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'WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HAWAIIAN PUNCH' - CEO LARRY YOUNG ROARS

‘It seems like Hawaiian Punch is sort of dying’: Analyst delivers Dr Pepper punchline

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Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young insists his firm will ‘never give up’ on Hawaiian Punch after one financial analyst suggested that the brand might be a busted flush.

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Vegetable taste trend sweeps into US spirits and beer: Treatt reveals

Vegetable-based drinks are now so entrenched in the US that the trend is even moving into the spirits and beer sectors, according to Treatt, as the company insists there is already a need to differentiate.

Sangria can shake ‘rock bottom’ party price tag and premiumize: Mintel

Sangria has a ‘golden opportunity’ to shed its image as a cheap party drink and go upmarket, says Mintel analyst Jonny Forsyth, who sees exciting growth prospects in the US, Europe and China.

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'Barrels are bullshit' says next-gen Aussie cooper with eyes on Asia

While wine barrel innovator Flexcube is targeting New World wineries in the Americas for half of its international sales, the Australian company has not forgotten about vineyards across the Asia-Pacific region.

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

CA soda warning label: commonsense or red-tape nightmare?

Earlier this month, a California Senate committee approved a bill to mandate warning labels on sugary beverages. As SB 1000 awaits votes in the Senate Committee on Appropriations later this month before a full Senate floor vote, the question of public health versus consumer choice is the focus of the...

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BrewDog opens school for next generation of brewers from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Scotland’s largest independent brewery BrewDog has opened a new bottling shop and school in London that will help grow the next generation of brewers, according to the firm’s boss.

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits from FoodNavigator.com

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the last week. 

Australia experiencing Danone Nutricia infant formula shortage from DairyReporter.com

Karicare and Aptamil brand infant formula products are in short supply in Australia for the second time in just over a year, as manufacturer Nutricia Australia New Zealand (Nutricia ANZ) struggles to keep up with increasing demand.

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‘Double whammy’: Senator insists FDA rule could cripple craft brewers

‘Double whammy’: Senator insists FDA rule could cripple craft brewers

Senator Charles Schumer is calling on US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Margaret Hamburg to strike...

Tumor in a beer bottle: Scary NHS advert survives industry strike
CONTROVERSIAL HEALTH SERVICE AD COMPARES ALCOHOL TO ASBESTOS AND TOBACCO

Tumor in a beer bottle: Scary NHS advert survives industry strike

The UK beer industry has failed in its bid to stop the broadcast of a controversial National...

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new...

 ‘Astonished’ US lawyers: Controversial powdered booze could follow vodka tampon fad

‘Astonished’ US lawyers: Controversial powdered booze could follow vodka tampon fad

US attorneys Lehrman Beverage Law say they are ‘astonished’ that 58% alcohol by weight powder Palcohol has...

Putting the joy back in US juice: Mintel’s top trends for $15.5bn market

Putting the joy back in US juice: Mintel’s top trends for $15.5bn market

Tropical flavors may help US juice brands stem sales losses, according to Mintel, which notes a raft...

PepsiCo boss Nooyi stifles succession talk: ‘At this point I’m still in the chair!’
CEO NOOYI 'FEELS GOOD' ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN BEVERAGES

PepsiCo boss Nooyi stifles succession talk: ‘At this point I’m still in the chair!’

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi insists she’s ‘still in the chair’ after one analyst asked for her thoughts...