Canadian researchers analyzed data of more than 9,000 adolescents in Ontario and found that short sleep duration was associated with energy drink and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among middle and high school students.
In the age of health conscious consumers, even coffee creamers are fortified. Oregon-based Laird Superfood offers a powdered creamer, enriched with mineral complex Aquamin that compensates for tannin-induced absorption concerns.
A brain scientist was challenged by his wife to create a functional drink that benefits the brain. Fast forward two years, the scientist is ready to launch his Kolé Food Life brand with four beverages.
GoodBelly has launched four new product lines, including GoodBelly Protein Shake, GoodBelly Juice Drink, GoodBelly Sparkling Drinks and GoodBelly Ade, as consumers are gravitating more towards the functional beverage category, according to the company.
Next Foods, maker of the popular GoodBelly line of probiotic juice drinks, has delved into the supplement space with the release of a line of capsules containing the Lactobacillus plantarum 299v strain featured in its beverages. But it’s not so much a...
Manufacturers of high-end juices, nutritional shakes and smoothies likely will get more bang from their advertising buck in marketing associated with music, sports, technology and politics, according to consumer research conducted by CivicScience.
Curcumin is a compound long on health benefits that comes with formidable formulation challenges because of its inflexible solubility profile. Sabinsa Corp. has found a way around that with a new form of its C3 Curcumin Complex called uC3 Clear that...
More consumers are seeking healthy foods and beverages at convenience stores, creating an opportunity in a previously often overlooked channel for manufacturers of these products to expand their reach, according to new market research from Technomic.
A California beverage company called LifeAID is trying to carve out new territory between energy beverages and sugary hydration drinks with a line of products aimed at golfers, cross fit enthusiasts and, now, partiers.
The entrepreneur behind ‘blast caps’ – a dosing technology enabling consumers to add vitamins, probiotics and other bioactives to beverages at the point of consumption – says major players in the industry have finally warmed to the technology and are...
Energy drinks are becoming more popular in the United States as younger consumers move into their prime consumption years – and energy drinks continue to deliver a distinctive benefit, says a new report from Packaged Facts.
David Peters, head of business development at Swedish life sciences firm Biovelop discusses how his firm has worked to overcome poor perceptions of oat-based beta-glucans by improving their aesthetic and technical qualities.
Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...
The nutraceutical soft drinks segment is expected to maintain growth through the economic downturn, with sales expected to rise at high single digit rate until 2013 due to a growing international focus by multinationals, says a new report.
A drinking straw innovator, a leading probiotics supplier and the world’s biggest aseptic beverage packager have teamed up to deliver a probiotic drink that has attracted the interest of the world’s biggest beverage companies. Shane Starling met with...
The West Coast's thirst for energy drinks has driven nutrient
premix specialist Fortitech to open a new manufacturing facility in
Califoria set to increase the company's production for the Western
United States by 350 percent.
Cargill has indicated that it may take its Regenasure glucosamine
chondroitin ingredient into functional beverages - yet it has
emerged that another company's foray into the market has not proved
positive, raising questions as...
Coca-Cola can continue selling orange juice fortified with calcium,
after having settled with Procter and Gamble over a patent
infringement lawsuit a development that opens the way forpotential
collaborations in the future.
Connecticut-based beverage company SoBe - South Beach Beverage
Company - has paid a $219,000 penalty for falsely claiming that its
drinks protect against colds and other illnesses and increase