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‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: TAKE-HOME TRENDS FROM THE SHOW

‘Fusion Energy Drinks’ fire new consumption occasions: WILD Flavors

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Tanja Krüger from WILD Flavors notes the emerging trend in energy drinks towards ‘fusion energy’ - products that pair energy with other global success stories including tea and malt-based ingredients.

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

ANUGA TASTE THE FUTURE 2013: WE HIT THE SHOW FLOOR

Stealing the show! Hot beverage concepts at Anuga 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Orang-Utan themed drinks for kids with a high fruit juice content, malted non-alcoholic beverages sold under the Tiger Beer brand? Here's what tickled the jury's tastebuds at the 'Anuga Taste 13' awards in Cologne.

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

DRINKTEC 2013: gea group: 'NOTHING COMPARes IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY'

‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Munich Beverage Buzz: 10 Hot New Concepts at DrinkTec 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Check out the most interesting beverage concepts on show at DrinkTec 2013, with innovations from key players Döhler, WILD Flavors and BENEO – stretching from ‘liquid breakfast solutions’ to lemon cheesecake flavored dessert drinks!

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

drinktec 2013: live from the show floor

Tate & Lyle has high European hopes for Splenda-based water enhancers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Abigail Storms, global marketing director, sweeteners and beverage, Tate & Lyle, insists Splenda sucralose perfectly suits liquid water enhancers as an emerging European category, against the backdrop of success for products such as Kraft Foods'...

Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV! Machine trends and ingredients insight

Drinktec 2013: Live from the show floor

'Lights, Camera, Drinktec TV!' Machine trends and ingredients insight

By Ben BOUCKLEY

DrinkTec TV introduces the European Beer Star award winners, discusses 2013 launches for Europe's oldest soft drinks brand, Sinalco, then hones in on ingredients, talking natural colors with Dohler and the intriguing use of 'audio branding'...

Krones shakes up sterilization technology with new aseptic filler

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Krones shakes up sterilization technology with new aseptic filler

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Krones senior project engineer, Fabian Schneider, explains why the firm's Contiform AseptBloc aseptic filler launched at Drinktec 2013 breaks new ground - saving time, energy and media by sterilizing preforms rather than finished PET bottles.

Craft beer stardom beckons for GEA Brewery Systems

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

Craft beer stardom beckons for GEA Brewery Systems

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Jens Neidhardt, sales director, GEA Brewery Systems talks craft brewing trends and why the firm chose to launch its more compact Craft-Star brewhouse in 2013.

'Drinktec 2013 is buzzing': Munich boss hails show success

DRINKTEC 2013: LIVE FROM the show floor

'Drinktec 2013 is buzzing': Munich boss hails show success

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinktec 2013 exhibition director, Petra Westphal, tells us why the show - which happens every four years - is a shining star in the beverage and liquid food firmament, as a place to do business and a family gathering...

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

DRINKTEC 2103: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

DairyReporter.com @ drinktec 2013: Day One

By Mark ASTLEY

DairyReporter.com is reporting live from beverage and liquid food industry trade show, drinktec 2013, in Munich all this week. See what we got up to on day one...

PepsiCo explores smell: the undiscovered drinks frontier...

TOP Packaging expert believes time could be ripe for patented technology

PepsiCo explores smell: the undiscovered drinks frontier...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

A top packaging expert suspects the 'timing is coming good' for beverage packaging that encapsulate smells to woo consumers after PepsiCo’s patent filing seeking US protection in this field.

‘Nobody Does It Better…than Drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: PETRA WESTPHAL HAILS 'BIGGEST, MOST INTERNATIONAL' DRINKS SHOW

‘Nobody Does It Better…than drinktec’: 2013 show director claims

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinktec exhibition director Petra Westphal insists that no other beverage trade show can rival it for appeal, as she reveals 2013 highlights in Munich including a greater focus on dairy and liquid foods.

Skinnygirl cocktail sales growth slims down 23% for Beam Inc.

BUT Q2 GROUP OPERATING INCOME RISES 27% Y-O-Y

Skinnygirl cocktail sales growth slims down 23% for Beam Inc.

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Beam Inc.'s sales of Skinnygirl RTD sales fell 23% in H1 2013 with the firm blaming terrible US weather and a challenging year-on-year comparison after impressive growth last year.

Unique Welsh whisky distiller targets global growth

Unique Welsh whisky distiller targets global growth

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The only whisky producer in Wales - whose first single malt was launched by Prince Charles in 2004 - is installing three new stills to more than triple its capacity and boost sales overseas.

Diageo desperate to ‘crack code’ for North American beer

Diageo desperate to ‘crack code’ for North American beer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes warns that the firm’s beer innovations in North America over the last year have failed and that it needs to ‘crack the code’ for brands such as Guinness that face increasing competition from super premium and craft beers.

Six baby boom beer concepts: Heineken draws up shortlist

WEIRD AND WONDERFUL BEER IDEAS - GALLERY

Six baby boom beer concepts: Heineken draws up shortlist

By Ben Bouckley

Heineken has shortlisted six ideas submitted via an open innovation challenge to create a better drinking experience for 60-70 year-olds based upon beer concept, packaging and serving experience.

Krones launches cold-fill version of Twin-Flow tech at DrinkTec 2013

Krones launches cold-fill version of Twin-Flow tech at DrinkTec 2013

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Krones tells BeverageDaily.com that the aseptic filling trend is growing, as the firm gears up for Drinktec where it will present a new version of its Twin-Flow technology suited for cold-fill applications 'to give the market more opportunities'.

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world's largest hops company, Barth-Haas group, tells BeverageDaily.com why so-called 'flavor' hops are ushering in a revolution in beer flavors, starting with the craft beer phenomenon in the US but now spreading across Europe and...

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

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.

World’s priciest coffee brand seeks beer licensee

'ELEPHANT COFFEE' ENTREPRENEUR SURPRISED BY JAPAN MICROBREW SALES

World’s priciest coffee brand Black Ivory Coffee seeks beer licensee

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world’s priciest coffee brand, Black Ivory Coffee, made using Thai Arabica beans predigested by elephants, tells BeverageDaily.com it is searching for a reputable microbrewer in Japan to license a beer made using the brew.