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Beverage sweeteners stevia and erythritol use on the rise

Masking agents overpower associated off-notes with these beverage ingredients

Whether for new product launches or reformulations, natural zero-calorie sweeteners like stevia and erythritol are gaining ground in the beverage market, says Melanie Goulson, sweetness applications leader for Cargill, Minneapolis.


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Consumers seek science-backed cognitive health ingredients

Beverages keep up with healthy aging trends

Games like Nintendo’s Brain Age and websites like lumosity.com can help users exercise their brains to keep them in tip-top shape while making cognitive training fun.


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2013 New Product Development Survey

Traditional flavors continue to dominate

When it comes to the latest trends, “healthy” and “natural” continue to top the list of consumer needs and interests for beverages, according to respondents of Beverage Industry’s annual New Product Development Survey.


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Fortification ingredients get condition-specific

Vitamins, minerals address consumers' functional needs

The existence of daily, weekly, monthly and even fashionable pill-organizing containers is enough to prove that taking multiple pills a day has become routine for many consumers.


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Finding the right color for a beverage

Beverage-makers coordinate colors with flavors

Whether red, brown or blue, beverage colors play a large role in impacting consumers’ perceptions of a product.


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Beverage-makers find the right performance ingredients for victory

Performance drink ingredients give athletes an extra boost

Similar to how Popeye the Sailor Man consumed spinach to fuel his strength to save the day, many athletes turn to performance beverages to fuel their performance and help put them on the path to victory.


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Beverage-makers incorporate sweet, spicy and savory flavors

Beverage market turns to foods for flavor inspiration

Although flavor-of-the-month programs often can be found in ice cream shops, alcohol beverages might be taking a cue from the channel.


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Beverage formulations to alleviate generational health concerns

Defining the preferences of boomers, Xers and millennials

In The Who’s 1965 rock song “My Generation,” the group sang about how older generations did not seem to understand its generation. Today, beverage research and development (R&D) experts are trying to change this notion by better understanding generational demographics for baby boomers, Generation Xers and millennials (also known as Generation Y) and formulating products that fit their nutritional and lifestyle needs.


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Botanicals take beverages back to nature

Ingredients showcase function with a natural positioning

In the United States, instant gratification has become commonplace thanks to technologies like smartphones and the Internet, but functional drinks also are making it a staple in the beverage industry.


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Weight management ingredients battle obesity epidemic

Helping consumers drink away the pounds

Although some segments of the beverage industry often are associated with the obesity epidemic in America, more than half of consumers believe they are responsible for their own weight, according to research by The Hartman Group, Bellevue, Wash.


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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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