Health and wellness

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Could warning labels on soda reduce consumption?

By Rachel Arthur

Displaying health warnings on sugar-sweetened drinks could be an effective way of reducing consumption, suggest US researchers, who found a 14.5% decline in consumption among students when warning labels were displayed on drinks in a college cafeteria....

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AB InBev: Three 2020 innovations that address today’s mega-trends

By Rachel Arthur

What does successful innovation look like in a year defined by a global pandemic? From big seltzer bet Bud Light Hard Seltzer in the US, to a new beer from a company-government-farmer collaboration in Ecuador, AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito highlights three...

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A future of fizz or going flat? The soft drinks industry post-2020

By Danielle Jackson, Strategic Planner, ZEAL Creative

The soft drinks category has been working through a challenging year. Danielle Jackson, strategic planner at UK brand activation marketing agency ZEAL Creative, asks what lessons the industry can learn and take into 2021.

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Do consumers want personalized beverages?

By Will Cowling, marketing manager, FMCG Gurus

Personalized nutrition is somewhat a revolutionary technology within the beverage industry, offering consumer specific nutrition recommendations in real-time based on their DNA and gene profiling. But are consumers aware of this technology, and would...

Crave pinapple and coconut: a 'natural energy drink with immunity support'

NPD in functional and fortified beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Innovation is in full swing across the functional and fortified beverage category. From natural energy drinks to probiotic seltzers, we take a look at some of the recent launches around the globe.

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Kombucha’s potential reaches beyond millennials

By Rachel Arthur

While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...

Huzzah is a 'pumped up, full-flavored' seltzer with added probiotics. Pic:MolsonCoors.

Molson Coors launches probiotic seltzer

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors is launching non-alcoholic HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer in the US, promising more innovations in the non-alcoholic category are to follow.

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Adaptogenic drinks bring ancient wisdom to the table

By Nikki Hancocks

A health and hospitality enthusiast with a passion for naturopathic nutrition is bringing the ancient wisdom of medicinal mushroom to the modern consumer with her new range of adoptogenic alcohol-free beers.

Garage Hard Seltzer launched in Norway in May. Pic:Carlsberg.

Carlsberg trials hard seltzers in Norway and Singapore

By Rachel Arthur

Carlsberg is exploring the global potential of the hard seltzer category with the launch of products in Norway and Singapore. ‘It’s still early days, but we are positive of the opportunity’, says the brewer.

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Study: Coffee provides very limited anti-inflammatory benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

Regular caffeine consumption induces very limited anti-inflammatory effects, while sedentary behaviour and body fat accumulation induce significant inflammatory effects, according to a new study involving nearly 250 men and women.

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What’s trending in RTD coffee innovation?

By Rachel Arthur

Cold brew is making its move into the mainstream; hard coffee hopes to have the same success as hard seltzer; and carbonated coffee wants to fizz up the category. We take a look at innovations that are shaking up RTD coffee.

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