Health and Wellness

With the rise of diets such as keto, paleo & gluten-free, there'll be a move to develop corresponding labelling & certification on products, says Koia

Koia launches keto-friendly drinks

By Beth Newhart

Koia, known for its plant-based RTD smoothies, is introducing Koia Keto in the new year. The high-fat and low-carb beverages claim to help achieve ketosis, a main component of the trendy ketogenic diet. It represents a growing opportunity for brands to...

Refreshment beverages have outperformed both traditional beverages and alcohol in recent years. Pic: ©GettyImages/diego_cervo

Bottled water dominates 2018: Sparkling and value-added options surge

By Beth Newhart

Bottled water has quickly become the most successful mass market beverage category in the US, approaching 14 billion gallons sold in 2018. It’s widening the gap between it and other refreshment beverages that have struggled with innovating healthy, low-calorie...

On biodynamic farms 10% of the land has to be set aside for giving back and helping the environment.

Biodynamic farming spreads to coffee

By Beth Newhart

With consumers increasingly concerned about how their food is produced, interest in biodynamic farming is growing. While growing in popularity for wine production in Europe, Holistic Roasters also sees the potential for biodynamic farming in the coffee...

Products containing CBD do not provide a ‘high’ as often associated with marijuana and can be sold anywhere in the US.

Sprig CBD sodas expand to nine states

By Beth Newhart

After being one of the earliest developers of THC-infused beverages, California-based Sprig entered the CBD market this year with a line of CBD sparkling sodas. These sodas are now sold at retailers in nine states.

Raising prices is one of the most effective methods of deterring people from drinking excess alcohol.

World Health Organization launches ‘Safer’ alcohol initiative

By Beth Newhart

The World Health Organization (WHO) is tackling alcohol-related deaths and illnesses through its new program Safer. It outlines five ‘high-impact strategies’ for governments around the world to follow that can reduce the harmful effects of alcohol use.

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