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HEALTHY AND FUNCTIONAL DAIRY SPECIAL EDITION 2015

Consumers want milk ‘with benefits tailored to them’: Datamonitor

Dairies can recover market share lost to non-dairy alternatives, such as almond milk, by developing milk products tailored to the meet the nutritional needs of specific groups, says Datamonitor Consumer.

beverage bites: News up to June 5, 2015

Beer and baseball for Miller Lite; glass particles prompt wine recall; and more beverage bites

SABMiller’s American Light lager, Miller Lite, has signed a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) in Canada. Read on for more beverage bites from the industry this week. ...

Forget extreme sports – it’s about extreme parenting! Energy drinks may market to millennials but parents’ consumption is on the rise

The pressures of raising children, juggling work and home life, and other daily responsibilities mean older millennials are increasingly turning to energy drinks, according to a report from Mintel. 

Emerging markets drive global health & wellness growth (but one size does not fit all)

38 ‘developed’ nations delivered 54% of functional food and supplement and other health & wellness (HW) product sales in 2014, but these same nations will account for only 14% of growth between now and 2019.

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OAL Group Steam Infusion to make maize-based yoghurt drinks in Zambia

OAL Group has entered the African market winning a deal with Trade Kings, Zambia, to hydrate maize flour and other grains to make Maheu, a maize-based yoghurt drink sold in...

Dispatches from Canadean international beer strategies conference, Amsterdam

‘It’s no longer just about apples!’ Flavours and fusions drive trendy cider market

Flavoured varieties are driving the cider category, while fusions between ciders and other alcohols are also boosting the beverage’s popularity, according to Canadean.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe, Geneva

Europe’s energy drink market needs a shot of energy: Nergia

Energy shots are a big market in the US, but the potential in Europe is yet to be realized, says America’s Naturals.

Beverage bites: news up to May 29, 2015

Suntory goes shopping, Lipton launches festival, and more beverage bites

This week PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi was ranked #15 on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list; while research said teens are ditching beer in favour of energy drinks. Meanwhile, Lipton is preparing...

Soft drinks’ brand values up, despite health concerns

Soft drinks firms have increased the value of their brands globally over the past year, despite consumer health concerns about sugar and artificial sweeteners, new figures suggest.

Product launches in the beverage aisle

What’s hitting the shelves? Ginger Ninja juice, vodka for women, Twix shakes and more

M&M’s peanut thick shakes, sweet and spicy Ginger Nija juice, and art-inspired vodka: just some of the beverages springing onto shelves across the globe.

Dispatches from Canadean International Beer Strategies Conference, Amsterdam

What's brewing in beer? Premiumisation, Africa, non-alcoholic and craft

Look beyond the headline figures and there are promising prospects for beer, according to Canadean. Opportunities include the African market, premiumisation, non-alcoholic beers, and the continued popularity of craft. 

beverage bites: news up to May 21, 2015

Wine in the limelight; Pepsi launches Limon; and more beverage bites

This week is a good one if you like drinking wine: it’s Aussie Wine Month, English Wine Week, and London Wine Week. Meanwhile, Pepsi Limon hits the shelves, while Tesco...

Visitors from 101 countries

Vitafoods Europe breaks records (again)

Show traffic was up 12.5% at Vitafoods Europe this year meaning record numbers visited the 800+ suppliers and brands at the 3-day Geneva expo and conference.

Dispatches from Vitafoods, Geneva

Tree-mendous: NPD boom in plant waters, with 'natural' and 'no preservatives' leading health claims

Plant waters such as aloe, birch, artichoke, maple, cactus, and almond water are starting to challenge coconut water’s pedestal, with NPD in this emerging category booming, according to Innova Market...

Dispatches from Canadean International Beer Strategies Conference, Amsterdam

Soft drinks and non-alcoholic beer: are the battle lines being drawn?

Non-alcoholic beer is no longer seen as a product for abstinence but as a positive choice. And as consumption occasions grow and overlap those of soft drinks, experts suggest big...

TEA TIME! Highlights from the World Tea Expo 2015, from coffee leaf tea to ‘teablets’

From teablets (tablets of compressed tea leaves you drop in your mug, minus the bag) to tea made from coffee leaves, the tea market is a hotbed of innovation. FoodNavigator-USA...

Beverage Bites: news up to May 15, 2015

What do Pepsi, the International Space Station, and Usher have in common? This week’s beverage bites

This week Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company released its first quarter trading update, while Constellation Brands takes on a former US army captain as its chief marketing officer for wine and...

“No beer will be harmed in the announcement of this story” Craft brewer Meantime is acquired by SABMiller

SABMiller has announced it is entering the craft beer scene with the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing Company – with Meantime quick to reassure consumers the beer will remain the...

Dispatches from Canadean International Beer Strategies Conference, Amsterdam

“Do we really need smart people, just to sell beer?!” Words of wisdom from Canadean International Beer Strategies Conference

What’s brewing in beer; which markets have the muscle to grow; and what can big brands and craft brewers learn from each other? From twitter strategies to TV ads, here are...

Does Germany’s rapid Fairtrade growth make it the most dynamic global market?

The German Fairtrade market is the most dynamic globally, as growth in certified products spiked by more than a quarter in the past year, says TransFair chief Dieter Overath.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

It’s getting juicy in the functional beverage aisle: Juices see success with healthy and natural positioning

Functional beverages are now less about fortification, and more about honing in on the natural health benefits of their ingredients, according to Innova Market Insights.

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe

Who made my tea? Stories help brands reach savvy millennials

Millennials do not succumb to the ‘wooing’ of big brands; rather, they are looking for a niche brand with a story, alongside the chance to engage with other consumers, according...

Gala Awards night at Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

NutraIngredients Awards shine spotlight on nutrition stars

200 people from the European and international food and nutrition sectors helped 20 finalists and seven winners celebrate at the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards last night at Vitafoods Europe.

China

China to dominate world wine consumption; Australia has most to gain

Asian countries led by China will dominate global wine consumption in the next three years, leading to dramatically changing markets that will see Australia among the main beneficiaries.

Selling wine to the French?! English wine producers eye up export potential

English wine producers are developing export markets for their wine, as sales in the UK boom.

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