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Nescafé Coffee Center opens in China

Nestlé has opened its Nescafé Coffee Center in Yunnan, China, which will focus on research and development as well as providing training opportunities. 

The factory of the future: Coca-Cola Enterprises sets out a vision for sustainable manufacturing

Emerging technology, big data, and innovations like smart labels and smart kitchens can help transform the food and drink industry for a sustainable future, according to a Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE)...

Chicago-based Café Racer makes small-batch carbonated cold brew

A young Chicago chef jumps into the ready-to-drink scene in a category that is still mostly uncharted territory: carbonated coffee.

Kolé functional drink promises cognitive performance improvement

A brain scientist was challenged by his wife to create a functional drink that benefits the brain. Fast forward two years, the scientist is ready to launch his Kolé Food...

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Scientists find way to make sweetest sweetener taste sweeter

Japanese researchers have devised a method to make one of the sweetest natural sweeteners even sweeter in a development that will be seen as a breakthrough at a time when...

Don’t rub it in, drink it up: UVO sun protective drink

After spending years researching alternative forms of sun protection, dermatologist Bobby Awadalla has launched an orange and peach flavored 'sun protective drink' called UVO.

Light to moderate alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of heart failure: Study

People who drink alcoholic beverages regularly, in moderation, could have a lower risk of heart failure than those who never drink, according to Norwegian research.  

Feature: Will 2016 be the year of nitro beers?

‘You can’t just put any beer on nitro!’ Samuel Adams on developing nitro beers and educating consumers

Samuel Adams believes its new nitro styles will help build awareness and excitement in the category. But there’s still work to be done in educating consumers and encouraging them to...

Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy

A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown.

Concord grape juice may boost memory and performance, says Welch study

Daily consumption of Concord grape juice for three months may boost spatial memory and driving performance in working moms, says a new study funded by Welch Foods.

‘Exploring natural sweeteners is our number one R&D priority’: Coca-Cola South Pacific

Australia looks to ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life

Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil are exploring the ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life, further reducing calories in the beverage. 

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and...

Two studies suggest energy drinks can have negative effects on heart, cardiovascular system

Scientists have found evidence of negative effects on the heart and cardiovascular system from energy drinks in two recent studies.

Coffee consumption may help curb cirrhosis: Study

Consuming a greater amount of coffee may help “substantially” diminish the risk of cirrhosis of the liver, according to a recent study.

Health warnings on sugary beverages may improve understanding of health risks: Study

Placing a health warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may help parents better understand what overconsumption of these beverages may mean for their children, a recent study found.

Wine and tea may decrease risk of erectile dysfunction: Study

Wine, tea and other flavonoid-rich beverages and foods may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a recent study.

Coffee does not cause rapid heartbeat: Study

Regular consumption of caffeine does not cause additional, rapid heartbeats, according to a recent study from the University of California-San Francisco.

Driving consumer health via better front-of-package labels: Study

Improved labeling on beverages may help consumers make healthier choices, according to a recent Australian study.

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Orchard process provides cool solution to heat stressed vines

Evaporative cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest.

Samuel Adams nitro beers launch across US

Three Samuel Adams nitro beers have been launched, with the brand promising more are to follow in the future. 

‘The beer space is due for disruption’: BrewPublik eyes nationwide craft beer delivery expansion

The world of craft beer has become increasingly expansive and complex, in both flavor and variety. A North Carolina-based startup wants to make the world simpler for the average consumer.

News in brief

Probiotics hit the cold brew coffee category

Brooklyn-based cold-pressed juice firm JÙS by Julie has scored an industry-first with the launch of a new cold brew coffee infused with probiotics in original and vanilla flavors.

Asarasi: New carbonated water uses maple trees to filter

To be clear, Asarasi isn’t maple water (sap) and doesn’t claim to be. “Our mission is to redefine sources of pure water from renewable and sustainable resources,” a spokesperson said....

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase visceral belly fat, diet drinks don’t: Study

A daily intake of sugary drinks can lead to high levels of visceral belly fat, according to a recent study from the American Heart Association.

Habitual tea consumption may help reduce arterial stiffness

A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.

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