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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of BeverageDaily.com.

Drinks giant looks to tagatose

Good news for biotech firm Spherix today. The tagatose developer says that global drinks manufacturer PepsiCo is exploring the use of the sweetener in several...

Ball wraps up

Ball Packaging Europe has won one gold and one bronze award for two product innovations in this year's Can of the Year Award packaging competition,...

Forever blowing bottles

Sidel will showcase a PET blowing system at the forthcoming NPE in Chicago, US that is said to be the fastest machinery of its kind...

Coke milks beverage market

Coca-Cola is a company which has frequently been criticised for promoting its sugary soft drinks to children - a criticism which it has just as...

Tea to the rescue

Compounds found in tea can stop the growth of bacteria that cause bad breath, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Polyphenols,...

Cheers!

New beverages feature strongly in the latest new product introductions on Mintel's Global New Products Database. Among them the famous Red Bull brand has introduced...

RCS launches chilled out product

Revolutionary Cooling Systems (RCS) has launched the new Cooper Cooler rapid beverage chiller. The company claims that the device can chill wine, beer and soft...

German love affair with speciality coffee

Higher sales of speciality products such as cappuccino mixes helped push up sales of instant coffee in Germany last year, according to the latest data...

Feeling good?

UK-based Feel Good Drinks Company has launched a new variant of its functional soft drinks range, initially introduced in July 2002. The new flavour, on...

A taste of the Orient

Flachsmann, Swiss manufacturer of flavours and plant extracts, presented its new Yuzu flavour at the Vitafoods show in Geneva last week, following its worldwide launch...

Muslim cola goes Dutch

Qibla Cola, the UK soft drink brand which bills itself as an alternative to US sodas such as Coca-Cola, has entered the Dutch market. The...

Price of Assam tea falls

The average price of leaf grade Assam tea fell by 10 per cent to 64.20 rupees (€1.17) per kg at the Calcutta auction last week,...

Cool news from Austria

This month sees the launch of a new 5-gallon water cooler bottle that features, for the first time, a reusable handle and a novel hygienic...

Time for tea

Kliklok Woodman has recently supplied one of its CCI compact intermittent end load cartoners to a UK company which processes and packages teas. The machine...

Amcor does the twist

Amcor White Cap has launched a new deep-drawn Twist-Off screw closure with special features exclusively for metal containers. The 89mm TNV Amcor White Cap Twist-Off...

Torraspapel increases range of bottle labels

While bottled water consumption in Europe continues to increase yearly, new innovations in packaging are continually being developed. For example, there has been a noticeable...

PET packaging for citrus juice

Constar International , a leading producer of PET containers, has collaborated with Mott's to redesign the ReaLemon and ReaLime juices from concentrate bottles. ReaLemon is the...

Winery boosts image with new packaging

Almaden, California's oldest winery, has introduced new glass packaging for its entire range of bottled wines. The bottle, label and capsule have been updated with...

Oxoid launches new diagnostic brewing product

Oxoid, one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of microbiological culture media and other diagnostic products, has developed a new diagnostic product ideally suited...

Healthy juice brand relaunched

The UK relaunch of Plenty, the healthy juice brand from pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline , due later this month, is a clear indication of the company's desire...

Soft drink group expands range

The UK-based Qibla Cola Company has extended its product range this week with the addition of a new pack size for its flagship product, two...

Tropicana adopts innovative packaging

Tropicana Products has begun packaging its Pure Premium orange juice in a new wide-mouth 1.75-litre polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carafe. The product, designed and manufactured by...

A revolution in corkscrews

Pullpop Technologies has announced the launch of its cork-corkscrew, a device that might possibly spell the end of the household corkscrew. Pullpop is marketing the...

A weapon against Montezuma's Revenge

Travelling abroad is often exciting and rewarding, but there is nothing worse than coming down with an acute bout of diarrhoea. An incredible ten million...

Milk-based energy drink launched

A milk-based energy drink to challenge market leader Red Bull has been launched in the USA. Mad Cow, manufactured by New Jersey-based LiquidBillboards is set...

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