soft drinks

18 Jan 2022
--- No Ordinary Drinks (NOD), a stevia-infused flavored water company based in Shanghai, China, has raised a supplementary pre-A round at an undisclosed nine-figure valuation. The company will be channeling these new funds into... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Beverage alcohol company Constellation Brands has partnered with the Coca-Cola Company in the US to launch the Fresca brand into the beverage alcohol segment. Together the companies will manufacture and distribute Fresca... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- The year 2022 may see the UK take concrete action on tackling child obesity, as the issue has become more severe, particularly in light of lockdown lifestyles, deputy chief executive of Sustain, Ben Reynolds, tells... Read More
14 Dec 2021
--- On-the-go consumption was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic but the trend will remain strong into the future, according to Anna Rabanus, global category manager at SIG. In this exclusive interview, Rabanus explores major... Read More
13 Dec 2021
--- Israeli food-tech start-up Better Juice has sealed its first commercial deal to bring reduced-sugar juices made with its proprietary enzymatic process to supermarkets. The company has inked an agreement with a major US fruit... Read More
02 Dec 2021
--- Environmental sustainability and net-zero emissions targets are the key change drivers in dairy packaging and processing right now, according to Bengt Eliasson, category manager for dairy ambient at Tetra Pak. In this... Read More
25 Nov 2021
--- Protein content and quality are fast becoming major drivers of consumers’ purchasing choices, according to the latest global research conducted by taste and nutrition specialist Kerry. And the company forecasts a... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- Givaudan is catering to the market analysis needs of customers in the Nordic region with the opening of the Givaudan Nordic Experience Centre in Malmö, Sweden. The Swiss flavor house says the new facility “unlocks... Read More
12 Nov 2021
--- A time-series study looking at Brazil’s shift to higher levels of ultra-processed foods in the last 30 years shows these foods significantly contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, deforestation and a... Read More
09 Nov 2021
--- BillerudKorsnäs has designed high-performance secondary packaging for Oatly’s plant-based milk produced at its new Singapore factory. The corrugated box comprises primary fibers, ensuring strength and product... Read More
09 Nov 2021
--- When scientists from the University of South Australia (UniSA) collated the findings of 20 studies published over the past decade, they observed discretionary foods such as confectionery, soft drinks, alcohol and processed... Read More
04 Nov 2021
--- In a new report, Kerry explores consumer insights around mental well-being and functional beverages. According to the taste and nutrition company, the COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted drinks with added health benefits into... Read More
28 Oct 2021
--- Sweegen has introduced a series of new sweet concepts free of sugar and containing added wellness functionalities, addressing the prevalent consumer demand for these reformulation strategies. FoodIngredientsFirst attended a... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Flavor and fragrance titan Givaudan has unveiled an ashwagandha infusion, tapping into the COVID-19-induced megatrend for mood-enhancing F&B products. The liquid extract enables easier formulation into functional foods... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Daydream Drinks, Eat Beyond Global Holdings’ hemp and adaptogen-infused sparkling water, aims for a third of its total revenue to come from foodservice by the end of 2022. As part of this, it is expanding its... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- The drinks category is brimming with trend-driven launches including flavorful, energizing and better-for-you beverages. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to disruptive fizzy beverage brands, whose offerings include a classic cola... Read More
05 Oct 2021
--- Givaudan has unveiled its latest research on “mindful drinking,” offering manufacturers critical insights into what consumers are looking for in low- and no-alcohol drinks and enabling them to create more... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Sweegen is expanding its extensive sweetener portfolio in early 2022 with the zero-calorie, high-intensity sweetener brazzein. The product was developed in collaboration with its long-term partner Conagen, which has scaled... Read More
29 Sep 2021
--- Symrise with KitchenTown Berlin, is honing in on natural flavors with a new sustainable energy drink launch, Holy Energy, targeted at gamers. Today, many consumers highly value transparency and authenticity in the wide... Read More
27 Sep 2021
--- Anheuser-Busch’s network of Wholly Owned Distributors (AB ONE) will distribute ShineWater’s drinks across the US, where both companies are based. The beverage is touted as the first ready-to-drink (RTD) hydration... Read More