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‘Focus No.1: Bud Light has to work!’ Anheuser-Busch boss reveals Top 5 US priorities

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito says growth for Bud Lite is the brewer’s top US priority as the brand lost less share in Q3 2014, and insists the company won’t spend more on marketing its growth value portfolio.

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‘Big fight in a Mini business’: Super Bock glosses Portuguese beer battle with Sagres

Unicer’s innovation head explains how adding pull-off caps to 200ml ‘Mini’ beer bottles allowed the Super Bock brand to win back market share from Portuguese rival Sagres in the late 2000s.

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‘Instagram trumps Facebook for brand engagement’ – Lipton North America exec suggests

Jaime Crespo, senior brand manager, Lipton North America, says research suggests consumers are 59 times more likely to engage with brands on Instagram than Facebook, while millennials measure wealth more by experiences.

Firm to invest in India to meet demand for extruded aluminium packaging

Ball saw weaker than expected can sales after the Brazil World Cup

Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected customer demand for its beverage cans in Brazil following the World Cup.

Coffee firms should broaden ranges

Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.

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Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ within supply chain
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Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ on supply chain sustainability

Scandinavia’s top-selling smoothie manufacturer Froosh has called for ‘trade not aid’ in developing countries and insists beverage...

Danone Waters warns bottled water PEFs could cost SMEs
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Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their...

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Rebel Kitchen celebrates Tesco listings in mission for healthy snacks

Start down with the kids: ‘It’s one of the best decisions we made as a brand’

Rebel Kitchen is launching its children’s coconut ‘mylks’ in Tesco this week, just 10 months after CEO...

‘Too early to declare victory’ with Coca-Cola Life: CCE

‘Too early to declare victory’ with Coca-Cola Life: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) says it is too early to ‘declare victory’ with stevia-sweetened cola Coca-Cola Life after...

Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

As PepsiCo inks a deal with SodaStream to test launch its brands on the platform, Euromonitor analyst...

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican brand Penafiel

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral...

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