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PepsiCo is alleged to have contributed to plastic pollution in the Buffalo River. Credit: Getty / Guido Mieth

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PepsiCo sued for plastic pollution

By William Dodds

Global food and drink manufacturer PepsiCo has been sued by New York state because of plastic pollution in the Buffalo River.

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Spilling the tea (and coffee) on natural beverage trends

By Deniz Ataman

The functional and perceived health benefits of tea and coffee paired with their familiarity and diverse usage occasions across dayparts make them ideal platforms for beverage manufacturers to meet consumers’ evolving preferences for indulgence, health...

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The anti-energy drinks trend: Who will be the Red Bull of relaxation?

By Olivia Brown

There has been a rising consumer demand for functional drinks promoting relaxation and wellbeing over boosting energy following the COVID-19 pandemic, but an expert says a ‘hero ingredient’ and ‘hero brand’ are needed to propel the category into the spotlight.

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Olipop gets prebiotic verified via NutraStrong certification

By Claudia Adrien

Olipop is the first beverage to join the NutraStrong prebiotic verified product certification, which is administered by SGS Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services. The new program was developed in collaboration between the Global Prebiotics...

Bell shares how flavor enhancers can address tomato, orange shortages

Bell shares how flavor enhancers can address tomato, orange shortages

By Ryan Daily

CPG companies facing supply-chain disruptions like a poor crop yield can leverage flavor enhancers to deliver great tasting, cheaper, and more sustainable products, Joan Harvey, company senior VP commercial GM of flavor division at Bell, told Food Navigator-USA....

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

FoodPairing shares how AI can speed up product development

By Ryan Daily

Food and beverage companies increasingly are leveraging AI tools to streamline product development and launch products to stay ahead of consumer trends and challenges, Bernard Lahousse, co-founder and go-to-market lead for FoodPairing, said during a webinar.

Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

National Association for Convenience Stores

Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

By Deniz Ataman

Coca-Cola addresses high traffic trash disposal – and by extension stubborn recycling challenges – in c-store locations by featuring Olyns' reverse vending machine that collects and sorts plastic, aluminum and glass packaging during the National...

How visual AI can improve operations in retail convenience

National Association for Convenience Stores

How visual AI can improve operations in retail convenience

By Deniz Ataman

Visual artificial intelligence's role in retail offers a potential solution to streamlining operations in real time, according to Doug New, chief information officer, Nouria Energy and Dr. Bruce Porter, chief science officer, Spark Cognition, who...

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