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Why are Americans falling out of love with diet soda? And what are they drinking instead?

If current trends continue, carbonated soft drinks volumes could decline 15-20% by 2020 driven by sharp declines in diet variants, predicts Wells Fargo. But why have Americans fallen out of...

Diet soda in a funk says Wells Fargo: ‘PepsiCo will be forced to do something soon to stop the share and volume losses’

Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda...

Sidel wins $9m contract with Pepsi bottler Moha

Sidel has won a contract with Moha Soft Drinks to install a production line for its carbonated soft drinks (CSD) and water in Ethiopia.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS, PART 1

Retro soda meets spice: Innova’s top drinks trends in Americas, Europe

Innova Market Insights mined its datasets for Anuga to lend unique insight into what’s on trend in drinks across key world regions - here Europe and The Americas.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: WE HIT THE SHOW FLOOR

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

Orang-Utan themed drinks for kids with a high fruit juice content, malted non-alcoholic beverages sold under the Tiger Beer brand? Here's what tickled the jury's tastebuds at the 'Anuga Taste...

'BIGGER FIRMS WOULD NOT HAVE DEVELOPED AWARD WINNER': CEO

'Unique' Orang-Utang orange-juice soda with cola scoops Anuga award

Klaus Dörrenhaus, CEO of German company KDM, tells Ben Bouckley why he chose to persevere in developing his award-winning, all-natural Orang-Utang soft drink.

Exclusive interview

X-ray inspection demand continues for glass packaging

X-ray inspection adoption is increasing with it being an accepted process but finer and more contaminants remain the target to increase its use, according to Eagle Product Inspection.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: 'IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING THE FIRST, BUT THE BEST'

Royal Crown launches ‘world's best’ stevia-sweetened cola with 50% less sugar

Moshy Cohen from RCCI promises that the firm’s mid-calorie Neo cola with stevia - which took three years to develop - is the ‘best solution’ for regular cola drinkers.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: 'You must think differently to compete in cola', CULT founder

‘World’s Strongest Cola’ wins CULT shelf space

CULT Energy founder Brian Sørensen explains why the world’s most caffeinated cola outsells Pepsi in convenience channels and supermarkets in the brand’s native Denmark.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013

The Tackiest 'Taste the Future' Stands: Anuga 2013

Here’s our pick of the tackiest beverage brand stands on show at Anuga Taste the Future 2013 in Cologne, from ‘Supergirls’ dressed to please to men decked out as trees…

DRINKTEC 2013: WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION FOCUS

ITWWA predicts US take-off for ‘shuttle-based’ storage systems

ITW Warehouse Automation insists US demand is growing for shuttle or cart-based automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) as a solution for ‘brown’ and ‘greenfield’ warehouses.

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

DRINKTEC 2013: HEUFT TEAMS UP WITH AMANDA TAPPING

HEUFT reveals industry X-Ray first and Stargate-SG1 actress tie-up

Martina Frey, product manager, HEUFT InLineII IXS, explains why the bottle inspection machine breaks ground, while the firm unveiled a unique tie-up with Stargate-SG1 actress Amanda Tapping.

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drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

News in brief

Steviva Ingredients launches all-natural agave nectar and stevia sweetener for lower-calorie bars, beverages, baked goods

Stevia specialist Steviva Ingredients has developed an organic syrup combining blue agave nectar and stevia extract that is suitable for formulators looking to cut calories and maintain clean labels in...

DRINKTEC 2013: SACMI STRENGTHENS DAIRY FOCUS

Sacmi planning dairy division to offer 'complete package'

Hoping to build on growing consumer demand for drinking yogurt, probiotics drinks, and other liquid dairy products, Italian packaging machinery manufacturer Sacmi intends to set up a division dedicated to...

Pepsico commits to beefing-up supplier code of conduct

Oxfam tackles PepsiCo, Coke over 'disastrous impact' of sugar land grabbing

Oxfam insists that PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Associated British Foods – the three most powerful firms in the global sugar industry – must do more to police the 'disastrous impact' of...

'SO FAR THERE ISN'T MUCH ON THE MARKET'

Rise and shine! BENEO salutes global ‘liquid breakfast’ opportunity

Jens Böhm, marketing manager, from nutrition business BENEO chats to Ben Bouckley in Munich about the promise he sees for breakfast beverages targeting consumers’ specific nutritional needs.

Big Interview

Chr. Hansen CEO: “It is more evolution than revolution – we don’t need revolution”

Chr. Hansen CEO Cees de Jong talks with FoodNavigator about his vision for corporate evolution, with a definite emphasis on emerging markets – without neglecting the company’s European roots.

DRINKTEC 2013: US TREND TOWARDS NATURAL BEVERAGE COLORS

LycoRed promises juice brands ‘significant’ beta-carotene cost saving

Lycored claims its new Lyc-O-Beta Intense coloring system will bring significant cost savings for producers of beverages such as orange juice, and says US interest in such natural colors is...

World's Top 10 'Most Valuable' Beverage Brands: Coke Keeps Effervescence

Coca-Cola has lost the No.1 spot to Apple in Interbrand’s definitive listing of the world’s most valuable brands for the first time ever, as our gallery rounding up the beverage...

Dead rat enjoys ‘day in court’ as Coke triumphs in Minute Maid trial

The Coca-Cola Company has won a legal rat race after a US jury ruled in its favor against a woman who claimed she found a dead rodent in a can...

Parle returns to carbonated drinks with India’s first fizzy coffee

Twenty years after it exited the carbonated soft drinks business, Parle Agro has now revealed it will return to the market with a coffee flavoured fizzy drink—a first for the...

Sensient Flavors taps ‘local fruits’ beverage trend in central Europe

Sensient Flavors says it expects its new premium, natural soft drinks concepts with a higher fruit content to perform well in all central European countries where consumers are fond of...

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Arla claims soft drinks brands can reap protein water rewards

Arla Foods Ingredients will launch a whey protein-based water concept at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) 2013 that it says promises mainstream appeal and profit for soft drinks firms.