All news articles for May 27, 2014

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ACADEMICS SUGGEST SALES BAN TO UNDER 18S

'Adolescents don't know what they're drinking': Energy drinks study warns

By Mark ASTLEY

Australian academics warn that young adolescents can easily identify energy drinks brands such as Red Bull or Monster, but are unaware of key ingredients including caffeine, guarana and taurine, and in comments that should serve as a wake-up call for...

“Kerry’s Durban centre will support our global customers who are expanding their regional footprint...

Irish dairy group beefs up African ingredients presence

By Lynda Searby

The opening last week of a regional development and application centre in Durban, South Africa, signals a clear intent by Kerry Foods to ramp up its focus on the fast growing sub-Saharan African region.

Energy drinks with beauty benefits: A growth industry, according to MyDrink Beverages (Photo: Soren Rajczyk/Flickr)

CLEVER MARKETING CAN OVERCOME DIFFICULT EFSA SITUATION

Beauty meets the EU energy drinks beast…

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Energy drinks that also offer beauty or weight loss benefits have a growing market in the EU despite a difficult health claims environment.

AG Barr is expected to reap benefits from its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

CCE’s loss may be AG Barr’s gain, says analyst

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks firm AG Barr is benefiting from Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) struggling performance, according to Shore Capital analyst Phil Carroll, commenting on the former’s first financial quarter (Q1).

MIO Energy: 60mg of caffeine per squeeze or half teaspoon of product. If Red Bull did the same, would this draw the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

BRANDS MAY HAVE TO 'REFORMULATE AND REMOVE' FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENTS - ANALYST WARNS

Safety fears could slow energy drink drive into liquid water enhancers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite the presence of MIO Energy, Mintel warns that energy drinks brands could face problems if they try to conquer new territory in the US liquid water enhancer space due to safety concerns.

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