SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Top Headlines

Beverage Bites: News up to April 17, 2015

Kruger and cognac, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola’s sports sponsorship, and more beverage bites

This week Danone and Nestlé both posted healthy results for their waters businesses, while PepsiCo scored a basket with NBA sponsorship. Meanwhile, two barrels of cognac will shortly start making their way across the Atlantic in an 18th century replica frigate...

Better knowledge means better wine: The curious and complex world of wine microorganisms

A €4m ($4.32m) EU project has the potential to identify new and improved strains of wine microorganisms, which could improve future winemaking.

Sugar reduces stress more than aspartame, say scientists

Sugar-sweetened drinks may reduce stress levels and therefore be harder to reduce than aspartame say scientists - but campaigners are still calling on industry to reduce both.

Southern hemisphere

Cola is king in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia

Soft drinks may not be to the taste of the world’s government authorities, but they remain extremely popular among ordinary citizens in the lower Asia-Pacific. 

Nestlé USA closes its Puerto Rico distribution center

Nestlé USA shifts its Puerto Rico shipments to a third US facility

Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.

Spotlight

innocent drinks launches coconut water and sparkling water

Innocent launches sparkling juice and coconut water: 'It’s like a posh holiday in a can, only without the pesky sand'

Innocent Drinks is stretching beyond its smoothie comfort zone with a sparkling juice variant and blended coconut...

Capri-Sun expands operations in China with Reignwood Group
$86m factory now operational as distribution broadens

Beijing and beyond: Capri-Sun expands operations in China

Capri-Sun is expanding its presence in China, announcing a partnership with Reignwood Group that will give it...

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

‘The year of the can:’ Constellation Brands outlines plans for 2016 beer growth

Constellation Brands insists growth targets for its beer business are ‘definitely not pie in the sky,’ as...

Move over fruit, it’s time for dairy! Yazoo sees yogurt smoothies soar as snackification strikes

Move over fruit, it’s time for dairy! Yazoo sees yogurt smoothies soar as snackification strikes

FrieslandCampina’s milk drink and smoothie brand Yazoo is expanding availability of its on-the-go yogurt smoothies this month,...

Not just for pandas: Could Bamboo Water be the next ‘superdrink’?
“Bamboo Water can reach the amazing eco and health conscious movement on our planet”

Not just for pandas: Could Bamboo Water be the next ‘superdrink’?

Bamboo Water could harness the neglected nutritional properties of bamboo leaves to create a drink that is...

Coffee power: Nestlé Waters announces Swiss biogas plant – with a little help from Nespresso

Coffee power: Nestlé Waters announces Swiss biogas plant – with a little help from Nespresso

Nestlé Waters will use coffee grounds from Nespresso and Nescafé to produce energy, at a new agricultural...

Calorie labelling should be mandatory for alcoholic drinks, say public health MEPs

Calorie labelling should be mandatory for alcoholic drinks, say public health MEPs

Calorie content labelling should be made mandatory for alcoholic beverages in the EU as soon as possible,...

Key Industry Events