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Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU...

Starbucks Fizzio hits Southern USA: PepsiCo’s ‘next billion dollar baby’?

Starbucks will launch ‘handcrafted’ Fizzio soft drinks in US cafes this summer, and one analyst says the brand represents ‘potential for bubbles everywhere’ and thinks the Seattle chain and Pepsi...

CCE’s £13M Wakefield investment to boost economy

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) planned £13M bottle production line at its Wakefield facility could help Yorkshire attract global investment and boost the UK economy, according to prime minister David Cameron.

£73,000 bill for ‘appalling’ safety at packaging firm

A firm that makes plastic food packaging has been ordered to pay more than £73,000, after its “appalling” safety standards led to a worker’s injury.

Analyst sees 2015 as ‘critical tipping point’ for carbonated soft drinks

Financial analyst Bonnie Herzog says she believes 2015 will be a ‘critical tipping point year’ for carbonated soft drinks brands to prove their ability to cut costs, boost marketing spend...

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Tate & Lyle poaches PepsiCo exec as new CFO: Analyst looks at his in-tray

Tate & Lyle has poached PepsiCo executive Nick Hampton to serve as its new CFO and one analyst says he must transition from branded goods to a more ‘commodity-influenced B2B...

EXPERT SAYS BRAND BROKE 'EVERY RULE OF HEALTH MARKETING'

Psychoanalyzing Nestle’s Nesfluid nightmare: ‘Brand promised something for everyone, appealed to almost no-one’

Functional foods expert Julian Mellentin says Nestle’s failed health drink Nesfluid was a confusing launch promising nutrition, hydration and an alphabet soup of health benefits in a dubious-tasting beverage range....

ANALYST BELIEVES $100BN+ MEGA MERGER UNLIKELY IN SHORT TERM

PepsiCo still fly in ‘compelling but complex’ SAB Miller/ABI ointment?

With increased market chatter over AB InBev’s possible purchase of SAB Miller one analyst warns that the former’s bottling deal with PepsiCo in Latin America remains one barrier to a...

What’s the next coconut water? Find out at the FoodNavigator-USA Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum

Will Keurig Cold really turn the soft drinks market on its head? Can natural sweeteners pull diet soda out of its funk? And what’s the next coconut water? 

BREAKING NEWS

Coca-Cola India wins ruling overturning Uttar Pradesh plant closure order

Coca-Cola India's controversial bottling plant in Uttar Pradesh will reopen after a national environmental tribunal today stayed a local pollution control board ruling ordering its closure.

Physiological responses to caffeine may increase with age: Study

The potentially negative effects of caffeine consumption on the heart significantly increase as young people reach adolescence, research has suggested. 

Coca-Cola Life is ‘game changer’ for sugar reduction, says policy expert

The launch of stevia-sugar sweetened Coca-Cola Life into the UK signals a new era in sugar reduction, as it suggests stevia will soon be big in soft drinks, and may...

Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman on disruptive innovation: We can take the Honest brand beyond the beverages aisle

The Honest brand could extend well beyond the ready-to-drink tea category into a wider array of beverages and even foods, says the co-founder of Honest Tea, which posted a 27%...

‘Hey good lookin’ Limey!’ Tesco predicts beauty beverage boom as Bella Berry causes stir

Tesco’s top soft drinks buyer has tipped collagen-based beauty drinks for the top despite the lack of EFSA-approved health claims in the area, after startup Bella Berry caused a stir...

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Only happy when it rains? Mexican bar sells bottled rainwater

Mexico City artisan bar Casa del Agua has likely pulled off a world first by selling rainwater collected and filtered onsite in specially designed, reusable glass bottles.

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Refres Now makes 'huge investment' in largest ever Sidel CSD filler

Sidel says its installation of the biggest Combi line ever for filling carbonates has led to Argentinian customer Refres Now viewing it as its strategic bottling partner.

UK version of Coca-Cola Life is sweeter than Latin American versions, confirms Coke, which remains tight-lipped over US launch

Coca-Cola has confirmed that the sugar level in its new stevia-sweetened beverage Coca-Cola Life may vary considerably in different markets, with the UK version containing a lot more calories than...

‘Necessity's the mother of invention, right?’ Little Me Tea founder on the rise of drinks momtrepreneurs

Moms remain the traditional guardians of their kids’ diets, and Little Me Tea founder Melinda Hicks tells us the rise of moms turned beverage entrepreneurs is as natural as her...

LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER, CALIFORNIA (MAY 29-31)

Top 5 snaps from the show: Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos

Join us on a whirlwind tour of the Healthy Beverage and World Tea Expos, as we train our lens on five rising beverage brands addressing need states from enhanced hydration...

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Forbes names Krones one of Europe's Top 50 trustworthy companies

Krones is celebrating after US business publication Forbes named it among Western Europe's 50 most trustworthy companies.

HEALTHY BEVERAGE EXPO 2014: BRANDS CAN SCORE WITH C-STORES

‘Dollar motivation’ risks damaging healthy beverage definition: expert

Industry expert Jim Tonkin insists the Healthy Beverage Expo raises the bar in terms of what counts as a ‘healthy beverage’ and is a welcome antidote to the ‘dollar motivation’...

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‘There’s nothing soft about soft drinks!’ Tesco's top buyer warns entrepreneurs

Tesco’s top soft drinks buyer has warned entrepreneurs that the category graveyard is full of promising brands that failed because they ran out of cash, despite getting their concept ‘spot...

Friends of the Earth will 'edit' erroneous Pepsi and Coke mentions out of nano ingredient report

Friends of the Earth tells BeverageDaily.com it will edit its headline-grabbing report claiming that nano-ingredients are used in beverages by Coke and Pepsi to reflect its innocent usage of data...

Guest article

Brain-enhancing drinks: Green tea should be vehicle of choice

Green tea can drive brain-health drinks to new levels, writes Euromonitor International senior health and wellness analyst, Diana Cowland, in this guest article.

SCIENTIST INSISTS PEN NANO INVENTORY 'MISREPRESENTED' STUDY CONCLUSIONS

PepsiCo, Coke deny using 'potentially dangerous' nano-sized titanium dioxide

PepsiCo and Coke insist they do not use titanium dioxide in SoBe and Powerade drinks after a controversial report warned they use the colorant in a 'potentially dangerous' nano-sized form.

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