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Refreshment and nutrition drive demand for vegetable ingredients

Vegetable ingredients are winning favor with consumers who value them as a healthy part of their diet, but how will the category evolve in 2016 and beyond?

Tea and coffee: Two of 2015’s biggest grocery growers

Liquid coffee and liquid tea were two of the biggest dollar value growers in grocery stores in 2015, according to Nielsen.

Cactus, birch, lychee and lemongrass: Soft drink consumers turn to natural flavors and functional innovations

Consumers are demanding more natural flavors in soft drinks, driven not only by taste but also by functional properties of ingredients, according to Canadean. 

This week Down Under

Woolworths’ three retail brands dominate Australian liquor landscape

Almost 5m Australians each buy an average of over A$60 worth of alcohol each week, according to new figures by Roy Morgan Research.

GIVN bottled water sees growth potential for everyday social-good products

Offers to buy-one, get-one free are an effective marketing strategy, but the maker of GIVN bottled water believes an even more effective take on this technique is an offer to...

‘A Starbucks quality latte for $0.67’: Liquid concentrate and enhancer market may grow to $1bn by 2020

The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.

The year that was: 10 of our most read beverage stories in 2015

From craft creations to sports drinks for soccer stars, here are 10 of the top stories that have captured the attention of BeverageDaily readers over the past 12 months.

This week Down Under

Soft drinks seeing surge in young Australian consumption

Good news for Coca-Cola Amatil. The bottler and distributor might have posted its lowest profit in eight years, but research figures suggest that consumption of soft drinks is increasing in...

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...

Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition

The fat after the famine: Obesity the next challenge facing Africa, says FAO boss

After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food...

Sparkling trajectory: Metal cans on the rise in packaged water

Metals cans have the highest growth by volume out of all packaging formats in the packaged water category, with the success of flavored sparkling water driving growth in a number...

News in brief

Zero-alcohol beer could soon be moved from Kiwi soft drinks aisles

New Zealand’s grocers have welcomed a bill that will allow zero-alcohol and very low alcohol beers to be sold alongside full-strength beers in supermarkets.

Dispatches from FIE 2015

Eat with your eyes: Making sense of multi-sensory food

Food should taste and smell good but what else should and can it do when ‘visually stimulated’ consumers like millennials engage in eating occasions? Touch, sight and sound are increasingly...

Wine becomes more portable and accessible: Gallo

Wine lovers are unafraid to try a variety of wine and want more portable packaging, according to a recent survey.

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Call for panelists: Beer & Beyond online event

BeverageDaily will be hosting a live, online event in March titled ‘Beer and beyond’ – zooming in on this exciting sector.

Scotch whisky producers in multi-million pound investment boost

Two Speyside whisky producers have been given the green light to start work on multi-million pound distillery expansion projects to meet global demand.

Lessons from craft: What the movement tells us about today’s consumers

The word ‘craft’ may be most strongly associated with beer: but its influence is much wider and reveals a lot about today’s consumers, says Richard Hall, chairman of Zenith International. ...

Scotch whisky London office to boost £4bn exports

The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA’s) new London office, will help to grow exports of Scotch, currently worth £4bn a year, while boosting jobs across the UK, claims the association....

Day three at FIE - as it happens

It's the last day of Food Ingredients Europe but things show no sign of slowing down. We've collected the top tweets from the show so you can keep track of...

Sugary beverages rise in low and middle income countries, fall in high-income regions

While sugar-sweetened beverages have seen a decrease in popularity in regions such as North America and Western Europe, they are on the rise in most low- and middle-income countries. But...

Day two at FIE - As it happens

It's day two of Food Ingredients Europe and our team of journalists is out in force. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media at #FIEurope.

FIE 2015 - as it happens

Our team of journalists is in Paris this week, and we'll be among many tweeting live from the show. Scroll down for the latest on what's trending on social media...

beverage bites: news up to november 27, 2015

Global warming and coffee, a ‘less predictable’ US wine market, and more beverage bites

Distell and Terlato establish a joint venture in the US; Rabobank warns of dry weather in coffee growing countries; and Wine Intelligence identifies shifts in the US wine market. Read on...

Competing with craft: Is the meteoric rise of craft beer a threat to US wine?

With craft beers continuing to win over US drinkers, are millennial consumers abandoning traditional wines for trendy beers?

Beverage trendwatching gallery: Smartwater sparkles, Mtn Dew heads to the dark side & Tio Gazpacho gets fruity

From vinegar-based sodas to caffeinated yogurt drinks, high-protein nut milks and yet more alkaline waters, check out FoodNavigator-USA's gallery of new beverage launches hitting US shelves this fall/winter.

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