All news articles for January 2020

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Energy drink ban ‘makes no sense’

By Oliver Morrison

Plans in the UK to ban the sale of energy drinks to teenagers are “unscientific” and “discriminatory” according to a think-tank.

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Molson Coors to cease production at California brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors Beverage Company plans to stop production at its Irwindale, California, brewery by September. It has also entered into an agreement with Pabst Brewing Co, which gives Pabst the option to purchase the facility.

BrewDog opens alcohol-free bar

BrewDog opens alcohol-free bar

By Rachel Arthur

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has opened an alcohol-free beer bar in London this week: with a view to rolling the concept out across the UK and Europe.

“We’re doing so much more in DC than we were four years ago. We’re speaking up for common sense labeling regulations, lobbying for legislation to lower excise taxes.

Cider association rebrands and highlights dry offerings

By Beth Newhart

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) was officially renamed to the American Cider Association (ACA) on December 31. It called 2019 ‘a year of resilience’ for cider in the face of flavored malt beverage (FMB) popularity.

Coca-Cola takes full ownership of ultra-filtered milk fairlife

Coca-Cola takes full ownership of fairlife

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company has acquired the remaining stake in fairlife LLC from its joint venture partner Select Milk Producers: giving it 100% ownership of the ultra-filtered milk company.

Five premium tea trends to watch in 2020

By Maria Uspenski, The Tea Spot

The five significant trends for tea in 2020 all circulate within the general theme of phytotherapy, and support the general shift toward a more mindful approach in the health and wellness market, writes Maria Uspenski of The Tea Spot.

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BeverageDaily 2020 features calendar

By Rachel Arthur

Every year BeverageDaily runs a series of special edition newsletters – each putting the spotlight on an innovative industry sector – and here are our subjects for 2020.

Focus on the more emotive 'why' than the technical 'how' to engage consumers with sustainability. pic:getty/ahfotobox

How to effectively communicate winemaker credentials: organic, sustainable, and biodynamic

By Emilie Steckenborn, founder of the Bottled in China podcast & head of education at Treasury Wine Estates (Asia & MEIA)

Organic. Sustainable. Biodynamic. For wine consumers, these terms are often misinterpreted or conflated. In fact, they are all very distinct: both in terms of the processes involved and the objectives producers are seeking to achieve, writes Emilie Steckenborn...

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