Beverage

Tru Blu Beverages has installed a new Fibre King automated palletising system to replace an older system, and is already seeing an upswing in productivity and capability.

Keg rental company Kegstar has launched Project Starlight, its new IoT enabled tracking system for kegs.

Sydney-based company MaCher has partnered with Flexi-Hex to develop a new ‘honeycomb’ protective sleeve for shipping in the online liquor category.

Rekorderlig Cider will have its 330ml range now packed in clear glass, with its Strawberry-Lime flavour the first in its line-up to transition to complementary coloured labels as part of the new look.

Constellation Brands has launched Round Theory – a wine brand focused on being climate positive, using several eco-friendly packaging elements across its bottles, labels and cartons.

Accolade Wines’ South Australian wine brand Banrock Station has launched its first flat bottle made from 100 per cent recycled PET plastic in UK supermarkets.

Spirits company Bacardi has unveiled plans to use a new, 100 per cent biodegradable bottle, which the company says will replace 80 million plastic bottles produced by the company every year.

Australia’s sustainability program for grape and wine producers, Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, now has its own trust mark. It represents the sustainability commitments of certified members.

Harmonising the CDS and incentivising to meet sustainability goals are some of the areas the Australian Beverages Council are focusing on for a post-Covid-19 recovery for the non-alcoholic drinks industry.

Queensland-based CapsulePack has provided Jasper Coffee with biodegradable and compostable coffee capsules for the launch of its at-home coffee range.

De Bortoli Wines has developed three sustainably produced wines under its new label, 17 Trees. The range is packed in recycled materials from O-I Glass and Multi-Colour Corporation.

IoT-based, "perfect serve" system IntelliCUP is helping to manage consistency and waste for merchants and brewers, as well as responsible consumption for consumers.

In yet another rejection of plastic packaging by a major brand, Cotton On Foundation, in partnership with Wallaby Water, has launched Australia's first bottled water in resealable aluminium packaging.

An iconic Australian beer can is about to hit the shelves after a 15-year absence. The Reschs Pilsner Silver Bullet cans are returning to bottle shops after a 15-year absence.

Carlsberg Pilsner is marking this year’s Liverpool FC English Premier League title win with its limited edition cans to celebrate. Australians are among the first in the world to receive the cans.

The Brewers Association of Australia has reiterated its full support for mandatory pregnancy labelling on alcohol but maintains its stance against Food Standards Australia and New Zealand’s proposed use of mandatory colours.