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Meal Times & Snack Times Are Getting Increasingly Muddier

When people eat is now as important as how and what they eat, with mealtimes and dining patterns increasingly departing from the three-meals-per-day tradition, according to...  more »

2019 State of the Beverage Industry: Carbonated Soft Drinks Benefit From Flavor, Diet Segments

As consumers beverage choices have shifted, the carbonated soft drinks (CSD) market has taken one of the largest hits. For example, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the...  more »

How Chocolate Bar Makers Can Stand Out From The Crowd

Dan Abel Jr., VP of Operations for Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Co., was apprehensive about entering the chocolate bar market in late 2016. There was already a dizzying array of...  more »

Food and Beverage Makers Turn to Chocolate as Premiumization Trend Grows

Premiumizationcan not only highlight a product in consumers'value systems, but it can convince them it's worth a higher price tag. However, it also can mean higher quality, organic...  more »

People are Sick of Drinking. Investors are Betting on the 'Sober Curious'

Getaway in Brooklyn was comfortably full for a Saturday night, when I came in to try my first "shrub" - an acidic beverage made from vinegar, fruit, sugar, club soda and zero...  more »

Coconut-Based Products: Everyday Indulgences

Coconut's reign as an alternative to dairy and traditional oils like olive or vegetable is still going strong. And it's no wonder why. Providing a sweet, slightly nutty taste,...  more »

RTD Alcoholic Beverage Sales Heat Up This Summer

New Nielsen research shows consumers are looking to retailers to provide more ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, including cocktails, hard seltzer and hard kombucha. Malt-based...  more »

CBD Entering Food and Drink at an 'Astounding Pace,' Report Says

A new Rabobank report found that CBD has been entering food and beverage products - beer, coffee, cocktails, jelly beans and others - at an "astounding pace." However, the...  more »

Why Rum is Poised to Take Off

"There is real excitement in the premium rum space," says Sean Yelle, category director, dark spirits, at Campari Group, whose portfolio includes Appleton Estate and Wray & Nephew....  more »

Flavor of the Week: Lavender Blossoms Past Sweet Into Savory

Lavender has long had a strong presence on beverage menus, but it has begun to spread into desserts as well as savory entres as part of a growing floral movement. Lavender is found...  more »

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