The ABAC Adjudication Panel has determined that the packaging design of Hard Solo has breached its Responsible Alcohol Marketing Code. Brand owner CUB has accepted the decision.

The Good Cup, a one-piece paper cup for hot or cold liquids available in Australia through Roastar Packaging, was recently listed in TIME magazine’s Best Inventions 2023 in its product design category.

Following successful commercial consumer testing in 2022, Tetra Pak and Lactogal have now launched an aseptic beverage carton featuring a paper-based barrier.

Beverage packaging systems specialist Sidel has launched a new ultra-small and ultra-light PET bottle, which is designed to offer an increased competitive advantage for liquid dairy manufacturers.

Australian drinks brand Mother of Pearl Vodka of the Sea staged a world launch of its IWSC award-winning grape-based vodka in a paper bottle at the Bar Convent Singapore trade show on 6-7 November.

The owners of Thirst Trap, an Australian canned water product, say it is set to shake up antiquated bottled water buying habits, with its plastic-free, aluminium cans of 100 per cent locally-sourced spring water.

When Visy faced a disruption to a vital milk bottle production line, Coates Power & HVAC mobilised an 800 kW industrial chiller to continue production.

In a first-to-market digital printing collaboration, Tetra Pak and Flow Beverage, owner of North America’s biggest carton water brand, have joined up with Live Nation Canada to launch customised cartons.

In partnership with the R U OK? campaign, Nestle Professional has unveiled a limited-edition yellow 1kg tin of Nescafe Blend 43, featuring a QR code that guides Aussies to free mental health resources.

Suntory Japan, manufacturer of soft drinks and spirits, has adopted Gebo AQFlex, Sidel’s conveying and accumulation solution, which it says optimises its line operations for its brand-new bottling facility.

Plant-based beverage brand Milklab has partnered with Tetra Pak to fill its Oat and Almond barista milk range into single serve carton packages produced locally in Ingleburn, New South Wales.

Tetra Pak has partnered with Australian beverage brand Mandatory Spirit to package cocktails into aseptic cartons produced in Victoria.

Market research firm Lewers surveyed Australians on Asahi's launch of Hard Solo, its alcoholic brand extension of soft drink Solo, which has been met with a mixed public reception.

Mandatory Spirit Co has released a range of Australian made flavoured vodkas, each in a compact one litre bag-in-box, which it claims reduces carbon footprint by eight times compared to glass.

Amcor Rigid Packaging is partnering with US-based Ron Rubin Winery to launch Blue Bin, a new premium wine packaged in a 750mL bottle made from 100% rPET, and including a Plasmax barrier layer.

Three Pence Roasters recently collaborated with Jet to elevate its brand identity and packaging strategies, undergoing a comprehensive rebranding process to enhance its market presence.