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Low2No Bev 2022: Innovation and NPD from the show floor

The latest innovations in low and no alcohol

By Rachel Arthur

The UK has been pioneering the no and low alcohol category: so London's Low2No Bev show offers the perfect occasion to see how the category is evolving. From functional drinks to new tech, we take a look at some of the latest innovations in the category...

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Is the era of the beverage multipack coming to an end?

By Rachel Arthur

With most consumers now horrified by excess plastic packaging, supermarket giant Tesco has scrapped multipacks completely for its own label drinks. Does this signal the beginning of the end for the multipack format?

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Tequila threats - and agave alternatives

By Rachel Arthur

Could agave shortages and rising production costs stop the trending drinks in its tracks? The good news is that agave alternatives are ready to step in and fill the gap.

Low2No Bev kicks off next week

Low2No Bev kicks off next week

By Rachel Arthur

The only dedicated trade show for the low and no-alcohol drinks sector, Low2NoBev returns to Olympia London next week (September 26-28).

What does the future of sugar reduction hold? / Pic: GettyImages-anilakkus

What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

Researchers identified a link between artificial sweetener intake and CVD risk, but industry takes issue with the nature of the study. GettyImages/PatriciaEnciso

Do artificial sweeteners increase risk of cardiovascular diseases?

By Flora Southey

A ‘potential direct’ link between artificial sweetener intake and increased cardiovascular disease risk has been suggested by researchers, but industry is fighting back: “There is no causal evidence that low/no calorie sweeteners could increase the risk...

Good zero and low alcohol brands have succeeded in understanding the lifestyle – or desired lifestyle – of their drinkers.

How to craft a zero-alcohol brand world

By Chris White, Managing Director, This Way Up

As zero and low alcohol options become more mainstream, drinks brands are catching on to the benefits of introducing alternative product ranges. But zero alcohol doesn’t have to mean zero fun, says Chris White, Managing Director at creative agency This...

Do ecolabels support sustainable shopping? / Pic: GettyImages-WeAre

Do ecolabels drive sustainable choices?

By Katy Askew

Ecolabels, many hope, could offer consumers the information they need to promote the purchase of environmentally friendly foods. Oxford University researchers decided to put this theory to the test in an experimental field study.

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‘Carbon neutral’ dairy co raises $12m

By Elaine Watson

Organic pasture-raised dairy co Neutral Foods – which is billing itself as a ‘carbon neutral’ brand through a combination of carbon reduction initiatives and offsets - has raised $12m in a series A round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

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