Oatly plans IPO as plant-based milk goes mainstream

May 19, 2021
A tour of the dairy case shows the rise of milk alternatives.
Oatly, the Swedish maker of oat milk, will start selling shares to the public on Thursday, in an offering expected to value the company at $10 billion. The market for milk substitutes has been growing rapidly, with Nestle just releasing its own version made from peas.
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Starbucks turns 50 after year of pandemic challenges

Mar 30, 2021
Starbucks has become a place to meet, work or grab a cup of coffee. But that became a harder sell during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starbucks' last report of quarterly results showed same-store sales down about 5% in the U.S.
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Hard seltzer explosion continues to bubble

Feb 18, 2020
The fizzy alcoholic beverages seem to be pulling market share mostly from light beer and appeal equally to men and women.
Cartons of hard seltzer White Claw are on display at the Round the Clock Deli in New York City in September.
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World's biggest tea company might get out of the business

Jan 30, 2020
Consumers are turning away from the basic black beverage toward more "innovative" brands.
Single-origin fruit, herbal infusion or black?
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Energy drinks may cause serious heart problems, study shows

May 30, 2019
A combination of ingredients may cause potentially life-threatening electrical malfunctions in the heart.
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Cocktail developers mix it up at the Kentucky Derby

Apr 23, 2019
The mint julep now has some stiff competition.
 A detail of mint juleps packed in pack ice during the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
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The craft beer industry may be a model for us all

Jan 25, 2018
The business is booming. And the reason may have to do with regulations.
The number of breweries in the U.S. expanded by a factor of six between 2008 and 2016, says Derek Thompson of The Atlantic.
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Why does soda come in liters and milk in gallons?

Oct 10, 2017
Pepsi's 2-liter bottle brought more soda into households while the nation flirted with the metric system.
Pepsi worked with DuPont to come up with a bottle that was 10 times bigger than the classic 6.5-ounce Coke.
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Diet soda sales fizzle as health-conscious consumers turn to other drinks

Oct 5, 2017
Today we want beverages with “ingredients you can pronounce.”
By the end of 1983, Diet Coke was the top diet drink in the country.
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"Milk Street" wants to take home cooking in a new direction

Oct 3, 2017
Christopher Kimball is loosening his bow tie and having more fun in the kitchen.
Instead of focusing on the technique, Kimball says, the key to a good home meal is all about big flavors.
Courtesy of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street