benefits help provide interest in juice drinks and smoothiesFruit and vegetable
juices are featured at the growing number of juice bars
around the country. Juice bars have been around for
decades, getting their start among health-conscious
denizens of Southern California, says Dan Titus, president
of Juice Gallery Multimedia, a consulting firm that
also oversees the Juice and Smoothie Association.
Juice isnt just for kids, and its not just
a breakfast option. As busy Americans seek quick, better-for-you
options at all day- parts, juice has become a more critical
part of their regular diet.
makes menu changesThe menu has also been reorganized into
categories like Performance, Power,
Natures Best, and Fan Favorites
to help customers understand which items may best suit
The changes are designed to appeal to more customers
by expanding on the approach to health, nutrition, and
taste that has made Robeks a premium brand since 1996.
Juice goes to Missouri
Through a new corporation, ShowMe Smoothie LLC, the
investors have entered an exclusive franchise development
agreement to develop 15 Jamba Juice stores in Missouri
and Kansas over the next nine years. Also involved are
sportscaster Joe Buck and Saint Louis University basketball
star Scott Highmark.
on the goYooglers, an international self-serve fro-yo
conceptwhich opened its first location in Madrid,
Spain, in 2011has set up its first stateside shop
in New York Citys Union Square. And according
to Manuel Fernandez, president of Otsu Group and Yooglers,
Union Squares opening is just the start of the
chains international development.
For one young frozen-yogurt brand, age is just a number.
drinks on the rise
Though the energy drink and shots market grew 17% in
2012 and is expected to reach $21.5 billion by 2017,
it still accounts for just 3% of the non-alcohol beverage
market, notes a Packaged Facts report. Opportunities
to boost energy drink consumption include tying the
drinks and shots to weekly rituals like sports, or urging
consumers to drink them in place of morning coffee or
to combat afternoon energy loss.
Adding apple tree leaves to cloudy apple
juice to boost polyphenol content could prove a reliable
and cheap way for manufacturers to produce functional
beverages with disease-preventing potential, according
to a new Polish study.
Apple Tree of Life? Adding leaves to juice boosts health
come the 1980s again: Oatmeal and oat bran in vogue
A new beverage segment has oatmeal consumers swapping
spoons for straws. A crop of oat-based smoothies, juices
and milks recently has emerged, marketed as fiber-rich,
grab-and-go breakfasts for the busy and, in some cases,
lactose intolerant. Available in flavors from coffee
to mango-peach, the products boast such benefits as
reducing cholesterol and aiding digestion.
Food Summit advocates United Nations control of food
The third North American edition of the Sustainable
Foods Summit was hosted in San Francisco on January
2223. Improving efficiencies in food supply chains
was the resounding message from the summit, which brought
together more than 160 senior executives from the food
industry. A number of speakers highlighted the inefficiencies
in food production, distribution, and consumption.
Earth, Sustainable Development: U.N. controls for world
Future Earth also collaborates with the Alliance for
Global Sustainability, (AGS) which partners with various
universities to provide research institutions a progressive
path toward sustainability. State of the Planet
Declaration explains how resource demand are changing
our global civilization. In order to maintain
our planet for future generations, we must accept the
consensus of a new epoch, the Anthropocene, which
is a proposed term for the present geological epoch
(from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards),
during which humanity and ariculture are having a significant
impact on the environment.