Leading US nutrition expert Professor Marion Nestle says that PepsiCo’s decision to invest around $500m on marketing ‘megabrands’ she describes as unhealthy was a ‘crass commercial decision’, but the firm insisted that ‘health and wellness’ was crucial...
Israeli researchers have developed a way to enrich transparent beverages with nutraceuticals using nanocapsules, protecting them from degradation at a low pH and ensuring their shelf life, while solving the challenging problem of cloudiness.
Vita Coco co-founder and CEO, Michael Kirban, has hit back at Canadian law firm Consumer Law Group (CLG), calling its class action against his firm over product hydration claims a ‘copycat suit’ that would not distract the business.
German scientists say they have found synthetic caffeine in four beverages on sale that claimed to use wholly natural sources, but say that they developed a simpler test for determining caffeine’s origins that could curtail a ‘high risk’ of fraudulous...
PepsiCo is aiming strike back at Coca-Cola with it mid-calorie ‘NEXT’ cola launch at the end of March, after the latter’s Diet Coke brand pulled ahead of Pepsi-Cola in 2010, but the move carries risks, according to a Datamonitor analyst.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is set to launch a new ‘functional’ Ribena range in the UK this week – its largest drinks launch in 20 years – with new packaging designed to appeal to its “two key target audiences” in young women and mothers.
Packaging concepts that meet key ‘information delivery’ demands are important to drive consumer awareness of the little-known benefits of categories such as prebiotics and probiotics, according to carton packaging and filling firm SIG Combibloc.
The National Health Service (NHS) has criticised what it says is uncritical reporting by the UK press of a paper exploring whether replacing high calorie drinks with water or diet drinks aided weight loss.
While traders “jumping in and out of the stevia marketplace” are disrupting prices and standards by peddling some “awful” extracts, high-quality stevia suppliers in it for the long-haul will ultimately prosper, according to one leading player.