Soft drink sales top £10bn for the first time

Sales of soft drinks have risen by 2% and total market value for this category has topped the £10 billion mark for the first time.   According to the Britvic Soft Drinks Review, sift drinks generated value sales in the leisure channel of more than £2.8 billion. Despite the decline seen immediately after the recession, […]

Growth strategies for Spanish wine

An improvement in the Spanish wine industry’s productive structure and orientation to the international market is necessary for the country to remain globally competitive according to a recent report from Rabobank – La Mancha in the Middle. Recent EU support programmes have improved the efficiency in Spanish wine production, but oversupply remains an issue. There […]

Seafood specialists cater for foodservice industry with new tartlets

Chapman’s Seafoods is launching its new range of seafood tartlets and open tarts. Using local ingredients for their handmade products, including fishcakes, wellingtons and pies, the range includes: Mediterranean Salmon Tartlets – Packed with salmon in a rich tomato sauce, topped with roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Smoked Haddock Florentine Tartlets – Filled with smoked […]

Smurfit Kappa launches new Safe Curve bags

Smurfit Kappa Bag-In-Box has launched a new type of seal on its wine application bags. In addition to the usual seals, eight supplementary radial seals (two in each of the four corners), help to protect the wine inside. This new triple protection system is called Safe Curve and is possible thanks to new tools that […]

Rabobank report highlights wine optimism

According to Rabobank’s fourth quarter wine quarterly, the UK’s improving economic fundamentals, combined with a recovery in the global harvest, should provide some relief in 2014. “Improving economic fundamentals should begin to provide more support to wine consumption,” comments Rabobank analyst Marc Soccio. “However, old pressures remain as suppliers continue to deal with rising excise […]

November 2013

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New labelling application for cool wine bottles

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has introduced an Aqua Stick portfolio, designed to ease the process of applying labels to wine and sparkling wine bottles when they are cooler than their surroundings and slick with surface condensation. The new portfolio seeks to avoid the time-consuming and costly practices required to prevent condensation during labelling. […]

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Wine packaging innovation with an ‘unexpected twist’

Two global wine packaging specialists, Amorim and O-I, have announced the launch of Helix, a cork-glass wine packaging innovation for the popular premium, fast turnaround still wine segment. The new ‘twist to open’ concept combines an ergonomically-designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating a […]


Case packer module for gentle bottle placement

US-based packaging machinery firm Standard-Knapp has introduced its Versatron Case Packer with lowering head module. It is ideally suited for customers looking for gentle, positive handling of their product, yet is still rugged enough for 24/7 operation. When equipped with the module, the Versatron Case Packer can continue to operate as a robust drop packer […]


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