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Red Coke wins the rat race, doesn’t damage rodent testicles

Male rats who drank Coca-Cola for six months experienced no changes in testosterone production and intake did not damage their testes, says a study that also reveals a rodent preference...

‘Good beverage entrepreneurs? Give me paranoid overachievers!’ Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

“One question I like to ask an entrepreneur – usually when they’re really tired after presenting for an hour and a half, is ‘what keeps you awake at night?’ A...

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014, LISBON

‘Coke, Pepsi…These guys aren’t cracking beverage innovation’: Eric Melloul, Verlinvest

The executive director of one of Europe’s biggest investment funds managing $1bn in assets insists that big brands like Pepsi and Coke are not cracking innovation and lag behind young...

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Emotional brain food for madam, and the caffeine source for you sir

When it comes to cognitive health products, women look for emotional ‘brain food’, while men look for caffeine sources, according to a survey of German students.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS, LISBON

‘Everything starts with the consumer!’ WILD Flavors MD's top tips for healthy beverage innovation

Consumers are the ‘most important, complex constructs’ beverage brands must understand when launching successful healthy innovations, WILD Flavors’ EMEA MD insists.

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Old age and HEALTHY old age, there’s a difference industry should address: Euromonitor

In 2012 there were over 577 million people aged over 65 globally, but there remains a 7-year gap between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

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SWALLOW OR SLING? Oatworks Fruit Smoothie, Pomegranate Blueberry

This new BeverageDaily.com slot sees us scour the supermarket shelves for exciting NPD, with drinks scored for taste, texture, packaging, branding and price. Oatworks Oat-Powered Fruit Smoothies are first in...

NHCR enforcement

Ribena claim ban leaves ‘little margin for flexibility’: Legal expert

Last week’s UK ruling that health claims made on Ribena’s website were ‘exaggerated’ suggests there is not as much flexibility as the industry might have hoped when it comes to...

EDITOR'S COMMENT: ZENITH & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

Super-strength squash won’t wash! Overpriced Mio copycats won’t break Britain

Skeptical Englishman and former schoolboy squash drinker Ben Bouckley predicts that Vimto’s super-concentrated squash won’t wash in a market saturated with budget options, despite Mio’s US success.

INDUSTRY VOICES

'This is what I do!' Annette Higgins, DuPont Nutrition & Health

Annette Higgins, director of strategy and business development for protein solutions at DuPont Nutrition & Health, tells BeverageDaily.com about the 'endless possibilities' she sees for protein beverages and her experience...

Arla launches heat-sensitive whey

Arla Food Ingredients has launched a 100% whey protein concentrate it claims is less sensitive to heat in functional and clinical nutrition.

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE, MAY 7

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen

Bottlegreen insists that premium glass cordial sales are booming in the UK as the brand – which counts Princess Anne as a fan – pushes new flavors including blackcurrant and coffee.

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE, MAY 7

Innocent Drinks CEO promises science-based strike against 'alarmist' junk juice headlines

Innocent Drinks CEO Douglas Lamont says the Coke-owned brand’s ‘biggest fear’ is that alarmist headlines claiming that 100% juices and smoothies are unhealthy due to sugar levels could affect government...

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Ganeden secures patent protection for ultra-stable Bacillus coagulans probiotics in coffee, tea, cereal

Ganeden Biotech - the Ohio-based company behind ultra-resilient probiotic BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) - has announced the issuance of a US patent covering the use of all Bacillus coagulans strains (including BC30)...

Coca-Cola removing BVO from Powerade

UPDATED - Coca-Cola is removing BVO (brominated vegetable oil) from Powerade and other products by the end of this year.

JUNE 11, HOLIDAY INN, CAMDEN, LONDON

‘Beverage Entrepreneurs: Start your engines…It’s Drinkpreneur Live 2014!’

Drinkpreneur Live – the world’s first event devoted to unearthing the next generation of beverage industry entrepreneurs – will launch at a live event in London, UK on June 11.

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SCORE: 88.75% - 'ZENITH HITS TOP GEAR'

Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

We're starting up a new slot at BeverageDaily.com called 'Was it worth it?' to review beverage conferences and trade shows. First up is Zenith International's Innobev Global Soft Drinks Congress...

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

‘You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Schweppes’: Fever-Tree CEO delivers $42m tonic

Fever-Tree CEO Charles Rolls insists Schweppes is no longer the ‘great old British company it was’ and insists the brand is scared by his firm’s giant steps in premium spirits...

Pragmatic policies: 'Quiet' reformulation is the most promising route to healthier food intakes

While it may be clear that people should probably cut down on their intakes of salt, sugar, and fat, the best way to achieve this has always caused a bit...

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Full of hot water! Ocean Spray claims first with Pennsylvania site

Ocean Spray claims its new 300,000ft² beverage facility in Pennsylvania – which will produce 40% of its North American cranberry juice volumes, is the continent’s first to be powered by...

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

What’s hot and what’s not in healthy beverage formulations? From chia to carrot fiber

Chia and quinoa are hot; fruit and veg fibers are cool again, and chamomile is still #1 for calming. But baobab - once touted as the ultimate super-food and healthy...

Bacchus is back! Moderate wine worship could help kidneys

Moderate wine consumption could help keep the kidneys healthy and may protect the heart in patients with kidney disease, according to University of Colorado researchers.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS 2014

RTD coffee the next big thing? ‘We’ve heard that quite a few times before!’

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall has expressed skepticism over RTD coffee’s credentials as the ‘next big thing’, despite impressive growth since 2003.

INDUSTRY VOICES: WHAT DO YOU DO?

‘This is what I do!’ Celia Holt, Food Director, Food Innovation Solutions

Celia Holt tells BeverageDaily.com that she lives and breathes innovation, having previously worked as head of innovation at the UK's largest food manufacturer, 2 Sisters Food Group, and taking a...

Cacao drink gets sweet on Tetra Pak cartons

Mayesa, a chocolate drink in the health beverage category, has launched its product in Tetra Pak containers.

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