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BIG Cola meets BIG Buddhism: ‘AJE isn’t your typical capitalist company’

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AJE’s CMO and Zen Buddhist master Jorge Lopez Doriga tells BeverageDaily.com that AJE ‘isn’t your typical capitalist company’, although flag brand BIG Cola is the fourth best-selling soft drink worldwide.

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Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

Despite Coke’s worrying soda sales slide, CEO Muhtar Kent revealed yesterday that not-from-concentrate juice brand Simply Orange brand bucked broader category declines to grow double digit in the US last year.

‘Whoa, whoa, we’ve gotta go, back to court!’ Molson Coors revives Canada court spat

Settlement discussions between Molson Coors and SAB Miller over the former’s right to distribute SAB’s brands in Canada have foundered and the beer giants are heading back to court.

Major breakthrough for Scotch in battle to beat Aussie fraudsters

Scotland’s whisky industry is celebrating a “major breakthrough” in Australia, where this the spirit was registered as a certification trademark. The move comes after a long battle by Scotch Whisky Association to counter fakes, for which Australia has been one of the worst offenders.

Hiperbaric ‘can’t complain’ about growth in HPP market

The market for high-pressure processed food is expected to hit $18bn by 2018; an expert from HPP provider Hiperbaric shares some of the strongest factors behind the technology’s global growth.

Morrisons criticised for YouTube alcohol advert

Morrisons has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after its video advertisement, broadcast during a series of children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of spirit bottles with the voice-over “These litre bottles of spirits are £15 each …”

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Whey protein’s benefits for improved body composition supported by new meta-analysis from NutraIngredients-USA.com

Intake of whey protein as a supplement or in combination with resistance exercise, or as part of a weight-loss or weight-maintenance diet, may boost body composition for men and women, says a new meta-analysis of data from 14 randomized controlled trials.

Transparency in food science

New EFSA chief-designate: ‘Our first priority is to get the science right’ from NutraIngredients.com

The European Union’s central science agency must become more transparent to meet rapid technological change in food and agriculture, its likely next chief told the European Parliament this week. And conflicts of interest were not an issue.

High blood pressure? Eat Norwegian cheese, says study from DairyReporter.com

Consumption of Gamalost, a traditional Norwegian cheese, may reduce blood pressure, researchers claim.

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‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair
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Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith...

Sweetened beverages again linked to stroke risk, and effects could be dose-related, says new study

Sweetened beverages again linked to stroke risk, and effects could be dose-related, says new study

Increased intakes of sweetened beverages may increase the risk of stroke, says a new study from Sweden.

‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent
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‘The Poster Boys of HPP!’: Coldpress takes smoothie fight to Innocent

Cold Press MD Andrew Gibb reveals the HPP juice and smoothie brand’s sales could hit circa. $5m...

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Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes
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Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes

The CEO of Portuguese beer giant Unicer insists his firm will target global growth without clashing with...