Vanilla-flavored Pepsi Cola on Target shelves in July 2014: Al Carey said flavors are resonating well with millennials, while 'real sugar' also appeals to consumers (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

PepsiCo Americas Beverages boss keen to scrap ‘old industry growth paradigm’

12-Sep-2014 - PepsiCo Americas Beverages CEO Al Carey says he wants to spend less on soda promotions where sales are declining and more on spurring growth in faster-growing portfolio areas.

Nestle Waters North America's bottling facility at Cabazon, California, which produces Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water

‘Juices, soft drinks, beer all use more water!’ Nestle Waters hits back at California drought critics

12-Sep-2014 - Nestle Waters has hit back at critics who claim it draws too much water from a Southern Californian spring, insisting its products are sustainable and use minimal water versus other packaged beverages.

Tetra Pak, IKEA, Kingfisher, sustainability, FSC

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

12-Sep-2014 - Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined IKEA and Kingfisher to analyse the impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

Virtual factories, augmented reality - and good old hands-on training

Put down the pen, pick up a tablet! Virtual factories and augmented reality in Sidel training centres

12-Sep-2014 - Sidel Services has opened a training centre in Guadalajara, Mexico that includes a virtual factory, augmented reality, and a library of technical manuals accessible on tablet devices.

Qimarox, Harderwijk, FrieslandCampina

Dutch component maker Qimarox gets wind in sails

12-Sep-2014 - Dutch machine component manufacturer Qimarox will sponsor a windmill to show its commitment to the local community.

OAL, Steam Infusion, European Food Venture Forum

OAL’s Steam Infusion triumphs at European Food Venture Forum

12-Sep-2014 - OAL group, formerly Olympus Automation, has won an award at The European Food Venture Forum for its Steam Infusion technology.

UK recycling targets

UK needs ‘urgent action’ to hit recycling targets: Plastics 2020

11-Sep-2014 - Plastics 2020 says the UK needs to take urgent action to hit its 2017 recycling targets and is calling on food packagers and other stakeholders to identify actions to boost recycling.

RPC Superfos, SuperLock, Packaging

RPC Superfos SuperLock packaging comes to UK

11-Sep-2014 - Danish plastic packaging firm RPC Superfos has launched its SuperLock barrier packaging in the UK.

Strauss Group EuroPack Summit packaging

Strauss: ‘We don’t have to reinvent the wheel but sometimes we have to think about things differently’

11-Sep-2014 - Putting salad into expensive-looking glass jars, combining IML (In-Mould Labeling) and injection molding techniques and offering customers personalised gifts of honey to celebrate Rosh Hashanah the Hebrew New Year, are just some of the ways Strauss is thinking outside of the box to secure brand loyalty.

Coca-Cola Europe Share a Coke

Coca-Cola Europe: ‘By keeping finance away from the table we are free to innovate'

10-Sep-2014 - Coca-Cola Europe entered into a debate about disruptive packaging and if firms should let finance people into the design process, at the EuroPack Summit, in Lisbon, Portugal, this week.

Pro Mach, Pace Packaging

Pro Mach buys capping and bottling business Pace Packaging

10-Sep-2014 - Ohio-based Pro Mach has announced the acquisition of automated bottle unscrambler and orientor manufacturer Pace Packaging as it continues an M&A spending spree it started earlier this week.

Cereal pot innovation? 'I think we will see other more creative ideas for on-the-go packaging, perhaps added fruit sachets or even milk pouches,' says Datamonitor Consumer analyst

Cereal makers must think outside the pot: Think spoons and fruit sachets

10-Sep-2014 - Cereal pots appeal to consumers seeking faster, easier ways of eating breakfast, but manufacturers must go beyond simple, on-the-go pot packaging, says Datamonitor Consumer.

LiquiGlide US IP patent slippery coating

LiquiGlide expands IP protection after global interest in its slippery coating

10-Sep-2014 - LiquiGlide has started international patent filings to protect the intellectual property (IP) of its slippery coating technology.

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

Danone to expand its children’s range in Russia

10-Sep-2014 - Danone will expand its children’s range Danonino globally expanding into Russia and Asia after initial success in Spain and the UK.

East Afripack, PMMI, IPACK-IMA

Inaugural East Afripack opens in Nairobi

09-Sep-2014 - East Afripack, the first ever gathering of the processing, packaging and converting industries in the East Africa Region, will open in Nairobi, Kenya today.

Cambridge announces its first representatives in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait

Conveyor belt company jumps on opportunities in Russia and Middle East

09-Sep-2014 - Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a manufacturer of metal conveyor belts, has expanded its operations in Russia and the Middle East. 

Trojan Litho, Paperboard Packaging Council

Trojan Litho joins Paperboard Packaging Council

09-Sep-2014 - Washington firm Trojan Litho has joined the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC).

FoodProductionDaily industry movers August 2014

Industry Movers: August 2014: Bemis, Schneider and SGS

08-Sep-2014 - Who made it into August's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Bemis, Michelman, TriMas Corporation, Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Toray Plastics and SGS all feature in the gallery.

Ulrik Rasmussen

Grower’s Cup relaunches disposable coffee brewed in a stand-up pouch

08-Sep-2014 - An entrepreneur has won a major supermarket deal after relaunching what he claims is the World’s first disposable stand-up pouch for brewing coffee and tea, introducing a transparent window onto the packaging in October.

Virginia Janssens

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

08-Sep-2014 - EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European Organization for Packaging and the Environment) discussing EU legislation on a packaging and packaging waste directive.