December 8, 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 […]
November 18, 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 […]
April 23, 2016
2014 Passport nutrition data shows that the average UK consumer buys around 34kg of sugar each year.
March 14, 2016
It’s been a tough few years for food and beverage manufacturers in Australasia. Australia has one the most consolidated grocery retail environments in the world and New Zealand is not far behind.
March 11, 2016
  Bottled water and premium cold-pressed juice have been the best performers in the global soft drinks industry. Consumers are drinking more water as they seek to reduce sugar consumption, with global bottled water retail volume sales growing by 6% in 2015. Cold-pressed juice sales have grown strongly in many markets despite its high cost. […]
Virginia Lee
March 10, 2016
In 2014, thanks to the changing preferences of Chinese consumers, “refreshing drinks” experienced explosive growth. Refreshing drinks includes still functional bottled water, sports drinks and water-like juice drinks. In 2015, refreshing drinks evolved to also include carbonated functional bottled water and soda water.
February 18, 2016
  El discurso de la premiumización ha permeado las industrias de las bebidas no alcohólicos tanto frías como calientes en América Latina. Mientras este fenómeno ocurre en nichos determinados, existe una fortaleza de los productos masivos no premium que no ha perdido fuerza en la región. Un ejemplo es el café instantáneo, cuya participación dentro […]
Andrés Musalem
January 8, 2016
In July, I discussed the possible reasons for the slowing market for Chinese juice. This subject is important to the industry as a whole, as, over the last five years, the majority of global retail juice growth has been in China. Low-fruit-content, single-serve juice drinks in particular supported strong development of the wider Chinese soft […]

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