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Coca-Cola South Pacific launches Barista Bros campaign to get closer to consumers

Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched a Barista Bros campaign – ‘The Deliciousness is in the Detail’ – to build a stronger emotional connection with consumers.

Gusto Organic gains popularity with its Fairtrade organic cola

Gusto Organic has launched two premium colas in a 275ml glass and signed distribution deals with 12 countries across Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Singapore.

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BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help companies reformulate their products.

Sweetener combos in food result in irrational metabolic response: Yale study

A greater metabolic response to a sweet-tasting, lower-calorie drink could explain the link between artificial sweetener use and diabetes, according to Yale University scientists.

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Health-conscious millennials turn to zero-calorie drinks

'As consumer tastes change and people become more health conscious, brands need to think of innovative ways to remain attractive to buyers. 

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

Ingredients group Givaudan aims to make its flavour technology more accessible to small- and medium-sized food and drink businesses in Western Europe through a strategic tie-up with distributor IMCD.

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Lucozade Sport expands flavor range with Lemon & Lime

Lucozade Sport has launched Lucozade Sport Lemon & Lime in 500ml £1 price-marked packs.

Avitae partners with CVS Health to distribute caffeine water brand

Avitae USA has partnered with CVS Health to distribute its carbonated caffeine water brand Sparkling Avitae in Black Cherry and Raspberry Lime. 

Flavored milk set to rise in India with ‘innovation’ at its core

Flavored milk is on the rise, accounting for 39% of India’s dairy drink launches during the first half of 2017, says Mintel.

Sanyuan and Fosun to acquire St- Hubert healthy-spreads company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co. (Sanyuan) and Fosun Group (Fosun) have agreed to jointly acquire Brassica TopCo and PPN Management, the controlling shareholders of St- Hubert.  

Bestherbs Coffee recall after undeclared ingredient similar to Viagra

Bestherbs Coffee has issued a voluntary recall of its New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found it contained undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients and undeclared milk.

Estonia gives green light to tax sugared soft drinks

The Estonian Parliament are to introduce a levy to limit the consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks to try to rein in rising cases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Del Monte Pacific and Fresh Del Monte Produce unite to target US

Del Monte Pacific Ltd (DMPL) and Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. have announced a series of joint ventures to offer expanded refrigerated offerings across the US.

Heineken defends itself after tequila-flavored beer criticism

Heineken has defended itself after being criticized by the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT - The Consejo Regulador del Tequila) in Mexico for its tequila-flavored beer, Desperados.

Child weight gain linked to diet beverage intake during pregnancy, study claims

Children born to women who drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy, were more likely to be overweight or obese in later life, a study claims.

Eight companies chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo announced today the eight European nutrition start-ups it has chosen for the first Nutrition Greenhouse programme, offering one winning company €100,000.

Isodiol International acquires cannabis-based beverage company

Isodiol International has acquired cannabis-based beverage company Equvest which owns Pot-O-Coffee, Pot-O-Tea, and Pot-O-Coco.

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Lampados International launches 3D stevia sweetner

Lampados International’s 3D sweetener for hot drinks, Liteez, has now been launched with stevia instead of sucralose.

Ferrero opens world's first Nutella Café in Chicago

Ferrero has invested several millions of dollars in the world's first Nutella Café in the US.

Storm in a teacup? Review deems four coffees a day as safe

Consuming 400mg of caffeine a day from all sources is not bad for your health, researchers have said in a systematic review looking into the effects of caffeine on humans.

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