Author: Friederike Arndt

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Nonalcoholic beer pulls into the fast lane with no shame

The latest figures from beverage industry associations and the German Statistical Office indicate a decline in beverage consumption among the country’s consumers. Overall, Germans drank approximately 750.9 liters of alcoholic, nonalcoholic, hot and homemade beverages in 2017. In looking at the statistics, however, it’s apparent that nonalcoholic drinks, in particular those considered healthy, bucked the trend and gained ground during...

A spicey beverage next to herbs and spices

Drinking herbs and spices: Turmeric, basil and lavender create a real taste sensation

Herbs and spices can be found in practically every kitchen. After all, there are many dishes that benefit from their unmistakable and delicious flavor. And over the centuries, herbs and spices have been used as cures in traditional medicine. Because they’re such commonly used ingredients, it’s surprising that they haven’t made their way into the products produced by the non-alcoholic...

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Sugar tax on soft drinks: useful or a waste?

The United Kingdom has began levying a sugar tax on high-sugar soft drinks on April 6, 2018 – something which is paid by manufacturers and , as a rule, passed on to consumers. The tax has prompted numerous discussions surrounding sugar in beverages – and not just in Great Britain.

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Looking to the future: are insect drinks set to be the next big thing?

You certainly cannot accuse the non-alcoholic beverage industry of shunning innovation. Innovative sweetening concepts, beverage creations with superfruits or superseeds and new color concepts – there is innovation everywhere you look. Nevertheless, the question arises: Is this innovative enough or could innovation reach new levels in the future? Perhaps in the form of insect drinks?

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The future of the beverage industry: Flexibility as a competitive factor

Highly efficient technology that adapts to new conditions and customers’ wishes simply and quickly – this is what the non-alcoholic beverage industry wants. In this regard, flexibility is playing an increasingly important role – ideally, flexibility achieved with compact and space-saving machine concepts. Supplier industries offer interesting options. One that is increasingly attracting attention is the new generation of robots.

Lots of plastic bottles

Plastics: Where do bottles end up?

“If we don’t change the way we produce and use plastics, there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans by 2050,” warns Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President and EU Commissioner for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the Juncker Commission.

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Curiosity creates new markets and products

The consumer preference for natural, regional and healthy products has long been recognized by the non-alcoholic beverage industry. At the same time, food engineers are showing a special interest in new taste experiences – especially those that come with a real surprise.