Energy & Sports

PepsiCo brands responds to controversial sports performance study

Gatorade responds to July article on controversial scientific study

Gatorade and bananas: Comparing apples and pears?

By Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo brand Gatorade tells BeverageDaily.com that a direct comparison between the drink and bananas should not be made, after a recent US study concluded that the fruit was as effective in promoting sports performance.

What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

Crown Holdings reports Q3 results

Crown cautious in ‘sluggish’ times

By Joe Whitworth

Crown Holdings has postponed plans to build two new plants in China as it continues to face sluggish economic conditions and unfavourable weather in its key markets.

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Goddess Energy flirts with hoodia in energy drink

By Ben Bouckley

US firm Goddess Energy has launched an energy drink for women called Flirt, which is on East Coast sale as a dietary supplement with one interesting appetite-suppressing bioactive, Hoodia Gordonii.

Canadian Beverage Association says it supports new energy drink regs

Canadian Beverage Association says it supports new energy drink regs

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Canadian Beverage Association has said it supports the transition of energy drink labeling and nutrition guidelines from Natural Health Products (NHPs) regulations to food labeling regulations, as companies begin reformulating products to comply with...

Rivals 'shaken not stirred' by 25p Tesco energy drink?

Rivals 'shaken not stirred' by 25p Tesco energy drink?

By Ben Bouckley

Suppliers of more expensive energy drinks are concerned that shoppers may develop a taste for cheaper energy drinks, as UK supermarket Tesco rocks the market by introducing a brand called 'N-Gine Blue' for only 25p (39 US cents) per can, according...

Monster Energy in Japan (Picture Copyright: Inazakira/Flickr)

Becoming a Japanese energy drink Monster isn’t easy…

By Ben Bouckley

Monster Beverage Corporation admits its Q2 brand launch in Japan has hit problems, but said the nation’s distributors and retailers were far less tolerant of shipping damages and leakages than in the US.

ABA attacks 'clear bias' of BMJ on sports drinks

ABA attacks 'clear bias' of BMJ on sports drinks

By Ben Bouckley

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has lashed out at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) for a critical article series on sports drinks, and said the journal showed bias in overlooking 'widely accepted' research thereon.

Top energy drink delays ‘wound closure': US study

Top energy drink delays ‘wound closure': US study

By Ben Bouckley

A study analyzing the effects of dosing cultured animal cells with energy drinks has found that they delayed wound closure, but not due to the combined or isolated effects of major ingredients caffeine, taurine and glucose.

Lucozade Sport: Body fuel. But where is the body of evidence? the BMJ and BBC have asked.

BMJ slams sports nutrition & EFSA; Glaxo defends 40 years of science

By Shane Starling and Ben Bouckley

On the eve of the Olympics, Oxford University academics writing in the British Medical Journal – in conjunction with the BBC Panorama documentary team – have damned sports nutrition products like GlaxoSmithKline’s Lucozade Sport for lacking scientific...

ANSES warns French nation of risky alcohol energy drink mix

ANSES warns French nation of risky alcohol energy drink mix

By Ben Bouckley

French food safety agency ANSES has called for healthcare professionals to report on undesirable effects among patients that they believe could be linked to energy drink consumption alongside alcohol, and plans to release a report on the former this autumn.

Buoyant sales offset by higher expenses as Q1 profits dip for Crown

Buoyant sales offset by higher expenses as Q1 profits dip for Crown

By Rory Harrington

Inflated costs and adverse foreign exchange conditions saw Crown Holdings post a slight year-on-year profit drop in the three months to the end of March 2012 – despite notching up improved sales figures and increased beverage can volumes.

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