May 21, 2019

South Africa: Inevitable diminishing citrus returns as volumes keep growing

Lemon income well down from its 2016/17 high; soft citrus now highest earner per tonne.

South-Africa
May 21, 2019

PepsiCo Foodservice launches Digital Lab

A first-of-its-kind suite of capabilities built to connect foodservice operators with the companies, services, insights, and solutions best-suited for their specific digital and online needs.

trends
May 21, 2019

Givaudan to acquire Vietnamese Flavour Company Golden Frog

As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen its naturals capabilities and its presence in the high growth markets of Asia Pacific, Givaudan announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Golden Frog, a Vietnamese flavour company.

M&A
May 21, 2019

Beverage Giants Bank on Packaging-Free Bottle Filling Stations

Beverage giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi are separately developing high-tech water refill stations that invite customers to refill their own bottles for free, with the option to purchase flavors and carbonation for small fees.

water
May 20, 2019

Working Toward Better Orange Juice in the HLB World

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences citrus improvement team at the Citrus Research and Education Center has been engaged in sweet orange improvement since the mid-1980s.

Orange
May 20, 2019

Processing plants start purchasing oranges in the Brazilian spot market

One of the large-sized processing plants from São Paulo State started purchasing oranges in the spot market in the first fortnight of May — early varieties from the 2019/20 crop as well as fruits out of the ideal period from the 2018/19 season.

citrus
May 20, 2019

Cannabis firm Caliva buys Zola to accelerate CBD beverage rollout

Caliva, which has more than 500 dispensaries in California, said the deal positions it to capitalise on a nationwide rollout of infused beverages.

cannabis
May 20, 2019

Alkazone Announces New Alkaline Water Products, Names VP of Sales

Alkazone Antioxidant Water, the pioneer of alkaline water, celebrates its 25th anniversary and announces two new products: Alkazone Pet Water and Alkazone Alkaline Water.

functional
May 17, 2019

Turkish Juice Industry on a High

Read this and more in the latest edition of Fruit Juice Focus.

magazine
May 17, 2019

Study urges Florida OJ marketers to stress the positive

While orange juice marketers may find it necessary on occasion to defend the product, they get far more bang for the buck by touting OJs health benefits.

Florida
May 17, 2019

Optimism about M&A is stronger than ever

US $26.5 billion value of deals in 2018 targeting Israeli companies— an increase of 4.5 percent compared to 2017 and an all-time-high total.

M&A
May 17, 2019

China’s Luckin Coffee raises up to $651M in upsized US IPO

Another week, another cash-burning tech IPO in the U.S. Following on from Uber’s high-profile listing, ambitious Chinese startup Luckin Coffee has raised up to $650.8 million on the Nasdaq after it priced its shares at $17.

coffee
May 17, 2019

Artificial Flavors, What Are They?

Our processed food addiction is pushed along by these flavor enhancers.

background
May 16, 2019

The Wonkification’ of beverages, creating a story behind every sip

Making beverage brands is more than upgrading water designing a cheery can, writing a jaunty jingle, and loading up the trucks​.

marketing
May 16, 2019

Symrise expands New Jersey flavour encapsulation plant

It also gives Symrise’s citrus solutions a longer shelf life thanks to better oxidation stability.

encapsulation
May 16, 2019

Managing lime production for year-round availability

The fact that limes are available year round is a testament to growers and shippers who have learned how to manage these challenges.

fresh
May 16, 2019

EU rejects trademark for offensive’ Brexit energy drink

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (Euipo) denied a trademark for a Brexit’ energy beverage back in 2016 after ruling the term was too offensive’ to put on a can.

legislation
May 16, 2019

Cocoloco emphasises raw and natural with its pink offering

Singaporean coconut water brand Cocoloco is moving on from its traditional business of supplying fresh coconut to the food and beverage manufacturing industry with its naturally pink coconut water now available in several major retail outlets.

coconut
May 16, 2019

Citrus Department deals with smaller budget

The Florida Legislature was not so generous to the Florida Department of Citrus in the state’s new 2019-20 budget, giving the Bartow-based agency a $4.1 million haircut.

Florida
May 15, 2019

The Founder of Ethan’s Was Raised on Stonyfield Farm–Literally

Ethan Hirshberg owes much to his family, but his recent business success is all his. He Runs a $2 Million Company Selling Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks.

vinegar
May 15, 2019

Sugary drink sales fall 38% after Philadelphia levied soda tax

Some residents crossed city lines to buy soft drinks outside the city, partially offsetting what would have been an even steeper reduction, the University of Pennsylvania researchers found.

sugar
May 15, 2019

Kerry’s Wellmune report reveals top functional beverage trends influencing parents’ purchasing behavior

Parents are sidestepping sugar and are better positioned to purchase beverage products with claims of nutritional, allergy and immunity-boosting properties.

trends
May 15, 2019

Juice Summit Registration is Open

The juice summit is the leading, annual conference for fruit juice executives from all over the world.

event
May 15, 2019

Cannabis Companies Racing to Gain Exposure to CBD Beverage Market

Global spending on cannabis is expected to rocket 38% this year to $16.9 billion up from $12.2 billion in 2018.

cannabis
May 14, 2019

Researchers say water is the best drink choice for kids

Kids and teens who consumed low- and zero-calorie beverages ended up consuming an additional 200 calories per day compared with those who drank water.

kids
May 14, 2019

Nexba completes $6 million crowdfunding campaign as sugary soft drinks lose their fizz

Nexba has inked a big deal with UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s and funding will bankroll further expansion.

funding
May 14, 2019

Jury orders Bayer to pay $2 billion in Roundup cancer case

Bayer-owned Monsanto has been hit with its third jury verdict in California tying its Roundup weed killer to cancer.

legal
May 14, 2019

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.

politics
May 13, 2019

Veeba Foods forays into child nutrition space; sets up factory in Rajasthan

Veeba Foods has set up a new 10-acre plant at Keshwana in Rajasthan to manufacture the child health beverage product.

NPD
May 13, 2019

New Singapore-based, science-backed functional beverage packs premium polyphenol punch

Singapore start-up Nutrixin has launched its first functional beverage on the market, an apple peel essence containing five times the polyphenol content of conventional juices and 100 times more quercetin than a fresh apple.

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