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‘I ditched the Coca-Cola Life-style’: A millennial confession

Coca-Cola Life. Yes, it's green! (Photo: Coca-Cola Argentina)

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock insists people in the UK think Coca-Cola Life tastes just like standard Coke ahead of its September launch, but is this lack of differentiation necessarily good news?

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Think Drinks plans top-tier science for ‘first functional nootropic beverage’

US neurotech startup Think Drinks says it plans to conduct high-calibre peer-reviewed study to prove the benefits of what it claims is the world’s ‘first functional nootropic’ brain beverage.

P.E.T Engineering wins Devin water deal

P.E.T Engineering has designed packaging for Devin, mineral water in Bulgaria, made from Glasstar resin, which looks like glass.

ANALYSTS WARN DR PEPPER NEEDS 'CATALYSTS' TO DRIVE TOP-LINE GROWTH

‘They all want the next Glaceau deal!’ Dr Pepper’s Larry Young loves young entrepreneurs but finds them expensive

Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young says he loves the young entrepreneurs who run his allied brands – these include Bai 5 and Vita Coco – but says the buyout prices startups demand are ‘ridiculous’.

Drinks giant teams with London mayor for obesity strategy

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has teamed up with drinks firm Coca-Cola Great Britain for a £1M project to encourage Londoners to become more active and tackle obesity.

Consumer research finds 'steady energy' resonates

‘Sustained energy’ not as powerful a message as we thought: Cargill

No matter how much or how little consumers understand the concept of “energy”, one thing’s for certain. They want more of it. 

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Is Danone feeling the need for Mead? from NutraIngredients.com

 Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core foods businesses or just shifting infant-medical gears?

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US-China collaboration will have ‘significant impact’ on food safety from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A Californian college has joined with one of China’s leading agricultural universities in the first step to establishing a Sino-US food safety research centre.

Children see, children do: Will Mexican kids slim down by watching less candy ads? from ConfectioneryNews.com

Just a week after Mexico banned commercials for soda, snacks and confectionery products during cinema showings of children’s movies and during children’s TV programming, Mexican authorities say ads for Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Hershey´s and Holanda products are already out of line with the new rules.

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'People don't break windows': Second Glass boss on US Wine Riots
BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: TYLER BALLIET, SECOND GLASS

'People don't throw chairs and break windows': Second Glass boss on starting US Wine Riots

Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us...

Energy aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

The energy drinks aisle lacks packaging guile: Why Coke's NOS can't catch Monster

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola energy drinks brands AMP, NOS and Full Throttle continue to lose ground on Red...

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building...

Monster Energy launches energy-soda Assault on UK CSD mainstream

Monster Energy launches energy-soda Assault on UK CSD mainstream

Monster Energy has launched two new drinks in the UK market via Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), with soda-energy...

Captain Morgan rum rapped for implying alcohol can overcome boredom

Diageo's Captain Morgan rum rapped for implying alcohol can overcome boredom

Diageo rum brand Captain Morgan has again been censured by UK advertising regulator the ASA – this...

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