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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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Bai Brands goes sparkling with Bai Bubbles, warns CSDs ‘dying on the vine’

Bai Brands founder Ben Weiss says he believes carbonated soft drinks are ‘dying on the vine and need true variety’ as his firm aims to disrupt the category with sparkling line Bai Bubbles.

Carlsberg to adopt The Bowtie method to maximize level of expertise

Carlsberg is moving towards The Bowtie Method to maximize the level of interaction and expertise between its supply chain and procurement divisions

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL BOTTLED WATER CONGRESS, BUDAPEST, OCTOBER 6-8

‘Hydration Activation!’ Zenith Congress seeks to sustain bottled water growth

Zenith International’s 2014 Global Bottled Water Congress will take place in Budapest from October 6, and Chairman Richard Hall says it will focus on maintaining the category’s positive global momentum.

Age is just a number: Huge potential for protein in aging market, says DuPont

The rising aging population in the US presents an underexploited opportunity for food and beverage marketers—particularly in the already massive protein market, as older consumers are just as desperate for sustained energy as their younger counterparts.

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Scots economic confidence ‘plunges’ ahead of referendum from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The confidence of Scots in their economic future has plunged to its lowest level in more than a year, ahead of tomorrow’s independence referendum, according to retail research consultant Conlumino.

Junk food cravings linked to lapses in brain function, suggests study from FoodNavigator.com

Overindulging in high-calorie snacks may be partly caused by lapses in a specific part of the brain suggested to keep knee-jerk reactions in check, say researchers.

Brazilian premium choc market to grow 26% by 2020 as middle class buys in from ConfectioneryNews.com

Brand power and ingredient quality are the two principal factors that define a premium chocolate in the Brazilian market and the middle class wants more of it, according to the results of an exclusive survey shown to ConfectioneryNews by the Brazilian Association of Cocoa, Chocolate, Peanut, Candy and By-products’ Industries...

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

‘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...

Rabobank stark Scotch warning: Independence will hurt whisky industry

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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