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Reduced Sugar Energy Drinks Might Be Succeeding Where Diet CSDs Have Failed

by February 18th, 2017

One of the long-standing growth trends in global soft drinks has been the poor performance of the reduced sugar carbonates (CSD) segment. Caused primarily by decline in North America, where per capita consumption of low calorie CSD is historically higher and the category has been especially weak, reduced or zero sugar CSDs have generally (excepting outliers like […]

Much Ado About Coconut Water?

by February 3rd, 2017

The emergence of coconut water As interest in keeping healthy expands globally, product emphasis has shifted from those that tout “low calories” or “no added sugar” to those that represent a healthier lifestyle.  Social media has assisted this, with Instagram and Facebook, for example, supplying inspirational quotes and short videos focusing on the mantra of […]

Rising Obesity Rates in the Gulf States Create an Opportunity for Health-Positioned Beverages

by January 22nd, 2017

Obesity is a growing concern in many nations in the Middle East, especially in the area surrounding the Persian Gulf. In the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nearly a third of adults are now obese and diabetes and other weight-related diseases are becoming serious public health issues. While there are a number of […]

Kofola Cesko Slovensko Continues Expansion into Southeast Europe

by January 3rd, 2017

In September Kofola Cesko Slovensko purchased Studenac from Croatian company Podravka. With this action Kofola continues its plans to establish a strong presence in Non-Alcoholic drinks market in the Adria region of South-East Europe. Research analyst Gordan Stanic provides his opinion about the reasons behind this acquisition and its impact on the market. Download as […]

“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 […]