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China’s love of the West draws packaging changes

As China’s population changes eating habits and shopping behaviors in response to Western influences, manufacturers need to meet new packaging needs
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Chocolates, coffee, cheese, ice cream and soft drinks are among the most desired Western products.


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Bottled water market one of the fastest expanding industries

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Increasing health concerns and a rise in disposable income are contributing to the growth of the global bottled water market which was worth $157.3 billion in 2013, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.


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McDonald’s sales continue to fall after food safety scandal

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The McDonald’s Corporation said its global comparable sales (sales at all restaurants in operation at least thirteen months) decreased 3.7 percent in August.


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US becomes largest market for wine

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As Americans’ taste for wine continues to rise, so has the US market for the libation which soared ahead of France as the world’s largest wine market last year, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group.


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Most valuable soft drink brands

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The global soft drink market increased by less than 2 percent in 2013 to $937 billion, but Chinese brands and Red Bull are on the rise, according to the latest data and analysis from market researcher Canadean.


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Infant food and formula markets on the rise in Asia

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In India, an increasing amount of disposable income, rapid urbanization and a growing number of women in the workforce continue to drive the country’s baby food market, which is expected to reach $520 million in 2014, according to TechSci Research.


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Keurig coffee partners with Kraft

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Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., popularized for its single-cup coffee brewing technology, has joined with Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in a multi-year partnership to manufacture and distribute Kraft’s branded coffee in packs compatible with Keurig brewing systems.


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Malaysian imports spice up US market

Food and beverage products imported to the US from Malaysia are on the rise, with a record value of $150 million in the first quarter of 2014
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To meet the demand for food imports, Malaysia Kitchen USA says it plans to bump up imports by introducing an additional 300 products to the US market by 2015.


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Market size for process instrumentation expected to increase by $2.5 billion

Process instrumentation and automation equipment is projected to grow to $13.6 billion by 2018
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The 2014 market forecast provides a five-year look at process instrumentation and automation equipment, segmented by major process industries.


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Russia closes McDonald’s restaurants citing sanitary violations

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A Russian agency has closed three McDonald’s restaurants because of sanitary violations, though some say this is only the latest example of Russia’s response to strict US and European sanctions amid deteriorating conditions in Ukraine.


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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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