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Choosing the right jar to present your new product

When you launch a new product, it can be difficult to find the right jars to present it in. Whether it’s jams, chutneys or even confectionery, you want a jar that is high-quality and fits the overall image of your brand. Glass jars provide versatile storage for a variety of products and can be produced in a range of styles, shapes and sizes to meet the requirements of your new product.

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Why glass packaging is good for your health

A growing number of food and beverage producers are recognising the health benefits that glass packaging has to offer. More and more products are being designed and sold using glass rather than the alternatives of plastic, as the generation that we live in becomes more health-conscious.

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RTDs are rising as the number one choice of drink for young adults

The RTD, or “Ready to Drink” style of beverage is sold in individual sized bottles and completely ready for consumption. Unlike spirits, RTDs do not require mixing, and some non-alcoholic beverages such as energy drinks and even some iced tea and coffee brands even come under the RTD category. But what actually counts as an RTD?

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Getting Crafty for 2015 with Sour Beers

The uniqueness of craft beer is that it is always evolving. And to keep it fresh for 2015, many brewers are beginning to produce a new style of sour beers. These are especially popular with young beer lovers, looking for a modern style of beer, which is boosted by events such as the London Craft Beer Festival.

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Croxsons work with Purity, as they release a limited edition "champagne" beer

Purity Brewing Company has released a limited edition beer, called "Gnarly."

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Top off the year with different wine bottle closures

It’s that time of year where everyone starts their Christmas celebrations, and what better way to do this than by celebrating with a nice bottle of wine. It’s not all about the taste of your wine, but the presentation and packaging too. With a variety of different closures available, it can be difficult to choose which is the most suitable for your product, so what is there to consider?

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Popular packaging trends for 2014

As we get into the Christmas spirit and begin to prepare for the New Year, it’s time to reflect on the most popular packaging trends for alcoholic beverages in 2014. Here are some of the most common characteristics which have emerged over the past 12 months.

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Christmas & New Year Office Hours

The office will be closing at 5pm on the 23rd December, and will be closed through to the 28th. For the 29th - 31st December, the office will be open 10am through until 4pm. The office will be closed for New Year's Day and the 2nd January..

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What’s different about mini wine bottles?

Miniature wine bottles provide a new way to experience wine than the usual 750ml bottle. These smaller alternatives are now becoming more popular, with supermarkets and small shops starting to stock them regularly. The most common bottles are found in a size of around 187.5ml, or “piccolo” which is a quarter-sized bottle designed for individual consumption. With the growth of RTD’s, the wine industry is following suit to make their product appeal to a younger audience.

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Seasonal beer drinking: Explained

As the bitter winter weather kicks in, what are bitter drinkers consuming? The versatile nature of beer makes it the perfect drink whatever the season. However, certain characteristics tend to be preferred during different weathers.

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