Energy Drinks & Beyond

What's new in energy drinks?

Trendwatch: What's new in energy drinks?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The energy drink market is the fastest growing segment of the European soft drinks industry, so how are newcomers looking to get in on the action?

Canadian Beverage Association says it supports new energy drink regs

Canadian Beverage Association says it supports new energy drink regs

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Canadian Beverage Association has said it supports the transition of energy drink labeling and nutrition guidelines from Natural Health Products (NHPs) regulations to food labeling regulations, as companies begin reformulating products to comply with...

Focus on cognitive health claims intensifies

Focus on cognitive benefits builds

By Rod Addy

Interest in cognitive benefits and claims is building in the food industry, with continued work to strengthen the science behind them, according to a leading nutritionist.

West Coast Chill's 'Blizzard - Pure Energy' Drink

Self-chilling beverage cans will take market by storm: Joseph Company CEO

By Ben Bouckley

US firm Joseph Company International is launching the world’s first ‘self-chilling beverage can’ using licensed technology, even tested by NASA, that cuts out the need for refrigeration, and says it has already had interest from two of the world’s largest...

Err...canned mouse anyone?

Canned mouse would have turned to jelly: PepsiCo

By Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo is fighting claims by a consumer that he found a dead mouse in a Mountain Dew can, with a scientist testifying that there is no way the creature could have passed the bottling process intact.

Red Bull fights Pit Bull filler to EU court defeat

Red Bull fights Pit Bull filler to EU court defeat

By Ben Bouckley

Simply filling a soft drink bearing a trademarked brand name does not itself violate an EU directive regarding use of that sign, according to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in a high-profile ruling involving Red Bull.

The Doehler stand at the Brau Beviale trade show in Nuremberg, Germany last week

The time to innovate in energy drinks is now, Doehler

By Ben Bouckley

Beverage brand owners would be sensible to diversify within energy drinks now or risk missing out on future market share in a sector increasingly crowded with concepts, according to German ingredients firm Doehler.

Bazi launches bid to dominate new healthy energy shot market

Dispatches from the ADA conference 2011

Bazi launches bid to dominate new healthy energy shot market

By Elaine Watson

The firm behind Bazi – an antioxidant-rich energy shot claimed to trump rivals in the nutrition stakes – reckons it could be a $100m brand in four to five years as consumers look for something that will give them more than a caffeine blast.

5-hour Energy accounts for 90% of the energy shots market

5-hour Energy increases grip on energy shots market

By Elaine Watson

5-hour Energy’s grip on the US energy shot market has tightened further in the past year, with the brand now accounting for nine out of every $10 spent in the burgeoning category.

Energy to engage?

Does the energy shot market have room for a new player?

By Elaine Watson

A David vs Goliath battle is set to be waged in the US energy shots sector as two ex-Marines seek to carve out a niche in a market so competitive that even Red Bull has thrown in the towel and made a sharp exit.

Not even the economic slump could dent the digestive health category

“Feeling the benefit” guides 2011 trends

By Shane Starling

Products that deliver physiological benefits quickly such as those benefitting gut health or boosting energy – will be the most important trend for 2011, according to a new report.

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.

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