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ALAN CLARK INSISTS SOFT DRINKS CENTRAL TO SAB GROWTH STRATEGY

SAB Miller sells Appletiser to Coke in $260m deal as firms ink Africa bottling mega merger

The Coca-Cola Company and SAB Miller have inked a deal to combine their non-alcoholic bottling operations in Southern and East Africa into a $2.9bn turnover business that will accelerate sales in 12 high-growth countries.

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WINE VISION 2014: COMBATING THE 'NEW-AGE PROHIBITIONISTS'

‘The wine world is under attack, and it needs to up its game’, Wine Economist Mike Veseth

Eminent wine writer and economist Mike Veseth warns that the wine world needs to combat the threat of ‘new age prohibitionists’ and authentic, interesting and affordable spirits and beers.

Cost-cutting Britvic exceeds 2014 profits forecast

British soft drinks giant Britvic has exceeded its 2014 forecast with a 18% increase in full-year operating profit. 

Australia

Wealthy Aussies don’t just opt for champagne—they’ll guzzle anything

High earners in Australia are not only more likely to drink more champagne, but also more beer, wine and spirits than their less affluent neighbours, according to Roy Morgan Research.

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Sidel relocates to a bigger office in the UK

Sidel has relocated its UK office from Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, to better serve its customers in the UK and Ireland.

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‘People should forget their brands and just market wine!’ Wine Riot
WINE VISION 2014: TYLER BALLIET COMPARES WINE LEXICON WITH THAT OF 90s PC

‘People should stop thinking about their own brands and just market wine!’ Wine Riot founder

The brains behind the successful Wine Riot events in the US, Tyler Balliet, believes that winemakers should...

Bulgaria strip stamp change threat to premium spirits, spiritsEUROPE

Bulgaria strip stamp change threatens premium spirits, spiritsEUROPE warns

spiritsEUROPE revealed today that it has written to the Bulgarian Finance Minister asking him to delay a...

Double-the-price US milk brand Fairlife will ‘rain money’: Coca-Cola

Double-the-price US premium Fairlife milk brand will ‘rain money’: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is confident its premium Fairlife milk brand, due to launch across the US next month, will...

Bringing movie magic to wine world will win new drinkers: Direct Wines
WINE VISION 2014: THE AGE OF OPPORTUNITY & DIVERGENCE

‘Bringing movie magic to the wine world will win new drinkers’: Direct Wines CEO

Simon McMurtrie

CEO, Direct Wines

Coffee silverskin beverages have weight management potential: Study

Coffee silverskin beverages have weight management potential: Study

Beverages made with with coffee silverskin - a major by-product of the coffee roasting process - have potential...

Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

BREAKING NEWS: Onex to acquire SIG Combibloc Group for $4.66bn

Onex Corporation (Onex) has agreed to buy SIG Combibloc Group (SIG) for €3.75bn ($4.66bn), with the transaction...

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