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Carlsberg reports ‘mixed year’ in 2015

The Carlsberg Group has reported strong performance in Asia, but a challenging year for its Western and Eastern Europe businesses. 

Good news for Carlsberg in Asia; but challenges in Europe. Pic: iStock.

Asahi bids for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands, in a bid worth $2.9bn. 

Tetra Pak launches its Tetra Rex Bio-based gable top in the US

Tetra Pak’s gable top, which was first introduced in Europe as Tetra Rex Bio-based last year, has been launched in the US and expects to deliver more than 100 million of the renewable packages globally in 2016.

Australia

Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea backed by ‘multi-million dollar’ campaign

Coca-Cola South Pacific has backed the launch of its Fuze Tea ice tea brand in Australia with a multi-million dollar marketing push. 

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If Mexico’s soda tax really works, why are tax revenues still rising?

A widely reported study on Mexico's soda tax is zealous and flawed in many ways, writes Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council. 

News in brief

Indian brewers: Lowering beer tax would do ‘immense good to society’

Over 90% of all alcohol consumed in India is in the spirits category, according to a survey by the All India Brewers Association which also found beer languishing at 7% and wine hardly even registering.

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