'Guarana-enhanced' drinks line Agua Enerviva contains 10 calories and 3g of cane sugar per 8oz serving, with 100mg of natural caffeine extracted from the Guarana seed.

‘NYC is the beverage innovation epicenter!’ Former Glaceau COO Carol Dollard launches agua enerviva

23-Sep-2014 - Carol Dollard, former COO of Glaceau Vitaminwater, tells BeverageDaily.com about her new brand agua enerviva – a ‘naturally energizing’ drink inspired by a love of the Hispanic and homemade.

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Premium private label drinks colonize branded EU shelf space: Canadean

22-Sep-2014 - An increasing number of private label drinks are gaining traction in space traditionally reserved for ‘premium’ brands, according to Canadean, as retailers appreciate the margins such products can offer.

An aloe vera leaf in cross-section (Image: William Ismael/Flickr)

Low quality aloe vera beverage brands threaten UK market, distributor warns

22-Sep-2014 - A UK distributor of premium aloe vera drinks claims that low quality rivals risk ruining the nascent category – since many don’t use natural aloe vera pulp and are laden with artificial colors and added sugar.

The bottles may be the same but Arsenal Football Club offers bespoke nutrition solutions to all its players

Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

19-Sep-2014 - The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? Arsenal FC and other experts argued the toss at NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014…

Steffen Mossbacher centre

Thirst for success as STI Group renews Jim Beam contract

19-Sep-2014 - STI Group has double reason to celebrate this week as it won the beverage category of the ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014 and its entry has secured a renewed contract with Jim Beam Global.

Gelato Box

And the winner is… ProCarton/ECMA Awards 2014

19-Sep-2014 - Shelf ready packaging for mints, a Gelato Box and Reber Advent calendars with cartonboard were some of the winners at the Procarton/ECMA Awards 2014 in Sorrento, Italy, last week.

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Scientist fires EU coffee warning ahead of EFSA caffeine publication

19-Sep-2014 - A high-profile scientist warns that any move by EFSA to recommend lower upper levels of caffeine consumption below 300mg/day could be ‘very harmful’ for the EU coffee industry, ahead of a key publication.

Success in sparkling waters : Why Crystal Geyser leads the US pack

Success in sparkling waters : Why Crystal Geyser leads the US pack

19-Sep-2014 - As sparkling water sales soar in the States, Canadean analyst Rakhee Burgess tells us flavor variation is vital and the reasons why Crystal Geyser is the leader of the pack.

Nestlé's products in South Africa include confectionery and coffee: The company wishes to create a regional coffee hub in country (Pen Waggener/Flickr)

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

19-Sep-2014 - Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Voting for the Scottish Referendum took place on September 18 2014, and the final result was announced this morning

Scotch Whisky Association welcomes 'stability' after nation rejects independence

19-Sep-2014 - Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) CEO David Frost has welcomed the 'stability' that a 'No' vote will ensure after the Scottish people voted to reject independence from the rest of the UK.

Coke International ‘uniquely positioned’ to tap $300bn beverage growth

Coke International ‘uniquely positioned’ to capture $300bn beverage growth

18-Sep-2014 - Coca-Cola International president Ahmet Bozer insists his company is uniquely positioned to capture a $300bn world growth opportunity between 2014 and 2020.

Bai Brands goes sparkling with Bai Bubbles, warns CSDs are ‘dying’

Bai Brands goes sparkling with Bai Bubbles, warns CSDs ‘dying on the vine’

18-Sep-2014 - Bai Brands founder Ben Weiss says he believes carbonated soft drinks are ‘dying on the vine and need true variety’ as his firm aims to disrupt the category with sparkling line Bai Bubbles.

Sales of energy drinks are on the up as tired consumers battle consumers

Tired consumers boost sports and energy drinks market

17-Sep-2014 - The sports and energy drink market has grown from £1bn in 2009 to £1.5bn in 2014 as tired consumers look to these products to beat fatigue, according to a report by Mintel.

Budapest Parliament, Hungary (Frank Schmidt/Flickr)

‘Hydration Activation!’ Zenith Congress seeks to sustain bottled water growth

17-Sep-2014 - Zenith International’s 2014 Global Bottled Water Congress will take place in Budapest from October 6, and Chairman Richard Hall says it will focus on maintaining the category’s positive global momentum.

DSM on NI: “It is a way of getting to know each other and we see this as one way to accelerate internal innovation and to benefit the companies and institutions we work with."

Cognition & colours among DSM targets at 2-day Swiss open innovation event

17-Sep-2014 - DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) wants to engage with commercial, government and academic entities at a 2-day open innovation (OI) summit with selected participants in December.

Vita Coco has a circa. 90% share of UK coconut water sales

Canadean analyst suggests Coke and Pepsi diversify to shake Vita Coco UK stranglehold

17-Sep-2014 - Canadean says Coca-Cola and Pepsi need time to interest a wider UK audience in coconut water brands Zico and O.N.E but thinks the brands would benefit from greater diversification vis-à-vis market leader Vita Coco.

Prospective and newly-formed distilleries can apply for cash to help their businesses grow

Diageo backs £10M fund for distillers

17-Sep-2014 - New and growing distillers could draw on a £10M fund to help their businesses grow, thanks to an initiative backed by spirits giant Diageo.

Thomas Delory at EuroPack

Carlsberg to adopt The Bowtie method to maximize level of expertise

17-Sep-2014 - Carlsberg is moving towards The Bowtie Method to maximize the level of interaction and expertise between its supply chain and procurement divisions

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‘Soda declines look a lot like those seen for cigarettes’: Analyst

16-Sep-2014 - Soda sales trends in the US look quite similar to those seen for cigarettes, according to one analyst, but she warns that the industry can’t rely on the same pricing power to manage declines.

Rabobank says the exact impact of independence, if it happens, remain to be seen, but warns that Scotland risks being frozen out of the EU (and its free market access) until 2018 at the earliest

Rabobank’s stark Scotch warning: Independence will hurt whisky industry

16-Sep-2014 - Rabobank believes the short-term impact of Scottish independence on the whisky industry would be negative – affecting access to export markets, foreign exchange, taxation rates and input costs.