All news articles for 2018

Flow Water gets functional with new CBD-infused line

Flow Alkaline Spring Water gets functional with new CBD-infused line

By Mary Ellen Shoup

When Flow Alkaline Spring Water was looking to launch its next big idea in bottled water – a functional water infused with CBD (cannabidiol) and other botanical ingredients – it went to directly to the source: its four million US customers that the Canadian...

Bundaberg Rum &h Pauls launch 3 Christmas drinks. Photo: Diageo.

Bundaberg Rum & Pauls launch three Christmas products

By Jenny Eagle

Diageo’s Bundaberg Rum has partnered with milk and dairy brand Pauls to launch three Christmas products; Pauls Bundaberg Rum Premium Rumball Custard; Pauls Bundaberg Rum Premium Vanilla Rum Custard; and Pauls Bundaberg Rum Flavoured Egg Nog.

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The year in beer: US celebrates 2018 craft brewing highlights

By Rachel Arthur

With the number of US breweries breaking the 7,000 milestone in October this year, it’s been a big year for small beer. The Brewers Association, the trade association for small and independent US craft brewers, looks back on the 2018 highlights for the...

Sproutly positions itself for North America’s cannabis explosion

By Beth Newhart

With the US poised to sign a farm bill that will legalize hemp production, and Canada’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, North America is on the brink of a CBD revolution. Food, beverage and ingredients companies are all looking to get in...

Sugar taxes: Sweet success or a sorry story? It usually depends who you ask... Pic:getty/bopav

Sugar taxes: The global picture

By Rachel Arthur, Elaine Watson, Stephen Daniells, Gary Scattergood, Niamh Michail

Sugar taxes continue to hit the headlines, but the introduction of new legislation is never straight-forward. We take a look at 20 countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been in the news.

'Manufacturers must focus on targeting quality-focused consumers; and offer an authentic consumption experience.' Pic: Getty/semensalivanchuk

Asia-Pacific spirits sector to grow by over $100bn by 2022

By Beth Newhart

The APAC region is seeing growth in health and wellness awareness, influencing spirits purchasing behavior. About 52% of consumers are now looking for options that ‘align with their health and wellbeing.’

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'An open trading zone covering one-third of global GDP'

EU vote puts EU-Japan trade deal on track to enter into force

By EU-Japan trade deal to enter in force following EU vote

The EU Japan trade deal is set to enter into force on 1 February 2019 after receiving the backing of EU politicians yesterday.

With the rise of diets such as keto, paleo & gluten-free, there'll be a move to develop corresponding labelling & certification on products, says Koia

Koia launches keto-friendly drinks

By Beth Newhart

Koia, known for its plant-based RTD smoothies, is introducing Koia Keto in the new year. The high-fat and low-carb beverages claim to help achieve ketosis, a main component of the trendy ketogenic diet. It represents a growing opportunity for brands to...

Extra wine and vine research will be carried out in Adelaide, South Australia. Pic:getty/gam1983

Boost for Australian vine and wine research

By Rachel Arthur

Wine Australia and the University of Adelaide have signed a four-year, multi-million-dollar agreement to support long term strategic wine research and development.

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