Beverage Industry News

Soda companies say UK tax won't work.
Coca-Cola and other soft drinks companies targeted by George Osborne’s sugar tax have warned that the chancellor’s new levy will not reduce obesity. Analysts said prices were likely to rise for shoppers as a result of the tax, announced in a surprise budget measure on Wednesday, but suggested that the new tax could be hidden in smaller pack sizes or reduced discounts. (The Guardian)...Read More
$2.5 Billion Shrink Film for Beverage Multipacks Market Report 2016 - Global Forecasts to 2020 - Research and Markets
The shrink film industry has been growing since its introduction under the flexible packaging segment. Companies have targeted the requirement of brand owners for a light-weight, strong, and visually attractive multipack packaging solution...Read More
Pure Leaf Launches Super-Premium “House Collection”
Pure Leaf® Iced Tea, a product of The Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership, announced today the launch of Pure Leaf Tea House Collection, a super-premium line of the finest organic tea leaves brewed with fruits and herbs, for exciting aromas and layered flavors for pure refreshment...Read More
Just How Impulsive are Beverage Shoppers?
Seventy percent of convenience-store shoppers enter a store with the intention of buying a beverage, according to a recent consumer study, but only 43% of those have a specific brand in mind when they enter the store...Read More
Hot Drinks: Identifying the latest trends for beverage manufacturers in the hot drinks industry
Hot drinks are a regular part of consumers' diets, however, generally the category risks being considered old-fashioned and boring, or appealing only to connoisseurs. Other opportunities exist to launch premium products in the market. Genuinely innovative products, such as those featuring more extreme ingredients, providing consumers with an opportunity to create latte art at home, or targeting brain health will create the buzz and re-invigorate brand's image...Read More
Suntory pursues 100% bio-based beverage bottles
Collaboration between Suntory and renewable chemical company Anellotech enters next phase, as supplier completes installation and development of testing facility...Read More
Warning labels on sugary drinks could deter parents from choosing them
Health warning labels on sugary drinks may steer parents away from buying these beverages for their children, according to a new study...Read More
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. to be acquired by Brynwood Partners VII L.P
J.W. Child Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm and the owner of Sunny Delight Beverages Co. (SDBC), has agreed to sell SDBC to Brynwood Partners VII L.P., Greenwich, Conn., for an undisclosed amount pending regulatory approval. SDBC, a Cincinnati-based company, was formed by J.W. Childs in 2004 when it acquired the SunnyD brand from The Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati...Read More
New dietary guidelines released
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released updated nutritional guidelines that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease...Read More
Food and drink trends focus on smaller brands
The growing importance of smaller food and drink brands, arising from the fragmentation of consumer beliefs about food, is one of 10 key trends identified next year by New Business Nutrition...Read More
Energy drinks incorporate more flavors into beverage market
Many people will tell you that in beverage industry, taste is king. As brand owners develop new beverages, they are tasked with finding that balance between function and flavor...Read More
How Gatorade, a College Coach's Concoction, Created a $12.5 Billion Industry The original thirst quencher
Today, the entire $12.5 billion category of sports drinks centers around the science of electrolyte replacement. But it was Gatorade that discovered it first...Read More
From Wild to Mild
Even in the face of sustained scrutiny surrounding caffeine content and potentially adverse health effects, the energy drink business continues to grow impressively...Read More
Wells Fargo C-Store Survey: 2015 to be “A Banner Year” for Beverages
Cheaper gas prices continue to drive strong sales of non-alcoholic beverages in the convenience store channel, according to findings from a new Wells Fargo Securities “Beverage Buzz” survey...Read More
The U.S. Liquid Refreshment Beverage Market Enlarged In 2014, Reports Beverage Marketing Corporation
The U.S. liquid refreshment beverage market grew at a noteworthy rate in 2014 after having been essentially flat in 2013, according to newly released preliminary data from Beverage Marketing Corporation...Read More
Top Shelf Goes Mainstream
While RTD coffee’s gains have been impressive, the emergence of coconut water has been a truly remarkable success story that few would have predicted and many now are trying to replicate...Read More
Redefining health and wellness
Consumer perception of what food and beverage products are healthy is changing, according to a survey of 1,100 consumers conducted by the consultancy AlixPartners...Read More
Low-calorie, low-sugar attributes boost juice drinks segment
Consumers know that consuming fruits and vegetables is important, but nearly half believe they do not consume enough, according to a 2014 infographic from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), Hockessin, Del...Read More

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