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World Tea Expo 2017

Opportunities for tea: RTD, Millennials, and office services

US consumers are trading up in tea due to increased competition and raised awareness, especially in the at-home tea drinking space, says a consultant.

Vega Coffee creates a 'more equitable coffee experience' with seed to cup subscription model

Startup Vega Coffee wants to create a “more equitable coffee experience” by empowering small-holder farmers to roast and sell their own beans directly to consumers through a subscription at a...

Scotch whisky exports rise

Scotch whisky exports increased by £79m ($100m) in the first quarter of 2017, coming in as one of the top two UK export products by value, along with Scottish salmon. 

Vinexpo: guest article

Why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America

Uruguay is no doubt a small wine country. The human population is outnumbered four to one by cows and Uruguay produces less wine than Japan. Although it might be dwarfed...

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to...

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

New Zealand grape harvest smaller but ‘full of promise’

New Zealand’s 2017 grape harvest has been smaller than expected, down 9% on last year, according to New Zealand Winegrowers. However, wineries are positive about the vintage quality.

Growing trend of everyday wellness positions sparkling water as ‘guilt-free indulgence’: Euromonitor

The list of beverages consumers drink on a daily basis is becoming more restricted, but sparkling water has maintained a prime spot and is perceived as an everyday indulgence, according to...

Healthy and handcrafted beverages add to appeal of fast casual dining

Fast casual restaurants are tapping into the increasingly time-crunched, yet health-focused schedule of consumers, by providing healthy, guilt-free beverage options while satisfying their desire for occasional indulgence. 

Functional foods gain traction as alternative to OTC digestive remedies

At the crossroad of Americans’ increasingly sedentary work- and lifestyles and their demand for decadent food is a growing need for digestive remedies and an opportunity for supplements and fortified...

Trend watching in tea & coffee: New varieties, artisanal products and functional attributes

The tea and coffee categories are evolving: particularly with the rise of a variety of RTD products that appeal to the all-important millennial consumer group. From functional products to new...

Anton Paar boosts presence in ‘vital’ Middle East market

Anton Paar has opened a Middle East Technical Centre to serve customers in the Middle East and Africa.

Global alcohol sales decline at faster pace than previous years

Global alcohol consumption is declining at a faster rate than it has for the past five years with diminishing volume sales of vodka, beer, and cider leading the downturn, a...

Brexit pushes UK wine prices to all-time high

The average price of a bottle of wine in the UK has risen more in the last 12 weeks than it had in the last two years, according to figures...

Thailand expects cap on sugar content by 2018

Thailand is expected to introduce a sugar cap by next year, according to the national food regulator. 

Heineken completes Brasil Kirin acquisition

Heineken has completed its acquisition of Brasil Kirin Holding (Brasil Kirin) from Kirin Holdings Company, to capture the fast-growing Brazilian beer market.

drinktec 2017: BeverageDaily beer forum at place2beer

BeverageDaily and drinktec are collaborating to present a lively beer forum at drinktec (Munich, September 11-15). Drawing on the expertise of 16 speakers from across the beer industry, the forum...

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.

Saudi sets date for 50-100% beverage sin tax next month

Saudi Arabia will begin to tax energy drinks and carbonated sodas from June 10, making it the first country in the Gulf to fix an implementation date. 

Coca-Cola nears completion of US refranchising plan

Coca-Cola said it is on track to complete refranchising of its company-owned US territories by the end of 2017 after receiving agreements and letters of intent from a significant portion...

Chinese now make up nearly half of Aussie university’s oenology places

One Australian university has seen an almost three-fold increase in Chinese enrolments in its winemaking courses over the past five years.

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GST will ‘make food cheaper’, but drinks firms brace for price rises

Most food items will be cheaper with the introduction of GST on July 1, according to Harsimrat Kaur Badal, though drinks manufacturers are looking at increases of up to 10%...

Breaking into the milk market: India’s top dairy alternatives

Vegetarian-friendly plant-based milk alternatives are poised to put pressure on traditional dairy in heavily vegetarian India.

‘Informed’ Chinese millennials shun Asian fruit in their juices

Only a quarter of Chinese millennials say they prefer fruit juice made with fruit grown in Asia, compared to 60% who favour American fruit, according to a survey commissioned by...

Lavazza mirrors global coffee market targeting North America, but it must look to Asia for future growth

Volume sales of coffee are expected to grow 0.2% from 2013 to 2021 in Italy, making the country's No. 1 coffee brand (in volume sales), Lavazza, needing to turn to...

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