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Comfort and convenience behind the rise of China's new coffee culture

Once upon a time there was China tea. If you were Chinese and liked hot drinks, the local tradition in tea led the way. If you preferred coffee, especially the...

24 Hours in Pictures: French PM Valls hits SIAL, alcohol linked to IVF success

Join our whistle-stop world tour of events shaping the beverage industry over the last 24 hours - as French PM Manuel Valls talks up his nation's food industry at SIAL...

3D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016

Researchers in Germany are working on a 3D-printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like ‘real food’.

‘Poor value’ perception shaking UK water enhancer sales, Canadean suggests

A Canadean survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that 41% think liquid water enhancers from the likes of Robinsons, Oasis and Vimto are too pricey, casting doubt on the category’s...

Scottish food and drink a success in France

Scottish food and drink exports to France have grown in value by £21M over the past year to a whopping £703M, according to the Scottish government.

NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement  to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.

News in brief

Rising stars of the wine world, share your Wine Vision!

With high-level conference Wine Vision fast approaching our sister publication Harpers Wine & Spirit is offering a Rising Star Grant to help rising industry stars attend the event.

HOW SHOULD WINERIES TWEAK PRICES TO OPTIMIZE PROFITS?

Winning in US wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion

The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price...

New products gallery: Mamma Chia heads to the bar, PepsiCo keeps it real with craft soda, and pumpkin spice fever spreads

As Halloween approaches, pumpkin spice mania has gripped the nation, but there’s plenty of other interesting stuff hitting shelves this fall, from Pepsi’s Caleb's Kola to chia vitality bars from...

Cocktail flavors to cognitive enhancement: Zenith’s Top 13 energy drinks trends

Zenith International includes cocktail flavors and cognitive enhancement within a list of 13 top trends it says have driven innovation in energy drinks on the basis of post-2012 product launches.

PepsiCo launches craft cola: Caleb’s Kola promises ‘amazing freshness’

As the news broke yesterday that Pepsi had launched a new craft cola, or 'kola' as the hipster spelling has it, we run the rule over a launch that excites...

Wine Vision probes risks and rewards of new wine markets

Wine Vision organizer Andrew Reed says the 2014 conference will explore how to attract new consumers to wine and tap emerging market growth with margins are squeezed elsewhere.

Prosecco raises a glass to US export leap: How much further can the market grow?

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has announced a 33.5% increase in export volume to the US, and is eyeing up further growth in this market.    

Negative press could dent energy drink sales

UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.

Soft drinks sales given boost from the elderly

Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.

Emerging markets, infant formula drive H&W over €600bn

Ongoing bullish emerging markets and a strong infant formula sector have helped drive the global health wellness sector to $774bn (€614bn) this year, according to Euromonitor International.

Energy drinks may hog the limelight, but watch out for RTD teas: Euromonitor

The growth of naturally healthy ready-to-drink (RTD) teas is predicted to be even stronger than that of energy drinks, according to figures released by Euromonitor this week.

Trade agreement has spirit of success, say Canadian and European industry bodies

A free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is tipped to boost transatlantic trade of spirits drinks, further opening each market to trade. 

Australia

Home is where the wine is for Aussie drinkers, research finds

While the proportion of Australians adults drinking wine is gradually declining, the proportion of those drinking wine at home has increased very slightly.

Australia

Does a team’s sponsor influence Aussie rules fans’ tipple tastes?

As Australia gears up for the Aussie rules football premiership final this weekend, research has revealed the drinks fans will be stocking up on ahead of the big game.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY

Western functional milk success limited, but 'different picture' in Asia: Euromonitor

The price and taste of fortified and functional fresh milk products will continue to limit demand in the West, but it is a "different picture" in Asia, says Euromonitor....

Low quality aloe vera beverage brands threaten UK market, distributor warns

A UK distributor of premium aloe vera drinks claims that low quality rivals risk ruining the nascent category – since many don’t use natural aloe vera pulp and are laden...

Premium private label drinks colonize branded EU shelf space: Canadean

An increasing number of private label drinks are gaining traction in space traditionally reserved for ‘premium’ brands, according to Canadean, as retailers appreciate the margins such products can offer.

NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Pro team nutritionist: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? The...

FOCUS ON…SPARKLING WATERS IN THE US: RAKHEE BURGESS, INSIGHT ANALYST, CANADEAN

Success in sparkling waters : Why Crystal Geyser leads the US pack

As sparkling water sales soar in the States, Canadean analyst Rakhee Burgess tells us flavor variation is vital and the reasons why Crystal Geyser is the leader of the pack.

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