Beverage

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Functionality: The next big frontier in beverage innovation...

By Rachel Arthur

Functional beverages are a thriving category – but what exactly are consumers looking for in their drinks? From cannabis beverages to ‘think drinks’, hear from a panel of experts as this free-to-attend webinar explores the potential of the category.

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Natural solution developed to combat bacterial spores in beverages

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Biotech start-up, Resorcix, and Israeli beverage manufacturer, Gat Foods, have developed a natural botanical to eliminate Thermophilic Acidophilic Bacteria (TAB) that reduce product shelf-life and affect the flavour of ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages,...

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Vitamin enhanced juice firm clearing hurdles

By Liza Laws

An Australian living in London has overcome an extraordinary set of challenges including Brexit, the pandemic and more recently a sharp rise in prices as a result of the war in Ukraine to keep his vitamin enhanced juice business thriving.

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Mother and daughter's dream teas pandemic success

By Liza Laws

This is a lockdown success story about a mother and daughter from Brazil who moved to Sussex and wanted to create functional teas that not only did what they said on the tin but tasted good too.

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Record sales for organic kombucha firm during pandemic

By Liza Laws

Equinox Kombucha started off being brewed in a kitchen in Calderdale, Yorkshire, after a couple of intrepid travellers returned from Asia wanting to bring the live culture and all its benefits with them.

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

Nouri unleashes immunobiotic beverage

By Danielle Masterson

The gut health brand, perhaps best known for its two-in-one capsules containing probiotics that float inside plant-based omega oil (Ahiflower), has now entered the functional beverage category with the launch of Inner Immune.

The chocolate shake includes hidden fruit and veg including beetroot, pomegranate, linseed, acerola, barley grass, pumpkin and broccoli. Pic:getty/wundervisuals

WelleCo launches daily superfood powder for kids

By Rachel Arthur

Plant-based beauty and wellness brand WelleCo has launched The Super Kids Elixir + Protein: ‘a delicious, all-in-one, daily superfood powder that is packed full of the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and nutrients that children need to grow, learn,...

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Brainy beverages: The growing market opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

The global taste and nutrition company Kerry has revealed a new whitepaper with Europe-wide data detailing the opportunity in functional beverages with cognitive health benefits.

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How clean caffeine can shake up the RTD coffee category

By Natasha Spencer

With a focus on upcycling and creating a sustainable supply chain, Riff Cold Brewed has conceptualised a ready-to-drink (RTD), carbon-neutral, plant-based offering that hails as the latest in clean caffeine.

Science trio creates all-natural brain-boosting beverages

Science trio creates all-natural brain-boosting beverages

By Nikki Hancocks

A molecular biologist, a medical doctor and a nutrition innovation expert have joined intellectual forces to create a cognitive health focused brand which they hope will redefine the caffeine-laden energy drink category.

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...

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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.