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Energy drinks may hog the limelight, but watch out for RTD teas: Euromonitor

The growth of naturally healthy ready-to-drink (RTD) teas is predicted to be even stronger than that of energy drinks, according to figures released by Euromonitor this week.

ABC article says climate change is impacting quality of Chinese tea; whether botanicals in other regions are affected is less clear

Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication of the American Botanical Council.  Whether climate change is similarly affecting the quality and availability of other botanical ingredients from...

Endocrine disruptor criteria aim in EC consultation

A consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors has been launched by the European Commission.

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United Biscuits to roll out waste cooking oil for lorries from FoodProductionDaily.com

United Biscuits (UB) has developed a sustainability initiative by using waste cooking oil to power 12 of its lorries and plans to roll out the project further across the business.

Packing nutritional punch: Weetabix calls out low salt, fat and sugar front-of-pack from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Weetabix has redesigned its pack to draw attention to the cereal's nutritional value in a crowded marketplace, its senior brand manager says. 

Smurfit Kappa to acquire US Bates Container for $150m from FoodProductionDaily.com

Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Bates Container, a non-integrated corrugated packaging manufacturer in the US.

Agilent updates hardware and software on Q-TOF GC/MS system from FoodQualityNews.com

Agilent Technologies has introduced an updated Quadrupole Time of Flight (Q-TOF) Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) System.

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‘Buying a craft beer holding? That’ll never work!’ Heineken CEO

‘Buying a craft beer holding? That’ll never work!’ Heineken CEO talks up Affligem

Heineken boss Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer admits his company can’t simply buy up small breweries to tap the...

Corona can help fire Casa Noble tequila sales: Constellation Brands

Corona can help fire Casa Noble tequila sales: Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands CFO Bob Ryder insists that the firm can leverage Corona Extra’s popularity among Hispanics in...

Premium private label drinks colonize branded EU shelf space: Canadean

Premium private label drinks colonize branded EU shelf space: Canadean

An increasing number of private label drinks are gaining traction in space traditionally reserved for ‘premium’ brands,...

Low quality aloe vera beverages threaten UK market, distributor warns

Low quality aloe vera beverage brands threaten UK market, distributor warns

A UK distributor of premium aloe vera drinks claims that low quality rivals risk ruining the nascent...

Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estates takeover talks collapse

Treasury Wine Estates has ended discussions for two potential takeover proposals, saying the offers ‘undervalued the company.’

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