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Nestle launches Nestea 'water enhancer' alongside bottled water brands

Nestle Waters is launching a Nestea range of liquid water enhancers to provide its the taste of the RTD tea in a 'portable, customizable' form, and plans to market the...

Coke Misses Cut in Forbes List: Top 10 Most Innovative Beverage Firms

There’s no place for Coke in the Forbes 2013 list of The World’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, with Starbucks leading the beverage pack above Pernod Ricard and Beam Inc.

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy...

Fraunhofer optical sorter promises ‘exactly the wine you want’

Scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed an optical sorter that they claim can significantly improve the quality of wine grapes and thus wines such as Riesling.

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Unilever plays 'price piano', buys Australia premium tea business T2

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Australian tea firm T2 citing the firm’s double-digit growth and significant potential, and says the deal will add a premium tea business to...

High-end bourbon swing puts spring in Jim Beam’s step

Beam Inc. CEO Matt Shattock is excited by premiumization within the fast-growing bourbon category that will net higher profits for key brands including ‘name on the door’ Jim Beam.

Winning the rat race: Rodents drink Champagne for better brain health

Kings and royalty swear by it as an expensive luxury and now rats do too, as scientists suggest Champagne may combat memory loss linked to aging and brain disorders like...

Unique Welsh whisky distiller targets global growth

The only whisky producer in Wales - whose first single malt was launched by Prince Charles in 2004 - is installing three new stills to more than triple its capacity...

Single serve coffee sales surge 80% to $1bn in 2012, with private label players the new pacesetters

A perfect example of the fact that shoppers are willing to pay a premium for quality and convenience - even in tough times - the growth of the single serve...

CLASS ACTION AGAINST PEPSICO BRAND RUMBLES ON

Tropicana’s ‘pure and natural’ OJ headache persists

PepsiCo brand Tropicana has failed in its bid to dismiss a US class action that claims it falsely labeled its orange juice as ‘100% pure and natural’ despite pasteurization, processing,...

The American Wine Dream: Senior Sippers to Kitchen Casuals…

The US still offers a world of wine opportunity for producers with steady growth and ‘remarkably low’ individual consumption, despite its status as the world’s largest wine market, as this...

Krones launches cold-fill version of Twin-Flow tech at DrinkTec 2013

Krones tells BeverageDaily.com that the aseptic filling trend is growing, as the firm gears up for Drinktec where it will present a new version of its Twin-Flow technology suited for...

‘Right zone, right positioning': Super premium success The Macallan

Edrington’s premium malt whisky The Macallan outstripped category growth by over 100%, in the past five years driven by strong sales in the US and the Asia, the company tells...

‘Snowball effect’ sees English wines shake off unfavorable reputation

Mintel senior drinks analyst Chris Wisson predicts that English wine sales could exceed £50m ($77m) within a few years, as product quality continually improves and unfair perceptions of inferiority diminish.

ANALYST BELIEVES IS 'VERY BAD NEWS' FOR NESPRESSO

Nestlé shrugs off Mondelez move to launch copycat Nespresso pods

Nestlé tells BeverageDaily.com that ‘competition is nothing new’ to Nespresso after bitter rival Mondelez said it would launch system-compatible pods in the EU, but one beverage industry analyst warned it...

Scotch whisky’s 25% sales slump in France ‘quite surprising’: Analyst

Mintel analyst Chris Wisson tells BeverageDaily.com that a 2012 slump in Scotch whisky exports to France is ‘quite surprising’ but insists the category’s global future remains bright.

BUT BIG BRANDS HENNESSEY, JOHNNIE WALKER STRONG IN KEY MARKETS

Spirits brands miss digital marketing opps in new Asian sales 'epicenter'?

Despite runaway spirits growth in Asia, 20% of global brands do not have a Chinese website, and mobile sites tend to lack investment, but Hennessey and Johnnie Walker are strong...

Diageo eyes ‘amazing opportunities’ in confectionery flavored spirits

Diageo technical director Luca Lupini believes confectionery flavored spirits are an ‘amazing opportunity’ for the firm, and insists the sub-category brings out the best in its R&D team.

£62m UK brand set for Stateside rollout

Apple of AB InBev’s eye: Stella Cidre set for US launch

AB InBev CEO Carlos de Brito has revealed that the world’s biggest brewer will launch UK cider sales sensation Stella Cidre in the US within the next few weeks.

BRAND PROMISE EXCELLENT TASTE AND OMEGA-3 BIOAVAILABITY

Time for a Change...Cola? US firm heralds healthy cola revolution

Change Cola CEO and founder Jim Phillips predicts that his brand’s healthy Omega-3 fortified cola will shake-up the segment for good in the US following its soft launch in Q4...

'ELEPHANT COFFEE' ENTREPRENEUR SURPRISED BY JAPAN MICROBREW SALES

World’s priciest coffee brand Black Ivory Coffee seeks beer licensee

The world’s priciest coffee brand, Black Ivory Coffee, made using Thai Arabica beans predigested by elephants, tells BeverageDaily.com it is searching for a reputable microbrewer in Japan to license a...

(Elephant) Crap stout prompts Japanese sales stampede

A limited edition coffee-flavored beer brewed using coffee beans harvested from elephant dung sold out within a day after going on sale in Japan, brewer Sankt Gallen claims.

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

Unilever touts tea as ‘hottest beverage’ in world

Unilever has described tea as the ‘hottest beverage’ in the global drinks landscape, and one with unlimited opportunities as a natural product with scientifically proven health and wellness benefits.

NEW UK DISTILLERY WILL HAVE 'SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER' 3.5M CASE CAPACITY

Bombay Sapphire Master Distiller talks of 'exciting times' on line extensions for Bacardi brand

Bombay Sapphire’s new master distiller Nik Fordham tells BeverageDaily.com it is an ‘exciting time’ for the Bacardi-owned spirit in terms of brand extensions, while the broader gin category is enjoying...

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey halo: ‘US bourbon is hot', Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman’s US flavored whiskey revolution continues, with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey sales nearly doubling in the firm’s fiscal year to date, as the firm hails a ‘hot’ US bourbon category....

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