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 […]
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 […]
October 19th, 2016
Yerba mate is one of the most popular non-coffee or tea hot drinks in the world. Although only prevalent in a handful of places, where consumption does occur it tends to be heavy. It plays an important social and cultural role in countries like Argentina and Uruguay, where it is not only the biggest non-coffee […]
October 18th, 2016
A common theme among soft drink companies is an effort to bring more premium products to the mass market by using familiar brands with upgraded packaging, added functional benefits and new flavours. Many soft drink companies are attempting to counteract their underperforming carbonates with premium still beverages. Both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have been somewhat successful […]
October 19th, 2016
In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.
September 21st, 2016
Food and Drink Business’ ‘Breaking Boundaries LIVE Forum’ was held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse on Thursday 4th August 2016. The event connected people from a wide range of areas within the Australian food and beverage industry to talk about new product innovations, new technologies and branding strategies, as well as key considerations for making […]
September 10th, 2016
2015 saw the slowest growth for global carbonates in fifteen years. This market crisis is leading major global brand owners to reshape their category portfolios, diversify product offerings and place heavier focus on other categories for NPD investment. Register now to: Explore markets that have outperformed despite the slowdown in global carbonated soft drinks Learn […]
September 8th, 2016
The global market of soft drinks is constantly changing in terms of new consumers’ demands and specific needs to be addressed. The health and wellness trend continues to drive the pursuit of beverages with a healthier positioning, clear functional benefits and the least possible addition of artificial ingredients. For a long time, reduced sugar beverages remained on […]
September 7th, 2016
The expansion of specialist coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa Coffee across Asia, as well as the development of brewed coffee programmes in convenient stores in Japan and South Korea has familiarised Asian consumers with better quality coffee and is putting pressure on RTD coffee makers to offer a higher quality RTD coffee.
August 17th, 2016
For the past few months, Brazil has been in the spotlight in terms of unfavourable news, such as political uncertainty and the Zika virus. The announcement by Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola FEMSA of their joint acquisition of Unilever’s AdeS, the soy-based fruit beverages business in Latin America, might lift the spirits somewhat in the beverage industry.