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Best global beverage brands: Who joins Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Budweiser?

Coca-Cola has taken the #3 spot in Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands Report, which identifies the most valuable brands across the world. Pepsi, Budweiser, and Nescafé also feature in the...

Update on European Commission Phase II proceedings

Ball receives warning Rexam deal may increase price of aluminium cans and bottles

Ball has allegedly received a statement of objections (SO) from competition watchdogs over its deal with Rexam, warning it may increase the price of aluminum cans and bottles.

Fizzy drink sugar levels vary dramatically between countries, says survey

Research highlighting the variation in soft drink sugar content around the world – a difference of as much as 29g sugar (7 teaspoons) per 330ml for the same brand in...

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Nestlé, Krones, ChemDAQ among founding members of association

Nestlé, Solvay, Krones and ChemDAQ are founding members of an industry association to ensure the safe use of aseptic processing chemicals.

Coconut water will keep growing, says Canadean: 'People cannot get enough'

Last year 587m litres of coconut water were sold globally, and consumption is predicted to rise by a further 15% in 2015, according to Canadean.

Umisol installs Infrared Blocking window filters at Coca-Cola

Umisol has partnered with The Coca-Cola Company to install its Infrared Blocking Filter at its Services Building at its company HQ in Brussels.

Calls mount to evolve EU sports foods regulations

European food bodies have reiterated calls to better regulate the sports food, drink and supplement category to ease uncertainty and inconsistency across the EU’s 28 member states – and boost innovation.

fairlife: ‘We’re responsible for a large portion of the growth in the value-added dairy category’

Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk brand fairlife isn’t sharing any numbers, yet. But if you’re wondering how it’s performing, the answer is very nicely, says communications director Anders Porter, who says the...

Some US consumers turned off by process behind Fairlife: Euromonitor

Some US consumers are turned off by the process behind Coca-Cola’s high-protein, lactose-free Fairlife milk, according to Euromonitor.

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

Nearly one third of UK tweets are about food and drink companies - an impressive figure.  But as we reported yesterday , most companies aren't making...

Back to the farm: Companies need to zoom in on climate risks in agriculture, says CDP

Many multinational food and beverage brands are missing their biggest chance to address climate risks, according to the global non-profit group CDP, which says companies need to work closer with...

Co-founder: 'The deal we have done means we retain control'

Suja CEO on the Coca-Cola deal: 'It’s been a wild wild ride.. three years ago, we hadn’t even sold our first bottle!'

While news that Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division have invested in organic juice brand Suja probably didn’t shock anyone that’s been tracking its jaw-dropping growth trajectory, it’s hard...

Coca-Cola takes minority stake in Suja Juice: ‘This is a huge complementary opportunity for us’

Coca-Cola is taking a minority stake in super-premium organic juice firm Suja and will distribute the San-Diego-based firm’s products through its Odwalla chilled direct store delivery system. 

Beverage Bites: news up to August 13, 2015

Coca-Cola on Greece, how artificial intelligence could predict wine value fluctuations, and more beverage bites

Coca-Cola has seen ‘positive momentum’ in Greece despite challenging conditions, but remains cautious about the remainder of 2015. Meanwhile, aspartame-free Diet Pepsi hits shelves in the US… read on for...

Jobs threat after Coca-Cola bottlers merger: analyst

The merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) with two other European bottlers could result in job losses and plant closures, according to a leading analyst.

World’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler to be created by merger of three European operations

The world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola European Partners, will be formed by the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke.

Four former CTI employees found guilty of stealing ‘trade secrets’ from firm that makes cans turn blue when beverage is cold

Four former Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) employees have been found guilty by a Colorado jury of stealing trade secrets from the company, which makes cans turn blue when a beverage...

Coca-Cola sees success with small pack sizes, celebrating ‘a tremendous amount of positive growth’

Smaller pack sizes are fuelling growth and winning the approval of customers, says Coca-Cola, with sales of such formats up 17%. 

Liquid Light to create MEG from CO2 for The Coca-Cola Company PlantBottle Packaging Program

Liquid Light has signed an agreement with The Coca-Cola Company for its technology to create mon-ethylene glycol (MEG) from CO2 as part of the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) firm PlantBottle Packaging...

Coca-Cola pulls Fanta advert and app after Australian watchdog rules they were directed at children

Coca-Cola has withdrawn a Fanta TV advert and mobile app, after Australia’s advertising watchdog ruled the campaigns breached advertising guidelines.

Coca-Cola suffers setback in juice labeling lawsuit

A California judge has refused to throw out a false advertising lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola of misleading shoppers by marketing a juice comprised almost entirely of apple and grape juice as...

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’

CCE will have all cardboard and corrugated packaging FSC certified by the end of 2015

‘Despite the fact nearly all of our packaging is recyclable, it is often not recycled’, says Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) in its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report.

Redesign on PET bottle blowers to be rolled out to 10 sites in 2015

Coca-Cola to invest in improved energy-efficient equipment as part of its 2020 Sustainability Plan

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) has released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) Report, providing an update on its Sustainability Plan and replacing CCE’s 2013/2014 CRS Report.

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HAZMAT crews called to Coca-Cola ammonia spill

Fire and Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) teams are on the scene of an ammonia leak at the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Speedway, Indianapolis, US.

Coca-Cola Enterprises pledges to cut calories by 10% by 2020

Coca-Cola Enterprises is positioning itself as ‘part of the solution to obesity,’ as it pledges to reduce calories by 10% per litre across its beverage portfolio in the next five...

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