Spirits

From beer to wine and spirits, this packaging segment seems to have the most fun.

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Packaging Power in

The beverage industry leans on unique shapes and convenience-enhancing features for brand differentiation.
By Paula Feldman
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North America’s beverage packaging industry is expected to reach $26.3 billion in 2015
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Cider features lighter weight glass

Ardagh Group redesigns glass bottle for 21% weight savings
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Thatchers Vintage 2013 is the first of the brand’s packaged ciders to feature new lighter weight glass bottles.
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New white sipping rum offers a sophisticated trade-up

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Flor de Caña, the award-winning, Slow-Aged™ rum of Nicaragua, today launched Blanco Reserva 7, a super-premium aged white rum that is exceptional for sipping on the rocks, or with a splash of sparkling water and a twist of orange.
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Devilish wines debut in bold packaging

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Both new wines and their packaging are designed to be high-impact. The bottles feature a bold, raised devil’s head medallion logo on the shoulder, and the labels are neat and sleek, in black, dark grey and gold.
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Market Trends- Spirits, Beer & Wine

Shaken and stirred

New packaging shakes up the alcohol segment and causes quite a stir.
By Rebecca Eve Schweitzer, Associate Editor
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In the crowded aisles of grocery and liquor stores, brands can struggle to stand out
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Web exclusive

Food manufacturers, suppliers and retailers view of peripheral supply chain partner responsibilities

Food Packaging Safety Forum, July 2014
By Gary Kestenbaum, Sr. Food Packaging Safety Consultant, EHA Consulting Group, Inc.
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Now more than ever, members within the food supply chain are commanded to apply industry best practices, which are in a state of evolution as precipitated by the FSMA, GFSI, and other industry best practice-based guidance and processes.
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Hard lemonade launches eight-ounce cans

Three beverages available in 12-packs of Sleek Cans from Rexam
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Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. has expanded its packaging mix to include 8-ounce cans.
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Brewery expands beer line in can packaging

Big Wood brewery adds fifth beer in Rexam cans
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Big Wood Brewery packages its beer in cans because they provide complete protection from light that helps preserve freshness, are light-weight and deliver durability and portability that are particularly useful for outdoor endeavours.
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New bottle pours out global launch of hard lemon beverage

Brand principles, new identity and bottle created for global launch of Seth & Riley’s Garage Hard Lemon Drink, by Seymourpowell and Carlsberg Group.
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Brand principles, new identity and bottle created for global launch of Seth & Riley’s Garage Hard Lemon Drink, by Seymourpowell and Carlsberg Group.
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Limited edition whiskey bottle gets premium treatment with three depths of embossing

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The 1L bottle for Jameson Irish whiskey gets limited edition special effects from Ardagh Group with their application of high quality glass embossing.
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EVENTS

Keynote Presentation: The Journey from Package to Product

6/12/14
On-Demand Eric Steigelman has turned around the conventional wisdom that says when it comes to creating new products, the contents have to come first. Read More

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

10/11/14
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention isn’t your typical industry meeting. While there are breakfast speakers, an industry workshop and an awards banquet, most of your time spent at the NFRA Convention will be in one-on-one business meetings with the companies of your choice Read More

Best of Food & Beverage Packaging

10/28/14
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL
United States
Best of Food and Bev PackagingThe Best of Food and Beverage Packaging is an event like no other in packaging: Combining the most relevant technologies and trends in the food and beverage packaging segments with the vision needed to successfully sell to consumers in this ever-shifting market landscape. Read More

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2014 Beverage Breakthroughs of the Year

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
9/30/14 2:00 am EDT

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Food and Beverage Packaging

FBP September 2014 cover

2014 September

Check out the September 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, with features on flexible packaging, robots in packaging, and much more!

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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2013 FBP Buyers Guide

 

 

Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 

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