Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company showcased two new additions to its unrivaled, clean-label, lemonade line at the Natural Products Expo West in the US. The two new lemonades – Mango Lemonade and Guava Lemonade
Leading branded soft drinks business, Britvic is joining forces with University of Cambridge-backed tech company Xampla in a GBP 1 million packaging innovation partnership.
Ganten, the largest exporter of bottled water in China, has proposed a solution utilising food-grade PET for disposable packaging. It claims that this approach will greatly extend shelf life and make the product safer and more environmental-friendly. In this way, people can
Tastes just like the classic red cherry berry slushy you remember, now liquified. Perfectly balanced sweetness and tartness for super refreshment.
Findings show that paper, paperboard and fiberboard plant-based biodegradable flexible packaging, along with synthetic biodegradable packaging, are the most common materials being used to replace less sustainable alternatives like plastic, paper and foil packaging.
Introducing bevCacao — a radical new beverage loaded with goodness and social responsibility. Armed with the ethos “Good for you. Good for them,” bevCacao stands behind its one-two punch of nutrition and community support.
Leading branded soft drinks business, Britvic is joining forces with University of Cambridge-backed tech company Xampla in a GBP 1 million packaging innovation partnership.
Take Two Foods has launched the world’s first barleymilk into grocery stores, coffee shops, and cafes across the Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles. Take Two Barleymilk broke onto the plant-based milk-alternative scene in March 2020 with four flavors – Original, Vanilla, Chocolate,
Elopak, a global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment for liquid food, has launched the Pure-Pak Imagine, which the company said is its most environmentally-friendly carton to date. The new carton is a modern version of the company’s original Pure-Pak carton,
Newamstar, will comprehensively coordinate the production and maintenance processes of customers, continue to provide advanced technology output and high-quality production lines including blowing-filling-capping combi, improve efficiency and production capacity, promote environmental protection, and work with customers to create the best solution and
Ready-to-drink tea and lemonade maker Milo’s Tea Company will invest $60 million to build a new manufacturing and distribution centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company has recently broken ground on the 108,000-square-foot facility, which will provide additional production capacity to support growth.
Russian mineral water brand Senezhskaya has launched a range of flavoured water in slim cans made by Ball Corporation. The line is aimed at consumers between the ages of 20 and 45 and is available in two flavours: lemon and mint, and
Bacardi will expand its Bombay Sapphire gin range in the UK with a limited-edition variant inspired by summertime in the English countryside. Called Bombay Sapphire English Estate, the new beverage is said to balance the citrus notes of London dry gin with
Coca-Cola will launch its first energy drink under the Coca-Cola brand, putting it in direct competition with the likes of Monster and Red Bull. Coca-Cola Energy, which will debut in Spain and Hungary next month, combines naturally derived caffeine, guarana extracts and
Colorado-based Weller has unveiled a new line of CBD Sparkling Water as it aims to offer the benefits of CBD in a refreshing format. Founded by food industry veterans Matt Oscamou (founder and CEO of Frontier Snacks) and John Simmons (founder and CEO of
Bacardi has expanded its Martini brand of vermouth with a new orange variant as it responds to consumer demands for bold-flavoured, brightly coloured drinks. Called Martini Fiero, the 14.9% ABV beverage is made with a blend of white wines, Spanish oranges grown
Kirin’s Australasian unit Lion has acquired New Zealand brand Teza Iced Teas in a move to grow its non-alcoholic beverage portfolio. Sitting alongside Lion New Zealand’s brands Höpt soda and Mac’s soft drinks, Teza will join the firm’s non-alcoholic division Drinks Collective,
Nestlé aims to accelerate trend-based innovation in China as it inaugurates a new research and development centre (R&D) in Beijing and a system technology hub in Shenzhen. Located close to the Nestlé China headquarters, the new R&D site includes prototyping and packaging
Danone North America has expanded its Stok Cold Brew portfolio with two new dairy-free creamed coffees. Stok Oatmilk Latte and Stok Almondmilk Mocha are brewed using a ten-hour process that results in a “smooth, coffee-forward experience”. The oat milk variant is said
UK plant-based food and drink brand Qwrkee has launched a new line of pea milks, which are said to be made “using the purest pea protein”. Called Pea M’lk, the range is available in unsweetened and sweetened variants and has gone on
Riedel has partnered with SIG to relaunch its CoolBest fruit juices in SIGNATURE PACK, an aseptic pack 100% linked to plant-based renewable materials. The carton packs in 500ml, 1,000ml and 1,500ml are mainly composed of FSC certified paperboard made from wood, a
