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“Big Soda” Goes Natural and Niche with Latest Acquisitions

by and December 8th, 2016

In a bid to reduce their dependence on the struggling carbonates segment, the three biggest players in US carbonates have recently made a number of acquisitions to expand into more premium soft drinks segments. On November 22, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group announced it was purchasing Bai Brands for US$1.7 billion. On the same day, PepsiCo […]

PLMA Show 2016 Beverages Recap

by November 18th, 2016

The PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) hosted its Private Label Trade Show from 13-15 November this year in Rosemont, Illinois. Over 1,300 exhibitors from 40 countries representing the global alcoholic drinks, beauty and personal care, consumer health, home care, hot drinks, packaged food, pet care, soft drinks, and tissue and hygiene industries were present to […]

Using Superfood Vegetables Is One Way to Strengthen Juice’s Health Profile

by November 1st, 2016

Though juice, especially 100% juice, has traditionally been viewed as a healthy beverage, this perception is shifting, in part due to media reports that many juices and smoothies contain more sugar than carbonated soft drinks. The “war on sugar” and negative publicity surrounding high levels of naturally occurring sugar in juices led to a decline in […]

Premium Fountain Sodas Aim to Bring Back Customers to Carbonates

by and August 8th, 2016

Carbonates sales have been declining in many developed markets including the US, Germany, and Italy as consumers shift to healthier beverages. Yet demand for premium craft soda has been rising among millennials. The rise of premium soda has been occurring concurrently with the rise of fast casual restaurants that use higher quality ingredients. Fountain volume […]