Functional Beverages

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Functional waters: Ready for a post-pandemic rebound?

By Rachel Arthur

UK functional water sales were hit by the pandemic in 2020: but are predicted to rise consistently over the next five years. But the rebound is not necessarily going to be a straight-forward return to pre-pandemic times: with a shifting market and new...

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Functional drink manufacturing requires specific considerations

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers today want health, immunity and digestive benefits from their beverage formulations, we explore with leading brands and industry experts the key considerations, conditions and techniques for manufacturing functional drinks.

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NERD rebrands and expands as nootropics beverage trend gains steam

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Following its acquisition by Beverage USA Holdings Inc. (BevUSA) earlier this year, mental acuity beverage company NERD is on track to become a nationally-recognized brand with new retail distribution, an expanded direct-to-consumer business, and refreshed...

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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