Hot drinks

Ajinomoto enters Indian powdered drinks market

10 Aug 2017 --- Ajinomoto India Private Limited, an affiliate of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is set to enter the powdered drinks market in India with the start of sales of Blendy 3 in 1 powdered drinks (coffee and masala chai) in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India in mid-August. 

Maxwell House Targets Customized Coffee Experiences

28 Jun 2017 --- Maxwell House has launched MAX by Maxwell House, a brand of coffee featuring MAX Boost, a first-of-its-kind product that lets you customize your daily cup of coffee with the exact amount of caffeine necessary. 

Nestlé Goes it Alone with Ready-to-Drink Tea After Pulling Out of Coca-Cola Partnership

06 Mar 2017 --- Nestlé is pulling out of its ready-to-drink-tea partnership with Coca-Cola. After 15 years working as part of the Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW) joint venture, Nestlé and Coca-Cola Company have agreed to dissolve the 50-50 venture as of January 1, 2018. 

Howard Schultz to Step Down as Starbucks CEO to Grow Premium Brand

02 Dec 2016 --- Howard Schultz, the man credited with making Starbucks a global phenomenon, is stepping down as CEO of the coffee chain to focus on Starbucks’s efforts to establish premium coffee shops. Schultz, who co-founded Starbucks, will become executive chairman of Starbucks and will now focus on building Starbuck’s high-end Reserve stores along with promoting its Roastery and Tasting Rooms as well as overseeing its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

L’Italiana Aromi Launches 100% Brewed Coffee Concepts

22 Nov 2016 --- The consumer trend to look for healthy products is spreading worldwide, but the global market points to Italy and relies on its expertise when it comes to choose true tastes. An unmistakable style envied by everyone, copied by many. Also in the case of coffee.

SPECIAL REPORT: Natural Ingredients on the Rise in Beverages

07 Nov 2016 --- There is a growing trend for manufacturers to incorporate healthy ingredients into formulations where possible in a wide range of market categories. In particular, new product innovation based on fruit and/or vegetables with better-for-you appeal is abundant, providing consumers with greater choice in order to eat and live well. FoodIngredientsFirst takes a closer look at what is trending in the beverages category. 

Celestial Seasonings Targets Tea Season with Modern Flavors

19 Sep 2016 --- Celestial Seasonings have announced the return of the iconic artful packaging to meet consumer demand, they are also launching five new flavors and re-releasing a fan favorite to help tea drinkers savor more magical experiences this hot tea season.

Coca-Cola Expands Portfolio In Brazil With The Launch Of Cafe Leão

21 Jul 2016 --- The Coca-Cola Company is advancing into the coffee sector in Brazil in a bid to boost high-end domestic coffee consumption.

Cytosport Owned Brand, MUSCLE MILK, Debut New Coffee Protein Drinks

14 Jul 2016 --- Cytosport, the leading sports nutrition company, and maker of MUSCLE MILK premium protein products, has launched its new MUSCLE MILK Coffee House ready to drink product line.

Tesco Offloads Coffee Chain Harris + Hoole to Caffè Nero

23 Jun 2016 --- Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket, is selling its coffee chain Harris + Hoole to Caffè Nero, as it looks to focus on its core supermarket business.

Nestlé Returns Cuban Coffee to the US After More than 50 Years

21 Jun 2016 --- For decades, they had eyed each other with mutual hostility, but it seems that relations between the US and Cuba could be further thawed by a love of coffee.

Starbucks Unveils Two New Ventures but Sales Fall Below Expectations

22 Apr 2016 --- Starbucks has reported that its global sales were up six percent in the second quarter, falling short of analysts’ expectations, as the world’s biggest coffee maker unveils two new ventures.

Coffee Chains Accused of Duping Customers Over Recycling Claims

16 Mar 2016 --- Britain’s high-street coffee chains have been accused of deceiving customers and contributing to Britain’s landfill problem after it was discovered that only one in 400 papers cups are actually recycled.

Three Times the Daily Intake of Sugar Found in Some UK Hot Drinks

17 Feb 2016 --- New research by Action on Sugar shows that 98% of the 131 hot flavored drinks analyzed would receive a ‘red’ (high) label for excessive levels of sugars per serving as sold. As much as 25 teaspoons of sugar can be found in some drinks, which is more than three times the recommended maximum daily intake for adults.

Wessanen Buys Dutch Tea Company

10 Feb 2016 --- Wessanen, the European organic and natural food company, has purchased the Dutch tea brand Piramide tea from the Organic Flavor Company.

Grupo Vips Takes Control of 100% of Starbucks Coffee Spain Market Shares

25 Jan 2016 --- Starbucks exclusive licensed partner to operate and develop the brand in Spain and Portugal, Grupo Vips, has signed an agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company, in which Grupo Vips has repurchased 49% of Starbucks Coffee Spain S.L. equity to Starbucks EMEA. 

REWE and Starbucks Form New Partnership in Germany

20 Oct 2015 --- REWE, a leading premium German retailer since 1927 and part of the Cologne-based REWE Group, and Starbucks Coffee Company have announce a significant new partnership. The first phase will see Starbucks stores open within REWE-operated hyper and supermarkets in prime city locations across Germany in 2016, bringing the best coffee and unique Starbucks experience to more customers on the go.  

Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Capsule Producer Wins 2015 Food Valley Award

15 Oct 2015 --- The winner of the 2015 Food Valley Award is a compostable single-serve coffee capsule filled with fair-trade Arabica coffee, developed by Peeze Coffee Roasters from Arnhem, the Netherlands. This innovative capsule was developed through a unique partnership between various companies. It is a product with great market potential, as coffee drinkers worldwide use 14 billion capsules per year.

Treatt Introduces Darjeeling and Rooibos Tea Solutions

07 Oct 2015 --- Treatt, the global ingredient solutions provider, has expanded its array of natural tea solutions, with the launch of Darjeeling Tea Treattarome and Rooibos Tea Treattarome. The distillates are made up entirely from FTNF (From the Named Food) ingredients and offer delicate natural tastes that impart a deeply authentic tea flavor to ready-to-drink (RTD) tea applications, as well as alcoholic beverages and some juice-based drinks.

Nespresso Expansion Satisfies Demand for Portioned Coffee

11 Sept 2015 --- Nestlé Nespresso has inaugurated a CHF300 million factory in Romont, Switzerland to satisfy growing world demand for Nespresso coffee and support its expansion plan in North America.