56% of adult respondents in the survey add flavor to their water. ©GettyImages/tbralnina

Berry is top choice in flavored water: Comax

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Bottled water volume sales are seeing continued strong growth, driven by consumers' search for alternatives to sugary drinks. And these trends are benefiting the flavored water category, according to Comax Flavors.

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Thailand to introduce new sugar tax over six years

By RJ Whitehead

Thailand will phase in a sugar tax over six years in a bid to help drinks manufacturers to lower their sugar content and take advantage of a simultaneous lowering of tax on sugar-free beverages.

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Thailand’s sugar major looks at ways to capitalise on high prices

By RJ Whitehead

Thailand’s biggest sugar manufacturer has filed a legal application with financial regulators to raise money for the expansion of its core sugar business, with proceeds to be used to build the company’s first new sugar refining factory. 

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Sugar, sweeteners do not have different effects on appetite

By RJ Whitehead

The body’s natural eating rhythms compensate for the calories reduced by using natural or artificial non-nutritive sweeteners, researchers have found after comparing the habits of people taking four different types of sweetener, including sugar.


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