Breaking News on Beverage Technology & Markets

Sectors > Juice Drinks

Management target $45m cost savings to mAKE CASE FOR STANDALONE FUTURE

‘Bitter’ Britvic blow as firm plans to leave historic UK base cutting 230 jobs

Trade union Unite has described the threat to 290 Britvic jobs across three UK sites as a ‘bitter blow’and aims to talk with management next week in a bid to...

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

Coca-Cola HBC Poland boss sees ‘huge challenges’ in growing discount dominance

The rise of discount retailers – along German lines – will create huge challenges and opportunities in Poland’s RTD beverage market through to 2020, says the general manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic Polska.

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 ZENITH INTERNATIONAL UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE

‘We’ve spent a lot of money to remain ‘Innocent’ worldwide': Richard Reed

Innocent co-founder Richard Reed tells BeverageDaily.com that he anticipates the brand will probably attempt to crack Latin America using Coke’s marketing muscle, before launching in the US.

BIG BEER HIT BY TAX HIKES, ADVERTISING & KIOSK SALES BANS

Coca-Cola Hellenic expects Coke sales to fizz as beer falls flat in Russia

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) insists its brands will continue to take market share in Russia from PepsiCo, as well as brewers hit by taxes and alcohol advertising and kiosk sales bans.

Sunny D's 25% 'sales surge' makes it UK flavor of the month

Sunny D has added two flavors to a newly fortified UK range, with regional producer Gerber Foods citing 25% volume growth in 2012.

Clostridium botulinum fears prompt FDA action

A fear that carrot and beet juice from a US company could be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to warn consumers about...

UK beverage carton recycling heading towards ‘national coverage’ – ACE UK

Beverage carton recycling has continued to increase in the UK, with half of all local authorities in the country now making kerbside collections, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the...

News in brief

Bacardi USA partners Coke and MIT to bring ‘spirits into digital age’

Bacardi USA has partnered with the Coca-Cola Company and university researchers to created a robotic bartending system called Makr Shakr, and says it can help ‘bring spirits into the digital...

News in brief

No link between omega-3s & metabolic syndrome: Study

Increased dietary intakes of omega-3 fatty acids are not linked to a reduction in the risk of metabolic syndrome in the US population, suggests a new study.

News in brief

Zenith UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference - Tomorrow!

Zenith International's UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference takes place tomorrow, Wednesday May 8, at the Congress Center in Central London, and will feature speaking slots for the likes of Innocent...

‘Unfortunately, yes’, mold did grow in Capri Sun: Kraft Foods

An Indiana State University researcher says she found five types of fungus in Capri Sun, as the brand's US licensee Kraft Foods admits mold does happen ‘from time to time’...

Europe must learn from the US on stevia, says Mintel

While stevia products have boomed in Europe, manufacturers should follow the US trend of blends if growth is to continue, a Mintel analyst says.

Britvic: We think there is a real opportunity to create the concentrated fruit drink category in the US

Britvic Worldwide Brands is bringing the novelty of a fruit drink concentrate to the US with the launch of its leading kids drink brand in Alabama.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SIDEL'S VIEWS ON ASEPTIC TECHNOLOGY IN OUR MAY 30 ONLINE EVENT: ASEPTIC TECHNOLOGY 2013

Sidel: New low output aseptic PET solution suits niche beverage brands

Sidel tells BeverageDaily.com that its new low output aseptic blow-fill-cap machine lends opportunities for beverage producers to test the market with PET on a smaller scale, and naturally suits ‘more...

News in brief

$2bn brand Capri-Sun: Mexico offers ‘enormous growth potential’

Swiss headquartered juice drinks brand Capri Sun says it is seeking to become a key player in the Mexican market after inking a licensing agreement with native beverage manufacturer Grupo...

ABC hits back at report linking Ginkgo Biloba to cancers in mice

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) insists consumers should avoid gingko biloba, a tree-derived extract commonly used in teas, some energy drinks and supplements, after a US...

Unilever files international ‘tea juice’ patent to boost tea taste and color

Unilever has filed an international patent for a process that creates tea juices with improved taste and color, to cater for the upsurge in demand for tea powders and RTD...

Berries may protect brain functioning, rat study suggests

A diet supplemented with berries could help to protect brain functioning during aging, according to new animal data.

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

Unilever touts tea as ‘hottest beverage’ in world

Unilever has described tea as the ‘hottest beverage’ in the global drinks landscape, and one with unlimited opportunities as a natural product with scientifically proven health and wellness benefits.

Special edition: Superfruits - old news or still super?

Superfruits category still booming (but care is needed)

Are consumers experiencing superfruit fatigue? Depends on the fruit…and who you talk to.

Can demographics, Trop50 and coconut water pull the US juice category out of its funk?

While the US juice market has been “essentially flat” for five years, Packaged Facts predicts stronger growth in future driven by reduced calorie products, better-for-you premium juices and blends, and...

Heineken silent on $650m sale rumor regarding PepsiCo licensee

Heineken has refused to comment on rumors it has now put its Finnish business Hartwall up for sale seeking around €500m, after starting a strategic review of the unit in...

FIRMS SEE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL IN CLEAR, FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGES

Stepan Lipid Nutrition and Virun paint bold brushstrokes on clear beverage ‘canvas’

Virun and Stepan Lipid Nutrition have signed a letter of intent to exploit what both companies agree is untapped potential in the clear, functional beverage space.

Running out of juice? Category hits hard times in North America

North America is the world’s largest juice market, but firms active there are losing share within soft drinks due to high price perceptions and mixed health and wellness messages.

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi

Coca-Cola lost UK volume share in 2012, while Pepsi grew both its volume and value share and Lucozade and Red Bull’s success reflected growing consumer interest in functional drinks.