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By Rosie Wells: Friday 15th September, 2017

It’s a fine line between a gimmick and a useful connected service

There is nothing better than finishing a long day at work and heading to a bar for a nice big glass of wine. The problem is choosing the bar, choosing where to sit and then figuring out what type of drink you actually want to have. Trying something different and having a new experience is […]

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By Rob Marchington: Thursday 14th September, 2017

IoT: Internet on Tap

As Edd covered in his blog post , the internet of things (IoT) is a growing trend across the entirety of the consumer industry, and is certainly making great headway in the beverage sector, as I’ve seen so far here at Drinktec this week. The key for any IoT system is to continue to provide value […]

Millennials
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 11th September, 2017

Millennials: shaping the food and beverage industry

Millennials, or Generation Y, hold a huge buying power in today’s economy and are expected to spend billions upon billions before the end of this year alone (2017). It’s really important for brands that are trying to reach millennials to understand our (yes, I’m a millennial too) influences and purchasing habits. According to Forbes: Over […]

Thinking outside the box
By Edd Brunner: Friday 1st September, 2017

Will there be an IoT revolution in the food and beverage industry?

I recently had an article published on BeverageDaily.com talking about IoT in the food and beverage industry. In that I suggested that we are not quite yet at the point that the value of the functionality that can be achieved by this enabler (or at least the functionality that has been thought of) is more […]

Recycling for for customer loyalty
By Catherine Joce: Friday 14th July, 2017

New business models for recycling

I recently used this blog to confess guilty feelings stirred up each time I throw away a piece of packaging and explored how upcoming innovations in bio-based materials could provide solutions. My colleague James Westley has also been blogging about waste, describing a sense of fulfilment and responsibility when taking out the recycling. Consumers clearly […]

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By James Westley: Friday 9th June, 2017

What does Brexit have to do with recycling?

In the run up to the Brexit vote, a close friend of mine proudly declared that he was siding with the leave campaign. This prompted me to complain about an article I had seen in The Telegraph which cited getting rid of “stupid recycling bins” as a reason to leave the EU. To my surprise, […]

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By Max Middleton: Tuesday 30th May, 2017

Strong and stable leadership in a changing world

Ok, ok, so maybe the title is deliberately chosen to attract your attention – and maybe your indignation – but a particular change in leadership at the Royal College of Art in London, UK is especially interesting to me. Sir Jony Ive has been appointed as Chancellor of the RCA, succeeding Sir James Dyson. Although Sir […]

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By Max Middleton: Thursday 25th May, 2017

Technology and Artisanship – strange bedfellows

My colleague Steve Thomas and I attended the “Caffé Culture” show at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on Tuesday 23rd May. The show was aimed at those in the Café and Coffee Shop industries. I was attending to see how the various products, services and technologies on show could change or enhance the customer and employee […]

End of ownership
By Catherine Joce: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

The end of ownership?

“Access over ownership” is often cited as a growing trend and business opportunity… Content services such as Netflix or Spotify have made owning DVD and CDs a thing of the past. Car clubs such as E-Car or Zipcar provide on-demand mobility and in densely urban areas often make more practical and financial sense than car […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 19th May, 2017

It’s a wrap!

I’ve just returned from a visit to Interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf, which is one of the largest packaging fairs in Europe for the food and beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sector. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the […]