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PepsiCo CEO on the threat of fresh: Indra Nooyi plots mastery of muted US retail market

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the company is positioning itself as the highest growth food and beverage manufacturer in a ‘relatively low growth’ US retail landscape where fresh food is trending strongly.

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Krones will slash Italian jobs to ensure site’s ‘long-term future’

Krones said today that it will scrap packaging and palletising operations of its subsidiary Kosme, which specializes in making smaller-sized filling and labelling machines for small bottlers and SMEs.

China

Premium brands will lead as China’s beer economy leapfrogs that of US

Now double the size of its American counterpart, China's beer market is an exciting place to be for international brewers in spite of protectionist controls put in place by its authorities.

Will Keurig Cold disrupt or disappoint?

Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum: Is mid-calorie cola a failed concept, why Keurig Cold may disappoint, and is ‘healthy’ in the eye of the beholder?

While beverage’s biggest guns have pumped some serious cash into developing ‘mid-calorie’ versions of their iconic brands (Dr Pepper TEN, Pepsi Next, Coca-Cola Life), not everyone is convinced they will deliver the incremental growth to the ailing soda category that's been promised.

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Carbonates put fizz in Britvic results from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Rising UK carbonates sales have put a fizz in Britvic’s third-quarter results for the 12 weeks to July 6, as Great Britain revenue climbed by nearly 5%.

Insects could be superfood – but don’t picture them from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Edible insects could be the next superfood, capable of delivering tasty, healthy and sustainable food – just don’t consumers photos of the bugs, according to a study of 2,000 Britons by research group Canadean.

High-salt diet could double threat of heart disease in people with diabetes: Study from FoodNavigator.com

People with type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt may face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to new research.

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‘Confusion and fear’ underpin beverage naturalness trend: Mintel

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Brainwave Drinks insists it’s targeting anyone with a brain and says the drink will appeal to consumers...

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