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Rexam, the world's top maker of drink cans, said today it will buy the plastics plastics division of Owens-Illinois for US$1,565m (€1,170m) in cash.
Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser, could be set for an operational shake up as rivals and investment firms target it for a possible acquisition.
Heineken has appealed to the public in fighting against a €219m fine imposed by the EU for breaching the bloc's competition laws.
China's spirits industry continues to entice some of the world's leading beverage groups with Sweden's V&S group becoming the latest multinational to tap the market through a new joint venture....
Prices for food and drink have risen sharply in the UK over the last year, in a sign that higher input costs are increasingly being passed down the supply chain.
Novozymes is centralising its procurement facility in a bid to ensure transparency and consistency, and make savings that it plans to plough into more research and development.
Coca-Cola will pay $4.1bn (€3.05bn) to acquire Glacéau and its full range of health-based water brands, including Vitaminwater.
Plans to raise minimum excise tax on beer and spirits in the EU came to a standstill this week, after a hammer blow from the European Parliament.
Tate & Lyle has reported a strong full year 2007, the third consecutive year of sales growth and a key one for repositioning towards value added ingredients. But despite this,...
Soft drinks maker Britvic had sales of carbonated and still soft drinks ahead of the UK market in its first half, an encouraging sign for the industry's prospects.
A swarm of private equity firms is set to form consortiums to bid for the US beverages arm of Cadbury Schweppes, according to a report.
Moët Hennesy has acquired a majority stake in Chinese group Wen Jun Distillery as it moves to expand its global premium spirits and wine brands range.
UK soft drinks maker Britvic stepped up its expansion overseas after signing a deal buy to the soft drinks arm of Ireland's C&C Group.
C&C Group, the Irish owner of Magners cider, said it is looking to expand the brand in mainland Europe after breakthrough success in the UK last year.
Brewer San Miguel plans to list its domestic beer and global packaging operations on the Philippines stock exchange in a move to court more investment in the company.
A new EU customs agreement in the making will cut out the paperwork and reduce the costs of importing and exporting goods, according to officials.
Alcoa today announced $33bn (€24bn) hostile bid for Alcan in a move to consolidate two of the world's largest aluminium suppliers to the beverage and packing industries.
Danisco has cut a deal to sell its flavours division to Firmenich that will let it focus resources on its bioingredients, texturants and sweeteners competencies - while still keeping some...
Unilever yesterday said it achieved underlying sales growth of 5.4 per cent to €9.5bn during the first quarter, while continuing to restructure in a drive to make its food operations...
Danisco has confirmed the truth of market rumours that it is involved in negotiations over the possible sale of its flavours division.
On International Labour Day, workers across the world will be raising a glass in honour of the salt of the earth.
Life is unlikely to get much sweeter for Coca-Cola Enterprises this year as rising input costs and a new restructuring scheme threaten to knock earnings further, it warned.
Alcoa said this week it would examine disposal of its packaging and consumer units, which together generate $3.2 billion in revenues for the company.
Beverage giant PepsiCo has increased sales by about nine per cent to $7.4bn (€5.3bn) during a strong first quarter for the year, as it continues to expand its global operations,...
European wine and spirits firms saw the door to India open a little wider Tuesday, after the World Trade Organisation agreed to investigate the country's high import tariffs.