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The Vermont Switchel Company finds identifying boundaries fuels growth

Narrowing down where retailers position multi-faceted drinking vinegar is an essential step in establishing it as a category, and the step is one that the founder of the Vermont Switchel...

Monster & Red Bull among brands attacked for 'declining to commit to restrict marketing to under 18s'

Energy drink companies unwilling to protect teenagers, say US senators

The majority of the energy drinks market is unwilling to commit to protecting adolescents, according to a report by three US Senators.

Falling gas prices offer growth opportunity for private label

Tumbling gas prices that are lining consumers’ pockets with savings may provide an unexpected opportunity for private label to steal market share from national brands, rather than the other way...

Chia is here to stay, thanks to long-term planning by The Chia Co.

A few years ago, chia seeds were virtually unheard of in the U.S., but now they are available across food categories and retail channels in a plethora of finished consumer...

Consumers want more than just cold and sweet

Arctic Zero unveils fresh new look, poised for ‘significant growth’ in 2015

Guilt-free but indulgent frozen dessert brand Arctic Zero grew sales by more than 25% in 2014 versus 2013 and is “poised for significant growth” in 2015, says the San Diego-based...

5 street foods influencing restaurants, CPG products

Authentic street foods with international roots that were traditionally eaten outside as make shift meals by laborers are coming inside and appealing to a wider variety of people as more...

Healthy Beverage Innovation

ALO Drink expands into c-stores after dominating the natural channel

The maker of ALO, a top-selling beverage brand in the natural channel, is hoping to break into the convenience-store channel and expand its reach to more mainstream shoppers with the...

Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict

Seeds and nuts will usurp kale and coconut as the top two superfoods in 2015 as consumers look for on-the-go, nutrient dense foods, according to a survey of 500 registered...

'Consumers are willing to pay more for better quality as long as that quality is tangible'

Harmless Harvest raw coconut water: We’re not competing with Vita Coco or Zico

Not so long ago, “people would have said that any drink that’s above three bucks is crazy,” says the co-founder of organic and ‘raw’ coconut water pioneer Harmless Harvest, Justin...

Hear from Honest Tea, KonaRed, KeVita, Bolthouse Farms, Core Power, 7-Eleven...

What's hot, what's not, what's next? Introducing the FoodNavigator-USA & BeverageDaily Beverage Innovation Summit

Diet soda is in a funk, while 'real sugar' is back in vogue. Energy is hot, but caffeine is still controversial. Maple water is bang-on-trend, but will it really become...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS 2014 FROM BEVERAGEDAILY.COM!

Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from...

‘Protein is the hottest functional food ingredient trend in the United States’: Packaged Facts

Weight management, heart health, and digestive health are the top opportunities for functional food and beverage formulators, with growth in the sector driven by increasingly health-conscious consumers, says a new...

Eating fast food could hinder children’s academic performance

A recent study linking children’s fast food consumption with lower standardized test scores in reading, math and science adds to the growing body of research suggesting nutrition significantly influences academic...

Grocerants help supermarkets maintain market share when competing with restaurants

The rise of grocerants, or in-grocery-store dining, is helping supermarkets – and by extension food-based consumer packaged goods – hold their own against restaurants, drive-thrus, food trucks and take-out joints...

Analysts suggest Coke could prosper from plant-based beverage tie-up with WhiteWave Foods

Wells Fargo Securities analysts say plant-based beverages are a ‘unique growth opportunity’ and believe a partnership with WhiteWave Foods would bring Coke several important strategic benefits.

FoodNavigator predicts top industry drivers for 2015

It’s time to get out our crystal balls and predict the hottest trends in the European food and drink sector for the year ahead. What’s in store for 2015?

Energy products & clean labels will not drive sales in 2015, NNB predicts

The absence of clean labels and fast energy from New Nutrition Business’ list of top 10 food, nutrition and health trends for 2015 is just as important as what made...

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic...

Is low GI too complicated for consumers?

As pressure on the food industry to reduce sugar in products increases, is the science behind that reduction getting lost?

Palm oil modelling study may offer benefits for producers

A new oil palm cultivation model published by Australian researchers could help maximise yields while reducing environmental impacts.

Restaurants will balance local and global in 2015

Restaurants in 2015 will act locally when it comes to sourcing ingredients, but think globally when incorporating flavors into new dishes, the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast...

News in brief

USP talks food fraud with Chinese Ministry of Agriculture

US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) laboratories has held a workshop with scientists from the China’s Ministry of Agriculture to highlight efforts on risk assessment and food quality.

Gretchen’s Grains finds freezing could help whole grains category thaw

The significantly longer amount of time necessary to prepare whole grains compared to refined grains is a substantial hurdle that stops many people from eating more whole grains, even though...

Festive Film

Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

In-depth on carbonates with Euromonitor International

Want your fizz back? Get into the water aisle, go retro and hit new day parts, say experts

Carbonates will never return to the buzz of the 80s but beverage makers can inject life back into the category from side-stepping into the water aisle to bottling up retro-style...