Energy drinks are a multi-billion dollar industry, and no category is more controversial. Although pressure from health professionals, politicians and lobbyists hasn't slowed the trajectory for brands like Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar, brands are adapting to new consumer needs - with healthy, diet and natural energy at the top of the agenda.
Regular consumption of caffeine does not cause additional, rapid heartbeats, according to a recent study from the University of California-San Francisco.
Trade association Energy Drinks Europe (EDE) has joined calls against bans on energy drink sales to under 18s in Lithuania and more recently Latvia, which it says might be contrary...
Latvia will follow in the footsteps of its Baltic neighbour by banning the sale of energy drinks to under 18s – something the country’s advertising association has called anti-EU.
After some false starts, Jersey Pump CEO Dany Nohra believes his company is on the right track in the growing sports and energy drink market.
PepsiCo recently announced the launch of organic Gatorade for 2016, something an executive with Daymon Worldwide said is a forward-thinking move that is quickly becoming the norm.
What distinguishes the winners from the losers in the ultra-competitive beverages market?
A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.
Only one out of 14 German retailers asked has age-restricted sales policies for energy drinks, showing the government’s soft voluntary approach is not enough, according to the German branch of...
The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.
Scientists at Nestlé are working on a new formula for slow-release coffee, something that could conceivably spread the effects of caffeine out over a longer period of time.
The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...
Korean scientists have discovered a small molecule that destroys the protein plaques that build up in the brain of those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rebaudioside M is safe and can be added to the list of EU-approved steviol glycosides (E960), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded. The agency said this was the...
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., which was acquired by JAB Holding Company this week, may be able to improve its machines and sustainability of its K-Cups thanks to the deal, according...
The medical case study of a man rushed to intensive care with severe potassium deficiency has brought the issue of energy drinks and hypokalemia back into the spotlight.
After years of popularity in Japan, an entrepreneur is bringing hot canned coffee to the US.
BeverageDaily runs a series of special edition newsletters each year – putting the spotlight on an innovative industry sector – and we’re looking ahead to our 2016 subjects.
The recent finalization of the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for confectioners and sugar-using manufacturers across the US, according to Rick Pasco, president of Sweetener Users Association (SUA).
Nutrition company Herbalife has developed a sports drink for soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, with the beverage described as a ‘contemporary take on a traditional sports drink.’
Coffee does not cause atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat, according to research from a Swedish university.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.
Moderate caffeine consumption may help athletes improve performance, finds research with swimmers.
Powerade still winning in race for sports drink supremacy
Rumble, a company that produces an all-natural “supershake” drink, is launching its brand in the US after ramping up business across Canada.
Back in 2011/12, nerves were getting very frayed at Hiball Energy, which was doing a steady trade in upmarket energy drinks in elegant glass bottles, but “losing more and more...