People are increasingly living by the old adage that you are what you eat (and drink). In beverage this concern for health and wellness is leading to drinks with more functional “good for you” ingredients and new sweetening concepts.
A German mineral water containing four juices, sugars and sweeteners and a high dose of caffeine has failed to impress EFSA scientists, despite a dossier containing 31 supporting studies.
The global soft drinks industry faces a ‘seesaw year’ in 2014 but the challenges posed by mature markets and categories are amply offset by opportunities elsewhere in the sector.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock says the company is interested in buying still drinks brands but warns that the European juice market is far less profitable than in North...
Chi Drinks has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Wellbeing International, covering the Middle East and North Africa.
MillerCoors has stepped up to be the first US brewer to pour one of its beers, Miller64, into cans and bottles with nutritional labelling.
Garden of Flavor is set to launch the first HPP processed juice with probiotics – namely the GanedenBC 30 strain from Ganeden Biotech.
Irish dairy giant Glanbia has declined to comment on "speculation" that it is in advanced talks to acquire the American company behind the popular Muscle Milk protein drink brand....
Less than 75mg of caffeine per serving does not increase alertness, and the cholesterol-lowering ability of plant sterols cannot be communicated in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)...
In discussing gut health it’s wise to keep in mind the words of the late United States Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart when discussing a 1964 obscenity case. Pornography, Stewart...
Arla’s lactose-free TV advert is not misleading, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has concluded after receiving complaints from dairy-allergic consumers.
The CEO of UK beverage brand Twist believes he could score a smash hit with an espresso coffee and whey protein-based drink that you just add water to.
California is considering a controversial law change that would mean soda cans carry labels warning that added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
New non-cola products sweetened with stevia and sugar will hit the US market this year, while cola products combining stevia and sugar will be tested in other markets, says PepsiCo.
Plant-based waters derived from maple and birch trees can corner a $2bn market by 2025 according to industry expert Julian Mellentin.
Could coffee fruit be the next pomegranate? One firm on a mission to turn the one part of the coffee plant most growers aren’t interested in into the next big thing in...
High pressure processing (HPP) has breathed fresh life into the US juice market. But if beverage firms are excited about the technology, so, it appears, are plaintiffs' attorneys, who are...
UK adults drastically underestimated sugar levels in fruit juices and smoothies by 48% on average and significantly overestimated content in energy drinks and CSDs says a hard-hitting comment in The Lancet.
Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s...
Protein is still the bedrock of sports nutrition says Euromonitor, but non-protein products are expected to grow faster in several important global markets like Australia, Canada and Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.