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Nestlé Health Science founding chief retires after 40 years

Luis Cantarell, who headed up €500m+ food-pharma crossover research centre Nestlé Health Science when it launched in 2010, is retiring after 40 years at the Swiss food giant.

Turkmenistan brewer Berk Group extending into potato chips market

Berk Group, a brewer in former soviet republic Turkmenistan, has secured a loan to expand into the potato chips market.

‘It’s a whole new world for us,’ ROAR Beverages CEO on new line of organic hydration

ROAR Beverages has launched ROAR Organic Electrolyte Infusions, which the company will be “treating like a whole new brand,” CEO Roly Nesi told BeverageDaily.

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Coca-Cola opens manufacturing plant in New Zealand

Coca-Cola Amatil has unveiled its Keri juice manufacturing plant: the largest in New Zealand and with the ability to produce 800,000 bottles a day. 

Entrepreneurs spy ‘root’ into sports & energy drink space

The first production of a new ginger-based sports energy drink is currently underway, after raising over £6,500 (€7515) in pre-orders through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.

Whisky giant Diageo’s biogas plant sees 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy

Whisky giant Diageo claims it has seen a 25% reduction in fossil fuel energy after installing a Clearfleau biogas plant a year ago.

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Coca Cola turns to ESG for advanced ozone water treatment technology

‘Over the last 15 years, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of the largest bottlers in the country, has benefited from advanced ozone water treatment technology, installed and maintained...

US dairy company Shamrock Farms enters RTD coffee market with line of cold brew

Shamrock Farms, a US family-owned dairy, is entering the cold brew coffee market with the launch of its own line of refrigerated Cold Brew Coffee and Milk. 

Vitamin drink slugs double digit growth (without claims)

The EU should “quicken its step” and raise the upper limit of stevia that is permitted in soft drinks, says VitHit’s founder, Gary Lavin, whilst dismissing health claims as “unnecessary” when marketing a vitamin...

Sommely wireless ‘smartcaps’ help wine collectors hone in on the perfect wine for any occasion

Sommely is designed to help wine enthusiasts optimize their collections through a wine tracking system of Bluetooth connected “smartcaps” that monitor wine inventory while storing data inputted by the user...

Australia

Craft-beer start-up has eyes on expansion from Adelaide to Asia

A home-delivery craft-beer service is helping put independent brews in the hands of ale lovers around Australia.

AB InBev continues craft beer spree with acquisition of Belgian brewer Bosteels

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has acquired Belgian brewer Bosteels in a deal estimated at $225.4m, expanding its portfolio of craft beer breweries. 

Sirco seeks fresh blood with EU claim-backed juice

Whether “ahead of its time” or just very niche, blood flow beverage brand Sirco is seeking to attract a broader consumer base, with the launch of of two new ‘easy to drink’ products....

Diageo, Brown-Forman & Pernod Ricard help launch new Alcohol Information Partnership

The Alcohol Information Partnership (AIP) has been launched in the UK this week. With Diageo, Brown-Forman and Pernod Ricard among its members, the group aims to ‘ensure the debate around...

Coffee n’ cake: Kraft Heinz files patent for beverage with a twist

Kraft Heinz has developed a method to make layered beverages containing a spoon-able, soft biscuit component from a tablet.

MALK organic cold pressed nut milks roll out nationwide at Kroger

Texas-based MALK Organics – which is carving out a niche at the premium end of the burgeoning nut milk category with its cold-pressed, clean-label organic pecan, cashew and almond milks...

Flõ Drinks elevates mineral water with new range of flavors, now available to UK retailers

Flõ Drinks has launched a line of natural mineral waters called Flõ Essence Water, infused with natural sugar-free flavors with a pH of 7.

Chinese craft breweries look to Australia for premium water supply

Chinese brewers have been courting a water producer from Australia in a bid to create tastier craft beers.

OMEGAWATER uses encapsulation technology to deliver omega-3s in liquid form

OMEGAWATER, a health water product enhanced with omega 3s and eight vitamins, is planning to launch a line of beverage products across the UK.

Alkaline water brand could increase health benefits of milk powder

High-quality drinking water from Australia is being touted as a perfect companion product to help quench China’s thirst for “clean and green” infant milk powder.

Arla increases focus on beverage market, eying up opportunity for milk-based drinks

Global dairy company Arla has announced it will triple its business in the beverage market, saying it can challenge the soft drinks market with healthier milk-based alternatives.

Judge throws out case against Starbucks over liquid to ice ratio in its iced drinks

A California federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Starbucks claiming that the company tricks customers by making its iced beverages appear full but underfilling the cup...

Tea company eteaket turns to sea buckthorn for its latest innovative tea blend

Scottish tea company, eteaket, has launched a new tea blend in the UK made with sea buckthorn, which has been widely used in other food and beverage products as a...

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Agave spirit Raicilla coming to UK

UK wholesaler and retailer Amathus Drinks has teamed up with distributor Proof Drinks for the launch of Mexican company Estancia Distillery’s agave spirit Raicilla. 

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Harviestoun to sell top brands in cans

Scottish craft brewer Harviestoun is to offer three of its top beer brands in cans.

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