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PepsiCo CEO slams ‘maniacal’ cola focus, says Stevia does not suit category

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi believes a ‘maniacal focus’ on cola's woes is unhelpful within the US beverage market, and despite the firm’s heavy investment in Rebaudioside D-based sweetener innovation, claims Stevia ‘does not work well in colas’.

You can share a Coke with all these lovely people in Sweden, but not Mohammed, unless you get a personalized bottle made up during the campaign tour

That which we call a Coke by any other name would taste as sweet?

Bittersweet Coke taste in Israel as personalized cans stoke controversy

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As the Coke marketing machine rolls out personalized bottles with popular first names worldwide, it risks tarnishing its own by excluding some for fear of offending local ethnic sensibilities.

Use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Mintel analyst Laura Jones tells BeverageDaily.com that use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, but says she believes it still has taste issues to overcome.

Zenith UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference - Tomorrow!

Zenith UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference - Tomorrow!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Zenith International's UK Soft Drinks Industry Conference takes place tomorrow, Wednesday May 8, at the Congress Center in Central London, and will feature speaking slots for the likes of Innocent founder Richard Reed, Refresco, Vimto and Coca-Cola.

Not so naughty but still nice: Change Cola promises to shake-up the US cola segment

BRAND PROMISE EXCELLENT TASTE AND OMEGA-3 BIOAVAILABITY

Time for a Change...Cola? US firm heralds healthy cola revolution

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Change Cola CEO and founder Jim Phillips predicts that his brand’s healthy Omega-3 fortified cola will shake-up the segment for good in the US following its soft launch in Q4 2013.

New UNESDA president, Dominique Reiniche

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

‘Many people are trying to put chains on our freedom’: UNESDA president

By Ben BOUCKLEY

New UNESDA president Dominique Reiniche, also president of Coca-Cola Europe, warns that opponents ‘trying to put chains on our freedom to innovate’ risk stifling the development of the European soft drinks industry.

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