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Red Bull won’t give runners wings, small-scale study suggests

Red Bull won’t give runners wings, small-scale study suggests

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Red Bull energy shots failed to improve the time in which experienced runners completed a 5km run versus a placebo, according to a new, but small-scale US/Australian study claiming to be the first to examine the efficacy of shots rather than energy drinks...

The ability to protect natural pigments via microencapsulation technologies has been a gamechanger in improving their stability, says CHR Hansen

60-second interview: Kurt Seagrist and Byron Madkins, Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen: The gap between synthetic and natural colors is closing all the time

Not so long ago the gap between the performance - and price - of natural vs synthetic colors was huge, but more efficient supply chains, advances in extraction technology and more sophisticated microencapsulation techniques have closed the gap considerably...

Tennessee’s first legal moonshine brand claims ‘explosive’ US growth

Business has a 'huge runway' ahead of it: CEO John Cochran

Tennessee’s first legal moonshine brand claims 'explosive’ US growth

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The new CEO of Tennessee’s first legal ‘moonshine’ brand Ole Smoky says the category is riding high on brown spirits growth and the millennial desire to try new things that are a ‘bit naughty’.

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world's largest hops company, Barth-Haas group, tells BeverageDaily.com why so-called 'flavor' hops are ushering in a revolution in beer flavors, starting with the craft beer phenomenon in the US but now spreading across Europe and...

Twinings tea ‘antioxidant’ court row brews on in USA

Twinings tea ‘antioxidant’ court row brews on in USA

By Ben BOUCKLEY

A US court says a class action alleging that Associated British Foods (ABF) brand Twinings broke the law by labeling green, black and white teas as a ‘natural source of antioxidants’ may proceed.

PepsiCo CEO slams ‘maniacal’ cola focus, says Stevia does not suit

Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference 2013

PepsiCo CEO slams ‘maniacal’ cola focus, says Stevia does not suit category

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi believes a ‘maniacal focus’ on cola's woes is unhelpful within the US beverage market, and despite the firm’s heavy investment in Rebaudioside D-based sweetener innovation, claims Stevia ‘does not work well in colas’.

Beverage launches driving stevia-sweetened product growth: PureCircle

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Beverage launches driving stevia-sweetened product growth: PureCircle

By Mark ASTLEY

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.

Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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.

Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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.

Diageo eyes new Connecticut opportunity in malt-based frozen RTDs

Diageo eyes new Connecticut opportunity in malt-based frozen RTDs

By Ben BOUCKLEY

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...

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