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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.

Joia taps into RTD cocktail space with line of premixed spirit drinks

Premium soda brand Joia has launched a line of premixed canned cocktails aimed at an on-the-go crowd looking to imbibe in a convenient and portable way. 

Gäyo Kopi seeks to expose 'underbelly' of fraudulent Kopi Luwak coffee

Detroit-based startup Gäyo Kopi has introduced wild-certified Kopi Luwak coffee (sourced from wild civets in Indonesia) to the US market, completing pre-order shipments of the rare imported coffee this month, the...


Pirate Life making waves in Australian craft brewing circles

Building an efficient packaging and distribution plan before opening its doors is proving as important as making a high-quality product for one of Australia’s fastest growing craft breweries. 

Nestlé Waters sees growth in emerging markets and premium brands

Nestlé Waters has posted sales of CHF 3.9bn ($4.1bn) in its 2016 half yearly report, with 4.2% organic growth.

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Thai functional beverage firm takes US$4m stake in coconut processor

Thailand functional beverages manufacturer Sappe has taken a 40% stake coconut processor Coconut Factory Co Ltd for US$4 million. 


Paper Boat invests in R&D for more trendy beverage flavours

Hip beverage brand Paper Boat has budged INR130m (US$2m) for research and development at a new science and technology facility in its native Bangalore.


Coopers signs exclusive Australian Open beer supply deal

Australia’s biggest independent brewery has won the right to be the exclusive beer provider at the Australian Open for the next five years. 

Coca-Cola HBC confident of volume growth in 2016

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company saw volumes grow by 3.5% in its developing markets over the first half of 2016; but a volume decline of 2.8% in its established markets segment. 

DRINKmaple taps into conventional market with DRINKmelon watermelon water

DRINKmelon co-founder Kate Weiler’s primary goal is to make healthy hydration as accessible as possible in the beverage category with the launch of the watermelon water brand last week....

MillerCoors launches hard iced tea

MillerCoors has launched Easy Tea Co, a lightly carbonated hard iced tea with a 5% ABV (alcohol by volume) kick. 


Winery wastewater problem solved by ‘internet of things’

A water-treatment company is using the “internet of things” to command an army of bacteria in the battle against polluted winery wastewater.

Pepsi’s Stubborn Soda hits US shelves: heralding ‘the next generation of carbonated soft drinks’

PepsiCo’s craft soda line, Stubborn Soda, is launching on shelves across the US today.

BrewDog launches US crowdfunding round

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has launched a $50m crowdfunding round in the US to ‘turbo-charge’ its US expansion. 

Nestlé announces new $43m Philippines plant to produce Milo ingredient

Nestlé’s Philippines operation is investing PHP2bn (US$43m) in a new plant south of Manila to manufacture a key ingredient for its popular Milo fortified chocolate drink. 

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Coca-Cola fined following health inspection at Vietnamese factories

Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam has been fined for various violations, including the manufacture of food supplements without the required safety certificates, following an inspection carried out by the health ministry last...

Belgium headquarters for combined AB InBev / SABMiller entity

AB InBev has announced that the new group, created by the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller, will be based in Belgium. Meanwhile, other details of the combined group –...


Craft brewery launches beers aged in Barossa Valley wine barrels

A series of craft beers aged in barrels from the Barossa Valley will be launched by Pirate Life Brewing this month.

KRā ‘fills a void’ in the sport drinks market, CEO and co-founder says

KRā, a 90-day-old sports drink company started by three business professionals in the Chicago area, says it is filling a void in the sports hydration market with its USDA Certified...

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