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Nestlé purchases Essentia Water, increases functional water portfolio

Nestlé purchases Essentia Water, increases functional water portfolio

18 Mar 2021

Nestlé entered into an agreement in early March to acquire ionized alkaline water brand Essentia Water, which the Swiss company said was the No. 1 selling bottled water brand in the natural channel.

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Ocean Spray launches Wave caffeinated sparkling water

Ocean Spray launches Wave caffeinated sparkling water

16 Mar 2021

Cranberry brand Ocean Spray launched a new line of functional water through an exclusive partnership with Walmart. Called Wave, the caffeinated sparkling water contains 50mg of caffeine derived from black tea, real fruit juice, and has no added sugars,...

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Drizly predicts that hard seltzer will get more flavorful in 2021

Drizly predicts that hard seltzer will get more flavorful in 2021

11 Mar 2021

The U.S. alcohol delivery service Drizly expects “hard alternatives” to continue to flourish in 2021. However, the category is no longer limited to seltzer with hard versions of iced tea, kombucha and lemonade gaining ground amid a demographic that is ...

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Coffee start-up to scale up ‘digitization’ of coffee aroma with $3m funding

Coffee start-up to scale up ‘digitization’ of coffee aroma with $3m funding

11 Mar 2021

Colombian-Israeli start-up Demetria is ready to scale up its Artificial Intelligence-driven tools that digitize the taste and aroma of coffee after closing a $3 million seed funding round.

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Healthy Height expands into China

Healthy Height expands into China

9 Mar 2021

Healthy Height, the nutritional shake brand which has been clinically proven to increase children’s height is expanding its e-commerce presence in China.

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Asahi Breweries launches low-alcohol alternative Beery

Asahi Breweries launches low-alcohol alternative Beery

8 Mar 2021

Asahi Breweries launched a carbonated, low-alcohol drink as part of its endeavor to increase the sales of beverages with ABV volumes under 3.5%. The Japanese brewery is working to expand low-alcohol sales from 6% to 20% by 2025. The 0.5% ABV Beery beve...

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Coca-Cola launches paper bottle trial in Hungary

Coca-Cola launches paper bottle trial in Hungary

24 Feb 2021

After unveiling its paper bottle prototype last year, Coca-Cola is rolling out its initial market trial of the packaging in Hungary this summer. The paper bottle technology will be used to distribute 2,000 units of its plant-based smoothie brand, AdeZ,...

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Pandemic leads Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs

Pandemic leads Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs

22 Feb 2021

Dutch brewing giant Heineken announced it will cut 8,000 jobs as part of a new restructuring effort. The timeline for these job reductions will vary across locations, but the company did say that its head-office will see a 20% reduction in positions at...

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Global interest in no- and low-alcohol bubbles over

Global interest in no- and low-alcohol bubbles over

17 Feb 2021

In stark contrast to the struggles faced by alcohol brands worldwide, global sales of no- and low-alcohol beverages are steaming ahead, with London-based market research firm IWSR predicting that sales in this category will surge 31% by 2024.

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BodyArmor energizes its brand with caffeinated sports beverage

BodyArmor energizes its brand with caffeinated sports beverage

15 Feb 2021

Sports drink brand BodyArmor released a new addition to its lineup that is fortified with 100 mg of natural caffeine as well as 1,000mg of electrolytes. Called BodyArmor Edge, the beverage comes in four flavors: Berry Blitz, Tropical Chaos, Power Punch...

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Hellowater partners with agricultural company on toxin-fighting beverage line

Hellowater partners with agricultural company on toxin-fighting beverage line

5 Feb 2021

Functional water brand Hellowater and the agriculture company Brandt are partnering to launch a line of beverages that employ Brandt’s toxin-elimination and immune-protection technology. In addition to co-producing a line of functional water, Brandt is...

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GEA join Better Juice to disrupt the global juice industry

GEA join Better Juice to disrupt the global juice industry

2 Feb 2021

Better Juice, Ltd., the sugar-reduction FoodTech start-up, has signed a joint venture with GEA Group AG, a world leader in process engineering for the food and beverage sectors, in a push to expand its global footprint. This move comes as part of Bette...

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