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Danone Waters warns EU bottled water PEF rules could cost struggling SMEs

Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.

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CANADEAN BEVERAGE PACKAGING 2014, BRUSSELS

Smoothie brand Froosh warns of ‘social washing’ on supply chain sustainability

Scandinavia’s top-selling smoothie manufacturer Froosh has called for ‘trade not aid’ in developing countries and insists beverage brands should do more to understand their supply chains.

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Nestle commissions empathic robot to sell its coffee machines in Japan

Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.  

Firm will commit a larger share of capital to shareholders in 2015

O-I North America sales drop 3% after decline in major domestic beer brands

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the major domestic beer brands.

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

Fireball pulls whiskey after EU regulation breach

Fireball whiskey has recalled products in three EU countries which breached regulations after shipping its drink there meant for North America.

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Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

As PepsiCo inks a deal with SodaStream to test launch its brands on the platform, Euromonitor analyst...

Diageo's 'deep regret': Scotch distiller fined for worker injuries
multinational fined £18K for safety failings

Diageo's 'deep regret': Johnnie Walker Scotch distiller fined for worker injuries

Diageo Scotland has been fined £18k for safety failings, after two workers were injured in falls at...

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican brand Penafiel

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral...

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The Coca-Cola Company’s ‘Hall of Fame’ chief marketing officer to retire

The Coca-Cola Company’s chief marketing and commercial officer, Joe Tripodi, will retire from the company at the...

Heineken CFO: Deadly Ebola virus has only hit Sierra Leone business

Heineken CFO: Deadly Ebola virus has only hit our Sierra Leone business

Heineken CFO Rene Hooft Graafland says the deadly Ebola virus has only hit the brewer’s business in...

‘Everything's possible in energy drinks there’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

‘Everything is possible in energy drinks: There’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category...

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