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'WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HAWAIIAN PUNCH' - CEO LARRY YOUNG ROARS

‘It seems like Hawaiian Punch is sort of dying’: Analyst delivers Dr Pepper punchline

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young insists his firm will ‘never give up’ on Hawaiian Punch after one financial analyst suggested that the brand might be a busted flush.

Analyst warns of CCE's 'challenged start' with smaller 1.75 L Coke bottle

A US analyst warns that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has suffered a ‘slightly challenged start’ with its new 1.75 liter contoured PET bottle in Great Britain.

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Caliwater cactus drink founder: ‘We’re where Zico was 10 years ago’

Longtime friends and film and television industry colleagues Matt McKee and Melissa Reed’s plans for a locally sourced juice bar in downtown Los Angeles morphed into a beverage company whose...

When it comes to NPD, is consumer 'liking' an overrated idea?

Testing the consumer liking of a new product may be an overrated idea that ‘breeds mediocrity’ and means products fail to differentiate themselves against the competition, according to David Howlett...

POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label?

It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being...

Nespresso concedes in anti-trust battle: We don’t accept but we will cooperate

Nestlé's brand Nespresso will allow greater use of competitor coffee capsules in its machines following a French anti-trust investigation.

CEO NOOYI 'FEELS GOOD' ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN BEVERAGES

PepsiCo boss Nooyi stifles succession talk: ‘At this point I’m still in the chair!’

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi insists she’s ‘still in the chair’ after one analyst asked for her thoughts on CEO transition.

Dr Pepper TEN…A dead duck? Analyst warns of ‘continued deceleration’

Dr Pepper Snapple’s TEN platform ‘continues to decelerate’ in the US and many C-store operators are suggesting that they plan to pull the line from shelves and coolers, one analyst...

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

Despite Coke’s worrying soda sales slide, CEO Muhtar Kent revealed yesterday that not-from-concentrate juice brand Simply Orange brand bucked broader category declines to grow double digit in the US last...

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BIG Cola meets BIG Buddhism: ‘AJE isn’t your typical capitalist company’

AJE’s CMO and Zen Buddhist master Jorge Lopez Doriga tells BeverageDaily.com that AJE ‘isn’t your typical capitalist company’, although flag brand BIG Cola is the fourth best-selling soft drink worldwide....

‘Whoa, whoa, we’ve gotta go, back to court!’ Molson Coors revives Canada court spat

Settlement discussions between Molson Coors and SAB Miller over the former’s right to distribute SAB’s brands in Canada have foundered and the beer giants are heading back to court....

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Diageo out to seduce United Spirits shareholders with $1.9bn offer

Diageo will launch a $1.9bn offer to buy a majority stake in India's United Spirits and cement its position in the world's largest whisky market.

GILES BROOK EXCITED BY COCONUT WATER, MILK & COFFEE HYBRID, COCO CAFE

Vita Coco CEO: ‘Strong UK rival can help us build £250m coconut water category’

Vita Coco’s UK CEO Giles Brook says he would welcome a strong rival to accelerate growth in coconut water and predicts £75m sales for his brand in 2014.

KPS to buy Anchor Glass from Ardagh Group

KPS Capital Partners (KPS) will acquire Anchor Glass Container Corporation and its affiliates (Anchor Glass) from Ardagh Holdings USA. 

Game changer Novelis debuts Red Hare evercan

Novelis will launch what it claims to be ‘the world's first commercial use of evercan’, a recycled content aluminum sheet for beverage cans. 

BUT BONNIE HERZOG SAYS PEPSICO COULD BE ON RECOVERY ROAD

Analyst ‘increasingly concerned’ at Coke’s ability to realize 2020 vision

US beverage analyst Bonnie Herzog says she is ‘increasingly concerned’ about The Coca-Cola Company’s ability to reach its 2020 vision due to a US soda slowdown and global instability.

Slosh 'n' Becks! Alcohol Concern slams Beckham Diageo deal

David Beckham has come under fire for his whisky partnership with drinks business Diageo, which a charity says could send a ‘confusing message’ to children.

Ardagh Group to sell six plants to settle $1.7bn FTC charges

Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the US to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that its $1.7bn proposed acquisition of...

Finns and Norwegians partner on probiotic juice

Finnish dairy and ingredients giant Valio has inked a deal with major Norwegian food and drink maker Tine to license its LGG probiotic strain in Tine’s Biola juice range.

Japanese beer giant Asahi set to acquire Malaysian dairy

Asahi Group Holdings, the firm behind the Asahi Japanese beer brand, is preparing for its first foray into fresh dairy after agreeing a deal to acquire Malaysian firm Etika Dairies.

Diageo scores with David Beckham whisky deal

Drinks business Diageo has partnered with footballer David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller for the launch of its Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky. 

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Carlsberg Somersby cider sales soar in Portugal

The CEO of Portuguese brewer Unicer says he is 'very excited' by the momentum that Carlsberg brand Somersby is gaining in the country, where there is no history of hard...

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

Xumma cofounder: Soda isn’t dying; traditional versions are just too sweet

The creators of a semisweet cola believe that their healthier approach to indulgence is just the type of disruptive jolt the soda industry needs to get out of its so-called...

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Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes

The CEO of Portuguese beer giant Unicer insists his firm will target global growth without clashing with 44% shareholder Carlsberg.

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Talking Rain CEO: Pepsi and Coke weren’t even looking at sparkling waters

Talking Rain’s Sparkling Ice brand plugs a market gap that Pepsi and Coca-Cola missed, enabling $350m in annual sales to tot up with little to no competition, its CEO says....