Trends

The Lowdown on NOLO Beverages

Both beverage brands and consumers are tuning in to see what is next for NOLO (No and Low) alcoholic products. Seedlip made a splash as it entered the market in 2015 with the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. The company reported a 200% year-over-year volume growth across UK grocery sales in 2018. Heineken C…

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Botanical Beverage Basics

Plants first appeared on land 500 million years ago. Throughout human history, approximately 7,000 different plant species have been used as food. As consumers look for more unique, health-focused beverages, the use of botanical ingredients is on the rise. The Global Plant-based Beverages market is expected to reach $33…

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A Growing Appetite for Sports Supplement Certification

According to the 2015 Council for Responsible Nutrition Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, nearly 70% of Americans take dietary supplements. The Natural Marketing Institute’s 2018 Supplements/OTC/Rx Database (SORD) survey found that 53% of consumers were concerned about tainted or illegal ingredients in supplements…

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International Beverage Opportunities on the Rise

The beverage industry is expanding, with many reports predicting onward and upward growth. Today’s global beverage market consists of traditional beverages as well as new and emerging beverage categories, providing more growth opportunities within the industry as a whole. Traditional categories such as coffee and soft d…

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What ingredient trends will be behind 2019’s most successful beverages?

The beverage space is evolving at a rapid pace as innovation and developments are rolled out to meet customers’ ever-changing tastes and preferences. There are marked shifts in the ways consumers think about their beverage choices and a resulting change in the types of ingredients that are being incorporated into those …

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What will we be drinking in 2019? – Up & Coming Beverage Trends

There has never been a more exciting time to be in the beverage industry. Innovation is happening across every market segment, and beverages are fitting into more areas of people’s lives than we could have ever imagined. Looking ahead it’s difficult to know exactly what’s in store, but here are some of the trends we’re …

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Functional Fungus? A Closer Look at the Recent Boom in Mushroom Beverages

Take a brief stroll through nearly any health food store at the moment and you can be sure you’ll see shelves lined with specialty beverages claiming all kinds of benefits—more energy, better sleep, enhanced mental clarity—the list goes on. Because of today’s busy lifestyle, more and more people are looking to beverages…

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Protein Power—A Rising Force at Play in the Beverage Market

It’s true:  Even in 2018, the functional food market is still on the rise.  It’s no surprise, either.  In 2014, 90 percent of American adults acknowledged the benefits of functional foods, or food and drink products which provided additional benefits beyond standard nutrition. That same year, protein was listed as one o…

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Can You Boost Your Brain with a Beverage? — The Business & Buzz Surrounding Nootropic Drinks

Have you ever wanted to fine-tune your brain?  If so, you’re not alone. In a competitive world where knowledge is often the key to success, the ability to enhance the human psyche to a superhuman level and give oneself an edge over the competition is something many of us find appealing. What’s more: that future [&hellip…

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Why Kombucha May Be The Next Big Thing In Europe

If you like to keep an eye on all the latest foodie trends, you’ve probably crossed paths with kombucha — a fermented tea mixed with a dash of bacteria, yeast, and sugar, often with a bit of fruit juice thrown in as well.  It’s a probiotic beverage, filled with live bacteria which help promote a […]

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