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Australian wine tour comes to the US this month

By Beth Newhart

Wine Australia will put on a national campaign in the US this month, featuring a six-city roadshow and more than 900 wines from Down Under. The ‘Far From Ordinary’ tour kicks off on September 19.

Yumix cocktails land in Walmart

By Beth Newhart

Mix-your-own cocktail brand Yumix has launched its products in 400 Walmart stores across the US, featuring low-calorie and no added sugar formulas.

Starbucks adds a pumpkin flavor to its new at-home creamer line.

Pumpkin watch 2019: Fall flavors return to US coffee chains

By Beth Newhart

Pumpkin and maple-flavored beverages seem to crop up earlier each year, with most major tea and coffee chains now announcing their autumn offerings in mid-August. We round up what’s new and when favorites return.

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An Indian tale of two coffee chains: Starbucks and Cafe Coffee Day

By Richard Whitehead

“Our first flagship store in Mumbai is an amazing celebration of great coffee, rich Indian heritage and community,” declared Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz seven years ago, having flown out from Seattle to witness the launch of the chain’s first...

“You need to experience it before you’re going to understand the value of the platform.” Pic: Elemental Beverage

Snapchill cools coffee in seconds, maintains freshness

By Beth Newhart

Massachusetts-based Elemental Beverage has perfected its Snapchill technology, the ability to cool drinks from 140ºF to 40ºF in 60 seconds. They have sights set on cafes, restaurants and eventually the at-home brewer.

Each new drink has a single serve option, designed for lunch boxes, after school activities and snacks

Juicy Juice ups the ante for back-to-school season

By Beth Newhart

The traditional juice model is getting refreshed at Juicy Juice, a kids’ beverage brand in the US. New organic and high protein offerings are part of a better-for-you campaign.

Millennial parents with children and are thinking about their health in a preventative way, different from older people who wait until they’re sick to seek medical care.

New functional teas powered by liposomal technology

By Beth Newhart

Bio-Up, a new line of functional beverages positioned for cholesterol and cardio health, is drawing on liposome technology from the pharmaceutical industry to improve uptake of active ingredients.

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