What's new? What's next?
The answers the beverage industry provides to these consumer questions will determine to a large extent how the next 12 months turn out for producers and retailers alike.
Of all the beverage categories, consumers seem most keen on functional beverages that add something -- or leave something else out. Everything from vitamin-infused water and diet soda to heart-healthy, organic wine and low-carb beer is making sales bubble at supermarkets across t