Red Bull accuses Canadian rival of trademark infringement
12-Sep-2011 By Elaine Watson
Energy drinks giant Red Bull has accused Canadian firm Bullseye Beverages Ltd of infringing Red Bull trademarks and misleading consumers with its Bullseye Energy Drink.
29-Aug-2011 By Rory Harrington
UK supermarket Asda has issued a nationwide recall on a range of its own brand drinks over fears that a faulty sports cap closure could be a choking hazard.
25-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
Hain Celestial will break new ground in the burgeoning shots market this fall with the launch of the first refrigerated energy shot.
23-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
5-hour Energy’s grip on the US energy shot market has tightened further in the past year, with the brand now accounting for nine out of every $10 spent in the burgeoning category.
Energy shot market still has significant growth potential, say researchers
22-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
While it might not be able to sustain its early “meteoric” growth rates, the energy shots market still has significant growth potential and can potentially target a far wider audience than energy drinks, market researchers have predicted.
16-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
A David vs Goliath battle is set to be waged in the US energy shots sector as two ex-Marines seek to carve out a niche in a market so competitive that even Red Bull has thrown in the towel and made a sharp exit.
08-Aug-2011 By Elaine Watson
The US energy drinks sector is continuing to generate ”quite remarkable” growth despite the depressing economic climate and high gas prices, according to the owner of Monster Energy drinks and Worx Energy shots.
EU validates test methods for sports drinks contaminated with plasticiser
01-Aug-2011 By Michelle Knott
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published three methods to detect an illegal clouding agent that was found earlier this year in sports drinks imported from Taiwan.
26-Jul-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Two renewable energy technology companies are working together with an aim of developing their scope for anaerobic digestion in the UK food sector.
Red Bull cans energy shots and Cola in US (but not Europe)
22-Jul-2011 By Shane Starling
Global energy drink leader Red Bull has taken a rare step back by withdrawing Red Bull Cola and Red Bull Energy Shots from the US market – but says it has no plans to withdraw the products from the other 20 markets where they are sold.
Demand for prolonged and balanced energy from functional beverages, report
04-Jul-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Customers want prolonged, balanced energy from functional beverages in addition to mental performance, according to a new report from Beneo.
Comax Flavors targets energy drinks with natural flavor range
07-Jun-2011 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Comax Flavors has introduced a range of new natural flavors specifically designed for use in energy drinks, the company has said.
01-Jun-2011 By Mike Stones
Energy drinks are “never appropriate” for children or adolescents and some contain substances that could be harmful, warns a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Distillers cut carbon bill by turning whisky by-products into energy
Special edition: alternatives to carbon heavy processes
27-May-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A group of distillers in Rothes, Scotland, began building a power plant this week that turns whisky by-products into energy and could cut total carbon emissions from the Scotch whisky industry by 6 per cent.
New technologies can slash bakers’ energy usage and cooking times - research
Special Edition: Alternatives to carbon heavy processes
24-May-2011 By Helen Glaberson
A novel combination of microwave and infrared heating technologies can drastically cut energy usage and cooking times during bread production, according to the results of a new Swedish-based project.
Sales to stagnate for US energy drinks, survey
10-May-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Sports and energy drinks sales could flatline in the US over the next 12 months, according to a new survey by AlixPartners.
Vitamin fortification tops list of energy drink claims
26-Apr-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A new Leatherhead report has highlighted how vitamin fortification and other ‘health and wellness’ claims are driving growth in the global sports and energy drink market.
Study questions mixing energy drinks with alcohol
A new study to be published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research has sent out another warning about the popularity of energy drink mixers among young people.
Heineken announces 17 per cent energy reduction in new sustainability report
19-Apr-2011 By Helen Glaberson
Heineken has topped its energy saving goal by two per cent, with a 17 per cent reduction per hectolitre of beer over the past eight years, according to the company's 2010 sustainability report.
Monster Energy hits back at mouse in can claims
04-Apr-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A lawsuit filed against Hansen Beverage Company alleging that a mouse was found in one of its energy drinks has been dismissed by the company as “frivolous” and “unfounded”.
23-Mar-2011 By Mike Stones
Ingredients supplier Beneo is finding new outlets for its functional carbohydrate Palatinose; the latest being with Germany energy drinks producer, Rhino’s Energy.
New Krones energy recovery system promises big brewery savings
03-Mar-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
A new energy recirculation system for brewers from Krones subsidiary Steinecker promises to slash energy consumption during wort production.
16-Feb-2011 By Shane Starling
US researchers have singled out children and teenagers with heart abnormalities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other health or emotional problems as being susceptible to adverse events when consuming energy drinks.
08-Feb-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Coca-Cola Company plans to concentrate on improving energy efficiency at its manufacturing plants in developing countries this year as the company works towards its 2012 sustainability goals.
