Energy & sports drinks

Sidel: New low output aseptic PET solution suits niche beverage brands

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Sidel: New low output aseptic PET solution suits niche beverage brands

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Sidel tells BeverageDaily.com that its new low output aseptic blow-fill-cap machine lends opportunities for beverage producers to test the market with PET on a smaller scale, and naturally suits ‘more niche brands’.

Soft drinks stall in France as consumers trade down: Canadean

Soft drinks stall in France as consumers trade down: Canadean

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The French soft drinks industry has been hit hard by the government’s introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, according to market research firm Canadean, with consumers trading down to cheaper, lower-sugar beverages.

ABC hits back at report linking Ginkgo Biloba to cancers in mice

ABC hits back at report linking Ginkgo Biloba to cancers in mice

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) insists consumers should avoid gingko biloba, a tree-derived extract commonly used in teas, some energy drinks and supplements, after a US government report linked it to cancers in mice.

Lucozade unlikely to attract multinational trade player: M&A expert

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GSK brand Lucozade unlikely to attract multinational trade buyer: M&A expert

By Ben BOUCKLEY

GSK brand Lucozade is more likely to attract a possible private equity buyer than a multinational food and beverage trade player that prefers brands with greater global potential, according to a top M&A expert.

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola lost UK volume share in 2012, while Pepsi grew both its volume and value share and Lucozade and Red Bull’s success reflected growing consumer interest in functional drinks.

Dr Deb reacts to Monster Energy threat: 'Let's air your dirty laundry'

nutritionist enlists senatorial support as monster threatens legal action

Dr Deb reacts to Monster Energy legal threat: 'Let's air your dirty laundry in public'

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Senator Richard Blumenthal has denounced Monster on Twitter for threatening kids’ nutritionist ‘Dr Deb’ with legal action, following ‘false and defamatory’ statements on energy drinks made in a newsletter aimed at children aged 6-10 and their parents.

Coffee fans don’t ‘chug it down’: Top docs warn FDA on energy drinks

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Coffee fans don’t ‘chug it down’: Health pros warn FDA on energy drinks

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite industry claims energy drinks contain no more caffeine than Starbucks coffee, a group of top US health professionals tells the FDA energy caffeine content differs in ‘three important ways’ and says the agency should apply GRAS standards for soda...

Award-winning resealable beverage can end beats rivals: German startup

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Award-winning resealable beverage can end beats rivals: German startup

By Ben BOUCKLEY

German startup can2close tells BeverageDaily.com that its award-winning new resealable beverage can end trumps existing rival solutions and is not ‘light years’ away from market readiness.

Blackmailers take a poop at defiant Red Bull

Blackmailers take a poop at defiant Red Bull

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Red Bull tells BeverageDaily.com that Austrian blackmailers have threatened to contaminate the firm’s drinks with faecal matter if they are not payed off, but insists the firm 'is not and never will be susceptible to blackmail'.

'Healthy' alcohol-based beverages tipped as top trend in 2013-2014

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'Healthy' alcohol-based beverages tipped as top trend in 2013-2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Healthy Beverage Expo experts claim that 2013-2014 will see healthy alcoholic drinks emerge, including wines instilled with goji berries and ginseng, and lower calorie and more organic options.

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

US FIRM ACCUSES CHINESE ARMY OF GLOBAL IP CYBER ATTACKS

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Chinese authorities have accused Coca-Cola China of illegally mapping parts of Yunnan Province, while a high-profile US cyber-security company alleges that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is behind at least 115 cyberattacks on US firms, and three foreign...

Moody’s feels brighter about beverage industry prospects

Moody’s feels brighter about beverage industry prospects

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Bond credit rating business Moody’s has revised its outlook for the global beverage industry upwards, citing rising middle class demand in emerging markets for high-end wines and spirits from the likes of Diageo, Heineken and Bacardi.

Power to the Peloton! Monster Energy picks up cycling pace

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Power to the Peloton! Monster Energy picks up cycling pace

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinking Monster Energy boosted cycling time trial performance and cognitive functioning, in a new study that suggests sportspeople may benefit from energy drink consumption prior to competition.

‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

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‘Energy drinks’ hit EU hyperspace, but threaten final frontiers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Adomas Pranevicius, CEO of MyDrink Beverages, tells BeverageDaily.com that a new breed of healthy ‘energy’ drinks face an uncertain EU future, given conflicting guidance as to how we actually define the category.

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

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Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Philip Bromley from US biotech firm VIRUN tells BeverageDaily.com that one form of the science ‘Holy Grail’ is a pill that gives you everything food does and more, without Oompa Loompa-style side-effects, but in the meantime there are science-backed functional...

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

Monster attorney: Medical evidence does not support allegation that Maryland teen died from ‘caffeine toxicity’

By Elaine WATSON

There is “no medical or scientific evidence that would support a finding that the death of Anais Fournier was causally linked to consumption of Monster Energy drinks”, say experts hired by Monster to address allegations in a lawsuit filed by the Maryland...

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The US beverage industry must accept seven key changes in the near future, including a slump in traditional soda sales and touch sensitive labeling, according to a white paper penned by five analysts on behalf of the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo...

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