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Dutch soft drinks colossus buys large US beverage toll producer

Refresco Group is to buy the USA’s Azpack (Arizona Production & Packaging) for an undisclosed sum. Refresco will acquire Azpack’s manufacturing activities in Tempe, Arizona.

United States Commercial M&A

Bigger New Zealand apple harvest next season

New Zealand’s 2020 (its 2019/20 season starts on January 1 2020) apple harvest is predicted to be about 3.5% larger than this year’s, resulting from a 4% increase in the area under apple cultivation.

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Bigger New Zealand apple harvest next season

New Zealand’s 2020 (its 2019/20 season starts on January 1 2020) apple harvest is predicted to be about 3.5% larger than this year’s, resulting from a 4% increase in the area under apple cultivation.

New Zealand Beverages

Dutch soft drinks colossus buys large US beverage toll producer

Refresco Group is to buy the USA’s Azpack (Arizona Production & Packaging) for an undisclosed sum. Refresco will acquire Azpack’s manufacturing activities in Tempe, Arizona.

United States Commercial

Chinese apple prices fall on recovery in harvest volumes

China’s marketing year (MY) 2019/20 production of apples is expected to rebound sharply from the previous year’s frost-damaged low levels to 41 million tonnes, an increase of 24%, which has caused fruit prices to fall quickly from their mid-2019 peaks.

China Beverages

Impending Italian sugar tax infuriates industry

The Italian government's decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and plastic packaging has sparked a chorus of disapproval as the move might cost the industry over EUR300 million (USD330 mln).

Italy Beverages

UK juice and soft drinks company looks to sell plants and brand

The British non-alcoholic beverage producer Britvic has announced that it is in talks about a possible sale of its three fruit juice production sites in France and the Fruité brand to Refresco, subject to regulatory approval.

France United Kingdom

Novelis eyes more active global development in years to come

Novelis, a US industrial aluminium company, foresees an actively developing market in the EU and other global markets in years to come, mainly due to the growing demand for aluminium cans as the packaging container of choice in the majority of these markets

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Dominican passion fruit juice could be used in Coca-Cola juices

Kiril Mischeff may be the point of entry into the UK for passion fruit pulp and/or concentrate supplied by the Dominican Republic. Other juices may also be supplied.

Dominican Republic Commercial

Early interest in Alimentaria running high

With six months to go until the start of Alimentaria 2020, the organisers say that the show is 60% booked, compared with half that booking at the same time in 2018.

Spain Beverages

Arab non-alcoholic drinks market grows by 2%

Although seemingly modest, this is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Middle East region and in the past three decades has become extremely competitive with its counterpart industries in different parts of the world, it was revealed during the ninth edition of the Arab Beverages Conference (ABCE 2019) on October 27 in Dubai.

Middle East and Africa Algeria

China to increase thorn pear processing capacity

On October 11, Guangzhou Wanglaoji Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. signed an agreement with the people's government of Qixingguan district of Guizhou province to invest and build a plant to process thorn pear into drink and canned products in Qixingguan.

China Beverages

Eight types of fruit will be processed in new Brazilian factory

A privately-owned BRL26 million (USD6.22 mln) fruit processing plant is being installed in Santo Antonio do Paraíso, in Brazil's Paraná state.

Brazil Commercial

First recyclable 100% rPET fruit juice bottle now offered to industry

Systems provider KHS of Dortmund has developed a fully recyclable juice bottle made of 100% recyclate, whose FreshSafe PET barrier system is claimed to offer unique product and freshness protection.

Germany Commercial
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Soft Drinks

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Impending Italian sugar tax infuriates industry

The Italian government's decision to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and plastic packaging has sparked a chorus of disapproval as the move might cost the industry over EUR300 million (USD330 mln).

Italy Beverages

Novelis eyes more active global development in years to come

Novelis, a US industrial aluminium company, foresees an actively developing market in the EU and other global markets in years to come, mainly due to the growing demand for aluminium cans as the packaging container of choice in the majority of these markets

International Russian Federation

Coca-Cola will stay with plastic bottles

Coca-Cola is committed to collecting and recycling plastic bottles rather than switching to aluminium can, its chief executive has told Reuters.

International Coca Cola

Scotland may ban sales of energy drinks to under-16s

The Scottish government has launched a consultation which may result in legislation preventing selling soft drinks high in added caffeine to young people under the age of 16.

United Kingdom Beverages

Early interest in Alimentaria running high

With six months to go until the start of Alimentaria 2020, the organisers say that the show is 60% booked, compared with half that booking at the same time in 2018.

Spain Beverages

Backlash against proposed soft drinks tax

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the government’s plan to introduce excise duty on carbonated drinks.

Nigeria Beverages
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