The global coffee industry has been experiencing a healthy growth, with Asia playing a huge role in its expansion. Consumers are developing their tastes and appreciating coffee more. Lavazza, an Italian coffee manufacturer, has seized the opportunity in catering to changing consumer tastes in coffee in the Asia Pacific region. Andrea Marino, marketing director, international markets at Lavazza, shares more.

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In Hochdorf, Lucerne, Switzerland, Ramseier Suisse AG operates a large independent brewery which concentrates solely on the production and filling of dealer’s brands. To cope with the rising demand for beer in aluminium cans, Ramseier installed a canning line from Krones, and it’s running like clockwork. By Thomas Weber, sales Southwest Germany and Switzerland, Krones AG

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Malt is essential in beer brewing, but the flavour it provides is often forgotten as manufacturers use the hops or yeast to tailor flavour instead. How can they capitalise on malt better? By Dr Nigel Davies, manufacturing and sustainability director, Muntons, and Jonathan Lau, sales & marketing director, Muntons Ingredients Asia Pacific

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In beverage production, cleanliness and hygiene take top priority. This applies equally to all processes in breweries. This is the only way to manufacture quality beer with a good biological shelf life. By Mr. Thomas Eifel, International Key Account Manager Business Unit Water Treatment, ProMinent GmbH

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Soft drinks have always been a consumer favourite, but they need to adapt to changing consumer demands, and manufacturers would do well to innovate this category with healthy options. By Melanie Felgate, Senior Consumer Insight Analyst, GlobalData

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Chirag Sheth, global marketing manager at Videojet technologies, discusses about continuous ink jet (cij) and laser technologies and how beverage manufacturers can decide which will truly benefit their businesses.

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As one of the rapidly growing beverage segments in the world, competition within the energy drink market is becoming more intense. The addition of plant extracts into traditional formulas can provide the differentiating factor. By Anja Nabasik, editor, SternVitamin

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From A for Aquavit to Z for Zinfandel wine—whenever something is bottled in the beverage industry, it needs to be labelled as well. Krones AG looked to Igus GMBH for a lubrication solution for its labelling machines. By Lars Braun, industry manager, packaging industry, Igus Germany

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Coffee shop culture and the love for coffee products are growing amongst Southeast Asian consumers, presenting opportunities for manufacturers in these vastly expanding markets. By Davina Patel, global food & drink trends analyst at Mintel

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Together with the implementation of haccp, the use of chlorine dioxide can make disinfection tasks more transparent and reduce operating costs, says Bernhard Baumgärtner, director Asia Pacific, Prominent GMBH.

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