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Convenience food spurs Asia-Pacific sales growth in packaging technology

The Asia-Pacific food packaging technology market is predicted to grow at CAGR 9.1%

Asia-Pacific is driving global growth in food packaging technology due to the rising popularity of convenience foods and branded products, according to research and consultancy firm MarketsandMarkets. 

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NESTLE WATERS CORPORATE COMMS DIRECTOR, JANE LAZGIN, DEFENDS COMPANY'S OPERATIONS

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

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.

‘Baby boomers unlikely to buy much 24-pack Pepsi’: Al Carey warns

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

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.

OAL’s Steam Infusion triumphs at European Food Venture Forum

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

Global Industry News

German appeal court rejects ‘natural’ vanilla suit against Ritter from ConfectioneryNews.com

A German appeal court has ruled that Ritter Sport’s vanilla flavor in its whole hazelnut product is correctly labelled after consumer group Stiftung Warentest challenged it.

Southeast Asia

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Ten years into the process to harmonise the regulatory framework for nutritional and health supplements among Southeast Asian nations, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Elliott Review: Food Crime Unit underway

Food Standards Agency budget slashed by £22M from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will have seen £22M cut from its budget from the beginning of the horsemeat scandal to the end of the 2015/16 financial year.

FQN Food Outbreak roundtable on September 24

FQN to host roundtable on foodborne outbreaks from FoodQualityNews.com

FoodQualityNews is to host a roundtable debate later this month on the topic of foodborne outbreaks.

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Tetra Pak, trends, packaging, sustainability, edible packaging,
Edible food packaging, funny designs and unexpected materials

Tetra Pak: 5 Global Emerging Trends

Tetra Pak analysts Anna Larsson, Bettina Scatamachia and Kristina de Verdier look at five global emerging trends...

Nestle partners Coke and Tesco for flexible packaging R&D
'Aluminum-based plastic laminates are important to the business'

Nestle partners Coke and Tesco for flexible packaging R&D

Nestle UK & Ireland is partnering Coca-Cola Enterprises, Tesco and others to pursue a government funded R&D...

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

PMMI inducts six members into Packaging Hall of Fame

The president of The Packaging Association, a scientist who pioneered the PP/EVOH container and the inventor of...

EU legislation packaging & packaging waste directive
EuroPack Summit celebrates 10th anniversary

EU legislation on packaging & packaging waste top of the agenda

EuroPack kicked off the 10th anniversary of its summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week with Europen (European...

Tetra Pak, IKEA, Kingfisher, sustainability, FSC

Tetra Pak joins forces with IKEA and Kingfisher in sustainability drive

Tetra Pak says it wants to promote the benefits of responsibly sourced sustainable timber and has joined...