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How Blume developed itself as a post-coffee ritual brand

By Deniz Ataman

Alternative coffee brand Blume’s founder and CEO, Karen Danudjaja, started the adaptogenic latte blend brand in 2017 when she was looking not only for a delicious and functional coffee alternative, but an alternative ritual to coffee, she explained to...

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

Rockstar Energy hops on functional mushroom trend with Focus launch

By Ryan Daily

PespiCo’s flagship energy drink – Rockstar Energy – is out with a new functional mushroom-infused beverage line called Focus, designed to provide an energy and mental boost, Danielle Barbaro, VP of PepsiCo North America Beverages R&D, told FoodNavigator-USA.

Scott Baigent and Cam Wallace have bought Eight Degrees from Irish Distillers

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Eight Degrees founders buy back brewery

By Gwen Ridler

The founders of Irish drinks maker Eight Degrees have bought back their brewery from Pernod Ricard subsidiary Irish Distillers for an undisclosed sum.

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Coming soon: BrewDog, the movie

By Rachel Arthur

Craft brewer BrewDog is working on a film that will chart its journey from Scottish start-up to global beer brand.

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Chamberlain Coffee continues RTD expansion, launches Oatmilk Lattes

By Deniz Ataman

The Gen Z-oriented coffee brand Chamberlain Coffee released Salted Caramel and Mocha oatmilk lattes last month to “appeal to those that like a sweeter coffee and prefer oats as their top choice of milk,” Christopher Gallant, CEO, told FoodNavigator-USA.

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From AI flavors to RTD alcohol: Coca-Cola talks innovation

By Rachel Arthur

Once a soda giant, Coca-Cola has evolved its portfolio into categories that would once have been unimaginable for company (take, for example, RTD alcohol or AI-generated flavors). So how does the company steer its innovation efforts towards success?

Established n Rye, East Sussex, in 2013, Knoops now has 15 stores in locations across the UK. Pic: Knoops

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Knoops strikes chocolate gold with Wonka movie tie-in

By Anthony Myers

Knoops, the UK retailer of artisan chocolate drinks, is celebrating a merry Christmas after announcing solid financial growth and ambitious expansion plans for 2024 – partly the result of becoming the brand partner of choice for Wonka, the hit film prequel...

The drink, despite overseas expansion, is still produced in Haiti. Image Source: 1001nights/Getty Images

Rhum Barbancourt: How a spirits brand weathers trials

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Haitian rum brand Rhum Barbancourt has a long history on the island. Despite being set back by 2010’s earthquake, and in spite of the political instability that Haiti contests with currently, it is still expanding, taking its wares to the UK through a...

Greasy Fingers launches in the UK this month. Pic: Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard UK launches ‘Greasy Fingers’ wine range

By Rachel Arthur

Hoping to attract younger drinkers to the category, Pernod Ricard’s new wine range is designed to match gourmet fast food and offer a ‘simple yet hugely effective pairing’ for burgers or takeaways.

Used by waiters and bartenders, the tech can track top consumption times and places. Pic: Supplied by Coca-Cola

Wecheer wins Coca-Cola HBC’s start-up challenge

By Rachel Arthur

Bottle-as-a-Service platform and app Wecheer – whose patented ‘smart bottle opener’ can track every bottle opened to pinpoint the time, location and brand of consumption – has been named as the winner of Coca-Cola HBC’s €100k Start-Up Challenge.