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Yuppies drink Red Bull, and 5-Hour Energy’s just 'treading water' – Monster CEO suggests

Monster Energy CEO Rodney Sacks says rivals 5-Hour Energy and Rockstar are just ‘treading water’ in sales terms while his brand is outstripping fierce rival Red Bull, which he hints...

BeverageDaily.com: Get involved with our 2014 editorial features!

Everything from energy drink innovation to flexible packaging is under the microscope! Here’s BeverageDaily.com’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar.

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what...

5 Booms to Shake the Beverage Room in 2014!

Here are five global beverage trends that could shake up everything from soda to smoothies in 2014, as tea goes glam and consumers grow more cynical and health conscious.

HOW FLUID IS YOUR BEVERAGE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE?

10 Lordly Questions A-Leaping! Tackle BeverageDaily.com's Xmas quiz...

How well do you know the beverage industry? Our special Christmas quiz that covers everything from Muhtar Kent to Perrier and 'White Coke'. See if you can top the leaderboard!

‘Strange Brew’: 2013’s Top 5 Unusual News Stories

What do RMS Titanic, Dr Pepper’s snake-inspired wastewater treatment plant and Champagne-sipping rodents have in common? They all made our front page in 2013!

San Francisco City Attorney defuses ‘meritless’ Monster Energy lawsuit

Monster’s lawsuit seeking to block the San Francisco City litigation seeking to force it to reform its energy drinks, packaging and marketing practices has been thrown out by a Federal...

Energy brand ‘buzz’ bounces back but can momentum continue into 2014?

Changes in marketing direction and a quiet year with lawsuits have seen three big players in the energy category bounce back in the eyes of consumers, but what does 2014...

Energy drink study leader: We did not state that a short-term increase in heart contraction rate is a health concern

The lead researcher behind a high-profile paper showing energy drinks increase heart contraction rates has rejected claims by Monster Beverage Corp that the paper is ‘alarmist’ and stressed that “whether...

Energy drinks linked with higher heart contraction rates

Energy drinks significantly increase heart contraction rates in healthy young adults according to an ongoing study reported at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Sainsbury’s awaits UK law shift before ban on energy drink sales to kids

Sainsbury’s suggests it will not follow UK rival Morrison’s lead in banning the sale of energy drinks to children, but said it would follow suit if national laws changed....

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FDA to outline where a liquid supplement ends and a conventional food and beverage begins

The FDA is preparing to finalize guidance clarifying the often hazy dividing line between liquid supplements and conventional beverages and foods as the debate over the proliferation of caffeine-containing products...

FDA UNAWARE OF DANGER OF 'CUMULATIVE' ENERGY INGREDIENT EFFECTS IN 2012

‘Extra stimulants to blame’ $85m NYC death lawsuit targets Red Bull

Red Bull must face down a lawsuit filed in New York today by the family of a man who died after drinking the beverage after a basketball game and claim...

Colorado startup shakes up energy drink category with timed release caffeinated beverages

Colorado-based beverage startup Züm XR has made a splash with its patented technology that delivers slow, sustained caffeine release that has  made its line of beverages the best sellers in...

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: TAKE-HOME TRENDS FROM THE SHOW

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

Tanja Krüger from WILD Flavors notes the emerging trend in energy drinks towards ‘fusion energy’ - products that pair energy with other global success stories including tea and malt-based ingredients....

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: INNOVA MARKET INSIGHTS, PART 1

Retro soda meets spice: Innova’s top drinks trends in Americas, Europe

Innova Market Insights mined its datasets for Anuga to lend unique insight into what’s on trend in drinks across key world regions - here Europe and The Americas.

FoodNavigator-USA's 10 hot topics in food and beverage development: Are you up to speed?

Is there a natural ceiling to the gluten-free market? Is the party over for energy drinks? Are '100%-natural' claims worth the hassle? Find out in FoodNavigator-USA's round up of 10...

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: 'You must think differently to compete in cola', CULT founder

‘World’s Strongest Cola’ wins CULT shelf space

CULT Energy founder Brian Sørensen explains why the world’s most caffeinated cola outsells Pepsi in convenience channels and supermarkets in the brand’s native Denmark.

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013

The Tackiest 'Taste the Future' Stands: Anuga 2013

Here’s our pick of the tackiest beverage brand stands on show at Anuga Taste the Future 2013 in Cologne, from ‘Supergirls’ dressed to please to men decked out as trees…

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drinktec 2013: What caught your eye at the show?

What were your impressions of DrinkTec 2013 in Munich last month, in terms of the beverage concepts and processing and packaging solutions on show? How would you rate the show...

WIDE-RANGING NATIONAL REPORT WARNS 'VULNERABLE' GROUPS including children

French safety agency ANSES warns of energy drinks exercise risk

French food safety agency ANSES recommends that the nation stop drinking energy drinks together with alcohol and during physical exercise due to the risk of adverse effects from caffeine.

Consumers seeking caffeine alternatives that deliver the same energy boost, says Chromadex commissioned survey

Over 70% of Americans may be interested in reduced caffeine energy beverages that can offer the boost of caffeine but without the crash, according to a new survey conducted by...

energy drinks giant defends 'ironic' advertisement

Red Bull refuses to scupper Titanic advert slammed as 'despicable'

Red Bull has refused to pull a cartoon ad featuring the RMS Titanic that the chair of the ship's heritage trust says is 'despicable', arguing that the tragedy was 'so...

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

Check out the most interesting beverage concepts on show at DrinkTec 2013, with innovations from key players Döhler, WILD Flavors and BENEO – stretching from ‘liquid breakfast solutions’ to lemon...