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THRIVE Farmers puts more profit into coffee farmers’ pockets

THRIVE Farmers profit-sharing business model lessens the reliance on the volatile commodity market by giving coffee farmers direct access to the marketplace to sell their coffee.  

English sparkling wine market reach bubbles over to US with 5,000-bottle shipment

Five thousand bottles of English sparkling wine have reached US shores late last week following a partnership between drinks exporter The British Bottling Company and New Jersey-based Vine Street Imports.

Carbonation 2.0: Cognitive health, botanicals, and alternative protein sources all drive functional beverage category

The future of functional beverages will focus on products that use ingredients that provide function naturally, rather than on products that are fortified with nutrients, Ilana Orlofsky, marketing coordinator for...

Logistics the biggest headache for India’s food and drink SMEs

Logistics infrastructure is the major stumbling block hampering the efforts of India’s food and beverage SMEs as they seek to expand and tap into growing consumer demand, business leaders have...

Official hails Indonesia’s F&B industry as ‘strongest in Asean’

A senior Indonesian official has proclaimed his country’s food and beverage industry as the strongest competition in the burgeoning Asean Economic Community.

The top 25 soft drinks brands by value are…

Brand business valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance announced its list of the 25 most valuable soft drinks brands. Even top contender Coca-Cola, on the throne for many years, couldn’t...

Sparkling wine up 80% in the UK

The amount of sparkling wine on sale in the UK has grown from 17.6m gallons in 2011/12 to around 31.6m gallons in 2015/16: an increase of 80%.

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

From teas enriched with medicines to programmable tea taps, the humble brew could see a dramatic evolution over the coming years, says Tetley. Even the concept of tea consumed as...

As sugary beverage sales decline, more consumers drink water to stave off hunger pangs

Consumers are opting to drink water or no calorie beverages when hungry instead of eating food, a recent analysis by Packaged Facts’ says.

California wine is an ‘economic engine’, despite challenging economy

The California wine & winegrape sector, along with associated businesses, makes a total economic contribution of $58bn per year to the state’s economy, according to a report. Meanwhile, $114bn is...

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SafetyChain: Customers want better ways to unlock data

SafetyChain Software has said the acquisition of Vigilistics will boost visibility, analytics and data extraction technology.

Global health & wellness investment activity ahead of 2015

The food and nutrition space is vibrant and in rude health according to latest merger, acquisition and investment figures globally.

Refresco makes first North American acquisition in the soft drinks sector

European-based Refresco Group has agreed to acquire Whitlock Packaging, in the US, for $129m.

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A.G. Barr anticipates Brexit impact in 2017

A.G. Barr warns that Brexit is likely to result in increased costs for the company next year. 

New launches in the beverage aisle

What’s hitting the shelves? Drink Chobani; whisky barrel aged craft beer; and the Kopparkeg

From Scotland to South Korea, and Australia to the US, our round-up of some of the new launches in the beverage aisle over the last month takes us around the...

Frankfurt, November 28, 2016

Game on: New conference spills sports nutrition beans beyond 2017

The multi-billion euro sports nutrition sector is changing faster than you can say ‘millennial buy-in’, but is your firm abreast of the game-changing shifts that matter most?

Beverage aisle feels the most social love, NetBase report finds

Beverages dominated the top ten list of the brands consumers are talking the most about via social media, according to NetBase Social Media Industry Report for 2016.

EU clamps down on Greece wine industry, raising concerns over compulsory cooperative membership

The European Commission has contacted the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos (UVC, EOSS) in Greece over concerns about a compulsory cooperative membership, which prevents individual wine growers from producing...

Metal packaging sees big shift in smaller volume, higher value craft beers and ales

Challenging recycling targets and an increase in domestic products in countries such as China, India and Brazil, has led to a 'new freedom in the beverage can market', according to Smithers Pira....

Australia

Canny brands should use strategic smarts to topple top tipple

When it comes to Australia’s overall liqueur consumption, one brand towers over all the others: Baileys Irish Cream, which is more than three times more popular than second-placed Kahlúa, and...

Functional positioning spurs malt-based drinks growth in India

A focus on functional health benefits has allowed India to become the world’s largest market for malt-based hot drinks, according to Euromonitor International.

Millennials might be trendy: but rosé wine shouldn’t ignore the older generation

Millennials are known as trend-setters: and when it comes to the success of rosé wine they have been a key driver for the category. But rosé wine producers could find...

Uncle Matt’s probiotic waters further blur line between juice, water and functional beverages

Uncle Matt’s Organic expands its portfolio beyond juice with the launch of its fruit-infused, cold-pressed probiotic waters, which also continue to blur an already fuzzy line between juice, water and...

Tourism organisation launches ‘Spirit of Scotland’ craft beer

Crafting a new market: Scotland highlights opportunities for craft beer & tourism

The Scottish craft beer industry has the potential to capitalize on the food and drink tourism market (worth £900m / $1,192m a year to Scotland’s visitor economy), and the national...

Guest article

Fads in focus: Coconut oil – panacea or artery clogger?

There is barely a food or beverage category that has not been invaded by coconut in some shape or form, says Euromonitor International contributing analyst, Simone Baroke. But is the world...

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