Manufacturers would always benefit by staying atop current trends. What are some beverage industry trends to expect for the coming year and next? By Ieva Petkevičiūtė, head of new product development, Mydrink Beverages

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Advances in technology allow chilled dairy drinks manufacturers to consider a wide variety of options for their bottles. From raw materials to packaging lines, there are different possibilities to help companies achieve their business objectives. By Fabienne cheriaux, marketing manager, Serac.

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Growing interest in the science of sports performance has opened new market opportunities. Products catered to different kinds of exercise are now available, but scientific backing on their claims would be essential to gain customers’ confidence. By John Brewer, professor, University of Bedfordshire Read more...

Beverages featuring fruit chunks are regarded as important drivers of the growth of the fruit juice segment. However, the ‘delicate’ ingredients require care during bottling and pose a challenge that Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia must overcome to gain a foothold in this merging market. By Jürgen Kraatz, sales manager, Krones

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The beer market in the Asia Pacific region has seen continuous growth. As spending power increase, consumers are looking for value-added beer products, one of which is that of low-carb beer. By Pernille Holst Moulvad, marketing manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

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With the lack of consumer confidence over baby formulae in China, the affluent public is relying on imported products. However, stricter regulatory controls and regulations are set to change the milk powder landscape in the future. By Yi Fan Jiang, regulatory adviser, EAS Strategic Advice-Asia office

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Despite a decline in milk consumption in the US and Europe, the dairy market is buoyant, fuelled by population growth, rising prosperity and urbanisation in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dairy manufacturers will have to get into a juggling act to find balance in the global market. By Tetra Pak

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The demand for soya-based beverages has exploded in the last decade. Success in this growing market requires innovations across the entire production chain, from extraction to flavour profiles and packaging. By Kit Lai, director, Soya Knowledge Centre, Tetra Pak

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Sports nutrition is a growing market driven by consumers looking to support personal health and wellbeing. Beverages enhanced with protein is becoming more popular, but finding the right protein product can be challenging, especially without sacrificing taste and mouthfeel. By Steve Mott, technical director, Proteins, ADM

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Andrew Manly, communications director of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) takes a look at how new packaging technologies, many of which are aimed at or have been developed in Asia, are set to change the face of beverage packaging.

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