All news articles for December 2019

Picture courtesy of Xoca

Xoca builds functional beverage brand around upcycled cacao fruit

By Elaine Watson

Xoca (pronounced sho’ka) is hoping to stand out in the notoriously competitive functional beverage set with a new line of sparkling, “slightly fermented” drinks made with 50% juice from cacao fruit, the nutrient-rich pulp surrounding cocoa beans that...

Pepsi Café to hit US shelves in 2020

Pepsi Café to hit US shelves in 2020

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo’s Pepsi Café – which will ‘blends the taste of deep flavorful coffee with the refreshing crisp taste of a Pepsi cola – aims to tap into consumers’ demand for pick-me-up energy in 2020.

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CBD in Latin America: What can we expect?

By Natasha Spencer

As Latin American cannabis company Khiron receives approval to expand its hemp CBD brand into Colombia, we look at the markets to watch, opportunities for growth and the steps leading CBD brands are taking to appeal to consumers.

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Former PepsiCo exec bets big on lupini beans with new snack brand

By Elaine Watson

Lupin or lupini beans, which Italians enjoy pickled as a bar snack, are high in protein, high in fiber, and super low in carbohydrates, but are still a novelty this side of the Atlantic, something New York-based startup Lupii hopes to change by showcasing...

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