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Carlsberg closes two Russian breweries as Baltika attacks 'unbalanced' taxes and regulation

Carlsberg will close two breweries in Russia and reduce its capacity there by around 15%, with its local subsidiary Baltika Breweries blaming 'disproportionate' laws and taxes.

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Bend baijiu like Beckham: Diageo talks up Chinese turnaround but sales keep falling

Diageo chief Ivan Menezes today talked up the company’s turnaround plan for ‘challenged market’ China – where the company is betting on Beckham-backed Haig Club whisky and lower-cost baijiu - but volume sales still fell 20% year-on-year in H1 2015.

Garlic squash anyone? Tesco withdraws batch after wrong additive used

Tesco has withdrawn a batch of apple and blackcurrant squash from sale, following complaints from consumers over its ‘garlic odour.’

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A rose by the same name will taste less sweet: Coca Cola Canada reduces sweetness and calories

Coca-Cola in Canada will be ‘slightly less sweet’ this year, as the company brings the product in line with its offer across the rest of the world. 

Nestlé contacts Ecolean following successful Olper’s rebranding in Pakistan

Nestlé has contacted Ecolean following a successful relaunch of Olper’s UHT milk, owned by Engro Foods in Pakistan.

Researchers find key mechanism in green tea anti-cancer properties

Green tea and apple compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may trigger a process which sees oral cancer cells killed while healthy cells are left untouched, according to US researchers.

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Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years
'ONE GREEN FIBER BOTTLE': CARLSBERG CSR DIRECTOR Q&A

Carlsberg hopes for ‘viable’ wood fiber beer bottle within three years

Carlsberg tells BeverageDaily.com it hopes to have a viable wood fiber bottle by early 2018, and says...

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Coffee is the new sunscreen? Study links consumption to reduced melanoma risk

Researchers suggest drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could decrease the risk of melanoma...

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‘We've created the ultimate ice tea’: Virtue founder forecasts mass appeal

The founder of new UK ice tea brand, Virtue, claims his product can rival coconut water for...

Nestlé CEO talks Nespresso: ‘We wouldn’t have a healthy coffee business if we exploited suppliers’
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Nestlé CEO talks Nespresso: ‘We wouldn’t have a healthy coffee business if we exploited suppliers’

Nestlé boss Paul Bulcke declines to reveal how much coffee farmers servicing its Nespresso platform receive for every...

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Pulp fiction? Oranges vs orange juice: ACS study asks which is healthier

Researchers have pitted oranges and orange juice against each other, in an effort to find out which...

‘Broken big business ethics’: Diageo attacked for extending supplier payment terms
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‘Broken big business ethics’: Diageo attacked for extending supplier payment terms

A UK-based small business lobby today attacked drinks giant Diageo for extending payment terms to new suppliers...