All news articles for October 2021

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5 top trends in premium coffee innovation

By Rachel Arthur

Consumers have been looking for elevated at-home coffee experiences: with the pandemic pushing forward premium coffee trends at the kitchen table. But what can we expect from the category in the future?

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Coca-Cola to commercialize next-generation biomaterials

By Rachel Arthur

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM have announced the first planned commercialization of new tech to create plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG): which can replace traditional oil-based MEG in PET bottles.

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AB InBev turns to green hydrogen for Magor brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I and green hydrogen energy company Protium have teamed up to explore the deployment of zero emission green hydrogen at the Magor brewery in South Wales, one of the largest breweries in the UK.

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‘Shock factor’ flavors entice younger generations

By Rachel Arthur

Soft drinks flavors with a ‘shock factor’ – for example unique, unusual, and limited time only flavors – are creating a buzz among a younger generation fuelled by FOMO (fear of missing out).

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RTD alcohol volume share set to double over next five years

By Rachel Arthur

RTD alcohol volumes have been growing faster than any other major drinks category since 2018, and are expected to significantly outperform the wider beverage alcohol market over the next five years, increasing their market share to 8% by 2025 in the top...

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Australian DTC wine sales grow 17%

By Rachel Arthur

Australian wine direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in 2020–21 grew by 17% in value and 14% in volume: outperforming other sales channels.

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Anti-greenwashing project launches for UK food and drink sector

By Flora Southey

The UK’s Environment Agency has announced a project to standardise metrics to measure the environmental performance of the food and drink sector. FoodNavigator asks the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) for its take on the initiative.