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VIDEO: The Milk-Industrial Complex

November 12, 2014 2:41 pm | by Healthcare Triage | Videos | Comments

Why does milk, of all beverages, get a pass in our efforts to reduce everyone's caloric intake? Why is it encouraged, when all others are shunned? Is it because you need the calcium? Is it because it makes your bones stronger?      

Nov/Dec 2014: Wearing its Labels With Pride

November 12, 2014 8:20 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Berner Food & Beverage is a leading contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods. To read this cover story, exclusive features on regulatory compliance and material handling, among other stories, click on the image above.

Improving the Taste of Alcohol-Free Beer With Aromas of Regular Beer

November 11, 2014 8:20 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Valladolid (Spain) have developed a technique to improve the taste of alcohol-free beer. The alcohol in beer acts as a solvent for a variety of aromatic compounds; therefore, when it is eliminated, the final product loses aromas and some of its taste.

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What's in a Cup?

November 11, 2014 8:00 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

I am continually amazed by the constant flow of new technologies on the market to help consumers maintain a healthy diet. While innovation is essential in the food industry, some inventions I have to question. The latest: IQhydr8.   

VIDEO: Jay Z Likes His Champagne, Buys the Company

November 10, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

When you're Jay Z, you don't just buy bottles of your favorite champagne. You buy the whole company. The Hip-Hop singer purchased the champagne company Armand de Brignac, whose bubbly is also referred to as 'Ace of Spades.'       

US Marine Brews Up a Birthday Gift For the Corps

November 10, 2014 10:24 am | by Fidelis Beer Company | News | Comments

Brian Magee, the owner and founder of Fidelis Beer Company, recently took on a new challenge that draws on the Marine Corps' interesting history with beer. Born by an act of Congress on November 10, 1775, the Corps' first recruiting station was in a Philadelphia tavern.  

Mondelez Invests $50M For UK Coffee Site

November 7, 2014 3:24 pm | by Mondelez International | News | Comments

Mondelez International, the second largest player in the global coffee market, announced plans to invest $50 million (£30 million) in its Banbury, UK factory to build two new lines that will manufacture Tassimo beverage capsules.  

VIDEO: The World's Most Expensive Bubbly

November 7, 2014 2:45 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Krug has released a 2003 vintage champagne that sells for $2,000. Cristina Alesci breaks down the value of the world's most expensive bubbly.                              

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PepsiCo Loses Another Contender for Top Slot

November 7, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of potential successors for the top spot at PepsiCo is thinning as yet another highly regarded executive announced his departure. Zein Abdalla, named president of the company just over two years ago, will retire this year.    

Coca-Cola Life Arrives on Shelves Nationwide

November 7, 2014 8:00 am | by The Coca-Cola Company | News | Comments

The new beverage is The Coca-Cola Company’s first reduced calorie cola to use a blend of cane sugar and stevia leaf extract. Coca-Cola Life joins other trademark brands Coca-Cola, Diet Coke and Coke Zero.             

What's Your Hydration IQ?

November 6, 2014 3:37 pm | by American Diabetes Association | News | Comments

This new "smart bottle" helps consumers track daily water consumption by measuring and reminding consumers to drink more often. IQhydr8 technology is in the bottle's cap and can be used as a tool to help "take care of yourself."      

Arizona Beverage Co-Founder May End Up Big Winner in Dispute

November 6, 2014 3:24 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

After a judge ruled that Arizona Beverage Co., maker of Arizona iced tea, is worth $2 billion, its co-founders are now battling over the payout.                              

VIDEO: Berkeley First City to Adopt Soda Tax

November 6, 2014 3:13 pm | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Berkeley, California voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.   

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VIDEO: Coca-Cola's CTO Talks Innovation

November 6, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Coca-Cola's Chief Technical Officer Guy Wollaert discusses the role of technology and innovation at the company with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde at the Dublin Web Summit in Ireland.                   

VIDEO: The Battle of the Starbucks Holiday Lattes

November 6, 2014 10:22 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Pumpkin Spice vs. Chestnut Praline: which will win? Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses the match-up, as the company prepares to roll out its first new holiday latte in 5 years.                   

Molson Coors Reports 3Q Loss

November 6, 2014 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Molson Coors Brewing Company reported a third-quarter loss of $34.4 million. The Denver-based company said it had a loss of 19 cents per share.                             

Soft Drinks Maker Cott Buys Water, Coffee Provider For $1.25B

November 6, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Cott Corp., a Canadian beverage maker, plans to expand into water and coffee delivery by buying privately held DSS Group Inc. Cott makes sodas, energy drinks and juices under private labels sold at supermarkets.           

Psychoactive Drinks Market Explodes as Natural Ingredients Prove to Impact Brain Health

November 5, 2014 2:39 pm | by Canadean | News | Comments

According to Karin Nielsen, Director of the Ingredients Division at Canadean, the psychoactive drinks market for adults is exploding, as naturally derived ingredients from fruit, plants and roots prove to have an impact on cognitive health. 

Anheuser-Busch Buying an Oregon Brewing Company

November 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has agreed to buy 10 Barrel Brewing of Oregon. The companies did not disclose terms of purchase, which they expect to complete before the end of this year.         

Solvang, Calif: Danish Sweets and Fine Wines

November 5, 2014 10:19 am | by SOLVEJ SCHOU, Associated Press | News | Comments

I've never had much of a sweet tooth, but even I couldn't escape the sugary appeal of Solvang's multiple family-owned Danish bakeries, including Mortensen's Danish Bakery, Olsen's Danish Village Bakery and Coffee Shop and the Solvang Bakery. 

Infographic: Value is Key to Boosting Beverage Sales

November 4, 2014 9:55 am | by Technomic | News | Comments

When it comes to beverages, Canadian consumers are even more concerned about value than they were just two years ago, according to a recent study by food industry consultants Technomic.                 

VIDEO: It's Craft Beer Time!

November 4, 2014 8:20 am | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Americans have always loved beer, but a more recent trend is the growing love for more artisanal craft beers. Craft beer production jumped more than 80 percent in the past five years, from 117 million cases in 2008 to 215 million cases in 2013. 

Share a Coke With Green Mountain?

November 3, 2014 10:26 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain is the best performing stock in the S&P 500 this year. Shares have nearly doubled thanks to a big investment by Coke. Should Coke buy all of it? Keurig CEO Brian Kelley used to work for Coke.         

Diageo Sells Irish Whiskey to Jose Cuervo

November 3, 2014 9:19 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

British drinks company Diageo is selling its Northern Ireland whiskey brand, Bushmills, to tequila king Jose Cuervo in a swap deal that will give Diageo sole ownership of an upmarket Mexican tequila maker, Don Julio.          

Beer, Wine Flow in the Booze Baron of the West Bank

November 3, 2014 8:51 am | by TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press | News | Comments

A tiny Christian enclave in the Muslim West Bank has for years crafted the only Palestinian beer and brought thousands of visitors flocking to its annual beer fest. Now, it is adding wine to its list of libations, hoping a boutique winery will be another tourist draw.

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