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Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

'Shock flavors' create excitement, demand and FOMO... Pic:getty/jasmina81

‘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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What happened to Nitro Pepsi? 'Stay tuned,' says PepsiCo

By Mary Ellen Shoup

More than two and a half years after teasing the launch of Nitro Pepsi – a cola carbonated with nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide creating a velvety, smooth texture – PepsiCo says it is putting “the finishing touches on our roll out plans.”

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat launch JV for plant-based beverages and snacks

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat will form The PLANeT Partnership to develop, produce and market beverages and snacks made from plant-based protein. PepsiCo says plant-based protein offers ‘a new frontier’ in its efforts to build a more sustainable food system,...

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The best global beverage brands of 2020

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola maintains its position in the top 10 in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2020 Report. But what are the other beverage brands making their mark this year?

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Hard seltzer storm: Big brands take seltzer strategies up a notch

By Rachel Arthur

Constellation Brands is lining up new flavors and SKUs for Corona Hard Seltzer. Anheuser-Busch is bringing a new product into play with Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer. Coca-Cola will launch its hard seltzer in 2021 - and is PepsiCo eying up an entry into...

'Bottle made from bottles': evian's 100% rPET bottle launches in the UK this week.

The journey to 100% rPET bottles

By Rachel Arthur

Danone brand evian is introducing 100% rPET bottles to the UK this week; the latest in a series of recycled plastic commitments from PepsiCo’s Naked Smoothies, Nestlé’s Buxton bottled water, and Coca-Cola GB. We explore how the move to rPET is progressing...

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