Food manufacturers in Malaysia, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have responded to the upcoming 2019 introduction of sugar taxes on drinks and juice ‘with concern’, saying that this is ‘not an effective policy response’ to combat obesity and chronic disease.
As the largest shareholder in Monster Beverage, Coca-Cola struck a non-competing deal with it when it comes to energy products. Now the two companies have a difference of opinion over Coke’s plans to release new energy drinks in 2019.
Coca-Cola Hellenic saw its no and low calorie sparkling beverages grow volumes 25.9% in the latest quarter, compared to 2.1% for full sugar variants, highlighting a shift towards lower calorie beverages.
Oregon looks set to reject Measure 103 – which would institute a pre-emptive ban on new soda taxes; while voters in Washington appear likely to approve a similar measure (I-1634), based on the latest results from yesterday’s midterm elections.
After being one of the earliest developers of THC-infused beverages, California-based Sprig entered the CBD market this year with a line of CBD sparkling sodas. These sodas are now sold at retailers in nine states.
Malaysia will impose an excise sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages starting April 1 2019, in an effort to combat rising overweight and obesity levels in the country - but experts are less than optimistic about its efficacy.
Addressing a growing consumer need for organic and affordablekids products that are lower in sugar, Villager Goods’ newly-launched brand Little Villager will be hitting shelves at 300 Target locations as well as online through Target.com.
Coca-Cola has been on an acquisition spree: buying coffee shop chain Costa, French fruit drink Tropico, and Australian kombucha Mojo; alongside minority investments in sports brand Bodyarmor and smoothie and juice company Made Group. So how will these...
Essentia Water Founder and CEO Ken Uptain says that building the company up around a philosophy of longevity has been key to the brand's success.The brand, which pioneered ionized alkaline water in the US, took home two awards in the 2018 Global...