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Yuengling’s Ice Cream launches Cinnamon Churro and other new flavors for 2016

With the aim of attracting a new generation of ice cream fans, Yuengling’s Ice Cream will launch Cinnamon Churro and three other new flavors in 2016.

UBM says security and comfort of attendees is ‘paramount’; registrations up 6%

32 firms pull out of FiE in wake of Paris attacks

Around 32 of 1400 exhibiting companies (3%) have pulled out of the industry event Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) next week in Paris following the city’s fatal attacks, despite efforts from...

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Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles

Coopers Brewery has launched a range of home-brew beer extracts under the Thomas Cooper label to tap into the fast-growing global trend for craft beer. The ingredients are already online...

Mexico and Mexican beer offer huge potential for Heineken

Mexican beers and expansion in the Mexican market have strong potential for growth for Heineken, according to a company executive.

CCE opens factory to inspire young people into industry

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has thrown open the doors of its Morpeth site in Northumberland to students in a bid to show them the many job opportunities in the food and...

Brau Beviale: Interview with Rexam's sector director, Europe

‘There’s lots of potential for us to explore’: Rexam on cans in new beverage categories

Water, dairy drinks, iced coffee and functional drinks all offer exciting growth potential for beverage cans, according to Rexam.  

Constellation Brands to pay $1bn to purchase Ballast Point Brewery

Constellation Brands has announced that it will purchase Ballast Point Brewery for $1bn.

Klean Athlete line sponsors US water polo teams

Klean Athlete, a Douglas Labs supplement brand, has announced a partnership with the US national men’s and women’s water polo teams. It’s part of the brand’s strategy to expand beyond...

Carlsberg to axe 2,000 jobs and cut UK production

Carlsberg plans to cut about 2,000 white-collar jobs worldwide and scale back on beer production at its brewery in Northampton.

‘Beautifully pure water’: Iceberg Water leverages majesty of Mother Nature

Iceberg Water – a premium bottled water sourced from icebergs – says the stark beauty of the natural phenomena will help market the brand as it grows.  

AB InBev and SABMiller formalize terms of deal; with MillerCoors stake to be sold

AB InBev has formalized a £71bn / $107bn offer for SABMiller, which will see SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors sold off to address regulatory issues.

The two companies will assume joint control over four Coca-Cola bottlers

European Commission approves The Coca-Cola Company and Cobega acquisition

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and Cobega (Spain) for joint control of Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) in the UK.

Entrepreneur to bring hot canned beverage to the US

After years of popularity in Japan, an entrepreneur is bringing hot canned coffee to the US.

AB InBev and SABMiller: Deadline extended again

The deadline for AB InBev to make its formal takeover offer for SABMiller has been pushed back another week; with the date now set as 11 November.


Beer and computer games: From Black Ops to Black Hops

First Carlsberg announced a beer to coincide with the launch of Fallout 4, a computer game; now Australian craft brewer Black Hops Brewing has followed suit. 

Turning round a Bud Light blip: AB InBev to inject new creativity into the brand

Bud Light is under pressure in the US; but AB InBev promises to re-invigorate the brand next year.

EXCLUSIVE: Minute Maid Sparkling 'will offer a unique proposition to the category'

Coca-Cola to axe Glaceau fruitwater and replace it with 6% juice product called Minute Maid Sparkling

Coca-Cola is to axe Glaceau fruitwater following disappointing sales and replace it in March 2016 with a 6% juice product called Minute Maid Sparkling, FoodNavigator-USA has learned.

J&J Snack Foods to pay $2.1m to temporary workers after federal investigation

J&J Snack Foods has been ordered to pay millions in wages and damages after a labor violation.

AB InBev and SABMiller: regulators extend deadline for formal offer

AB InBev has been given another week to make a formal takeover offer for SABMiller, with today’s deadline extended by UK regulators. 

True Drinks teams up with Niagra Bottling to make AquaBall preservative-free

True Drinks Holdings has struck a deal with Niagara Bottling under which the latter will produce a preservative-free formulation of True Drinks’ flagship sugar- and calorie-free kids’ beverage AquaBall.

'RTD is a fast-growing, key category' Nestlé boosts RTD Milo and Nescafé with Malaysia factory

Traditional versions of products like Nescafé and Milo still account for the lion’s share of the business: but ready-to-drink (RTD) varieties are a fast-growing category, especially in Malaysia, says Nestlé...

Global Bottled Water Congress, Lisbon

‘Our consumers are too poor to buy cheap things.’ AJE’s strategy for success in emerging markets

Brands often fall into the trap of thinking that consumers in emerging markets only want cheap, generic products. But these consumers are just as savvy as those in developed markets...

UK Moringa-based beauty drink overcomes 'horrible' taste

A herbal nutricosmetic drink is being launched in the UK utilising the amino acid-rich Himalyan herb, Moringa oleifeira, with the company involved saying it has overcome the 'horrible' taste of moringa....

US Forest Service sued over Nestlé bottled water controversy

The US Forest Service is being sued for not taking action against Nestlé Waters North America, with public interest groups saying the company is bottling water without a current permit...

Coca-Cola pulls out of talks to acquire stake in Chobani: Reports

The Coca-Cola Company has reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in US Greek yogurt giant, Chobani.

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