With consumers becoming more active today, sports beverages are consequently becoming more popular. Beverage manufacturers are using innovative natural ingredients in sports drinks to give their products an extra edge. By Ieva Jurevičienė, head of NPD department, MyDrink Beverages

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Millennials are an influential generation, driving the demands for high-quality and natural harder than other age populations. With competitive beverage products like fruit juice, how can manufacturers increase their appeal to such consumers? Wayne Lutomski, vice president International & Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, discusses with the example of Chinese consumers.

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With the Catalan government’s urgent call to help save the cacaolat, two companies have stepped up to revive the brand and much more through technological transformation. By Martin Popp, Krones

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Various consumer categories exist: children, elderly, men, women… with the growing ageing population especially today, food and beverage manufacturers would do well to cater products specially for them. By Sheila Heath, director, Crown Closures North America

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While still craving sweetness, consumers are more wary of high-sugar products that include or add artificial ingredients. Manufacturers can make use of stevia to sweeten beverages naturally and in a healthy way. By Dina Yeon, marketing manager, Sweetness Springboard, Ingredion Asia Pacific

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In an increasingly competitive market place, brand owners have to explore new ways to differentiate themselves against others. Pressure sensitive materials can open up a world of creative decorative solutions. By Marcel Coté, segment director Asia Pacific, Food, Beverage, Wine & Spirits, Avery Dennison

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As one of the major soft drink businesses in Australia, Schweppes Australia requires machines that can cater to flexibility in filling volume as well as beverage type. By Kurt Hofmann, MD, KHS Pacific, and Frank Hollmann, Executive VP Market Zone Asia Pacific, KHS

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Frederic Sailly, EVP product development, Sidel, shares the latest trends in the beverage industry for products and processing. Complete line solutions and green manufacturing will continue to be a focus.

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More than just a position for product information and branding messages, beverage labels has evolved to provide more benefits for manufacturers. By Raffaele Pace, labelling product manager, Sidel

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With most coffee certification schemes developed by northern-based businesses and NGOs, it is questionable whether these standards correspond to the preferences of coffee farmers in the south. Based on the preferences of farmers in Indonesia, sustainability certification of coffee is weakly institutionalised. By Muhammad Ibnu, Pieter Glasbergen and Astrid Offermans, Maastricht University, and Bustanul Arifin, Lampung University

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