All news articles for September 2012

RTS identifies growing market for natural flavour materials

RTS identifies growing market for natural flavour materials

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Market research firm RTS has identified a burgeoning market for natural flavour materials as companies increasingly move away from artificial ingredients – but its first report on the market is intended to open discussion rather than clearly define market...

Coke wows Kiwis with personalized PET bottles

Coke wows Kiwis with personalized PET bottles

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola New Zealand is selling PET bottles of Coke personalized with one of 150 names popular in the country, and encouraging Facebook fans to 'share a virtual can'.

Picture Copyright: Brian Turner/Flickr

PepsiCo savors $363m US tax triumph over IRS

By Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo has won a US Tax Court judgment against the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which claimed the firm owed it circa. $363m in unpaid tax relating to operations in Europe and Puerto Rico.

ABA slams sugar-sweetened beverage obesity studies

ABA slams sugar-sweetened beverage obesity studies

By Mark Astley

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has slammed a series of studies that link sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and obesity, accusing them of doing “nothing meaningful” to help address the issue.

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

Downsize me: Will NYC-style portion curbs help battle the bulge?

By Elaine WATSON

The row over Mayor Bloomberg’s controversial plan to curb sales of super-size sodas in New York City has intensified with the publication of new research debating the role that sugary drinks play in the nation’s expanding waistline.

Picture Copyright: Pepsi Australia

Stevia sweetened Pepsi NEXT hits Australia in cola first

By Ben Bouckley

Pepsi NEXT has been launched in Australia, but intriguingly the drink has been formulated with stevia for this market to achieve a 30% sugar reduction, rather than the 60% effected with other sweeteners in the US.