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Fanta's 1940 birth in Germany had no association with Nazi Party, clarifies Coca-Cola, after ad backlash

Coca-Cola has apologised for any offence caused by an online Fanta video, after viewers suggested it referred to Nazi Germany as the ‘good old times.’

FOUNDER PLANS TO SHAKE-UP DULL US AMBIENT DAIRY-FREE AISLE

‘People think we’re insane!’ UK coconut mylk brand Rebel Kitchen braves US 'beast'

Sometimes entrepreneurs have to take a ‘leap of faith’, says Rebel Kitchen founder Tamara Arbib, as she takes her coconut ‘mylks’ to the US just over a year after an initial UK launch.

Soft drink tax targets heavy consumers, says Australian study

An excise tax on sugary drinks would be an effective way of improving the health of those who drink high amounts of the beverages, according to an Australian study. 

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Daily coffee polyphenols can reduce diabetes risk, say Japanese researchers

Japanese researchers have found coffee polyphenols can reduce type 2 diabetes risk via an insulin-regulating intestinal peptide.

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets Jumbo and C1000 have boycotted Bertolli olive oil and products from Ferrero and Douwe Egberts following a pricing row – although Douwe Egberts products returned to shelves last week after it reached an agreement with the retailers.

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Jägermeister sales bomb: ‘Extremely aggressive’ US pricing hits herbal liqueur

Jägermeister sales bomb: ‘Extremely aggressive’ US pricing hits herbal liqueur

Sales of the world’s best-selling liqueur brand Jagermeister fell 5.6% in 2014 due to a slowdown in...

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

How Coke got its curves: Coca-Cola's contour bottle celebrates 100 years

Coca-Cola has launched a global campaign featuring icons such as Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Ray Charles,...

Not just any old bottle: Diageo ‘smart bottle’ thwarts counterfeiters and boosts consumer experience
Patent-pending technology on Johnnie Walker Blue Label goes beyond QR codes

Not just any old bottle: Diageo ‘smart bottle’ thwarts counterfeiters and boosts consumer experience

Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can...

Beam Suntory fights ‘frivolous’ lawsuit attacking Jim Beam bourbon's handcrafted credentials

Beam Suntory fights ‘frivolous’ lawsuit attacking Jim Beam bourbon's handcrafted credentials

Beam Suntory insists it will fight a US class action filed last week accusing the company of...

'Semi-skimmed soft drinks!' Mid-calorie soda could become the mainstream choice, Zenith International

'Semi-skimmed soft drinks!' Mid-calorie soda could become the mainstream choice, Zenith International

Mid-calorie soft drinks have the potential to gain ground on traditional full calorie drinks – and could...

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

Nestlé #notjustaboutfood! Multinational launches internship contest with Twitter

Nestlé UK & Ireland is launching a joint internship scheme with Twitter, a programme that will help...

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