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Where do sports drinks stand in a growing functional beverage market?

By Rachel Arthur

The increased demand for functional food and drink is anticipated to boost sports drinks sales – and yet, at the same time, growing functional claims across neighboring categories is likely to stiffen competition. How should sports drinks navigate this...

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Scraping social media for hot beverage trends

By Oliver Morrison

Love them or loath them, social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram offer fertile ground where brands can spot quickly emerging food and beverage trends that can guide product development.

Dry Mediterranean climates are well-suited for organic vineyards. Pic:getty/adamsmigielski

French organic wine production increases 22%

By Rachel Arthur

As more and more French consumers look to buy organic, production of organic wine in France is increasing and more vineyards are turning to the practice.

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Scotch Whisky exports on the road to recovery, with value up 19%

By Rachel Arthur

Global exports of Scotch Whisky grew to £4.5bn ($6.1bn) during 2021 as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic and US tariffs, according to figures released this month by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Nestlé Health Science to buy majority stake in Orgain

By Jim Cornall

Nestlé Health Science has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Orgain, a plant-based nutrition company, from its founder Dr Andrew Abraham and Butterfly Equity, who will continue to be minority share owners.

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What have we learned from Dry January 2022?

By Rachel Arthur

Dry January is the month of the year when the no and low alcohol category really has a chance to shine. So what have we learned about the direction of the category this month? Here's five key takeaways from Dry January 2022.

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