Public health messages on sugar-sweetened fruit drinks for children convinced a significant percentage of parents to avoid these drinks, according to a study from researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania.
Sixty per cent of packaged non-alcoholic beverages (NABs) sold on the Singapore market contain high amounts of sugar and would be assigned under Grade C or D in the soon-to-be-implemented Nutri-Grade system.
The 2021 vintage is set to be one of the best in recent memory, according to California wine body Wine Institute, with winegrowers enjoying a smooth harvest following a moderate and consistent growing season.
Australian fruit garnish firm Peel & Tonic has its eye on the non-alcoholic cocktail and healthy snacking markets, tapping on its ability to offer increased flavour intensity and a ‘realistic’ cocktail experience.
Probiotic products that have strong scientific backing for health claims, innovative delivery formats and added functionalities via vitamins or botanicals have a strong basis to anticipate successful commercialisation in the post-pandemic era, according...
Lockdowns prompted consumers to treat themselves to premium drinks at home: and even now people continue to embrace the idea of entertaining loved ones with special drinks in their own house, according to UK supermarket Waitrose.
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?
FrieslandCampina has published its fourth annual trend report. The 2022 edition illustrates three major global trends in the industry: Being my better me, Lovely luxury experiences & Mindfulness on the menu.
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...
Online platform Typica is allowing coffee producers and coffee roasters to directly trade coffee from a single 60kg jute bag, rather than the standard 18 tonne shipping container. The aim is to ‘ensure transparency’, we were told, and ‘help resolve the...
With water security rising up the corporate sustainability agenda, what can be learnt from the innovative approach taken by Suntory Holdings Ltd? We hear more about the Japanese beverage giant’s Natural Water Sanctuary programme.
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.
Despite the growth of the low and no alcohol category, only a third of consumers say they are satisfied with current products on the market, according to a new survey. So what can be done to improve them?
Beverage giant Coca-Cola has observed a rise in demand for beverages with zero-sugar and reduced-sugar formulations in the South East Asian region, which became even more pronounced after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Online wine platform Naked Wines Australia says provenance is overtaking brand status as the key consumer concern and driving the independent wines sector to new heights, with the firm recording a 44% sales jump.
Industry leaders take the podium to discuss the trend that impacts all areas when it comes to creating stand out snacks, from simpler labels, to trickier better-for-you formulations that do not compromise on indulgence, to being as good for the planet...
New research reveals that 71% of UK sales at 16 of the largest food and beverage manufacturers are generated by unhealthy products. ShareAction warns that companies should expect increased investor activism on the topic.
The UK was facing warnings of food shortages, and even the prospect of a cancelled Christmas, after CF Industries, which supplies most of the CO2 used in the county’s food production, stopped work at two of its fertiliser factories because of gas prices.
Australian gin specialist firm Four Pillars' newly-appointed regional head of Asia believes that regional demand for premium and craft gin is on the rise, which will help the company build on its significant export markets growth in 2020.
As drinking habits change amid the pandemic, the low and no alcohol category sees a pronounced acceleration. Yet, while their appearance appeals, could taste and an expensive price point threaten to impact uptake?
How can fermented beverages boost immunity and gut health? Do consumers understand the health benefit of kefir and kombucha? And where are these sectors headed in the next five years? Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) and UK kefir maker Biotiful Dairy...
Japanese consumer demand for Australian cider is on the rise due to flavour and packaging compatibility, but experts are also predicting a boom for domestic craft producers, despite a challenging regulatory environment.
Is it misleading to call iced tea containing 24g of added sugar per serving (48% of the daily value) ‘slightly sweet’? Not according to a New York judge, who has just dismissed a putative class action lawsuit vs Coca-Cola over Gold Peak Tea.
While children’s consumption of sugary beverages has fallen in recent years, it still exceeds recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans with rates remaining stubbornly higher among Black and Hispanic adolescents than white students, according...