Genius utilizes the entire coconut in its ready-to-drink smoothies by blending the coconut water and meat together. It sources and bottles in Thailand before shipping and distributing in the US. Alex Bayer had the idea to bring something beyond coconut water to
The passage last December of the US farm bill has opened new doors for innovation in the food and beverage sector as hemp became legal on a federal level in the country. Instead of a controlled substance, the plant is now treated
Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery has expanded its portfolio with a new single malt whisky that is finished in ex-calvados casks. Called Äppelblom (apple blossom in Swedish), the seasonal whisky is “reminiscent of spring and fresh green apples in both taste and design”. The
Coca-Cola Canada will offer four of its best-known brands in a compact and resealable 250ml ‘mini bottle’, investing CAD 20 million ($14.9 million) to support the rollout with upgrades to an existing production line in Ontario. The new bottle has been described
Fever-Tree has developed three new takes on ginger ale for the US market, bringing new value-add propositions to the ginger flavours subcategory. The company will add a smoky ginger ale, spiced orange ginger ale and a ‘refreshingly light’ version of its premium
UK beverage brand Water Works has expanded its line of tree sap waters with a new aloe coco variant, and has also launched a line of carton-packed spring waters as pressure on plastic packaging continues to mount. The better-for-you brand, which already
Coca-Cola is venturing into flavoured sparkling water with its Smartwater brand, adding three new products to the existing line-up. The addition of sparkling strawberry-blood orange, fuji apple-pear and raspberry-rose flavours comes almost three and a half years since the first sparkling Smartwater
Atomic Brands is adding to its Monaco craft cocktail portfolio in the US with Moscow Mule and Kentucky Mule, both of which are packaged in Ardagh aluminium cans. The Moscow Mule contains six-times distilled vodka and the Kentucky Mule is crafted with
UK beverage maker Clearly Drinks has launched Upstream, a new brand of flavoured sparkling water. Boasting zero sugar, natural flavourings and three calories per can, Upstream aims to provide a healthier alternative to sugary carbonated drinks and fruit smoothies. Three flavours have
Australian beverage firm Billson’s has launched its first alcoholic drinks for 70 years, featuring packaging by design agency Cowan London. In total, four craft beers, four heritage beers, two ciders and an alcoholic ginger beer have been released. The design of the
The Coca-Cola Company has expanded its Vitaminwater line with two new flavours, featuring 20 calories each and fortified with vitamins C and B. Vitaminwater Fire is said to have a spicy watermelon lime taste featuring a touch of jalapeno and habanero flavours
Westland Milk Products has signed an agreement to sell the co-operative to China’s Yili for NZD 588 million ($403 million). The proposed deal will see the New Zealand dairy company be bought by Hongkong Jingang Trade Holding, a wholly owned subsidiary of
For a generation of consumers that share nearly 100 million selfies a day, beauty drinks certainly seem like an attractive proposition. According to research company Technavio, the market globally is expected to be worth $1.4 billion by 2022. Much of that growth
Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, has inaugurated a new production line at its Villa Nueva factory in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. The project will allow Nestlé to start production of liquid milk, in added-value segments. The project investment
Suntory PepsiCo Beverage (Thailand) Company Limited (SPBT) has pioneered entry intoentered the Thai ‘Water Plus’ market, first launched in Japan, with the launch of its new goodmood water range. SPBT is a joint venture in Thailand between Japanese beverage firm Suntory Beverage
Constellation Brands has expanded its Modelo portfolio in the US with Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal. The newest addition to the Modelo Chelada line-up is a said to be a refreshing take on an authentic Mexican tradition and have a “smooth and
Heineken has invested $100 million to build its first brewery in Mozambique. Located in the district of Maputo, the site produces four international brands – Heineken, Amstel, Sagres and Strongbow – as well as Txilar, a new beer made for the Mozambican
Bacardi has extended its namesake rum range in the UK with Bacardi Spiced, responding to the increasing global demand for flavoured rums. The 35% ABV spirit is made with gold rum mellowed in American oak for a “hint of smokiness” and blended
Both Q3 and Q4 of 2018 underperformed for Dean Foods, with flat sales and high operating costs. It closed facilities and reorganized its business, which caused the company to post a $326.9m income loss in 2018. It decided to look into several
