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Trend watching in tea & coffee: New varieties, artisanal products and functional attributes

The tea and coffee categories are evolving: particularly with the rise of a variety of RTD products that appeal to the all-important millennial consumer group. From functional products to new...

New launches: May 2017

What’s hitting the shelves? New product launches: May

From chia energy drinks to limited edition IPAs, we take a look at some of the new products launching around the globe.

Breaking into the milk market: India’s top dairy alternatives

Vegetarian-friendly plant-based milk alternatives are poised to put pressure on traditional dairy in heavily vegetarian India.

Campbell Soup Co. expects Q1 2018 recovery after sales dip in V8 beverages

Campbell Soup Co. reported a 2% decline in net sales of its largest division, Americas Simple Meals and Beverages, for Q3 2017, largely due to a drop in sales of...

Winners and losers in non-alcoholic drinks: Mintel

With consumers concerned about the sugar content of their drinks, bottled water is a clear winner in today’s UK non-alcoholic beverage market. But what other drinks are doing well -...

Nestea scales up new brand identity with ‘less is more’ campaign

Nestea unveiled its new packaging and reformulated lines of RTD tea to US consumers earlier this year and has now launched its “Less is More” campaign.

AquaBall distribution gains fuel True Drinks Q1 growth

True Drinks, maker of children’s sugar-free flavored water brand AquaBall, has posted first quarter revenue of $1.5m and a gross revenue forecast of $10m for 2017, driven by recent expanded...

Role Tea secures Whole Foods listing with eye on nationwide expansion

Role Tea, a turmeric-based RTD iced tea, has launched in select Whole Foods locations in the mid-Atlantic US and aims to double and possibly triple its Whole Foods retail footprint...

Challenging the definition of beer? The growth of NABLAB

The non-alcoholic beer and low-alcohol beer sector (NABLAB) is growing against a background of stagnant beer volumes. Can innovation in this sector disrupt the entire beer industry and challenge the...

LaCroix fills missing distribution gap with Hudson News Distributors

Independent sparkling water brand LaCroix has teamed up with Hudson News Distributors’ direct store delivery footprint which covers 2,400 independent stores in the Northeast portion of the US.

Mongibello teams up with NutraT to launch functional and clean label nutraceutical coffee

Mongibello has launched a new line of functional coffees containing NutraT, an instant drink powder boosted with the health benefits found in a Mediterranean diet, and will debut the new...

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has launched a functional laban fruit drink in the Middle East after demoing the product in the manufacturer's home market.

The Beverage Forum 2017

Beverage Marketing Corporation: Bottled water will continue as ‘undisputed’ top player of beverage market

Bottled water maintains the undisputed number one position in the non-alcoholic beverage market and will for some time, according to Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) Research.

Icelandic Glacial taps into sparkling PET bottle market with new packaging launch

Icelandic Glacial has launched its premium sparkling water in PET bottles, resembling its glass packaging counterpart, to capture on-the-go usage occasions and tapping into the fast-growing premium PET bottle market.

Proprietary energy blends may cause heightened effects

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

The consumption of caffeinated energy drinks results in significant changes to heart function and blood pressure when compared to other drinks containing the same caffeine content.

Artificial sweeteners raise stroke and dementia risk, study claims

Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage daily may increase the risk of developing stroke or dementia compared to those who consumed this drink less than once a week.

New insights reveal how stevia controls blood sugar levels

How stevia controls blood sugar levels has remained a mystery until now as researchers think they have unravelled the natural, no-calorie sweetener's action that results in its observed health benefits.

‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500)...

Coca-Cola GB to focus on sugar-free brands and phase out Coca-Cola Life

Coca-Cola Life axed in the UK

Coca-Cola Life is to be withdrawn from the UK market from June, although the stevia-sweetened drink will remain on offer in 30 markets including the US. 

More than a coffee alternative, mōCa is a superfood beverage that offers health benefits

For those who enjoy the taste and ritual of drinking a hot cup of coffee in the morning or after dinner, but don’t want the caffeine jolt the beverage delivers,...

Soft drink brands must play into health trends in order to compete: GlobalData

Despite declining market share, there is hope for soft drink manufacturers who can adapt to the highly-competitive beverage market by utilizing major health trends like reduced sugar and digestive benefits,...

Califia Farms taps into growing RTD coffee & dairy alternative beverage markets in Canada

Califia Farms has rolled out its almond beverage and cold brew coffee ranges into Canada: a market where non-dairy alternative milks grew by 225% during a three-year period, with almond...

Britvic eyes up opportunities in ‘vibrant’ soft drinks category

British soft drinks producer Britvic says there are still ‘huge opportunities’ for growth within the soft drinks category: notably in low/no calorie drinks, personalized drinks, and the convenience channel. ...

In age of sugar reduction and 'clean label,' sweetener manufacturers adapt

“When consumers are asked an open-ended question, ‘What are you trying to avoid,’ the top three out of four answers are related to a sweetener,” Andy Ohmes, global director of...

Coca-Cola reshuffles leadership roles as it ramps up innovation efforts

Coca-Cola has made changes to its leadership team to grow the innovation side of its business as James Quincey transitions from president and COO to CEO on May 1, 2017.

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