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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 […]

Product Development of Soft Drink Companies: A Look Ahead

by 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 […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and 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.

Breaking Boundaries LIVE 2016: Innovation and Technology

by 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 […]

Global Soft Drinks Trends and Industry Forecast: Positive Growth to 2020

by 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 […]

Opportunities for Natural and Organic Beverages in Brazil: When Health Overcomes Convenience

by 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 […]