Kathryn Brand


A virtual and sustainable future at interpack 2023

interpack 2023 was a show of three interlocking parts: digitalisation, automation, and sustainability. Futuristic innovations that were developed out of necessity during Covid-19 lockdowns are now providing solutions to labour shortages and sustainability objectives.

Kombucha eyes growth in new markets

Touted as the ultimate functional beverage, kombucha is a well known, strong performer in the US market with a rabid fan base, while in the UK and Europe, kombucha is still working to establish itself, but its popularity is growing. By Kathryn Brand

Bubbles on the Rise

Bubble tea was once a trend or fad that would come and go every few years in select countries and cities, at least since the start of the new millennium. However, now being embraced by younger millennials and Gen Z, bubble tea has been growing in popularity globally. By Kathryn Brand

A coffee break from the pandemic

For many of us, coffee is part of our daily routine, but the Covid-19 pandemic drastically altered our relationship with our local coffee shop and played its part in the growing popularity of specialty coffee at home.

Tea & Coffee Trade Journal