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Ocean Spray expands presence in US hospitals with higher potency cranberry juice

Ocean Spray is leveraging its existing presence in hospitals to promote its Cranberry +health juice drink as a 'potential nutritional approach' to help reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Millennials drink and try the most tea in Canada

Millennials represent the fastest growing segment of tea purchasers in Canada, while the country’s overall population consumes more than 10 billion cups of tea every year, according to the Tea...

Stella Artois announces commitment to Matt Damon clean water campaign

Stella Artois has announced its commitment to a Water.org campaign, which will help provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to clean water by 2020.

Nestlé to acquire Egyptian instant coffee company Caravan

Nestlé is to acquire Caravan Marketing Company SAE, the Egyptian instant coffee company behind the Bonjorno brand, eyeing up the ‘rapidly growing’ soluble coffee segment in the country. 

Whiskey & craft beer help drive Ireland's record F&B exports

Irish whiskey exports to double by 2020

Irish whiskey exports are projected to double by 2020, according to Irish food board Bord Bia, with the category being the fastest growing spirit in the world. 

Blossom Water expects to be in full bloom in 2017 as demand for floral essence water grows

Within six years, the founders of Blossom Water, Trish and Steve Fortuna, have been able to take the floral essence beverage from their backyard garden to thousands of retail stores...

China direct

Wine demand skips from officials to public as import market re-emerges

China’s wine market is emerging from a recent state of flux to offer cheer to the growing number of wine businesses that are invested in one of the world’s biggest...

Chili-infused beverage start-up goes back to its roots for bottle redesign

Swedish start-up brand Caliente has gone back to its roots to redesign its bottle with a simplistic, clean-looking, Scandinavian design.

What are the key trends of the Chinese beverage market in 2017?

Several market research firms have predicted key trends that might be observed in the Chinese beverage market this year, including natural and energy ingredients.

China direct

Craft brews should stand out in China’s stagnating beer market

Riding on a trend towards premiumisation, craft beer, though still a very small market in China, is likely to continue gaining considerable share and should enjoy remarkable performance.

Saloon Box aims to make mixology more approachable with its subscription craft cocktail kits

The rising tide of mixology has left the craft cocktail bar and entered the consumer’s home with the trend of mail order cocktail kits like Saloon Box. 

India

FSSAI orders energy drinks to comply to regulations

India’s food regulator is gearing up to impose a limit on caffeine contained in energy drinks. From July 1, manufacturers will be compelled to comply with FSSAI regulations, according to...

Tea will take off in sales and popularity in 2017 and beyond, says survey

Dietitians have been asked what they think the next big trends in food and beverage will be: and they suggest that tea - in various formats - will be a...

Ball to close US beverage packaging plant

Ball Corporation will close its Reidsville, North Carolina, beverage packaging plant next year.

Microalgae looks to sustainably grow into beverage space with funding from Food4Future

The future is looking bright for microalgae in the beverage space as Algatechnolgies (Algatech), manufacturer of non-GMO astaxanthin, was chosen as the sole algae player of the pan-European Food4Future initiative....

China

WeChat joins Starbucks with gifting and mobile payment platform

Starbucks has partnered Chinese online and app giant Tencent Holdings to create a new social gifting feature on WeChat, China’s leading mobile social communications service.

Swisslog taps into Mai Dubai $21m bottled water ‘mega expansion’

Mai Dubai, bottled water company, part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has partnered with Swisslog to automate its storage and distribution centre as part of its 2020 $21m...

China direct

Chinese sweetener prices rising at last after spate of plant closures

After a year-long race to the bottom by Chinese manufacturers, acesulfame-K sweetener prices have grown steadily since May, with analysts expecting further increases then stabilisation as suppliers, including segment giant...

Feature

Tetra Pak: ‘Juice and dairy consumption declining across western Europe, driven by negative image of processed beverages and UHT technology’

Consumption habits are changing at a fast pace globally and Europe is leading on many of the emerging trends. But, juice and dairy consumption is declining across western Europe, largely...

Nascens signs deal to supply wholesale tea to German retailer in India

The maker of Planta specialty teas will tap into German wholesale giant Metro’s cash-and-carry network in India.

A European brewing sector - with a global significance

Beer production and consumption is on the rise within the EU, but trade with the rest of the world is also becoming increasingly significant, according to the Brewers of Europe. ...

Starbucks CEO leaves post to focus on Reserve craft coffee brand, ushering in new wave of ‘retail innovation’

Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, will be stepping down from his post as head of the company; and the global coffee chain’s current president and COO, Kevin Johnson, will step in...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Vietnamese consumers frugal with food but splash out on healthy drinks

As Vietnam’s 93m population grows in size and purchasing power, healthy soft drinks are becoming more attractive for food and beverage sector investors.

Tetra Pak agrees deal to build packaging lines for Raubi juices

Tetra Pak has concluded an AED25m (US$6.8m) deal to construct processing and packaging lines for Binghatti Holding’s new food and beverage production plant in Abu Dhabi.

Asia Pacific proves a boon for global sparkling water market

The Asia Pacific market currently accounts for 15.25% global sparkling water market, and Technavio projects it will grow at a CAGR of 3.67% through 2020, the fastest rate compared to...

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