Dutch-based global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is looking into building a sustainable dairy processing plant in the Netherlands. The plant would be used for the processing of the cooperative’s members’ milk into fresh dairy products, ingredients for the production of early
Owens-Illinois (O-I) has announced an investment of more than $60 million to expand its plant in Gironcourt, France, as it responds to growing consumer demand for sustainable glass packaging. Plans include building a new furnace and will focus on the growing premium
The Coca-Cola Company has expanded its Odwalla portfolio with a new beverage line that is said to blend the taste of smoothies with pasteurised kombucha. Called Smoobucha, the range has gone on sale in the US this week, with three variants available:
AB InBev-owned Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has started selling its Victoria Bitter and Carlton Draught beers in Australia without plastic ring packaging. CUB’s Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne is now using cardboard to connect cans – a move that will reduce the number
Coca-Cola Amatil will use 100% sustainable sugar in its entire Australian non-alcoholic drinks range, and has yet more sustainable initiatives up its sleeve. The company will only use sugar from growers that have been independently certified in terms of sustainable production, under
Soft drinks producer and distributor Britvic has appointed former Tesco executive Joanne Wilson as its new chief financial officer. Britvic – which acts as PepsiCo’s UK soft drinks distributor and owns soft drink brands such as J20, Robinsons and Tango – has recruited
US beer maker Craft Brew Alliance is forming a new business unit, pH Experiment, dedicated to creating, incubating and accelerating growth in new products. The unit is the evolution of CBA’s innovation team and its pH Experiment beverage initiative, which launched in
US superfood company Navitas Organics has released a range of CBD functional beverages as it aims to offer the latest in plant-based nutrition. Called Superfood Wellness Shots, the drinks combine nutrient-dense superfoods with full-spectrum hemp oil extract, providing 20mg of CBD per bottle.
Sidel has opened an office in Moscow to better serve its customers in Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company has more than 150 customers in the country and says it wants to take advantage of the recent economic ‘upswing’.
In recent years, with the release of “Made in China 2025” and the transformation and upgrading of China’s manufacturing industry as a whole, intelligent manufacturing has accelerated its development, and many segments have given birth to new opportunities. The penetration of new
Revive Kombucha has released a new shelf-stable, sparkling Kombucha product line in the US, as the brand aims to make Kombucha accessible to all consumers. Four flavours are available in the new range: Mango Orange, Cherry Hibiscus, Strawberry Lemon, and Citrus Ginger.
Heinz has added two new condiments to its range of fusion sauces, following the successful release of the Mayochup sauce blend last year. Mayochup is a blend of ketchup and mayonnaise, and was created by Heinz following a consumer campaign to introduce
When manufacturers think of Cargill, or of Krones, they usually think about grains or filling lines for beer respectively. They very rarely think ‘edible oils’. But the two companies have teamed up to make their new edible oil line in Sidney, Ohio
As consumers continuously become wary of sugary beverages, they are seeking out healthier substitutes. For many, ready-to-drink (RTD) teas have become the answer. One sub-segment of RTD teas that seems to be appealing to the masses is kombucha — a tea that
Kraft Heinz has selected five food and drink brands to join the second class of its Springboard incubator platform. Entrants include plant-based yogurt brand Tiny Giants and Origin Almond, which produces a range of cold-pressed juices. Launched in 2016, Springboard aims to
Stella Artois is expanding its cider portfolio in the US with a new wine spritzer alternative, made from a blend of apples and hibiscus flavors. It’s the first nationwide ‘liquid innovation’ from the brand since 2013. The cider category is experiencing record
Cawston Press will launch a new range of sparkling drinks for consumers looking for beverages that are less sweet than the average soft drink – but more exciting than plain water. Called Cawston Dry, the range will be available in two flavours
Britvic, the UK distributor of Pepsi soft drinks, has added a new raspberry flavour to the Pepsi Max soft drinks range, capitalising on the growing appetite for raspberry-flavoured and low sugar soft drinks. Pepsi Max Raspberry will supplement the cherry and ginger
Danish brewer Carlsberg has acquired a minority stake in Chinese craft brewery Jing-A for an undisclosed figure. Beijing-based Jing-A was founded in 2012 and produces a wide range of craft beers for the Chinese market, including Flying Fist IPA, Tuhao Gold Pils,
Danone Waters Brazil has launched 4U, a range of premium carbonated juices and flavored teas to meet demand for healthy, natural beverages in the country. Free from preservatives or artificial colors, the company said the drinks are made with “100% natural” ingredients.
