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Study links US teen energy drink intake to illicit drug abuse

US teens who consume energy drinks are more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol and use abuse drugs according to a new cross-sectional survey of 20,000+ high school students.

Dragons’ Den leap of faith opened doors for drinks firm

Small food and drink businesses should take leaps of faith, such as appearing on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den television programme, to promote their businesses and make valuable industry connections.

Gutsy ambition for GoodBelly! Probiotic drinks brand eyes $50m US sales

GoodBelly Juice co-founder Todd Beckman says the novel drinks is targeting $50m in retail sales within the next 18 months as US consumer awareness of probiotic benefits grows.

VIRUN boss warns beverage startups: ‘Don’t assume you’ll crack Costco and Kroger's!’

Beverage brands that want to hit the likes of Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and Costco straightaway are doomed to fail, according to VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley.

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Starting from today BeverageDaily.com will send out four email newsletters a week in response to strong reader demand, delivering you the latest industry news, views and trends.

Rabobank sees ‘huge upside’ in China milk tea opportunity

Global tea companies will have to hit the M&A trail to unlock opportunities in important tea markets including China, Russia and India, according to Rabobank.

'Marketing can and should be science-driven and scientists are great marketers': VIRUN CEO

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013, VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley, reveals his lust for life and how soft drinks can combine ‘want with need’ to kick start the category, in...

'Energy is what the younger consumer identifies with': Retailer

US C-Stores: Ditching Dr Pepper TEN, sceptical on natural sweeteners?

US C-Stores owners do not believe all-natural sweeteners can reverse flagging soda sales, says one US analyst, who is also advising Dr Pepper to stop investing in its low-calorie TEN...

'HONORED AND AMAZED' VIRUN CEO SCOOPS 42% OF INDUSTRY VOTE

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013! Philip Bromley, VIRUN

The hustings are over, the votes have been counted and we have a runaway winner – Philip Bromley from VIRUN is the first ever BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year!

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PepsiCo axes stevia-sweetened Gatorade lines in US

PepsiCo admits that it discontinued its Natural Gatorade drinks G Natural and G2 last November as the products did not resonate with their core consumer group of athletes.

TALKING RAIN CEO HINTS THAT REB D, REB X COULD BE DEEMED 'ARTIFICIAL'

Modified stevias risk 'artificial' attack: $400m brand Sparkling ICE cool on silver bullet sweeteners

Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock says his $400m Sparkling ICE brand targets broad US consumers who care more about refreshment than calories and warns that new stevias like Reb D...

Aging Japanese bring tea polyphenol market to boil

Aging populations in Japan and Western Europe are expected to boost a world market for tea polyphenols dominated by functional drinks to $367.7m by 2020 says Grand View Research.

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Nestlé Waters excited by Perrier's ‘hyper-premium’ appeal to Chinese sophisticates

Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.

Clipper Teas: ‘Self-punitive’ UK tea drinkers deserve better

Clipper Teas insists that despite being tea obsessives some UK consumers are still too happy to ‘drink rubbish’, but insists times are changing, while the premium brand’s green teas and...

Is there room for another coconut water brand? You bet, says COCOZIA...

Is recent explosive growth in the coconut water category sustainable, and is there still room for new players as the category starts to mature?

Not-so-boozy weekends damage student DNA, study

Even relatively light weekend drinking may damage student DNA, according to study results that have surprised Spanish and Mexican researchers.

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.

COFFEE IN MODERATION AS HYDRATING AS WATER: STUDY

Four cups of Nescafé a day keeps dehydration at bay?

UK scientists suggest they have debunked the myth that coffee causes dehydration and claim that moderate consumption provides similar hydrating qualities to water.

Sports drink ad claims attacked

A Lucozade Sport ad campaign has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for falling foul of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims rules.

Pepsi busted for Naked antioxidant ambition

Pepsi-owned Naked Juice has been told to remove the term 'antioxidant’ from its marketing materials as the UK advertising watchdog demonstrates its EU law enforcement bite.

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Nestle Waters sharpens French focus with Plancoet sale

Nestle Waters has sold its last regional French water brand Plancoet to Ogeu Pyrenees as the Perrier and Evian owner aims to focus more on its national and international brands.

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Organic coconut water brand COCOZIA extends distribution

Organic coconut water brand COCOZIA says a new distribution deal will extend its access to ‘key retail chains’ in the US.

‘Dangerous conflicts of interest’ mar soft drinks obesity research?

Scientists receiving research funding from big beverage firms such as Coke or Pepsi are five times more likely to conclude in review studies that there is no link between soft...

Top 5 Beverage Stories of 2013: Happy Christmas!

As we hang up our Christmas stockings and hope that Santa rewards us with something moderately alcoholic, let's take a look back at BeverageDaily.com's five most-read stories of 2013, in...

PROF JEFFREY BLUMBERG NOTES 'SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE' IN TEA SCIENCE

Turning over a new leaf in 2013: The year tea turned hot...

In 2013 Unilever called tea the 'hottest beverage in the world' and recent research on its health benefits presents opportunities for industry innovation, with drinks like Lipton Natural Energy already...

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