Alpro says it 'remains steadfast' in its plant-based mission following criticism of its acquisition by dairy giant Danone.

Alpro: 'we made a mistake and we’re really sorry'

Twitter storm blows up Alpro's dairy problem

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Belgian manufacturer of plant-based dairy alternatives Alpro has been caught in a Twitter storm after it tweeted that a healthy diet consists of one third animal-based products. Disgruntled vegan followers referenced the company’s recent acquisition by...

Dairy Pack machines will still carry the product name after the takeover by Synerlink

Synerlink takes over Dairy Pack

By Jim Cornall

French packaging company, Synerlink, a division of the US Barry-Wehmiller company, has acquired the Spanish machine designer and manufacturer Dairy Pack.

Packaged Facts private label maturing

Private label evolving; hindered by still tepid economy

By Maggie Hennessy

Private label growth has slowed from the last several years when consumers flocked to the category due to the recession, according to a report from Packaged Facts. While retailers continue to launch and promote store brand products, a persistently sluggish...

Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV! Machine trends and ingredients insight

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight


DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and the intriguing use of 'audio branding'...

Kofola opts for PET bottles

Kofola opts for PET bottles

Leading East European drinks manufacturer Kofola has selected PET
preforms from Amcor PET Packaging for two of its juice and mineral
water brands, a move designed to bring the same brand values and
image to the take-home sector as...

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

Arm & Hammer baking soda is available for the first time in a
large-format resealable bag. The packaging, designed by global
packaging firm Zip-Pak, features an easy-to-use resealable zipper
that helps keep large quantities of...

Festive cheer

Festive cheer

The range of Anchor extra thick cream with alcohol from Thomas
Lowndes, a subsidiary of Allied Domecq, is being relaunched this
Christmas with new packaging and a new addition.

Allied Domecq chills out

Allied Domecq chills out

Allied Domecq, the world's second largest spirits producer, has
teamed up with Parmalat UK to launch a range of premium dairy
desserts featuring three of its brands - Malibu, Tia Maria and
Harveys Bristol Cream.

Arla gets the Danish blues

Arla gets the Danish blues

Claims by Swedish dairy company Arla that its Rosenborg cheese is
the most popular blue cheese in Britain have caused offence to
Stilton producers, who argued successfully that their cheese is by
far the most widely sold UK brand.