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Zero Calorie Astro Pop Soda

Building upon its full-calorie Astro Pop Soda line, which reflects its retro Astro Pop lollipop, Leaf Brands LLC introduced naturally sweetened, zero-calorie versions of the sodas.


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Honey sparks flavor trend in craft beer, spirits

Natural sweetener also offers fermentation benefits

At picnics and other outdoor events during the summer and early fall, consumers have to watch out for bees that might crawl into their unattended beverage cans.


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2014 State of the Industry: Carbonated soft drinks

CSD brands seek alternative sweeteners

The current economic climate coupled with governmental and consumer concerns about health and wellness created a tough environment for the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) market this year, according to analysts.


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Sweetener usage changes with consumer preferences

Consumers look for natural sweeteners that don't compromise on taste

In recent years, consumer concerns about sugar intake have created a macrotrend of healthier beverages. As a result, the beverage industry has seen natural sweeteners like stevia evolve and become more widely used.


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Cargill introduces ViaTech sweeteners

New sweetner line enables optimum sweetness at high use levels

Cargill introduced its ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners. The new sweetener line enables beverage-makers to achieve optimal sweet taste at high use levels, which has been a limitation with previous stevia-based products, the company says.


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ON Powered Refreshment

Developed by a board-certified clinical neuroscientist, ON Beverages’ ON Powered Refreshment functional drinks feature a blend of ornithine, caffeine from tea leaf extract, and B vitamins for energy.


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Skinnygirl, SodaStream partner to create new line of low-calorie flavors

Products scheduled to launch in second half of 2014

SodaStream International Ltd., Airport City, Israel, announced a strategic agreement with Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl brand to co-develop a line of better-for-you flavors for use with the SodaStream home beverage carbonation system.


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Zevia carbonated soft drinks

Zevia reformulated its line of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) with a new, all-natural sweetening system.


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Sweetener blending helps reduce calories, enhance taste

Consumers more concerned with amount of sweeteners than type

In the ballad “The Sweetest Thing,” the pop rock band U2 sang about how love is the sweetest thing, but when it comes to the beverage market, the sweetest thing also is the biggest thing. Across 13 ingredient categories, sweeteners accounted for 85 percent of the 46.4 million tons of ingredients used in beverages in 2011, according to an April 2013 report by Chicago-based Euromonitor International titled “Beverage Ingredients: Trends and Influences.”


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Natural Jones Soda

Jones Soda Co. launched Natural Jones Sodas, which are sweetened with a proprietary blend of pure cane sugar, organic agave syrup and stevia.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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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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