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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China’s bottled water industry is an unforgiving landscape with increasingly intense competition. Even though the market is vast, the oversaturation of many international and local brands has driven sales down, making it hard for many to survive. With the economic slowdown, what can water producers do to stay competitive in the market? By Julia Lee, food and drink analyst, Mintel China

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The East is still tracing behind the West in terms of many industries, including that of beverage, but change is coming, says Eric Shaffner, Sales Vice President for Asia, Middle East and Africa, Sidel.

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Dairy has been part of the human diet for centuries, but beyond fulfilling basic nutritional needs, it can also provide targeted nutrition to meet the needs of different groups of people such as infants, seniors and more. By Harmony Villemin, food engineer & professional writer - on behalf of Epi Ingredients, Dry Ingredients Division of French Dairy Cooperative Laïta

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China’s infant formula market is the biggest in the world. Sigalit Zchut, clinical marketing manager, infant nutrition, Infat-Advanced Lipids, explores its extraordinary growth.

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