Innovation

World's lightest aluminium seafood can

World's lightest aluminium seafood can

By Rick Pendrous

Pioneering development work at Ardagh Group’s specialist aluminium can plant in Cuxhaven, north Germany, has resulted in the production of the world’s lightest aluminium seafood can.

Thomas Dakin gin - one of Quintessential Brands's products

Novel packaging suppliers are becoming ‘brand champions’

By Paul Gander

Innovative proposals from packaging suppliers are now more likely to be welcomed by customers, especially where those suppliers act as well-informed ‘brand champions’, tailoring their proposals, one drinks industry insider claims.

Food innovation showcase: don't miss the early bird ticket offer

Food Innovation conference: early bird ticket offer

By Michael Stones

The latest trends in food and drink innovation will take centre stage at the Food Manufacture’s one-day conference in London on Thursday 17 March and there’s still time to benefit from the early-bird ticket rate of £361 plus VAT per person.

Food and drink new innovations

Food and drink innovations – in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

Meatless meat products, 3D printed gummy sweets and milk chocolate reindeer droppings were just some of the innovations launched by food and drink manufacturers recently.

Many manufacturers are prioritising innovation but lack the resources to deliver it effectively

Firms focus on innovation but fear competition

By Michael Stones

UK manufacturing businesses – including food and drink manufacturers – are targeting innovation to boost productivity and exports but fear losing out to competitors, reveals a new survey by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF.

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