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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?

Gusto Organic gains popularity with its Fairtrade organic cola

Gusto Organic has launched two premium colas in a 275ml glass and signed distribution deals with 12 countries across Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and Singapore.

What does Starbucks closing Teavana stores mean for specialty tea?

Starbucks’ decision to shut down Teavana stores does not come as a surprise nor is it a bad sign for the specialty tea market, according to Charlie Cain who served...

Cork wine closures associated with a premium drinking experience in the US and Europe

Wine stoppered with cork is seen as more premium by US consumers partly because it gives them the traditional ritualistic experience of opening the bottle, according to a study conducted...

Andes Mountains ‘healing water’ WanKu to launch in the US

Founders of beverage startup WanKu are aiming to bring a local Ecuadorian herbal infusion drink - traditionally known as a 'healing water' - to the US in 2017.

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Mintel talks trends in sugar and sweeteners

Sugar reduction is a trend among most consumers (84%), with millennials leading the charge citing more reasons than older consumers for following the health trend, according Mintel.

ROAR KIDS debuts featuring Marvel heroes, as brand seeks to engage with younger consumers

The launch of ROAR KIDS, a new line of water-based beverages from ROAR Beverages, is targeting a younger, “crucial” demographic by featuring Marvel characters on its packaging while still meeting...

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Bössi rooibos tea for kids delves into uncharted US beverage territory

Bössi tea for kids has carved out a solid space in the under-developed children’s tea category through the launch of three RTD products. 

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Omiberry to bring ‘five-flavor berry’ RTD tea to US market

Hyojongwon Corp. of South Korea has expanded its reach to the US where it will launch Omiberry RTD cold brew tea, made from the Schisandra Chinensis berry, later this year. ...

Sweden’s Real Stevia to bring sweetener back to its roots with Paraguayan plant

Swedish supplier The Real Stevia Company will open a processing plant in the sweetener's native Paraguay, adding to its portfolio an 'origin' stevia that is sustainably sourced and Paraguayan from farm...

Booming plant-based drinks market set for more category innovation

The explosive growth of the dairy alternative drinks market is driven by increased demand from consumers who do not want to fully commit to a plant-based diet but prefer to...

Healthy and handcrafted beverages add to appeal of fast casual dining

Fast casual restaurants are tapping into the increasingly time-crunched, yet health-focused schedule of consumers, by providing healthy, guilt-free beverage options while satisfying their desire for occasional indulgence. 

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...

Rapidly expanding Vermont syrup maker launches line of 'enhanced' maple waters

A new major player in the field of maple ingredients has entered the increasingly crowded plant waters field with a line of ‘enhanced’ maple waters.

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.

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.

‘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. 

PepsiCo: ‘We listened to the CSPI out of concern for our consumers’

PepsiCo to revise Naked Juice labels in settlement

PepsiCo will make several modifications to the way it labels and markets Naked Juice, in an agreement that ends litigation filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Plant-based water sales predicted to double by 2020

The trend for healthy hydration is driving growth in plant-based waters, with global sales growing 21% in 2016 to reach sales of more than $2.7bn.

Boom and bust in the orange market: Brazil's crop plummets whilst Tunisia's reaches record high

As climate crisis decimates Brazil’s orange crop, Tunisia is graced with a record yield. How will the European market be affected and can the crises resolve one another?

Millennials drink and try the most tea in Canada

Millennials represent the fastest growing segment of tea purchasers in Canada, while the country’s overall population consumes more than 10 billion cups of tea every year, according to the Tea...

Blossom Water expects to be in full bloom in 2017 as demand for floral essence water grows

Within six years, the founders of Blossom Water, Trish and Steve Fortuna, have been able to take the floral essence beverage from their backyard garden to thousands of retail stores...

What are the key trends of the Chinese beverage market in 2017?

Several market research firms have predicted key trends that might be observed in the Chinese beverage market this year, including natural and energy ingredients.

Tea will take off in sales and popularity in 2017 and beyond, says survey

Dietitians have been asked what they think the next big trends in food and beverage will be: and they suggest that tea - in various formats - will be a...

GreenSpace Brands takes sip from organic juice market with takeover of Nothing But Nature

GreenSpace Brands has announced the purchase of Canadian organic juice maker Nothing But Nature for the “total consideration of approximately $8.88m and $9.88m.”

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