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Millennials in Canada are driving the growth of the hot tea market due its health and flavor appeal. ©iStock/m-gucci

Millennials drink and try the most tea in Canada

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Millennials represent the fastest growing segment of tea purchasers in Canada, while the country’s overall population consumes more than 10 billion cups of tea every year, according to the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada.

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Mind, body and spirit: The holistic tea trend

By Will Chu

Food Matters Live in London played host to a range of food and beverage makers all eager to show off the flavours and unique ingredients, which they think will continue to trend in 2017.

Seeds and skin: boosting natural credientials for smoothies and other foods & beverages. Pic:iStock

‘My grandmother always told me: ‘Don’t peel your apple, the best part is in the skin’

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

By Rachel Arthur

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

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Expo East

5 approaches show coconut water still has room to grow

By Elizabeth Crawford

The coconut water category in the US may be crowded, but it still has room to grow with sales projected to reach $1.97 billion in 2019 -- up from $778 million in 2015, according to Statista. Much of this growth likely will come from innovative twists...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

Vox Pop: Consumers had this to say about GMO labeling...

By Adi Menayang & Mary Ellen Shoup

On the heels of President Barack Obama signing into law a federal bill requiring the disclosure of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on packaged food and beverage products, we at Beverage Daily and FoodNavigator-USA asked consumers at a downtown Chicago...

Dr. Errol Raghubeer, senior VP, Microbiology & Technology, Avure

Avure tests deadly toxin in coconut water treated with HPP

By Jenny Eagle

Avure Technologies has completed a study with the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) to test the potential risk of Clostridium botulinum in coconut water, and will share the results with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory...

New look and new horizons: NOA Relax & Focus

New look and new horizons: NOA Relax & Focus

By Rachel Arthur

Inspired by the wilderness of the Swedish archipelago, NOA Relax & Focus has now set its sights on 30 markets worldwide. One lesson learned so far was the need for a rebrand: ensuring consumers can immediately identify what the drink is all about. 

The California-based energy drink giant has been locked in an appeals process for its EU trademark since 2013.

'Green Beans M Java Monster' canned

You’ve got fax: Monster mashed in EU trademark battle

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Monster Energy Company has lost a trademark battle with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) for the wording ‘Green Beans’ following a three year argument over a lost fax.

“We want to be that clean drink solution to people eating out,” Tractor Soda founder Travis Potter told BeverageDaily.

Tractor Soda Co. expands its organic fountain soda line across the US

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Tractor Soda has announced the nationwide US distribution of its craft soda fountains, through its partner Dot Foods, as the organic fountain soda line has the potential to hit 9,000 retail and restaurant locations by the end of 2016, founder Travis Potter...

MiCacao is made from roasted cacao shells, tapping into craft and health & wellness trends

Chocolate tea: Taking craft to the next level

By Rachel Arthur

The entrepreneurs behind MiCacao, a US start-up which makes an organic ‘tea’ from cacao shells, say their product is ready to tap into a craft movement which is stretching beyond beer and across beverage categories.

GoodBelly's probiotic juice drinks  Source: GoodBelly

Growing probiotic market prompts GoodBelly's new products launch

By Douglas Yu

GoodBelly has launched four new product lines, including GoodBelly Protein Shake, GoodBelly Juice Drink, GoodBelly Sparkling Drinks and GoodBelly Ade, as consumers are gravitating more towards the functional beverage category, according to the company.

Baobab and Baobab Superfruit Powder  Source: Baobab Foods

Baobab Foods predicts baobab will explode in the US beverage industry

By Douglas Yu

SPINS data shows baobab sales have increased 208% in all natural sales channels from June 2014 to July 2015, and 267% in supplements. US supplier Baobab Foods is working with beverage companies, including Suja Juice, to incorporate the African "superfruit"...

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

Diet soda sales plummet further, but what's taking their place?

By Elaine Watson

Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks – particularly the diet variety - according to Nielsen data...

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