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KonaRed, the Hawaii-based manufacturer of supplements and functional beverages, reported a 39% net sales rise for 2014. Sales rose to $1.3 million.
PepsiCo faces the challenge of redefining 'good for you', as it sees consumers turn their attention to real sugar, organic, and non-GMO.
The Coca-Cola Company has declared 2015 as a ‘transition’ year, with an ongoing $3bn cost-cutting drive and challenges such as macroeconomic volatility and political unrest to tackle.
Nearly seven in ten CEOs worldwide see the value of sustainability but only two out of ten (21%) companies are leveraging the full potential of sustainability practices, says a report.
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) will no longer build a Rs. 500 crore ($80m) bottling plant in Tamil Nadu, India citing ‘inordinate delays’ in the government system, but activists from the India...
A boycott which broke out in Canada urging consumers not to buy beer manufactured in cans by Crown Holdings has reached a settlement in the US.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has invested $15m in a minority stake in Bai Brands, which has generated explosive growth in multiple retail channels with its 'antioxidant infusion' low-calorie Bai5 beverages.
Nestlé USA will shift a majority of its US to Puerto Rico shipments from the Port of New York and New Jersey to JAXPORT (Jacksonville Port Authority) in Jacksonville, Florida.
Innocent Drinks is stretching beyond its smoothie comfort zone with a sparkling juice variant and blended coconut water to inject life into the health and wellness aisle, it says.
A boycott has broken out in Canada urging consumers not to buy beer manufactured in cans by Crown Holdings.
Constellation Brands insists growth targets for its beer business are ‘definitely not pie in the sky,’ as it reports a 12% increase in net beer sales in FY2015.
Anton Paar is targeting craft beer quality with a system which measures the speed of sound and temperature.
FrieslandCampina’s milk drink and smoothie brand Yazoo is expanding availability of its on-the-go yogurt smoothies this month, seeing great potential for a ‘snack that provides sustenance.’
Eight of the 10 biggest multinational food companies have improved their food security and sustainability policies over the past year – but all must do more to put their commitments...
Nestlé has opened a production factory in Vietnam to meet rising consumer demand for decaffeinated coffee, it said.
Natural soda maker Reed’s Inc. is exploring ways to expand awareness and distribution of its iconic ginger brews through partnerships with liquor companies, convenience stores and mainstream grocery stores, executives...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will pump £66M into a range of efficiency and operational upgrades across its UK manufacturing sites this year.
F&B giants Kraft Foods (which boasts beverage brands such as Maxwell House and Capri Sun) and Heinz will merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company.
Ardagh Groupclaims to havefound the most energy efficient way of defrosting, drying and preheating cullet (recycled glass) saving €116k a year at its plant in Nienburg, Germany, with an annual...
A.G.Barr says sports sponsorship with its Strathmore water brand has helped drive a 10% increase in company profit, with its other drinks also benefiting from sporting associations.
Creating a successful new soft drink has more to do with connecting with consumers than its taste or nutritional profile, says co-founder of Akuō – Drink to Think Lukas von Grebmer.
Bacardi claims to have made a “breakthrough” in spirit production technology with a new liquor named TANG, that is distilled entirely from green tea leaves.
‘Despite the recent political and economic disruption, the MEA ambient beverage market has grown and remains one of our core markets’, says SIG Combibloc as it announced opening a joint...
Each member of the Coca-Cola portfolio has a distinct identity and separate audience – so will they suffer under a ‘one brand’ strategy, asks Nir Wegrzyn of design agency BrandOpus.
Drinks giant Diageo has committed to 60-day supplier payment terms for SMEs, after threatening to extend the terms to 90 days on new tenders.