Uncle Matt's debuts line of probiotic waters | Coca-Cola unveils drink featuring baobab | Refreshing yogurt drinks catch on as summertime sips
July 20, 2016
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Uncle Matt's debuts line of probiotic waters
Uncle Matt's Organic has debuted a line of cold-pressed probiotic waters infused with fruit, said CEO Matt McLean. The beverage's combined functional benefits and citrus flavors are designed to attract consumers seeking an alternative to plain water, McLean said.
FoodNavigator (7/19) 
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Coca-Cola unveils drink featuring baobab
Coca-Cola has debuted Aquarius Vive, a new low-calorie soft drink featuring ingredients including zinc, vitamin B3 and baobab extract, a superfood that comes from the African baobab tree, dubbed the "tree of life" for its 4,000-year lifespan and its high water content. After test marketing in Spain, the drink may expand to other markets, the company said.
BeverageDaily.com (France) (7/19) 
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Refreshing yogurt drinks catch on as summertime sips
Yogurt is a common cooling beverage in many parts of the world, and refreshing yogurt drinks are starting to catch on in the US. The popularity of kefir is driving interest in classic Indian lassis and Turkey's ayran made with yogurt and salt.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/18) 
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Health and Nutrition
Study: Fragmented Lactobacillus could reduce body fat
Consuming beverages including fragmented Lactobacillus amylovous CP1563 could help reduce body fat in obese people, said a study by Japanese researchers published in Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. Participants with a BMI of 25-30kg/m2 who consumed the beverage over a 12-week period finished the study with a lower percentage of body fat than the placebo group, researchers found.
NutraIngredients (7/18) 
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Environment Watch
Crown developing new, sustainable can plant
As part of efforts toward achieving its sustainability goals by 2020, Crown Holdings is developing a new can manufacturing facility in Nichols, NY, designed to increase energy efficiency and cut greenhouse gas emissions, said President and CEO Timothy Donahue. The company is also switching to LED lighting in several plants.
BeverageDaily.com (France) (7/19) 
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SmartBrief Originals
Ingredient storytelling can enhance customer bond
As millennials demand transparency and ethics from brands, food and beverage companies may want to look at how restaurants have highlighted specialty and local ingredients to share information on the foods they serve, writes Brisan's Theresa Cantafio. Brands can weave a larger story of their missions, values and products by sharing direct-from-source ingredients with consumers.
SmartBrief/Food & Beverage (7/20) 
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ABA announces new International Affiliate Member
ABA would like to welcome International Affiliate member Coca-Cola FEMSA of Mexico City. Please join us in welcoming them!
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