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Salty, sour, spicy, bitter: Will soft drinks ever go beyond sweet?

Will ‘sweet’ always be superior in the soft drink category? Or will consumers embrace the whole world of senses and suss out alternative tastes?

Nestlé Spain invests €102m in energy efficient Nescafé line to lower resource consumption

Nestlé Spain will boost production of Nescafé soluble coffee at its factory in Girona by 30%, with an investment of €102m ($110m) on an energy efficient line. 

Beverage Bites: News up to March 26, 2015

New CFO for Coca-Cola Amatil, how to succeed as a tequila don, and more beverage bites

Jose Cuervo’s ‘Don of Tequila’ competition; Diageo introduces nutritional labelling; and Martyn Roberts’ journey from Louis Vuitton to Coca-Cola: some of the nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature. 

Kraft Foods and H.J Heinz agree super-merger

F&B giants Kraft Foods (which boasts beverage brands such as Maxwell House and Capri Sun) and Heinz will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company. 

Jamba Juice settles ‘all-natural’ lawsuit, but will pay no damages

Jamba Juice has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed in California alleging it misled shoppers by labeling as ‘all-natural’ smoothie kits containing ascorbic acid, xanthan gum, steviol glycosides, modified corn starch, and gelatin. 

New enzyme could save cash for maltose syrup producers, says company

A new enzyme launched by biotech company Novozymes can optimise operations and reduce processing costs for maltose syrups producers, the company said.

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‘Dangerously high’ levels of arsenic in California wine, alleges lawsuit: but industry slams the science

‘Dangerously high’ levels of arsenic in California wine, alleges lawsuit: but industry slams the science

California wine is ‘perfectly safe,’ says the industry body Wine Institute, after a lawsuit alleged some low-cost...

Green tea packs a stronger punch in China with new Bacardi spirit

Green tea packs a stronger punch in China with new Bacardi spirit

Bacardi claims to have made a “breakthrough” in spirit production technology with a new liquor named TANG, that is...

Beer with superfoods: Dr Jekyll's adds twist to the US craft beer market

Beer with superfoods: Dr Jekyll's adds twist to the US craft beer market

Ale with gingko leaves, walnut oil, hawthorne berry, and even garlic: a group of Californian entrepreneurs are...

To Drinkfinity – and way beyond! Technology evolves to meet demand for personalized drinks
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To Drinkfinity – and way beyond! Technology evolves to meet demand for personalized drinks

Personalised beverage hydration systems, one-of-a-kind bottles, and capsules which can transform a plain glass of water into...

What can Coca-Cola learn from drumming gorillas? The ins and outs of a ‘radical’ one brand strategy

What can Coca-Cola learn from drumming gorillas? The ins and outs of a ‘radical’ one brand strategy

Each member of the Coca-Cola portfolio has a distinct identity and separate audience – so will they...

Wine trends in 2015

Wine in 2015: Five key trends to raise a glass to

How is social media changing the shape of the wine world? What does a thriving cocktail culture...

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