Ingredients group Wild says it is looking beyond providing simple flavoured solutions for bottled waters products by expanding into offering functionality to the segment with a focus on caffeine kicks and glycemic indexes.
Chief operating officer at Glanbia Nutritionals Dr Raimund Hoenes sat down with Shane Starling at Vitafoods in Geneva and shared insights into some of the challenges the sub-division of the Irish dairy giant has faced since its inception two years ago...
As sports drinks continue to make inroads as a mainstream option for quenching consumers thirst, manufacturers are increasingly facing the challenge of catering for both the committed athlete and the casual shopper.
European safety authorities and regulators will not review the safety of ingredients such as ginseng and guarana in caffeinated energy drinks despite issuing a verdict on chemicals like Taurine and D-glucurono-γ-lactone last week.
Sports drinks may be breaking through the niche beverage wall, but their future will lie in meeting a variety of consumer trends across the entire beverage market, says the senior brand manager of Powerade.
Worldwide consumption of sports drink products is expected to grow by a further 33 per cent up to 2012, though further product innovation is required for the industry to meet its potential, says a new report.
Meeting the taste challenge for protein-based sports nutrition products, flavour and ingredients firm Synergy has teamed up with protein parent company Carbery to delve deeper into flavour engineering.
Californian drinks firm Sports Pouch Beverage Company has confirmed the purchase of its third filling machine for the packs, which is expected to boost production capacity by an extra 20m products over the next year.
A supplier of sports nutrition ingredients for beverage and food products says it continues to target expanding the applications and availability of products amidst burgeoning interest for active-lifestyle targeted goods.
Adopting integrated full-line bottling systems that can provide blow moulding, filling and capping functions can help manufacturers to better meet their efficiency goals, according to a leading beverage pack supplier.