Manufacturers are misleading consumers with images of fresh fruit on packaging when the actual fruit content is minimal or even zero, says trade group Freshfel, as it calls for a legal minimum threshold.
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.
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...
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...
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.
China's soft drink industry continues to boom, with market analysts
Canadean estimating that continued growth now means annual
production is in excess of 20 billion litres. And with retail
prices continuing to fall and expendable...
The plastic rigid food packaging market in North America reached
about 10.3 billion pounds in 2003 and is expected to increase to
over 13.6 billion pounds by 2008 at an AAGR (average annual growth
rate) of 5.8 per cent, according...
Research suggesting a link between soft drink consumption and
rising levels of diabetes in the US has sparked fierce criticism
from consumer groups and beverage industry associations. Scientists
with an axe to grind have manipulated...
A new study on artificial sweeteners reported in the news yesterday
has fuelled a rapid response from the soft drinks industry, which
branded the research by US researchers at Purdue University as
New research appears to absolve the soft drinks industry from
responsibility for the low calcium intake among US adolescents but
it suggests that creative and effective ways of increasing levels
of the mineral, such as through fortified...
The last few years have seen a quickening in the pace of new
product launches by the world's top two soft drinks companies, with
new flavour or formula variants of the traditional Coca-Cola and
Pepsi brands leading the way.
Plastic containers, which already account for around half of all
beer and soft drinks packed in Western Europe, look set to
consolidate their position over the next five years. According to a
new report, plastic will continue to outperform...
Alcoa will feature several new products at the forthcoming Pack
Expo Las Vegas. The stand will feature two of the company's
packaging and consumer business units, Alcoa Closure Systems
International (Alcoa CSI) and Alcoa Consumer...
According to a five-yearly report from the Freedonia Group, US
demand for beverage containers, by far the biggest market in the
world, is projected to increase 1.7 percent per year to 224 billion
units in 2007, giving the sector an...
Cott Corporation, the global branded soft drink supplier, has
acquired Premium Beverage Packers. Premium is Cott's largest
carbonated soft drinks co-packer in the US, with bottling
facilities located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.