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Peach collection for beverages

Sensient Flavors Beverage Europe’s new peach collection captures the authentic profiles of four popular varieties of peach: Yellow Peach, characterised by its fleshy and juicy notes and offering a taste profile with balanced sweetness and acidity; White Peach, which has subtle floral notes; White Donut Peach, which offers a fruity and ripe flavour with a […]

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‘Greenest ever’ refillable bottle

Plastics packaging firm Petainer has developed what it’s calling its ‘greenest ever’ refillable bottle. The new bottle is manufactured using more than 25 per cent post-consumer ‘one-way’ recycled PET plastic but has the same performance characteristics as a refillable bottle made entirely from virgin material, according to Petainer. "This is a very exciting development,” says […]


Diet soft drinks reach record levels

Consumers are increasingly enjoying soft drinks whilst watching the calories, as revealed by the latest figures for the UK soft drinks market. Diet and low calorie drinks and drinks without added sugar have reached a record market share of 61%. Twenty years ago, the market share of these drinks was only 28%. The fastest growing […]


Britvic flat profits place focus on healthy drinks

Britvic has reported flat annual profits as health conscious consumers switch to juices, smoothies and mineral water. The company is now fighting back with a new print campaign aimed at parents to highlight its Robinson Fruit Shoots which contains no artificial flavours and colours. The preliminary results for the year ended 1 October 2006 reported […]


Retailers receive WRAP cash

Major retailers have been awarded funding from the WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund – an £8m (£11m) fund designed to encourage innovative packaging initiatives that reduce household waste. The latest round of projects to be announced involves some of the leading names in UK retailing, including Coca-Cola, Dairy Crest and […]

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