THRIVE Farmers puts more profit into coffee farmers’ pockets

A growing income allows a THRIVE Farmers producer more opportunities to focus on improving his or her production even more by advancing techniques to improve environmental sustainability," the company said.

THRIVE Farmers profit-sharing business model lessens the reliance on the volatile commodity market by giving coffee farmers direct access to the marketplace to sell their coffee.  

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Niagara Bottling to open $95m manufacturing and bottling plant

eteaket felt this bright orange berry, which is abundant on along Scotland's coastline, was overlooked as a superfood.

Tea company eteaket turns to sea buckthorn for its latest innovative tea blend

Judge Andersen defended Starbucks’ filling practices by pointing out that its iced-drink cups are transparent, allowing the consumer to see that the beverage consists of both ice and liquid.

Judge throws out case against Starbucks over liquid to ice ratio in its iced drinks

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Leftover coffee grounds: Unlocking 6m tonnes of unused antioxidant dietary fibre

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Retail & Shopper Insights

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When it comes to grocery shopping, children have a lot of clout

Kopparberg's Kopparkeg in available until the end of August.

What’s hitting the shelves? Drink Chobani; whisky barrel aged craft beer; and the Kopparkeg

NetBase research says beverages hold the largest share of voice (SOV) for the F&B industry, but the lowest net sentiment (ie, how passionate a consumer feels about a product). iStock/RubenLammerink

Beverage aisle feels the most social love, NetBase report finds

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R&J Estancia Distillery has teamed up with Proof Drinks to bring Estancia Raicilla into the European and Australian markets.

Agave spirit Raicilla coming to UK

Two of Harviestoun's beers are being made available in cans.

Harviestoun to sell top brands in cans

Joia Spirit converts popular cocktails, like a cosmopolitan, into a RTD single-serve format.

Joia taps into RTD cocktail space with line of premixed spirit drinks

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The company recently launched a Cuida Bem healthy snack range, and has its eye on global expansion Picture credit: Santa Helena.

Santa Helena hires former Coca-Cola marketing analyst to broaden its snack products globally


Could fortified beer and lassi tap into Asia’s soaring protein demand?

The US market is a priority for English sparkling wine exporters.

English sparkling wine market reach bubbles over to US with 5,000-bottle shipment

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Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

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Energy drinks linked to cardiac events

ASA Image: ISS043E160068 - ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti stands next to the ISSpresso machine.

Stratasys collaborates on 3D printed espresso cups for NASA

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Processing & Packaging

Staff members at Palmaz Vineyards can detect inconsistencies in the wine fermentation process through gravity-flow technology.

There’s a place for socially responsible technology in winemaking, Palmaz Vineyards president says

Nestlé Nescafé glass jar.

PE Labellers partners with Nestlé on Nescafé packaging machine

Picture credit: Total. The firm has created a virgin resin for beverages.

Total creates virgin ‘booster resin’ for HDPE beverages

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Regulation & Safety

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Berkeley ‘soda tax’ linked to 21% drop in sugary beverage consumption, study finds

The EU is looking to the World Trade Organization for help as it tackles a dispute with Colombia over import tax. Pic: ©iStock/monticello-sldesign78

EU argues Colombia tax on imported spirits is discrimination, asks for WTO panel to rule

The UK government has released a plan to cut obesity, and dairy is included. But just what constitutes free sugar in dairy products? Pic: ©iStock/oksun70

UK obesity plan attacks sugar – but calculating sugar in yogurt and dairy beverages is tough

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

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Demand for plant-protein drinks spurs boom for healthy sweeteners

From Mexico to Philadelphia; the UK to South Africa, a sugar tax is increasingly seen by policymakers as a way to combat rising obesity rates . ,Photo: iStock

From 'good sugar' to reformulation R&D: The companies that welcome sugar taxes

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Tetley on the future of tea

The future of tea: From hangover cures to tea jellies, Tetley’s top five predictions

While consumer behavior is hard to predict, there are a few key trends in functional beverages to watch out for, according to Ilana Orlofsky from Imbibe.

Carbonation 2.0: Cognitive health, botanicals, and alternative protein sources all drive functional beverage category

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Nestlé Waters sees growth in emerging markets and premium brands




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