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The Philosopher Fizz? Study suggests thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke

Japanese academics say that students in a taste test comparing the world’s two bitter cola rivals were more likely to prefer Pepsi to Coke when asked to give reasons why.

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Vita Coco CEO: ‘Strong UK rival can help us build £250m coconut water category’

Vita Coco’s UK CEO Giles Brook says he would welcome a strong rival to accelerate growth in coconut water and predicts £75m sales for his brand in 2014.

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

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Rhubarb, Lavender, cucumber… and significantly less sugar. It’s time soda got sophisticated, says DRY Soda

There’s a reason why soda is generally sweet and comes in three flavors (cola, lemon & lime and root beer), because that’s what sells, right? Wrong, says DRY Soda founder and CEO Sharelle Klaus, whose best-selling flavors include lavender, rhubarb and cucumber. 

Sidel grabs African opportunities for PET packaging

Demand for liquid packaging is growing in Africa, and PET packaging specialist Sidel says the continent is a ‘huge opportunity’ for them.  

KPS to buy Anchor Glass from Ardagh Group

KPS Capital Partners (KPS) will acquire Anchor Glass Container Corporation and its affiliates (Anchor Glass) from Ardagh Holdings USA. 

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Tetra Pak triples flavoured milk production at Mengniu plant from DairyReporter.com

Tetra Pak has installed its high speed A3/Speed filling machine with the product's first customer, Chinese dairy Mengniu. 

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Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne from DairyReporter.com

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company. 

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Is Big Food the new tobacco? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

As the class-action lawsuits pile up amid growing public health concerns over obesity and ongoing labeling debates, one has to wonder: Is Big Food going the way of Big Tobacco? And who should regulate food and beverage industry marketing? Companies, government or consumers?

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Bartex's rifle-shaped bottle is 'entirely inappropriate,' says ICP

Bartex's rifle-shaped bottle is 'entirely inappropriate,' says ICP

Bartex’s Red Army Vodka – which comes in a bottle the shape of a rifle - has...

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair
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‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

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...

What do Unilever and Kermit the Frog have in common?
INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: IN PICTURES

What do Unilever and Kermit the Frog have in common?

A sneak peek at some of the action on the conference floor at Zenith International's InnoBev Global...

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...