• 02 Jan
    Amcor Rigid Plastics launches a new collection of crystal clear (PET) stock bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and (HPP) liquid beverages

    Amcor Rigid Plastics launches a new collection of crystal clear (PET) stock bottles and preforms for dairy, aseptic, and (HPP) liquid beverages

    These sleek, eye-catching containers deliver a positive consumer experience along with versatility and flexibility for brand owners and packaging manufacturers.

    “Along with consumer appeal, our comprehensive polyethylene terephthalate (PET) package portfolio for juice provides brand owners and manufacturers with convenience and reduced product line complexity, enabling efficient and cost-effective product management, “ said Alex Warren, manager of marketing and strategic business development for Amcor’s Beverage Business Unit.

    These premium bottles are aesthetically-pleasing, easy to handle, and meet the needs of on-the-go consumers. They are spill-proof and offer higher quality and better sealing than competitive containers. Convenient sizes meet today’s busy consumer lifestyles and enable healthier, controlled portion sizes.

    The PET beverage collection is available in round, hourglass, and square shapes and comes in four sizes (12oz, 16oz, 32oz, and 64oz). Three filling types include cold-fill for dairy and juice, aseptic for dairy and juice, and high-pressure processing (HPP) for juice. A broad range of preforms enables stock and custom bottle designs ranging from 8oz to 16oz for single-serve and 28oz to 68oz for multiple-serve applications. Labeling alternatives include wrap, shrink, or pressure-sensitive labels (barring hourglass design).

    The large, comprehensive product line enables multiple applications and one-stop shopping for manufacturers thanks to the availability of three shapes, four bottle capacities, three finishes, and three filling types, according to Amcor. Multiple applications for each SKU enable efficient and cost-effective product management. The stock bottle collection also offers compelling shapes and sleek premium designs which help brand owners achieve differentiation on the store shelf.

    Capital costs are reduced because fewer change parts are required to change from incumbent bottles as well as between the different shapes of a given size in the stock portfolio. This cost advantage applies to both the filling equipment and the blow moulding machine.

    By Steve News
  • 02 Jan
    Indian fruit juice maker Manpasand Beverages recruits actress Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador for its ‘Fruits Up’ brand

    Indian fruit juice maker Manpasand Beverages recruits actress Taapsee Pannu as brand ambassador for its ‘Fruits Up’ brand

    Manpasand’s ‘Fruits Up’ brand comprises premium fruit juices in a range of flavours including orange, apple, guava, litchi, mango and mixed fruit. In addition the company have launched into the coconut water sector with their new brand ‘Coco Sip’.

    Taapsee, who has worked in Hindi movies (Baby, Pink) and the southern film industry, will gel very well with the ‘Fruits Up’ brand as both are emerging stars in their own way, said Dhirendra Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, in a statement. ‘Fruits Up’ will soon start TVC, ATL, BTL and digital campaigns featuring Taapsee who has earned critical and commercial acclaim with her remarkable roles in films, he added.

    According to the Hindu Business Line Manpasand’s net sales were INRs. 556 core in FY2016 and is the only pure play company in this sector in the Indian market. Its primary focus is on mango fruit, the leading flavour for juice drinks in India. With ‘Fruits Up’, the company plans to capture part of the estimated INRs. 25,000 core fruit juice market in India.

    Source www.thehindubusinessline.com

    By Steve News
  • 02 Jan
    Coco-colossal

    Coco-colossal

    Twelve years ago, during a casual outing to a New York City bar, childhood friends Mike Kirban and Ira Liran met two young women from Brazil. Shortly after that night, Ira hopped on a plane to Brazil to see one of the girls and learned that the coconut water hype was real. When Mike came to visit a few months later, they got down to business with a plan to bring coconut water to the US. Vita Coco was born. The rest as they say is history.

    By Steve Features
  • 01 Jan
    The Spread Of Citrus Greening Continues To Be A Worry For The Florida Citrus Industry

    The Spread Of Citrus Greening Continues To Be A Worry For The Florida Citrus Industry

    Citrus greening is a disease that is devastating millions of acres of citrus crops throughout the United States and has already killed massive quantities of citrus plants in Florida and surrounding states causing concern for the future of commercial citrus growers and citrus supply to the fruit juice industry.

    By Steve Features
  • 01 Jan
    A better contracting method for Europe’s juice apples

    A better contracting method for Europe’s juice apples

    When you introduce a Futures contract to an agricultural cash market you suddenly have the ability to solve problems long considered a fixed part of the business. It is the hedging capability that adds a new dimension. Otherwise a supplier must add in his risk to provide fixed prices.

    By Steve Features
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