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Releases showcase formulation and functional possibilities

Global launches showcase a range of trends, ingredients

Following a rather lackluster 2009, when new beverage introductions plummeted nearly by half, the number of new beverages appearing on U.S. store shelves increased slightly in 2010.


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Bone health fortifications defy age barriers

Bone health concerns appeal to more than the 60-plus crowd.
Bone health concerns, such as bone mineral density, bone mass and osteoporosis, are issues commonly associated with an aging population. Although many products are available that target the specific concerns of the baby boomer generation, manufacturers are recognizing the issue is not tied to age.
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Natural and Organic Ingredients Expand

Natural appeal for health-focused consumers.
Consumers are continuing to purchase organics despite the lingering pressures the recession has brought to their wallets.
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IFT Food Expo Pre-Show Planner

IFT will showcase latest ingredients and technologies
Thousands of the world’s food science and technology professionals representing organizations throughout the food sector will attend the 2011 International Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo at New Orleans Morial Convention Center from June 11-14.
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Digestion aids expand beyond regularity

Consumers continue to turn to beverages to soothe digestive ailments
Diet, schedule, stress, medications, lack of exercise and aging are all factors that can contribute to digestive upset.
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Bright future forecasted for cognitive health ingredients

Beverage-makers are thinking about longer, brighter future for consumers.

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Hydrocolloids address functional formulations

Ingredient solutions provide options for new beverage formulas.
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Fortifications for achy, breaky joints

Joint health issues and an aging population bring attention to fortification options.  It’s not only the unsteady economy giving people aches and pains today.


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Natural colors develop opportunities

Consumers’ demand for transparency leads to increase in natural colors.  During the past few years, a demand has emerged from consumers for transparency. Consumers are attracted to “clean” labels and want to avoid products that have complex ingredients and products


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Delivering on a functional promise

Energy and sports drinks leverage a variety of functional ingredients.
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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.

Podcasts

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.

Beverage Industry Magazine

BI January 2015 cover

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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Flavors

What anticipated top-selling flavor do you think will be the most successful in 2015?
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Cleaning-in-Place: Dairy, Food and Beverage Operations, 3rd Edition

This book addresses the principles of cleaning operations, water supply issues and the science of detergents and disinfectants.

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