Natural and Organic

Diageo invests in The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Diageo invests in The Oxford Artisan Distillery

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has made a minority investment in The Oxford Artisan Distillery, an ultra-premium English rye whisky producer ‘seeking to revolutionize farming practices in the category’.

Dry Mediterranean climates are well-suited for organic vineyards. Pic:getty/adamsmigielski

French organic wine production increases 22%

By Rachel Arthur

As more and more French consumers look to buy organic, production of organic wine in France is increasing and more vineyards are turning to the practice.

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...

The new ingredients are suitable for a instant beverages such as 3-in-1 coffee, ready-to-drink canned coffee, canned milk, flavored milk drinks, soups and sauces. Pic: Ingredion

New Ingredion starches support simpler labels

By Jim Cornall

Ingredion has launched new Novation Indulge 3620 and 3820 starches to meet consumers’ demand for clean and healthy eating while providing sensory attributes like smoothness, creaminess and a rich mouthfeel.

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...

COVID-19: Expo West cancelled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

COVID-19: Expo West canceled as New Hope shifts focus to Expo East

By Elaine Watson

In an announcement that will not likely surprise many stakeholders, New Hope has decided to cancel (rather than postpone) the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim and focus its attention on Expo East in Philadelphia (Sept. 23-26).

“Hoping millennials will adopt boomer values as they age just isn’t a sensible business strategy.

Can wineries leverage plant-based messaging to attract young drinkers?

By Beth Newhart

An oversupply of wine in the US has producers rethinking their branding and marketing strategies to reach millennials and Gen Z drinkers. The Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division (SVB) advises wineries to tap into the ‘better-for-you’ trend and health-forward...

Bacardi goes ‘back to the bar’ in search of cocktail trends

By Beth Newhart

Bacardi is enlisting the help of 7,000 global employees to track new trends in cocktails and wider alcohol by sending them to local bars and restaurants. This year mindful drinking is expected to go mainstream, and natural, fresh ingredients will be at...

Hard seltzer products made up 20% of all online beer sales through Drizly on Super Bowl Sunday. Pic: Getty/Davizro

Beer and seltzer dominate ads and consumption for Super Bowl LIV

By Beth Newhart

Million-dollar commercials, glitzy halftime performances and a championship football game all come together in one of alcohol’s biggest holidays of the year. Every year, Americans prepare for Super Bowl Sunday with more than $2bn in booze sales.

The Italian Way considers the US a ‘mature and conscious’ market for Italian beverage exports.

Italy eyes the US beverage market for health-conscious, eco customers

By Beth Newhart

American consumers are increasingly looking for products with a focus on simple, high-quality ingredients and sustainability. And a group of Italian companies believe their products are ready to meet these demands: with their drinks on show at the Winter...

HopTea craft brews non-alcoholic tea like a beer

HopTea craft brews non-alcoholic tea like a beer

By Beth Newhart

Hoplark’s HopTea brand replaces malt in its beverage brewing process with a tea base for a line of non-alcoholic beer alternatives. Its latest grapefruit variety mimics the radler style.

C-store beverages: What’s new at NACS?

C-store beverages: What’s new at NACS?

By Beth Newhart

The National Association of Convenience Stores has been meeting since 1961, and today the expo covers more than 400,000 square feet. The 2019 show was held in Atlanta October 2-4, bringing together retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and exhibitors from...

A single pouch is designed to work on up to 16oz of coffee and remove 200mg of caffeine.

Decafino opens the coffee world to decaf drinkers on-the-go

By Beth Newhart

A pouch that can decaffeinate brewed beverages like coffee and tea has been developed by a chemical engineer from the University of Washington. Decafino’s commercial launch is planned for May of 2020 in the US.