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World Centric debuts compostable cold cups at Expo East

World Centric debuts compostable cold cups at Expo East

By Beth Newhart

A new line of cold beverage NoTree containers will join World Centric’s packaging designed for hot drinks. The bamboo-based cups will be introduced at the Expo East show in Baltimore this week.

Gen Z wants to consume and share beverages online that are in line with their own personal brand. Pic: Getty/Astarot

How does Gen Z respond to seasonal alcohol favorites?

By Beth Newhart

Gen Z-ers of drinking age are more traditional than they are given credit for, showing strong interest in IPA craft beers and wine moving into the autumn season, despite the noise and popularity of flavored malt beverages (FMBs) and CBD products.

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.

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