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PepsiCo on Gatorade: Innovation, brand legitimacy, and keeping ahead of the competition

Gatorade’s efforts in innovation, and its popularity with athletes, will continue to set the brand apart from emerging competitors who try and attack the brand on price, says PepsiCo CEO...

Germany asks: When do energy drinks pose a risk?

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has launched an online forum entitled ‘Energy Drinks: When do they pose a risk?’, which it hopes will raise awareness of the...

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Scientists may have linked energy drinks with heart palpitations

South Australian researchers believe that more than two energy drinks per day could be the cause of fast heartbeat and palpitations.

Two studies suggest energy drinks can have negative effects on heart, cardiovascular system

Scientists have found evidence of negative effects on the heart and cardiovascular system from energy drinks in two recent studies.

Coffee does not cause rapid heartbeat: Study

Regular consumption of caffeine does not cause additional, rapid heartbeats, according to a recent study from the University of California-San Francisco.

Trade group considers action against ‘discriminatory’ energy drink bans

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 to ban energy drink sales to under 18s

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.

New Jersey sports drink company learns from its mistakes

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.

'Organic is now mainstream': Daymon exec talks Gatorade’s organic launch

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 are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2016?

What distinguishes the winners from the losers in the ultra-competitive beverages market?

Habitual tea consumption may help reduce arterial stiffness

A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.

‘It’s naïve to think teenagers will listen to the government on energy drinks’: Foodwatch

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...

‘A Starbucks quality latte for $0.67’: Liquid concentrate and enhancer market may grow to $1bn by 2020

The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.

Nestlé scientists developing slow-release coffee

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.

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

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...

Taurine-like chemical removes Alzheimer’s plaques in mice

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.  

EFSA backs safety of new stevia form

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-JAB deal may improve machines, K-Cup sustainability: Euromonitor analyst

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 curious case of energy drinks & hypokalemia

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.

Entrepreneur to bring hot canned beverage to the US

After years of popularity in Japan, an entrepreneur is bringing hot canned coffee to the US.

Crazy about craft, or excited about energy drinks? Take a look at our 2016 special editions

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. 

TPP trade agreement ‘good news' for US confectioners: SUA president

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).

Herbalife launches sports drink with Cristiano Ronaldo

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 not associated with onset of atrial fibrillation: study

Coffee does not cause atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat, according to research from a Swedish university.

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

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