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Cherry Coke hits Aussie market

Coca-Cola is planning to further expand its range of flavours by launching Cherry Coke into the Australian market. The move follows the somewhat mixed success...

Green tea could halt bladder cancer

The active ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been found to block the growth of bladder tumours in rats. EGCG is increasingly regarded as...

A soy solution

US-based firm Protient is is launching a new soy-based product designed for the beverage industry. The product, SPI 6500. is an agglomerated non-GMO water-filtered soy...

Is MetaCork a better cork?

Gardner Technologies, a US-based wine technology company dedicated to improving wine closure quality, has launched MetaCork, a twist-to-uncork wine opener. The cork is now available...

Abbott kicks the can

Abbott Laboratories is relaunching its Ensure nutritional drink in a reclosable plastic bottle, getting rid of the traditional can packaging. The new format is in...

Caffeine boosts athletes' stamina

Drinking a cup of coffee before exercise could help increase the amount of weight loss during the activity, say researchers in Australia. A team at...

The power of green tea

Green tea's ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists suspected, say researchers who have discovered that chemicals in green tea...

Nicotine fruit juice

Nicotine-containing fruit drinks could soon be available as an alternative for people trying to stop smoking, says a Los Angeles-based firm which has received exclusive...

Baltika eyes Iranian beer market

Iran might not seem a natural choice of as a market to sell beer, but one Russian company thinks differently. Russian brewer Baltika is considering...

The nose knows

When it comes to brewing formulation, you can't beat a good nose, claims drinks design company FlavorActiV. The formulation company designed a set of beer...

Speciality drinks on display

The Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2003, which claims to be the UK's definitive speciality food and drink event, has seen a huge swell in...

ChampionLyte energises Middle East beverage sector

A US beverage maker is to distribute its sugar-free sports drink to Middle Eastern markets, in its first international marketing deal. US-based Provident International, which...

Worrying signs for Vanilla Coke

Vanilla Coke was launched just over a year ago amid much hype and fanfare. Initial sales of the beverage were impressive, and led to Coke...

Qibla taps Canada's conscience

Qibla Cola Company, the UK-based soft drinks producer which claims to offer consumers an alternative to 'colonial' US brands, is to start offering its products...

Achieving perfect vanilla flavour

The volatile vanilla market has seen food manufacturers turning to synthetic substitutes as prices per kilo have soared from double to treble figures in recent...

Coffee consumption may counter liver cirrhosis

Drinking three cups of coffee daily may reduce the risk of mortality from liver cirrhosis, suggest researchers in Norway. The team from the Norwegian Institute...

Perfectly stable

The 16th edition of Fi Europe, which takes place from 18 to 20 November 2003 in Frankfurt, Germany, is drawing near. The event, which brings...

Summer innovations

Snack brands catering for specific markets, rice-based FABs, functional dairy products and energy-giving or low-carb confectionery are among the recent highlights from the Mintel Global...

Can the can sway the wine fan?

The first shipments of Franklin Estates Australian wine in cans are set to hit the UK market next month, a launch which the company hopes...

Better brewing

Scientists across the globe continue their mission to map the genomic sequence of crop varieties. A team in the US could now have the solution...

An organic experience

Organic drinks have increased in popularity in recent years. Capitalising on this trend is North Wales-based company Classic Organic, which has launched Cor!, an organic milk drink available in a...

Shine goes off Sunny Delight

Sunny Delight, the soft drink brand frequently surrounded by controversy, has been put up for sale by its US-based owner Procter & Gamble. P&G is...

Apple-coloured drinks

US food colour manufacturer D.D. Williamson has developed a caramelised apple product from 100 per cent apple juice concentrate. The company claims that food and beverage processors using the caramelised...

Space-age wine

The modern wine trade uses many techniques to ensure that its output is as high a quality as possible, but until now none of these...

Support for soy-based drinks

Flavour and mouth-feel of soy-protein drinks should not present a barrier to consumer preferences, claim researchers, assessing the acceptability of soy drinks compared to those...