Health and Wellness

Exports and overseas growth drive Volac profits

NEWS IN BRIEF

Exports and overseas growth drive Volac profits

By Mark Astley

Dairy nutrition firm Volac has reported an operating profit increase of nearly 40% for the year ending February 2012, citing the impact of increased exports and improved profits from overseas operations.

PepsiCo brands responds to controversial sports performance study

Gatorade responds to July article on controversial scientific study

Gatorade and bananas: Comparing apples and pears?

By Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo brand Gatorade tells BeverageDaily.com that a direct comparison between the drink and bananas should not be made, after a recent US study concluded that the fruit was as effective in promoting sports performance.

A still from the Pepsi Special ad campaign

Experts don't buy new Pepsi’s fat-busting claims

By RJ Whitehead

“I know what people are thinking as they head out for a Big Mac, large fries and cola: why not make it a lighter meal and opt for diet- or zero-calorie Coke—or now, a Pepsi Special?” reasons Rashi Chowdhary, a Dubai-based nutritionist. 

The art of soft drinks: Euromonitor charts world consumption trends

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

The art of soft drinks: Euromonitor charts world consumption trends

By Ben Bouckley

Speaking to BeverageDaily.com at InterBev in Las Vegas, Euromonitor International analysts Claire Moulin and Jonas Feliciano characterize the world’s shifting taste in soft drinks in art history terms.

'Unique' bottle dosing and dispensing cap boosts brand visibility: Tap the Cap

DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

'Unique' bottle dosing and dispensing cap boosts brand visibility: Tap the Cap

By Ben Bouckley

Tap The Cap is a universal dosing and dispensing cap pre-filled with powder that offers firms a branding platform, since consumers can use it to 'enhance' their favorite bottled water in numerous ways, the system's founder and co-inventor, Chris...

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DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

Big beverage players were ‘stuck behind the 8 ball’ on HFCS – Consultant

By Ben Bouckley

Martin Concannon, founder and MD of Kentucky-based consultancy, Lafayette Associates, tells BeverageDaily.com how the media firestorm that followed High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in recent years was in part whipped-up by social media following a 2004...

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