Beverages


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    Ingredients in Focus: Nuike Foods turns grain to milk

    The Israeli startup is using unconventional ingredients such as quinoa to improve the taste and texture of alternative milks.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Brands need a new model of sustainability. Here’s how we can flip the script

    Companies need to shift their focus from selling to doing, writes Kenny Fahey, president and CEO of Leading Harvest. 

    By Kenny Fahey • May 23, 2024
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    How the beverage category is shifting

    The alcohol and beverage segment is shifting significantly, and beverage giants are working to shift their portfolios to remain ahead of the curve.

    By Food Dive staff
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    How Coca-Cola bottled the vibrancy of Africa for its latest creation

    With a name inspired by the isiZulu term for “come here,” Wozzaah looks to embody the culture of and invite consumers to the continent.

    By Chris Kelly • May 23, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Boston Beer pours hope into Sam Adams light brew | Nesquik debuts churro flavor

    In other beverage news, Sapporo-Stone Brewing aims to enter the top 10 highest-grossing breweries with its $60 million investment in bi-coastal production facilities.

    By Food Dive staff • May 23, 2024
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    Froot Loops enters frozen beverages through Icee partnership

    The product launch comes a year after Icee and WK Kellogg collaborated on a cereal version of the frozen carbonate beverage’s Cherry ‘n Blue Razz flavor.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Founders Brewing brings botanical buzz to nonalcoholic hop water

    The offering from the craft brewer derives its taste from plant-based terpenes and is targeted at drinkers curious about cutting back on alcohol.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Leftovers: Blue Moon takes ice cream out to the ball game | Dave’s Killer Bread packs protein into bars

    Molson Coors is debuting an orange and vanilla-flavored treat inspired by the famous brew, and Blue Diamond turns to ranch flavor for its latest almonds.

    By Food Dive staff • May 17, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: NFL’s Patrick Mahomes enters RTD iced coffee | Diageo steeps itself in Smirnoff tea

    The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback aims to score with a better-for-you beverage offering, and canned hard tea brand Loverboy seeks to make a splash with its Walmart launch.

    By May 16, 2024
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    United Sodas of America’s fight to invigorate an unloved category

    The fast-growing beverage brand has distinguished itself from other sodas with a clean label, proprietary sweetener blend and minimalist packaging.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Constellation buys Santa Barbara vineyard in higher-end wine push

    The beverage giant purchased California-based Seasmoke’s pinot noir and chardonnay as it builds its portfolio of premium wines.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Spicing up cocktails: Q Mixers CEO talks innovation

    Bob Arnold said consumers are prioritizing unique flavors like sweet heat and global food influences as they increasingly make drinks at home.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Fruit juice powders with prebiotics

    Discover FiberJuice™: Real fruit essence meets prebiotics for a revolutionary taste experience!

    May 13, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Canned cocktails boost AB InBev | Powerade puckers up with sour flavor

    The brewer said RTD spirit-based drinks like Cutwater and Nütrl are offsetting losses in U.S. beer, and Waterloo’s latest sparkling water finds inspiration from libations like mojitos and rosé.

    By Food Dive staff • May 9, 2024
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    The Ozempic effect is real: Study zeroes in on GLP-1 users’ food needs

    Food startups have an opportunity to jump on the snacking needs of this new demographic with products focused on protein, portion size and hydration.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • May 8, 2024
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    Del Monte Foods boosts production, distribution of fast-growing bubble tea brand

    Joyba's success comes amid broader momentum in the global bubble tea market, with sales projected to nearly triple to $6.2 billion by 2032. 

    By May 8, 2024
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    Butterfly splits Bolthouse Farms into two companies

    Generous Brands, the new juice and protein drinks business, will be helmed by Kraft Heinz veteran Steve Cornell. Timothy Escamilla, former president of Dole Fresh Vegetables, was appointed CEO of Bolthouse Fresh Foods.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Nestlé deepens cold coffee presence with Nescafé concentrate

    The liquid allows the CPG giant to further tap into the cold segment, which was responsible for a third of all cups consumed in 2023 and is especially popular among younger individuals.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Just Ice parent shifting scarce resources to fast-growing tea, pulling back on snacks

    Eat the Change started selling environmentally friendly, nutrient-dense treats before moving into beverages in 2022 after Coca-Cola discontinued its organic Honest tea brand.

    By May 6, 2024
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    How reclassifying marijuana could benefit beverages

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is set to reclassify the drug as Schedule III, which experts say could help companies in the space increase their cash flow and innovation because of looser taxation.

    By May 2, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Dogfish Head splashes into summer with margarita | Suntory rebrands with RTD spirits push

    The brewer’s latest tequila cocktail offering contains 12% alcohol by volume, and Health-Ade’s SunSip prebiotic soda refreshes its lineup with a Lemon Lime flavor.

    By Food Dive staff • May 2, 2024
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    Healthy soda brand Poppi denies being M&A target of large beverage companies

    The drink, introduced in March 2020, is posting triple-digit growth as it benefits from surging consumer interest in better-for-you offerings.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Trendy tequila cocktails bolster Kendall Jenner’s fast-growing 818

    The brand founded by the Kardashian family member saw 65% growth in January and attributes its success to the growing popularity for real spirits.

    By May 1, 2024
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    US tests ground beef from grocery stores amid bird flu concerns

    Expanded testing comes as Colombia imposes beef trade restrictions over the outbreak in dairy cows.

    By Nathan Owens • April 30, 2024
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    Traces of bird flu detected in 1 in 5 grocery store milk samples: FDA study

    The findings come as avian influenza continues to spread in U.S. dairy herds, with a ninth state reporting a positive case.

    By Nathan Owens • April 29, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: Mott’s electrolyte juice seeks to quench thirst | Not Beer takes on Liquid Death

    The Keurig Dr Pepper brand’s new beverage is targeting active children, and two California brewers join forces to form the largest Black-owned beer group.

    By April 25, 2024