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FDF offers manufacturers guidelines on how to optimize their packaging systems

From organic food to eco-labels, sustainable sourced ingredients and traceability, the UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a set of manufacturer guidelines to optimize their packaging systems to...

Non-dairy creamer market growth driven by new flavors, Technomic says

With 14.2% year-over-year sales growth, manufacturers are seeing an increasing demand for dairy-free creamers made with plant-based milks, a recent Technomic report found.

Tea drinking slashes the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: Singapore population-based analysis

Tea consumption halves the risk of cognitive impairment for people 55 years old and above, and also dramatically reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among those at greater genetic risk.

Starbucks develops a barrel-aged coffee for Seattle Reserve Roastery

Starbucks has applied the oak barrel-aging technique typically reserved for whiskey to coffee at its Seattle Roastery.

Special Edition: Functional Foods

Storming growth for energy, water and tea in functional beverages

Functional beverages are set to boom with projected 8% annual growth, with energy drinks, waters and teas strong performers – but are consumers growing weary of gimmicks.

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Shatavari is rising star in herbal tea, although turmeric & matcha still reign supreme, Pukka exec says

After years of struggling to balance energy drinks and sleep aids, Americans are beginning to turn to adaptogens in herbal teas to help meet and “harmonize” their bodies’ needs, according...

Mighty Leaf Tea launches three-tier premium tea program to tap into US foodservice sector

Mighty Leaf Tea has tapped into the $2.3bn hot tea market in the US foodservice sector with the launch of three new lines of premium tea.  

Feature: From India to the world - a tea entrepreneur's journey

From tea bag technology to speedy shipping: Start-up’s mission to provide the best fresh tea

Teabox – an Indian premium tea e-commerce start-up – has made it its mission to deliver ‘the freshest cup of tea’ to consumers worldwide. From the technology behind the tea...

New product launches in the tea aisle

What’s hitting the shelves? Spotlight on tea

Tea: a category full of innovation with new flavors and formats hitting the shelves around the world. We take a look at some of the new products launched so far...

RTD tea: A ‘star performer’ with high growth trajectory predicted to continue

The global ready-to-drink tea market reached 37 billion liters in 2016: up 40% since 2011. And F&B market consultancy Zenith Global predicts this impressive growth is set to continue with...

'We've learned how much fun it is to embrace competition'

Former PepsiCo exec among angel investors helping Shaka Tea strategically expand

Since launching one year ago, ready-to-drink (RTD) brand Shaka Tea now has plans for targeted national expansion in the US after closing its first round of seed investment.

Caffeine may protect brain against dementia, study shows

Caffeine could ward off dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions by enhancing the abilities of protective enzymes, say researchers.

Wild Kombucha targets mainstream shoppers with familiar bottle, lighter taste profile

Baltimore-based Mobtown Fermentation wants to make kombucha – known for its sharp flavor profile and inconsistent texture – “more approachable to the general consumer,” starting with a more familiar shaped...

UK can be leader or laggard on fair trade post Brexit

Fairtrade food could be in short supply if the UK government continues to ignore the need for preferential trade deals with developing countries, two new reports have warned.

Asia leads the way in global coffee growth

Three of the four fastest-rising retail coffee markets are in Asia, with global leader Indonesia having witnessed 19.6% growth over each of the last five years.

Asia leads coffee growth, while global market leans toward premiumization

Asia’s coffee market is booming as traditional tea consumers are converted ‘slowly but surely’ to coffee. But category growth in more established markets is slowing, according to research released by...

What's hitting the shelves? Teavana craft iced tea, reformulated Nestea, and new 'Coca-Cola with Stevia'

Coca-Cola has replaced Coca-Cola Life with 'Coca-Cola with Stevia' in Australia; while Nestea has launched a new real-brewed line as part of its brand revamp in the US. From soft...

The Dairy Aisle: La Colombe’s clever strategy to stand out in the crowded cold coffee category

Around 80% of La Colombe’s Draft Latte product is milk, so why not place it in the dairy section? That’s what ran through the mind of EVP of sales Kyle...

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

Americas division helps Emmi sales

Swiss dairy company Emmi increased group sales by 1.4% to CHF 3.26bn ($3.26bn) in 2016, however, excluding currency and acquisition effects, this equates to a decline of 1.0%.

Coffee pods driving global hot drinks market growth in developed countries: Euromonitor

Coffee pods will continue to be a major factor of global coffee growth especially in developed markets, such as North America and parts of Europe, which account for 90% of...

Café X brings robotic service to the coffee shop, but ‘not intended to replace baristas’

Cafe X Technologies has opened a robotic coffee shop in San Francisco where the coffee service is performed by a fully automated robotic service system with the goal of boosting...

Sweet and spicy flavours add beverage calories, study notes

Individuals are piling on excess calories by sweetening or adding spice to their coffee or tea, according to a study from the US.

Taza Agua to partner with K-cup coffee makers with new water bottle design

Taza Agua has spent the last six months developing its new bottle design that will hold a K-cup pod within the bottle, to better distinguish itself as a water specifically...

Polyphenols specialist Artemis rebrands core line, branches out into purple tea

Polyphenols specialist Artemis International is rebranding its core berry-based product line and is branching out into other dark-colored botanicals including a unique purple tea. The company is also starting to develop...

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