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Flavoured wines big hit with younger drinkers

Demand for flavoured wines continues to grow, according to a report from Wine Intelligence that will be presented at tradeshow Vinisud next week.  

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor,...

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Svedka vodka arrives in India

America’s second most popular imported vodka will now appear on Indian bottle shop shelves after owner Constellation brands tied up a deal with local distributor Mohan Brothers to bring Svedka...

Euromonitor: Strong momentum to propel global omega-3 sales

The omega-3 market continues to grow and appears to have unstoppable momentum worldwide, according to expert Diana Cowland, who keeps tabs on the sector for Euromonitor International.

‘Let’s Twist Again!’ Novel espresso protein drink hopes to hit big time

The CEO of UK beverage brand Twist believes he could score a smash hit with an espresso coffee and whey protein-based drink that you just add water to.

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WhiteWave Foods: ‘For the first time our almond milk sales exceeded our soy milk sales in the quarter’

Sales of almond milk exceeded sales of soy milk for the first time at WhiteWave Foods in the latest quarter.

Rockin’ all over the brewery: Status Quo plants Piledriver

Veteran rockers Status Quo are following in the footsteps of equally gnarly peers Iron Maiden by releasing their own brew called Piledriver.

Green juice is scary looking, say 28% of Americans

Despite the recent surge in popularity of green juice and consumers’ general belief that it’s the most nutritious juice, many consumers are still skeptical that it actually tastes good, as...

‘No nasty surprises’ Yeah right…Wine fraudsters net $1m+

UK police say investors may have been conned out of up to £1m by a company called Le Bordeaux Wines that falsely claimed it traded in fine wines.

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

Power to the Plants! Tree waters tipped to corner $2bn market by 2025

Plant-based waters derived from maple and birch trees can corner a $2bn market by 2025 according to industry expert Julian Mellentin.

Rockstar Energy auditions US sales stars with Apple iPhone app

Rockstar Energy increased its number of US customer sales visits by 33% after it began using special software designed for the Apple iPhone, which it says helps it keep its...

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Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s...

Building wine brands in the UK…An even tougher trick to pull

The shift in UK wine drinking from bars towards the home throughout the recession and punitive taxes means that brand building is now an even more difficult proposition, according to...

‘Not for gays!’ BrewDog beer offers Putin helping hand in the sack

Scotland’s BrewDog is releasing a limited edition beer called My Name is Vladimir poking fun at Russia’s autocratic leader and slamming the state’s ‘sick, twisted’ legislation on homosexuality....

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Protein still sports nutrition king, but watch out

Protein is still the bedrock of sports nutrition says Euromonitor, but non-protein products are expected to grow faster in several important global markets like Australia, Canada and Indonesia.

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'Mouthwatering Finish!' Rave review for Brad Pitt & Angelina Joli wine

‘A mouthwatering finish’ was how UK magazine Decanter chose to describe the second vintage of a rosé wine made by Angelina Joli and Brad Pitt at their French vineyard.

Dragons’ Den leap of faith opened doors for drinks firm

Small food and drink businesses should take leaps of faith, such as appearing on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den television programme, to promote their businesses and make valuable industry connections.

VIRUN boss warns beverage startups: ‘Don’t assume you’ll crack Costco and Kroger's!’

Beverage brands that want to hit the likes of Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and Costco straightaway are doomed to fail, according to VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley.

Rabobank sees ‘huge upside’ in China milk tea opportunity

Global tea companies will have to hit the M&A trail to unlock opportunities in important tea markets including China, Russia and India, according to Rabobank.

China now the world’s biggest red wine consumer

With consumption almost tripling over the last six years, China has leapfrogged France and Italy to become the world’s biggest red wine market, with surging demand for the variety in...

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenol use rises 69% in 5 years (but do people get it?)

Polyphenol use in functional food and drink marketing has shot up 69% since 2009 even as consumer understanding remains low and approved global health claims extremely limited. But can it continue?

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'Don't say 'sorry Coke and Pepsi'', FOX tells Scarlett Johansson

SodaStream's Super Bowl video has gone viral after it reprised its 2013 trick of poking fun at Coke and Pepsi, which led Fox to ban the Scarlett Johansson-fronted advert.

'Energy is what the younger consumer identifies with': Retailer

US C-Stores: Ditching Dr Pepper TEN, sceptical on natural sweeteners?

US C-Stores owners do not believe all-natural sweeteners can reverse flagging soda sales, says one US analyst, who is also advising Dr Pepper to stop investing in its low-calorie TEN...

How the Asian consumer will change this year

Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an...