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Molson Coors rebuts withering UK tax attack over alleged $108m ‘dodge’

Molson Coors insists it fully complies with UK tax regulations after research organization Corporate Watch and The Independent claimed the company has avoided paying up to £67m ($108m) in UK...

Colorado startup shakes up energy drink category with timed release caffeinated beverages

Colorado-based beverage startup Züm XR has made a splash with its patented technology that delivers slow, sustained caffeine release that has  made its line of beverages the best sellers in...

ANALYST: 'BOTTOM LINE - CCE DELIVERED AGAINST A DIFFICULT BACKDROP'

Coca-Cola Enterprises shrugs off Pepsi GB surge and Suntory arrival

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) insists analysts take a ‘mid-term perspective’ after Pepsi took volume and value share from Coke in Great Britain in Q3 2013 and says it is too soon...

‘Shocked’ Dr Pepper boss links US diet soda slump to aspartame unease

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) CEO Larry Young says he is ‘shocked’ by the summer slowdown in diet soda that also hit his firm's North American sales and partly blames misperceptions...

Q3 2013 RESULTS: GROUP SALES UP BUT PROFIT DOWN Y-O-Y

Dr Pepper Snapple axes Texas distribution site, TEN sales fall flat

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has confirmed that it plans to close a Texas warehouse and distribution center and consolidate operations at a larger facility in the state.

AIG tackles true cost of product recalls

American International Group (AIG) has launched NOVI, a web-based service to estimate the cost of product recall incidents.

SAB Miller CEO Clark targets mixed-gender drinking future

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark says his company will work ‘over time’ to build beer demand and tap new consumption needs, stepping out of core lager and focusing on mixed-gender...

Novelis takes advantage of Asia aluminium boom

Novelis aluminum rolling and recycling has completed a two-year, $400m expansion program in South Korea and claims 34% of aluminum flat rolled products will come from Asia and the Middle...

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Carlsberg breaks ground on Burma's 'first international brewery'

Carlsberg’s CEO says his firm remains well-positioned for future growth after breaking ground on Burma's 'first ever' international brewery and starting construction on another facility in China.

ANHEUSER-BUSCH hits back, SLAMS 'FRIVOLOUS SUIT'

‘US Beck’s ain’t brewed in Germany!’ Angry man sues AB InBev for millions

A US man is suing AB InBev for millions of dollars for allegedly deceiving consumers into thinking that Beck’s beer sold in the States is still brewed in Germany, although...

Natural sweeteners a 'compelling attribute' for soda drinkers: Zevia

The use of natural sweeteners, such as stevia, in carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) has become an increasingly “compelling attribute” for North American consumers, stevia-sweetened soda brand, Zevia, has claimed....

Crown Holdings: Q3 global beverage can sales up by 6%.

Crown Holdings has announced its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2013.

Debut probiotic shot comes with alu-blister packaging

A drinkable probiotic shot will be launched at CPhI 2013 in a mini bottle using Drycap technology, which lets probiotics live in a dry environment.

Coca-Cola 'under pressure’ from consumers over Diet Coke aspartame use

Coca-Cola has conceded that it is “under a bit of pressure” from US consumers over its use of artificial sweetener, aspartame, in  Diet Coke, Coke Zero and other low- and no-calorie products....

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Wine for cats launched in Japan

Cat lovers need never drink alone again thanks to Japanese pet supplement company B&H Lifes, which has developed a wine product for felines.  

Nestlé nine-month sales growth below full-year target

Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging...

PepsiCo: Disruptive innovation, not "ridiculous pricing", the answer to diet soda slowdown

The recent drop in diet soda sales in North America has been “a little more rapid than we expected” says PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, but PepsiCo remains convinced that “significant disruptive...

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Arcadia Ales set to open microbrewery #2 in Kalamazoo in December

Battle Creek-based microbrewer Arcadia Brewing Company has broken ground on a new facility set to open later this year in Kalamazoo that will initially triple its capacity and could ultimately...

Ball Packaging launches dark beer can in Africa

Ball Packaging has partnered with The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands to launch an 8.6 Black, dark version of its Bavaria 8.6 beer in Africa.

Nestlé backs down in Canadian bottled water drought restrictions fight

Nestlé Waters Canada has bowed to pressure from environmental groups and accepted the drought restrictions detailed on a ‘Permit to Take Water’ for its Hillsburgh, Ontario bottled water production well.

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Nestlé gets big love in brand survey

Nestlé has emerged as the top food and drink manufacturer in a survey of 70,000 consumers’ opinions about the world’s most beloved brands, compiled by APCO Insight.

Diet soda in a funk says Wells Fargo: ‘PepsiCo will be forced to do something soon to stop the share and volume losses’

Dollar sales of low/zero calorie carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) plunged 8.6% in the four weeks to Sept 28, according to the latest Nielsen xAOC* data, which shows the diet soda...

Knob Creek eyeing Boardwalk Empire-driven US bourbon demand with flavor innovation

Knob Creek has launched its first ever flavor innovation, Smoked Maple Bourbon - a development it hopes will meet increasing US consumer demand for high-proof, pre-prohibition style spirits.

Crown China expansion sees rise in aluminium cans

Crown Holdings has opened three beverage can factories in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province), bringing the total number of plants in China to seven.

Sidel wins $9m contract with Pepsi bottler Moha

Sidel has won a contract with Moha Soft Drinks to install a production line for its carbonated soft drinks (CSD) and water in Ethiopia.

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