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Canadean analyst suggests Coke and Pepsi diversify to shake Vita Coco UK stranglehold

Vita Coco has a circa. 90% share of UK coconut water sales

Canadean says Coca-Cola and Pepsi need time to interest a wider UK audience in coconut water brands Zico and O.N.E but thinks the brands would benefit from greater diversification vis-à-vis market leader Vita Coco.

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Rabobank’s stark Scotch warning: Independence will hurt whisky industry

Rabobank believes the short-term impact of Scottish independence on the whisky industry would be negative – affecting access to export markets, foreign exchange, taxation rates and input costs.

ABI takeout of SAB Miller could be 'transformative' for Molson Coors

With AB InBev rumored to be exploring a takeover of SAB Miller, one US analyst says the deal could prove 'transformative' for Molson Coors' beer prospects in this market.

‘Soda declines look a lot like those seen for cigarettes’: Analyst

Soda sales trends in the US look quite similar to those seen for cigarettes, according to one analyst, but she warns that the industry can’t rely on the same pricing power to manage declines.

Diageo backs £10M fund for distillers

New and growing distillers could draw on a £10M fund to help their businesses grow, thanks to an initiative backed by spirits giant Diageo.

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PET packaging pounces on traditional glass territory: Sidel eyes up edible oils from FoodProductionDaily.com

Sidel sees growth in the edible oils market as a ‘huge opportunity’ for its PET packaging business and believes it can take a chunk of the sector away from traditional glass bottles.

UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013 from BakeryAndSnacks.com

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue an upward trajectory for the next four years, according to a Key Note report.

Consuming high-fat dairy slashes type 2 diabetes risk: Study from DairyReporter.com

A high intake of high-fat dairy products such as cream could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.

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Beck’s US beer row intensifies as Anheuser-Busch fails to KO case
"The lawsuit is without merit and we will aggressively defend it': Anheuser-Busch

Beck’s US beer row intensifies as AB InBev fails to KO court case claiming German brewing deception

Anheuser-Busch lawyers have failed to KO a lawsuit brought by US consumers who claim the company misled...

Canadean predicts US fizzy water sales will soar at expense of CSDs

Canadean predicts US fizzy water sales will soar at expense of CSDs

Canadean predicts that US carbonated water sales will grow 12% in 2014 as health-conscious consumers embrace the...

Senator pushes for guidelines on young athletes' safe energy drink use
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Senator pushes for guidelines on safe energy drink use by young athletes

US senator for New Jersey Bob Menendez has introduced a bill into Congress to ‘promote youth athletic...

Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon
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Change brewing as Malaysia hops onto craft beer bandwagon

Faced with increasing gains across Asia-Pacific, not least in Australia where traditional brewers are fast losing market...

FBULA Bootstrapping, brand-building & Fresh & Easy’s quest for the new

Bootstrapping, brand-building & Fresh & Easy’s quest for what's ‘fresh, unique and new’: A day at the Food & Beverage University

From how to keep control of your trade spending to presenting the perfect pitch to investors (spoiler...

Scottish independence - the effect on food and drink

Food and drink in an independent Scotland – in pictures

Thousands of Scots will vote for or against Scottish independence this Thursday (September 18), but how do...

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