database revealing
an array of weird and wonderful names, ingredients and marketing
ploys designed to entice consumers...
Product innovation continues in the Scandinavian non-dairy sector
with a new line of organic cereal drinks launched this month to
meet the growing tide for milk substitute products. New kid on the
block? Spelt drinks.
Ahold is to publish its audited results for 2002 on Thursday -
restated following the revelation of accounting fraud earlier in
the year. The figures are unlikely to make encouraging reading, and
shareholders and investors alike will...
US soybean processor ADM is launching its organic whole soybean
powder NutriSoy on the European market at next month's Food
Ingredients Europe. The product has been nominated for the 'most
innovative ingredient' award.
As expected, Morrisons is the only retailer allowed to bid for the
Safeway chain, with rival offers from Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda all
blocked by the UK government. But Morrisons' bid is unlikely to be
as high as it was in January,...