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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.

Bottle design aims to improve appeal

UK premium packaged spirit brands Red Square has sharpened its consumer image with a new design implemented across a range of serving sizes and decoration...

Minute Maid plays the health and nutrition card

Minute Maid, the juice drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company, is already positioned as a healthy drink containing calcium, potassium and folate, among others, but...

Dr Pepper gets in on the milk drink act

Milk, it seems, is the next product to get the major marketing makeover. For years a staple product in most western diets, milk has become...

Grolsch hooks up with Warsteiner

Grolsch, the Dutch brewer best known for its distinctive swing-top beer bottles, has signed an agreement with German counterpart Warsteiner which will see the latter's...

SIG to supply bottling lines for Grolsch

SIG Simonazzi has won a major order from one of the longest-standing Dutch breweries, Grolsch, to supply six bottling lines for the brewer's new facility...

Roll out the barrel...in the US

Facing increasingly tough trading conditions in the European market, Tonnellerie Bordelaise, a France-based producer of high quality oak barrels, has announced plans to enter the...

Apple agreement

New Zealand manufacturer of fruit concentrates Enza Foods has reached a licensing agreement with German fruit juice company Beckers Bester, providing Beckers with the rights...

Brewer upgrades keg-filling line

Stoudt Breweries of Pennsylvania, US, has improved the efficiency of its brewing process by replacing an antiquated Hoff-Stevens keg-filling line with an automated washing and...

Interbrew foiled in UK ad complaint

A complaint by Interbrew UK that an advert by US-based Anheuser-Busch denigrated its beer by poking fun at how expensive it was has been dismissed...

Fruit and milk combo hits UK market

Britvic Soft Drinks, the UK's second largest soft drink producer after Cadbury Schweppes, is to launch a new brand next month offering drinkers a product...

Extending the life of juices

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, a preservative and nutraceutical products company, has said that tests conducted during the last 12 months at its research and development...

Ideas brewing at ingredients producer

The beverage ingredients unit of Dutch company DSM Food Specialities is to offer two new ingredients for the brewing industry - the first is billed...

Functional drinks for travellers

An eclectic range of drink brands from the UK's Extreme Drinks is set to benefit from a major boost in European duty free and travel...

Pommac to expand on Nordic roots?

Pommac, the Swedish soft drink brand, has been around for more than 80 years, but interest in the product shows no sign of flagging. In...

Sensory Straw makes drinking fun

Tetra Pak Carton Ambient has launched a new straw concept, Sensory Straw. Targeted at children and young teenagers it "squirts" liquids directly into the drinker's...

Coke enters European water market

Coca-Cola, the world's leading soft drink company, has continued its move into the bottled water sector with the acquisition of the Belgian natural water brand...

Smaller variant for premium malt

Rockware Glass has produced the 50cl bottle for Scottish Prince 12-year-old malt, the flagship blend of Speyside Distillers. The bold design features a deeply debossed...

Striking bottle for Cumbrian water

UK glass specialist Rockware has introduced a striking new bottle for Wasdale Water. The 330ml and 1-litre containers are sprayed with a distinctive purple coating...

Ireland sweetens stance on sucralose

Moving in step with the European Union, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland this week granted a temporary authorisation for the marketing and use of...

Red Bull targets sugar-conscious consumers

The makers of market leading energy drink Red Bull have introduced a sugar-free version to the UK market this month. The company claims it is...

'AirTight' processing used for tea

Tetra Pak has launched its Centri AirTight concept - already a proven technology for the dairy beverage sector - for the ready-to-drink tea market in...

Cheerwine launched in Norway

Cheerwine, the US soft drink brand, has been launched in Norway, the first time the brand has been sold outside the US. The brand was...

Shrugging off the retsina image

When you think of great wine producing countries, the chances are that Greece will not feature highly on the list, but the truth is that...

Coke gets 'Real' with new marketing campaign

"Consumers today are telling us they want brands that are genuine, authentic and real." This is the rationale behind a major new marketing campaign for...

New look for Miller Lite

Miller Brewing Company, the US beer arm of the SABMiller, is to revamp its Miller Lite brand this month with a bold new logo and...

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