03-Feb-2011 By Guy Montague-Jones
Risk aversion and a failure to learn the marketing lessons from the US have frustrated the market for energy shots in Europe, according to a new report.
Energy drinks ‘threat to public health’: JAMA commentary
26-Jan-2011 By Stephen Daniells
Scientists and health professions should not wait for FDA action and should be educating consumers of the dangers of consuming energy drinks, says a new commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Energy drinks outperform soft drinks despite higher price
13-Dec-2010 By Helen Glaberson
Energy drinks have managed to maintain their popularity during the economic downturn, despite their higher price per litre and negative publicity, according to market analyst Canadean.
Dispatches from HiE 2010
17-Nov-2010 By The FoodNavigator Team in Madrid
Stevia potential and applications, good news for DHA, and ripe opportunities for whey protein-based sports drinks
our team at HIE shares some discoveries from the first day of the trade show in Madrid.
Inline beer analyser claims to cut water and energy costs
12-Nov-2010 By Helen Glaberson
A new version of the LiquiSonic input beer analyser by SensoTech claims to minimise water and energy processing costs.
12-Nov-2010 By Jane Byrne
BeverageDaily.com conducted a litmus test with the organisers of the Brau Beviale trade show in Nuremburg to determine the extent of the recovery in the brewing and beverage sectors.
Monster energy drinks to spread deeper into Europe
09-Nov-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Hansen Natural, the maker of Monster Energy, is embarking on a major expansion plan in Europe as back home in the US, manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks protest against a Michigan state ban.
08-Nov-2010 By Ben Bouckley
Manufacturers of sports nutrition products such as whey-based beverages are missing out on a potentially huge mainstream market, according to UK ingredients firm Volac.
29-Sep-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Many children and parents mistakenly associate sugary sports drinks with a healthy lifestyle, claim researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).
TÜV tests reveal energy savings of Piovan PET dryer
14-Sep-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Independent TÜV testing suggests that the new Genesys PET drying system from Piovan could reduce energy costs by 50 per cent compared to traditional technology.
Danes propose stricter EU labelling for energy drinks
09-Sep-2010 By Helen Glaberson
A recent proposal from Denmark is pushing for stricter EU requirements on the labels of energy drinks.
Sports drinks boost endurance among young team players
07-Sep-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
New research suggests that isotonic sports drinks can enhance the performance of young adolescents competing in team games.
New Sidel cap feeders reject air to reduce energy use
31-Aug-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Sidel has launched a new range of cap feeders that it claims cut energy consumption substantially by abandoning the use of air.
Are energy drinks cut out for sports and slimming?
19-Aug-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Two newly published papers have questioned how effective energy drinks are as sports drinks and whether they have a role to play in weight loss.
13-Aug-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.
Energy drinks start to run out of steam, says Mintel
12-Aug-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Despite a massive increase in recent years, new research from Mintel suggests that energy drinks and shots may be struggling to find new customers in the US .
Sports drink stabilizer alternative to gum arabic
12-Aug-2010 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Cargill has introduced a new starch-based stabilizer for use in sports drinks as a possible replacement to gum arabic – an ingredient susceptible to supply and cost issues.
02-Aug-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
Energy drinks makers risk a regulatory clamp down if they fail to take action on marketing campaigns that irresponsibly target young consumers.
Computer modelled heat recovery could slash processors' energy bills
Special Edition: Plant efficiency
29-Jul-2010 By Jane Byrne
In the first part of a special edition on plant efficiency, we look at the results of a recently published Australian project, which found that a combination of computer modelling and dehydrator redesign can cut energy bills in half in dried fruit manufacture.
Medical journal editors urge energy drink rethink
27-Jul-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has called for more regulation and initiative from industry to protect children from the potential health threat posed by energy drinks.
Monster energy drink launches in Germany
America’s Monster beverage brand is entering the Germany market, distributed by Eppenheim-based Trend Beverages.
22-Jul-2010 By Rory Harrington
Increased production capacity, significant energy savings, versatility and a compact machine footprint are benefits claimed by Nissei ASB for its new one-step stretch blow molding system for PET containers.
EC: Energy drinks don’t need warning labels
20-Jul-2010 By Shane Starling
The European Commission has rejected a German motion to enforce energy drinks to carry warning labels.
NZ kids warned off energy drinks
16-Jun-2010 By Shane Starling
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is advising parents that energy drinks and energy shots are not suitable for consumption by children and young teenagers due to caffeine levels.
Carbery targets sports drinks with clean whey
09-Jun-2010 By Oliver Nieburg
Irish dairy ingredients specialist Carbery is marketing a “clean tasting” hydrolysed whey protein range aimed at the sports nutrition market after completing sensory studies in conjunction with the North Carolina State University (NCSU).
Volac rebrands whey protein for sports drinks
Volac is rebranding its heat stable whey protein as ‘Volactive Hydrapro’, aimed at sports nutrition, to emphasise the benefits of hydration combined with protein.