Búho Soda is Mexico’s first all-natural, low-sugar soft drink made using locally-sourced ingredients, according to its manufacturer – and inspiration came from the country’s booming craft beer movement, the start-up founder says. The founder and CEO of Queretaro-based start-up Mima Sodas, Roman Gaa, originally
A disappointing fourth quarter for Dean Foods rounded out an under-performing 2018, causing the dairy giant to explore alternatives in its ‘business transformation.’ It is considering a joint venture, business combination or even a sale. When comparing both fourth quarter numbers and
Nestlé’s Special T brand has partnered with premium tea brand Kusmi Tea to create a new range of speciality tea capsules. The capsules will initially be available in four varieties, Anastasia, White Anastasia, Imperial Label and Be Cool, all of which are
After 2018 kicked off the popularity of wine-inspired ciders with rosé ciders, prosécco is now poised to be the next big trend. Crispin Cider Co. joins Woodchuck Hard Cider and Wyder’s Cider by debuting a new ‘pearsecco’ flavor. Crispin’s take on the
Grupo Lala announced this week that it reached a deal with Blue Diamond Growers to distribute Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond beverages in Mexico. It also released fourth-quarter and full-year financial reports from 2018. Under the multiyear licensing deal, Almond Breeze will
AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, expects to deliver strong revenue and profit growth in 2019, driven by the “solid performance” of its brand portfolio. The announcement comes as the company reports its 2018 results, recording a 3.2% decline in revenue to
Nitro cold brew coffee brand Rise Brewing Co. has announced a partnership with USA Surfing and USA Climbing ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In furthers Rise’s mission to ramp up national distribution and recognition. Surfing and Climbing will debut at
The Coca-Cola Company has launched Sprite Lymonade, a new beverage which adds a subtle splash of lemonade to the lemon- and lime-flavoured soft drink. Available in the US, the beverage is made with 1% juice and has been created in response to
The Coca-Cola Company has expanded its Simply Beverages portfolio with a range of ready-to-drink fruit smoothies. Available in the US, the Simply Smoothie line aims to offer shoppers an easy and convenient way to consume a healthy snack. The range is made
Plant-based beverage company Elmhurst 1925 has announced the US launch of a new unsweetened hemp creamer and an unsweetened milked oats beverage. The hemp creamer is made with four ingredients, including real hemp cream. In addition to the original unsweetened variety, Elmhurst
Bos Brands will launch a new line of unsweetened sparkling iced teas, in a move to capitalise on heightened demand for unsweetened fizzy beverages. Three flavours will be available in the US as of April: blueberry and jasmine, white peach and elderflower,
Anheuser-Busch will acquire Cutwater Spirits, a San Diego company whose products include whiskey, vodka, gin and canned cocktails. Cutwater Spirits started in 2007 as Ballast Point Spirits – an off-shoot of Ballast Point Brewing – but became a separate company headed by
US dairy-free brand Califia Farms will launch a new line of oat milk beverages, featuring plant proteins from pea, oats and sunflower seeds. Called Übermilk, the range will be available as of spring in three varieties: unsweetened, unsweetened vanilla and chocolate. Each
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has released a new line of cold-pressed juices that feature functional and holistic properties. The launch, which follows six months of development, represents the Florida company’s first foray into the cold-pressed juice segment. Three varieties are available
Nearly half (48%) of British shoppers would like to see clearer labelling on products with plastic-free packaging, according to research from compostable packaging company Tipa. The study revealed that 39% of consumers think retailers should be made to have a plastic-free aisle
General Mills is focusing on ‘restructuring actions’ in its yogurt business and closing a facility in Carson, Calif. The company also reaffirmed its end-of-year financial targets at an investor conference in New York. The General Mills fiscal year ends in May, and
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will move its Texas headquarters to a new 350,000-square-foot site at The Star in Frisco – home of the Dallas Cowboys American football team. The new location will be ready in 2021 and serve as one of the
The basis of success for any manufacturer, regardless of industry, is to stay ahead of the competition. In other words, make a product, and do it better and faster than the others—and repeat. Given this, it’s only natural that manufacturers seek the
The A2 Milk Company has signed expanded sales agreements with Kroger and Albertsons/Safeway, completing the firm’s goal of achieving national distribution in the US. Starting this month, A2 Milk products will begin to appear on the shelves of additional Kroger and Albertsons/Safeway
Stoli Group has announced the launch of Gator Bite, a range of flavoured rum liqueurs available in two variants: satsuma and coffee. The line is born from the success of Bayou Rum’s satsuma liqueur, which will cease and instead live under the Gator Bite