24-May-2013 - Recent data from Symphony Consulting (click here), shows that while US retail sales of products making ‘natural’ claims still grew in 2012, the pace of that growth slowed noticeably compared with the 2009-11 period.
23-May-2013 - Stevia and sucralose are the best natural and non-natural sweeteners on the US market, according to one beverage developer, with savvy formulators able to iron out the former’s aftertaste issues.
23-May-2013 - Ajinomoto’s industrial aspartame business lost billions of yen in 2012, but the company’s Senior VP for North America tells BeverageDaily.com it is working hard to ‘stabilize profitability’.
23-May-2013 - Mid-calorie carbonated soft drink manufacturers must deal with the aftertaste issues associated with stevia, as the natural sweetener becomes more widely accepted by consumers, according to Datamonitor consumer analyst, Melanie Felgate.
23-May-2013 - The number of stevia-sweetened products launched around the world in 2012 'nearly doubled' compared to 2011 – a figure that leading stevia manufacturer, PureCircle, attributes to a recent steady stream of naturally-sweetened beverage launches.
23-May-2013 - Mintel analyst Laura Jones tells BeverageDaily.com that use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, but says she believes it still has taste issues to overcome.
23-May-2013 - Nestlé has opened a new extension to its research and development centre in Singapore that it says will allow greater focus on the Asia-Pacific region—its fastest-growing market.
23-May-2013 - Trade union Unite has described the threat to 290 Britvic jobs across three UK sites as a ‘bitter blow’and aims to talk with management next week in a bid to save the firm’s historic Chelmsford factory.
22-May-2013 - Strong consumer demand for sugar-free gum – a ‘sweet’ spot of the industry – will lead to exciting new flavors and nutrient delivery, says ingredient supplier Ingredion, with the company’s new encapsulation matrix opening up product developers’ creativity.
22-May-2013 - The rise of discount retailers – along German lines – will create huge challenges and opportunities in Poland’s RTD beverage market through to 2020, says the general manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic Polska.
22-May-2013 - Ahlstrom is to increase the prices on its beverage materials to compensate for the continued high level of raw materials as well as utilities-related inflation.
22-May-2013 - Innocent co-founder Richard Reed tells BeverageDaily.com that he anticipates the brand will probably attempt to crack Latin America using Coke’s marketing muscle, before launching in the US.
22-May-2013 - Among recent warning letters sent by the US Food and Drug Administration to supplement manufacturers one stood out from the rest as it bears upon how the agency view the differentiation of beverages and supplements, according to Justin Prochnow, an attorney who represents supplement and food companies.
21-May-2013 - Canadean has pointed to ‘alarming’ data showing that low calorie sodas are losing market share in Mexico, despite its dubious distinction of having the highest rate of childhood obesity worldwide.
21-May-2013 - A clutch of crazy and sometimes simply plain daft flavored vodka varieties took the US by storm from the early noughties, but new Mintel data suggests growth might be stalling.
21-May-2013 - Mintel analyst Chris Wisson tells BeverageDaily.com that a 2012 slump in Scotch whisky exports to France is ‘quite surprising’ but insists the category’s global future remains bright.
21-May-2013 - US martial artist and actor Chuck Norris says he calls bananas 'nature's natural energy' drinks, in the course of an attack on the drinks category written for the website WND.com.
21-May-2013 - Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of a damaging autoimmune liver disease known as PSC, say researchers.
21-May-2013 - Can you make a perfect zero-calorie cola with stevia? Is the US food industry on track to meet sustainable palm oil targets? Are attitudes towards HFCS changing? What’s next for sodium reduction? FoodNavigator-USA headed to Cargill’s Minneapolis HQ to find out what’s happening at the cutting edge of food innovation.
20-May-2013 - The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) tells BeverageDaily.com it opposes a successful state bill allowing sales of malt beverages in pouches on recycling grounds, as Diageo eyes frozen alcoholic RTD success in another major market.