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DALIESQUE DRINKS HEADLINES OF THE YEAR

Doggie beer to vampire fear! BeverageDaily's Top 10 surreal stories of 2014

From Bowser Beer for dogs and a Japanese sports drink targeting a moon landing, to CSDs with jelly and China’s ban on ‘vampire drinks’ – 2014’s seen its fair share...

SPECIAL EDITION 2014, BEVERAGE SWEETENER INNOVATION

‘Europe’s been particularly victimised by poor quality stevia, but that’s changing!’: Almendra

Almendra says Europe’s beverage industry has been ‘particularly victimized’ by poor quality stevia to date as the company works to rewrite the narrative dismissing Reb A alone as a crude...

MARCH TOWARDS DEEP DISCOUNT RETAILERS 'BREATHTAKING', SAYS RESEARCH FIRM

Overpriced wine in UK mainstream faces ‘grim process of elimination’: Wine Intelligence

Wine Intelligence warns that a bifurcating UK wine market means that more consumers are trading up, while more are also trading down, and predicts this will leave scant space for...

‘We try to be one of them’: Tetra Pak exec discusses drive for vital shopper insight

Tetra Pak is a B2B company but it invests above the curve in shopper and consumer insights, and Michela Vallalta, the company’s director of consumer intelligence, tells BeverageDaily.com why....

KNOW AN INDUSTRY VISIONARY? NOMINATE THEM NOW!

Celebrating Beverage Brilliance! Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global beverage sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Corporate finance expert: 'We’re seeing a widespread rejection of traditional foods and brands and it’s leading to a seismic shift in some categories'

While it used to take years for a food & beverage start-up to build a national presence, the explosive growth of brands such as Suja Juice and Way Better Snacks...

Birch tree water brand Sibberi promises first UK launch in December 2014

Sibberi tells BeverageDaily.com it has plans to launch the first UK-based birch water brand online in December 2014 and says preservation difficulties have slowed the segment’s take-off to date.

CEO ALAN CLARK INSISTS SOFT DRINKS CENTRAL TO SAB GROWTH STRATEGY

SAB Miller sells Appletiser to Coke in $260m deal as firms ink Africa bottling mega merger

The Coca-Cola Company and SAB Miller have inked a deal to combine their non-alcoholic bottling operations in Southern and East Africa into a $2.9bn turnover business that will accelerate sales...

WINE VISION 2014: COMBATING THE 'NEW-AGE PROHIBITIONISTS'

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth

Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.

WINE VISION 2014: TYLER BALLIET COMPARES WINE LEXICON WITH THAT OF 90s PC

‘People should stop thinking about their own brands and just market wine!’ Wine Riot founder

The brains behind the successful Wine Riot events in the US, Tyler Balliet, believes that winemakers should forget their own brands and simply focus on marketing wine to a new...

WINE VISION 2014: THE AGE OF OPPORTUNITY & DIVERGENCE

‘Bringing movie magic to the wine world will win new drinkers’: Direct Wines CEO

Direct Wines CEO Simon McMurtrie insists that bringing ‘some of the magic’ associated with movie and perfume launches into the wine world will entice a new generation of wine drinkers.

WINE VISION 2014: INTERVIEW WITH Jean-Guillaume Prats

‘Great Napa Valley wines will rival Bordeaux First Growths’: Moët-Hennessy Estates & Wine CEO

Jean-Guillaume Prats, Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine CEO, says he believes great wine produced in California’s Napa Valley will rival the finest Bordeaux in future years.

CONFERENCE STRIVES TO 'DEFY CONVENTIONAL THINKING' ON WINE

Meet the Glitterati of the Wine World! Wine Vision 2014 in Pictures

Wine Vision 2014 brought together the glitterati of the wine world - including the likes of Moët-Hennessy Estates and Wine president and CEO - Jean-Guillaume Prats - to discuss issues...

Reed's CEO: Mainstream supermarkets are embracing kombucha now

While mainstream food retailers discovered kombucha later than their counterparts in the ‘natural’ channel, they are playing catch-up now, says natural soda maker Reed’s, which entered the market in 2012...

PACK EXPO 2014: FOCUS ON...BEER FILLING TECHNOLOGY

Whistle-stop stand tour: KHS USA at Pack Expo 2014

Gary Maus, VP of sales and marketing at KHS USA talks us through the company’s filling technology on show at Pack Expo 2014, and claims the Innofill Glass Micro filler...

BEN WEISS PREDICTS 'BIG YEAR FOR BAI' IN 2015

Bai Brands CEO: ‘Sales will hit $50m in 2014, but there were ‘unsexy’ years’

Bai Brands CEO Ben Weiss says the Dr Pepper allied brand will hit $50m in sales this year and puts this down to a focus on ‘distribution at the expense...

News in brief

Shipwrecked beer recreated by scientists

A 170-year old beer found in a shipwreck is to be recreated by the Finnish-based brewery Stallhagen and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

BRAU BEVIALE 2014: IN CONVERSATION WITH...REXAM

Rexam targets dairy drinks with cans after MIO success

Rexam tells BeverageDaily.com it is pursuing business in the dairy drinks segment and says one notable success to date was lemonade flavored milkshake MIO in Russia.

Samuel Adams beer boss Jim Koch: ‘Germany's Reinheitsgebot becoming like artistic censorship’

The Boston Beer Company founder and Samuel Adams brewer Jim Koch has compared Germany beer purity law Reinheitsgebot to artistic censorship and suggests it is stifling innovation in the nation’s beer...

O Canada! Red Bull Summer Edition mauls Monster market share in Canada

Monster Energy admits that Red Bull’s successful Summer Edition launch with 7-Eleven meant it lost market share in Canada during Q3 2014, due its distribution partner’s ‘conflicting priorities’.

PACK EXPO 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘Pouch slouch’, premium appeal and poor quality glass: PMMI 2014 Beverage Packaging report

In this exclusive video shot at Pack Expo in Chicago we canter through PMMI’s 2014 Beverage Packaging Market Assessment – exploring slow growth for pouches, concerns about glass supply quality...

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral water brand Penafiel, the company says it hopes to increase distribution in the...

‘Everything is possible in energy drinks: There’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category with the most possibilities for innovation.

3D printed food for the elderly may hit shelves in 2016

Researchers in Germany are working on a 3D-printed food for elderly people with chewing and swallowing problems, which looks and tastes like ‘real food’.