Beverage brand-owners and contract packers are steering away from new launches in plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET), as investment in equipment for can and glass filling grows, suppliers claim.
From new uses of hemp and cannabidiol in food and drink to the growing trend of fermented beverages, YFoods’ London Food Tech Week showcased some of the latest innovations from across the industry, featured in this photo gallery.
Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.
Growing consumer demand for alcohol-free, adult soft drinks has sparked a wave of new start-ups hoping to capitalise on the expanding category, as evidenced in Wednesday’s (15 May) UK Soft Drinks Conference.
Nestlé UK’s chief executive Stefano Agostini has called for the UK plastics recycling infrastructure to be dramatically improved to help food and drink brand owners meet challenging new recycling targets.