Health and Wellness

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Vita Coco aims to take brand, coconut water to the next level

By Ryan Daily

In the 20 years since the coconut water brand Vita Coco has been around, it has evolved from a start-up to a publicly traded company with about $380m in annual net sales. But like many food and beverage start-ups turned publicly traded companies, Vita...

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What’s next in sugar reduction? Ingredient innovators weigh in

By Katy Askew

Cutting the amount of sugar in our diet continues to be a priority for many consumers. With experts insisting the sugar reduction trend isn’t coming off the boil, FoodNavigator asks what ingredients are shaping the future of sugar reformulation.

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The emerging global hard seltzer market

By Emily Smith, Content and Editorial Analyst at FMCG Gurus

Awareness of hard seltzers still needs to be built for the category to succeed globally, says Emily Smith of FMCG Gurus in this guest article.

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Dry January sales up on last year

By Rachel Arthur

UK consumers have bought 15% more low or no alcohol beer, cider, wine and spirits over Dry January this year than they did a year ago, according to supermarket Tesco.

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CEEV calls for science-based alcohol recommendations

By Rachel Arthur

The European wine industry body, Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), is re-iterating the importance of ‘science- and evidence-based’ policies ahead of a vote on the European Parliament’s report in the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)....

A.G. Barr sees Moma's oat milk as a 'premium quality product with huge potential'. Pic: A.G. Barr/Moma

A.G. Barr invests in oat-based business Moma

By Rachel Arthur

UK soft drink producer A.G. Barr has taken an initial 60% equity stake in porridge and plant-based milk business Moma Foods Limited; with an agreed path to full ownership over the next three years.

Tepache - a fermented beverage made from the peel and rind of pineapples - is one of the beverages making a comeback. Pic:getty/riou

Forgotten fermentation: Uncovering Mexico’s traditional beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Could Mexico’s traditional fermented beverages offer inspiration for healthy beverages today? Researchers are calling for the recovery and conservation of ancient fermented drinks, which could offer an 'outstanding reservoir' of genetic resources...

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Bacardi’s top five cocktail trends

By Rachel Arthur

From smoky flavors to spicy margaritas, Bacardi highlights the trends it sees influencing the cocktail and wider spirits scene in 2021.

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PepsiCo and Beyond Meat launch JV for plant-based beverages and snacks

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat will form The PLANeT Partnership to develop, produce and market beverages and snacks made from plant-based protein. PepsiCo says plant-based protein offers ‘a new frontier’ in its efforts to build a more sustainable food system,...