Innovation seems to be the key to success within the beverage industry. As with any other aspect of new product development, beverage-makers are looking for innovative caps and closures to seal and protect their products while also being appealing to consumers, both aesthetically and in their ease of use.
Heisenberg vodka created in homage to ‘Breaking Bad’ TV show
September 15, 2016
Inspired by the cult TV series “Breaking Bad,” and in partnership with Sony Pictures Television, Blue Ice Vodka debuted a limited-edition line of Heisenberg vodkas that pay homage to some of the show’s most popular characters, including Jesse Pinkman and The Heisenberg, it says.
Around the Bend Beer Co.’s Puffing Billy American brown ale launched in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles for the first time. Named after a legendary steam locomotive, Puffing Billy presents a label that fits into the Chicago-based startup brewery’s existing profile with an imaginative steampunk-inspired design, the company says.
When Madonna sang, “You know that we are living in a material world, and I am material girl,” the American singer could not have foreseen that her “Material Girl” song would eventually characterize her in the mainstream media. Although Madonna was not singing about glass, aluminum or plastic, these primary packaging materials, like the 1984 pop hit, have become classics.
Consumer packaged goods manufacturers, food technologists, students and their ilk headed to Chicago’s McCormick Place from July 11 to 14 for the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Tradeshow. The show featured a number of general sessions as well as featured lecturer sessions.
Can Manufacturers Institute launches new campaign, Open Up to Cans
August 5, 2015
Numerous packaging attributes are critical to consumers when making beverage choices, according to new data from the Washington, D.C.-based Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). The research, which was conducted to support the new Open Up to Cans campaign, focuses on four core beverage can performance benefits: product taste and integrity, innovation, performance and sustainability, CMI says. The campaign promotes the aluminum can as a package for beverages.
Annual meeting and food expo to take place July 11-14
May 15, 2015
The Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is bringing its annual meeting and food expo back home to the Windy City this year to showcase the latest developments, the hottest trends and the newest products within the food and beverage space in Chicago's McCormick Place July 11-14.