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The big debate: Can sugar survive a public health crisis?

By Niamh Michail

The world is getting fatter and unhealthier - are smaller portions and diet drinks really going to help when they sit next to full-sugar, supersized products? Is it time to tax or is industry doing enough? Catch the highlights from our live debate.

Sugar taxes: A case of pop policy and comic consultation

By J T Winkler, emeritus professor of nutrition policy, London Metropolitan University

The UK's sugar tax was little more than populist light relief to brighten a speech full of economic doom and gloom. But what's worse, argues Professor Jack Winkler, is that the government's 'pseudo-consultation' about the tax is...

Patrick Doran, CEO, The Americk Group

Exclusive interview with Patrick Doran, CEO, The Americk Group

‘Americk Packaging to turn heads in 2014’

By Jenny Eagle

The Americk Group acquired Systems Labelling in September and plans to double turnover in the next three years.

T&L CEO Javed Ahmed: “The difference in the business today is if the US had anaemic growth we would not have been able to address that.”

Tate & Lyle meeting profit targets despite 4% US soft drink slide

By Shane STARLING

Tate & Lyle CEO Javed Ahmed says earning and profit forecasts are intact – “mid single digit growth” – despite an unseasonably cold spring that has contributed to an annual drop of 4% in the US soft drinks market and hit its specialty and bulk sweeteners...

Soaring growth forecast for European stand up pouch sector

Soaring growth forecast for European stand up pouch sector

By Rory Harrington

Demand for stand up pouches (SUP) in Europe is forecast to leap by at least 50 per cent to around 28 billion units by 2014 despite growth being hit by the world economic downturn, according to an industry report.

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.

Soda tax: A lot of froth over freedom

Soda tax: A lot of froth over freedom

Is taxing soda really an evil plan to curb your individual freedom? Conspiracy theories aside, perhaps it’s simply a sensible scheme to tackle obesity when personal choice has failed.

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