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Could Coca-Cola Life health halo kill standard US Coke sales?

NATURALLY SWEET SODAS POSE MARKETING NOT R&D CHALLENGE - ZEVIA

Could Coca-Cola Life health halo kill standard US Coke sales?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Naturally sweetened soft drinks such as Coca-Cola Life could pose problems for big soda since they risk cannibalizing standard product sales, one analyst suggests.

Alien soft drinks could invade! Sales fizz for Kirin cola with fibre

MINTEL'S BIG CONVERSATION: MILLENNIALS DON'T CARE FOR TRADITIONAL CATEGORIES

Alien soft drinks could invade! Sales fizz for Kirin cola with fibre

Beverage concepts that seem wacky or weird right now could sparkle in the future, says Mintel analyst Jonny Forsyth, who notes strong sales for Kirin’s fiber-fortified cola in Japan since 2012.

'Sexy' Irish whiskey can shake Scotch monolith: Tullamore D.E.W

CASE SALES VERSUS SCOTCH UNDERLINE POTENTIAL: JOHN QUINN, GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

'Sexy' Irish whiskey can shake Scotch monolith: Tullamore D.E.W

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world’s second-largest Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W insists the ‘sexy’ Irish whiskey category has immense potential as a rival to 'monolithic' Scotch sales.

Diabetes busting cinnamon: Hydro One drinks score US patent triumph

'The first such patented drinks ever been made in the world': Hydro One CEO Sammy Nasrollahi

Diabetes busting cinnamon: Hydro One drinks score US patent triumph

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Hydro One Beverages has won a US patent for healthy soft drinks line REVd that uses a special cinnamon extract to tackle problems associated with high blood sugar such as diabetes and hyperglycemia.

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

GEA PROCOMAC, AVURE, COCA-COLA HELLENIC, REFRESCO-GERBER

Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2014: Free Online Event!

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Join us on March 20 for a free online event devoted to filling technologies including aseptic, ESL and high pressure processing (HPP) that also teases out their packaging and branding implications

Heineken’s Lager Margarita...A Bud Light Rita beater?

analyst notes 'Authenticity' aspect to beat away bud light competition

Heineken’s Lager Margarita...A Bud Light Rita beater?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Heineken will launch lager margaritas in the US from April as it bids to replicate the success of Anheuser Busch InBev’s Bud Light Ritas line.

Tetra Pak bio-based cap gable top TwistCap OSO 34 HDPE

Launch of bio-based TwistCap OSO 34

Tetra Pak reports boom in bio-based caps

By Rachel Arthur

Tetra Pak has extended use of its bio-based cap, calling it ‘another step forward’ towards its ambition to make fully renewable packages. 

Canadian whiskey has stellar global growth prospects: Campari CEO

CATEGORY 'LESS CONCENTRATED' THAN JAPANESE AND IRISH RIVALS

Canadian whiskey has stellar global growth prospects: Campari CEO

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Gruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz says Canadian whiskey has major global growth prospects, as his firm signed a US $125m deal to acquire a ‘hidden gem’ in Forty Creek Distillery.

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

Innocent shakes up smoothies with functional launches

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coke-owned Innocent is launching a functional smoothie range in the UK from April centered on soft health claims - three varieties will use 'defense' 'energise' and 'antioxidant' positioning.

Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING 2014: FREEDONIA NOTES CRAFT BEER POUCH INTEREST

Analyst warns pouches face fight to grab US beer throat share

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stand-up pouches face a fight to wrest beer market share from traditional formats like bottles and cans that are ‘ingrained in the consumer’s mind’ but could carve out their own niche.

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

CEREAL MILK AND YUZU 'SUPERFRUIT' ALSO TIPPED FOR TOP

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s top 2014 drinks tips.