Functional beverages have come a long way since consumers first got a taste of drinks that delivered more than taste and refreshment, LA Libations founder and CEO Danny Stepper said at The Beverage Forum in Chicago this week.
Welch’s – which is owned by the US National Grape Co-operative – has unveiled its new global ingredients strategy, with expansion in Japan and an examination of the potential in China high on the agenda.
Tetra Pak has launched a suite of new packaging material effects, known as Tetra Pak Artistry, which the company said will help food and beverage producers revitalize the look and feel of their products.
The Pulse Beverage Corporation has secured international distribution to bring its Natural Cabana lemonade and limeade drinks to the Republic of China (Taiwan) through US-based distributor, Better4U Food & Beverage Inc.
Taste and price are no longer the only criteria for beverage launches: brands need to meet consumer demand for health, natural ingredients, responsible sourcing and sustainability. While the baseline for innovation has become more demanding, there is...