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Digital buying is central to how Gen Zers, people born between the mid-to-late 1990s and the early 2010s, are approaching food purchasing. GettyImages/Klaus Vedfelt

‘Glocal’-loving Gen Zers seek brand reliability in 2024

By Natasha Spencer-Joilliffe

Falling into loyalists and reluctants, Generation Z consumers value reliability and brand experience, remaining avid trendwatchers, looking for products on social channels that appeal to their price and quality expectations.

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

What are the positives and negatives of consuming caffeine?

By Donna Eastlake

Many of us start our day with a piping hot cup of tea or coffee. In fact, it’s sometimes the very first thought we have before we’ve even opened our eyes. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming caffeine and how much is too much?

Madri Excepcional launches in Canada this month. Pic: Molson Coors

Madri Excepcional boosts Molson Coors’ premium push

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors has big plans for Madri Excepcional: a Spanish-style lager that’s growing fast in the UK and will now launch in North America. Meanwhile, the company is updating the Blue Moon brand to help it reach its potential; as well as debuting further...

Cutting carbon emissions in coffee production: ofi sets its sights on a 30% reduction by 2030 GettyImages/Hero Creative

How ofi plans to cut coffee supply chain emissions by 30%

By Donna Eastlake

Ingredients supplier ofi is setting the ambitious target of reducing supply chain carbon emissions for its coffee by 30% by 2030. So how will this be achieved and can other coffee manufacturers follow in their footsteps?

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Gin ‘fingerprinting’ could help futureproof the category

By Rachel Arthur

A new technique that takes a chemical fingerprint of gin in seconds could hold 'huge potential' for the industry: allowing producers to create better and more consistent gins; enable regulators to detect fraudulent products; and even help create...

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How Blume developed itself as a post-coffee ritual brand

By Deniz Ataman

Alternative coffee brand Blume’s founder and CEO, Karen Danudjaja, started the adaptogenic latte blend brand in 2017 when she was looking not only for a delicious and functional coffee alternative, but an alternative ritual to coffee, she explained to...

Ireland's DRS comes into effect this month. Pic: getty/vejaa

Ireland introduces Deposit Return Scheme

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – a nationwide money-back initiative for plastic bottles and aluminum cans – launches this month in a bid to improve recycling rates.

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

By Ryan Daily

PespiCo’s flagship energy drink – Rockstar Energy – is out with a new functional mushroom-infused beverage line called Focus, designed to provide an energy and mental boost, Danielle Barbaro, VP of PepsiCo North America Beverages R&D, told FoodNavigator-USA.

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Scotch whisky industry highlights economic impact

By Rachel Arthur

Over the last five years, Scotch whisky has remained resilient against challenges such as retaliatory tariffs, a global pandemic and knock-on economic pressures, says the Scotch Whisky Association, in a new economic impact report.

Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace have bought Eight Degrees from Irish Distillers

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Eight Degrees founders buy back brewery

By Gwen Ridler

The founders of Irish drinks maker Eight Degrees have bought back their brewery from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers for an undisclosed sum.

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