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Natural and Organic

Natural and Organic

In recent years, consumers have displayed a thirst for natural and organic drinks across a variety of markets. For beverage manufacturers, this demand can provide formulation challenges that suppliers are working hard to solve. But in a weak economic environment, are natural and organic products as popular as they once were?

From barrels to tanks: Will winemakers use concrete instead of oak?

Could a shift from oak barrels to concrete tanks save the wine industry millions?

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

Diet soda sales plummet further, but what's taking their place?

Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks...

Aqua ViTea moves into a bigger facility, increases production

Aqua ViTea, a Vermont-based brewer of kombucha, will expand its brewing capabilities from 15,000 gallons to the possibility of 500,000 gallons with a move into a new facility.

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DRY Sparkling to debut Fuji Apple at Target, pushing craft soda trend forward

DRY Sparkling just saw the first production of their latest Fuji Apple flavor run last week, which will be distributed nationwide at Target in April, the company told Beverage Daily.

Wine and tea may decrease risk of erectile dysfunction: Study

Wine, tea and other flavonoid-rich beverages and foods may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a recent study.

‘Artificial sweeteners are dinosaurs’: Food and beverage analyst discusses 2016 trends

Health is reigning supreme in the beverage market in 2016, but are the right companies taking advantage of this consumer demand?

Sonoma Cider releases sarsaparilla-inspired cider

California-based Sonoma Cider is adding a new cider with elements of sarsaparilla and vanilla to its year-round mix.

New Jersey sports drink company learns from its mistakes

After some false starts, Jersey Pump CEO Dany Nohra believes his company is on the right track in the growing sports and energy drink market.

PureCircle refining stevia product to fit consumer tastes

Stevia is closing in on mainstream acceptance as a non-caloric sweetener, but the product will need additional innovation before it is fully accepted by consumers.

Stevia may benefit from consumer desire for natural claims: Mintel

While stevia, a natural sweetener, is not yet widely known in the US, the product may benefit from consumers demanding healthier products.

'Organic is now mainstream': Daymon exec talks Gatorade’s organic launch

PepsiCo recently announced the launch of organic Gatorade for 2016, something an executive with Daymon Worldwide said is a forward-thinking move that is quickly becoming the norm.

What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2016?

What distinguishes the winners from the losers in the ultra-competitive beverages market?

Habitual tea consumption may help reduce arterial stiffness

A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.

DRY Sparkling gets non-GMO certification, will expand to food store channel

DRY Sparkling, one of America’s fastest-growing soda brands, has been certified as non-GMO and will expand to larger stores this year.

Tea and coffee: Two of 2015’s biggest grocery growers

Liquid coffee and liquid tea were two of the biggest dollar value growers in grocery stores in 2015, according to Nielsen.

CIDER Act to cut key taxes in cider market

The CIDER Act, which will update various tax definitions of cider, was passed into law with the end-of-year US tax package.

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

‘Highly stressed’ people may benefit from grape juice’s brain boosting abilities

Including a glass of grape juice in the daily diet may boost memory function and performance particularly for those who lead a stressful lifestyle such as working mothers, suggests a...

Maple water company sees 1800% sales growth, expands internationally

After seeing an 1800% growth in sales in the year since its founding, a maple drink company will expand further nationally and internationally.

Sweet Green Fields CEO: We are finally getting close to solving the stevia taste challenge

Not so long ago, pundits were predicting that the high-purity stevia extracts market would be worth a billion dollars as manufacturers ditched artificial sweeteners and embraced ‘all-natural’ alternatives. 

Want to live longer? Drink coffee, Harvard study says

Coffee drinkers may be less likely to suffer from some illnesses and premature death, according to a recent study from Harvard.

Bamboo beverages can shoot to stardom with sustainability credentials, says bamboo leaf tea brand

Bamboo-based beverages have the potential to reach the heady heights of coconut and plant waters, thanks to the sustainability credentials of the grass, says bamboo leaf tea IGZU. 

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

Terroir, history and heritage: Protecting Europe’s natural mineral and spring waters

Europe’s bottled water industry boasts a strong cultural heritage, with natural and spring waters recognised for their purity for centuries. Protecting this positioning is as important as ever, says the...

US Forest Service sued over Nestlé bottled water controversy

The US Forest Service is being sued for not taking action against Nestlé Waters North America, with public interest groups saying the company is bottling water without a current permit...

Dispatches from Canadean Innovation in Non-Alcoholic Beverages, London

Vita Coco and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee on samples, meeting consumers and building a brand: 'You can't just slap a product on a billboard'

Handing out free samples is not a new marketing strategy: but it’s an important one that’s been a key part of building Vita Coco coconut water and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee,...

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