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BEVERAGE BITES: 19/01/15-23/01/15

Refresco Gerber under hammer for $1.7bn, Coke splashes cash on London Eye

Here’s what made the headlines during the working week commencing Monday January 19 2015, in our new section Beverage Bites, which brings you the best bite-sized beverage news.

‘Our RTD tea will taste of tea. Not sugar. Not malic acid!’ Ex-Coke exec says it’s time for Tg…

Former Coca-Cola executive Sophia Nadur insists the UK market is ready for her low calorie whole leaf RTD tea brand Tg, which she says is markedly different from what she...

PATENT WATCH

Mars functional beverage capsule patent application hints at new single-serve trend?

Mars recently applied to patent a special single-serve beverage capsule it said would give more consistent dosing and less wastage of functional ingredients – from flavonoids and vitamins to minerals, antioxidants.

ASK THE EXPERT: FOCUS ON JAPAN

Zen and the Art of Japanese Beverage Packaging...

As EP Resources reports on a changing Japanese beverage landscape marked by a C-store surge, report author Stuart Hoggard talks trends including taller, slimmer bottles, and a willingness among global...

NESPRESSO 'CONFIDENT' IT HAS NOT INFRINGED PATENT

Coffee capsule maker sues Nestlé Nespresso for €150m

A manufacturer of third-party capsules designed to work on Nestlé’s Nespresso coffee machines today sued the firm for €150m in a French court claiming patent infringement and damages.

Coffee that helps you sleep?! 'This brand can explode,' says Counting Sheep Coffee

A Vancouver startup believes it’s on the brink of exploding into mainstream success with its 40 winks coffee – a coffee blended with a herbal sedative, allowing it to be...

Sonoco speaks to FPD about CMA decision

Sonoco under investigation amid competition concerns after Weidenhammer acquisition

The UK Government Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has started an investigation after it found Sonoco’s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group gives rise to ‘a realistic prospect of a substantial...

Healthy beverage innovation

Chameleon Cold-Brew produces consistent coffee for consistent sales

Consistency born from thoughtful attention to detail and hiring specialists before they were needed helped start-up Chameleon Cold-Brew rapidly expand distribution by three to four times, launch a new line...

Hear from Honest Tea, KonaRed, KeVita, Bolthouse Farms, Core Power, 7-Eleven...

What's hot, what's not, what's next? Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA & BeverageDaily Beverage Innovation Summit

Diet soda is in a funk, while 'real sugar' is back in vogue. Energy is hot, but caffeine is still controversial. Maple water is bang-on-trend, but will it really become...

Secrets from the sanctum: A year in the life of a beverage trade journalist

As a trade journalist I sometimes pinch myself – not too hard – and recall that I’m lucky enough to cover such an exciting industry and everything from Coke’s latest...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from...

Canadean top trends for 2015

Brands in danger of fading into the background on supermarket shelves

Canadean research organisation has released its top trends for 2015 claiming due to the large number of products available on the supermarket shelves many brands are in danger of fading...

EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of Mondelez International’s proposed $5bn joint venture with competitor coffee firm Douwe Egberts Master Blenders 1753.

Health Ingredients Europe

Top food trends for 2015: the full list

Insect proteins and fruit-sweetened confectionery are two emerging trends food manufacturers should monitor, according to a list of top 10 food trends for 2015, revealed at the Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) event.

White tea packs antioxidant punch against colon cancer: Study

White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.

DYNAMISM IN DRINKS: WHO WINS YOUR 2014 VOTE?

Liquid Luminaries: Vote for your BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2014!

Read through our shortlist of 10 nominees and then vote for your BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2014!

Hot, spicy and personal: Canadean's trend predictions for 2015

From spice to unusual flavour combinations, Canadean reveals its predictions of the biggest trends in food and drink in the year ahead.

Gen Z, culinary cannabis, and tea: Top 10 trends for 2015 in specialty foods

The Specialty Food Association has released its Top 10 trends for 2015, with some eyebrow raising predictions on the list. 

December: Around the world in packaging acquisitions

In this month’s round-up of global packaging acquisitions FoodProductionDaily looks at CCL Industries, specialty label and packaging; Storopack; Cambridge Engineered Solutions; Cardia Bioplastics and more.

SPECIAL EDITION 2014, BEVERAGE SWEETENER INNOVATION

Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel analyst sees future potential

Mintel says the presence of nutritionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future that combine functional benefits as well as calorie-free sweetness.

SPECIAL EDITION 2014, BEVERAGE SWEETENER INNOVATION

‘Europe’s been particularly victimised by poor quality stevia, but that’s changing!’: Almendra

Almendra says Europe’s beverage industry has been ‘particularly victimized’ by poor quality stevia to date as the company works to rewrite the narrative dismissing Reb A alone as a crude...

Exclusive interview

Coveris talks about ‘turbulent economy’ as it decides to invest in Ukraine

Coveris Rigid Poland has launched its DuoSmart cups in Ukraine to target the dairy and processed foods sector, but admits it was a courageous decision to invest there given the...

KNOW AN INDUSTRY VISIONARY? NOMINATE THEM NOW!

Celebrating Beverage Brilliance! Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global beverage sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Aldi planning move into China, possibly by 2018

German discount supermarket giant Aldi Süd is examining market conditions for a potential launch in China. 

Reed's CEO: Mainstream supermarkets are embracing kombucha now

While mainstream food retailers discovered kombucha later than their counterparts in the ‘natural’ channel, they are playing catch-up now, says natural soda maker Reed’s, which entered the market in 2012...