Caffeine makes beverages more appealing to teenagers even if they do not know a drink contains the stimulant, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo. The data, to be presented at a health conference, indicated that flavor and packaging may influence initial choice but that over time children develop a preference for beverages with caffeine.
Investment advisers Green Century Capital Management have given high marks to Hain Celestial, ConAgra and H.J. Heinz for efforts to phase out BPA from packaging. The report says many companies "are exploring substitutes for BPA to some degree, but do not commit to phasing out the chemical."
Honest Tea has changed the formula of its Honest Kombucha to ensure lower alcohol levels. Chief Executive Seth Goldman said the company has found a way to brew the fermented tea without sacrificing the probiotic benefits.
A Martin's Super Market in Mishawaka, Ind., will be the first in the state to open a Caribou Coffee kiosk under a new agreement between the grocery chain and coffee company. All 20 Martin's locations will carry the packaged coffee on store shelves.