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Cognis and WILD team up to innovate

Cognis and WILD are joining forces to form a powerhouse of food and beverage product innovation, combining Cognis' store of ingredients with Wild's formulation expertise.

Pernod Ricard in Stolichnaya vodka talks

Pernod Ricard announced it was in discussions with state-owned Russian firm FKP Soyuzplodoimport to settle an ongoing dispute over rights to the Stolichnaya vodka brand.

Australian wine exports to China soar

Volumes of Australian wine exported to China grew almost 350 per cent last year, making it an increasingly important market for wine producers.

San Miguel to focus on growth

San Miguel's chief executive reassured investors on Tuesday by outlining its plans to concentrate on growing sales and sustaining profits over the coming years.

Carlsberg tackling European beer slump

Carlsberg's plan to scale down operations in Western Europe in favour of emerging beer markets in Eastern Europe and Asia has helped it to improve first quarter results this year.

Coca-Cola widens soft drinks recall in Japan

Coca-Cola has expanded its recall of soft drinks in Japan to nearly 2.4m bottles, after more drinks were thought to be contaminated with iron powder.

Spirits sector ripe for merger activity

In the overcrowded spirits industry, the future success of leading players rests on their ability to free up finances for acquisitions, says new report.

Heineken makes a move for India

Heineken has used its subsidiary brewery in Asia to make a move in India, recognising the country as the next big emerging market for the major brewers to conquer.

Cott cleared to buy Macaw in UK

The waiting is over for private label soft drinks supplier Cott Corporation, after it received the blessing of British competition authorities to buy its biggest UK rival, Macaw.

S&N hands distribution arm to joint venture

Britain's biggest brewer, Scottish & Newcastle, has spun off its distribution arm into a new joint venture firm, as it looks to lose rising costs and focus on building brands.

Cadbury confirms US bottler buyout

Cadbury Schweppes confirmed it has bought out its Dr Pepper/Seven Up bottling partner in the US, predicting cost savings and better bargaining power with supermarkets.

Cadbury Schweppes eyes US bottler buyout

Cadbury Schweppes may be about to buy up its Dr Pepper/Seven Up bottling partner in the US, says a report, indicating a growing consolidation trend in the US soft drinks...

Less is more, says Coca-Cola's Isdell

Quality not quantity was the catchphrase for Coca-Cola at its first quarter results conference, as the group said it would sacrifice volumes for higher margin beverages to lift profits.

San Miguel to cut costs in China, report

San Miguel, the biggest food and drink maker in south east Asia, will close one of its breweries in southern China this year as part of a cost-cutting drive in...

China, Russia buoy SABMiller sales

Emerging beer markets in Asia and Eastern Europe have continued to buoy SABMiller over the last year, amid problems in North and Central America, the firm said in a trading...

Revised credit rating underlines Nestlé's strength

Standard & Poor's has revised its Nestle outlook from negative to stable though it warns that its ratings could be lowered in the future.

First lawsuits filed over benzene in soft drinks

Lawyers in the US announced yesterday they were taking two soft drinks firms to court, alleging lab tests showed drinks contaminated with benzene above America's safety limit for tap water.

S&N buys Foster's European business

Scottish and Newcastle has taken over the Foster's lager brand in Europe, Turkey and the Russian Federation, after years of producing the amber nectar in these regions under licence for...

Fizzy drinks sales fall flat for Britvic

Soft drinks firm Britvic has announced a 7.3 per cent drop in half-year carbonates sales as a slump in the fizzy drinks market impacts revenue and share price.

Carlsberg expands in western China

Danish brewer Carlsberg has signed another joint venture agreement in China that will see it strengthen its foothold in the western provinces.

Cott cleared to buy Macaw, for now

The door is open to the biggest consolidation yet on Britain's private label soft drinks market, after competition authorities provisionally backed Cott Corporation's takeover of rival Macaw.

Pernod profits beat predictions

Pernod Ricard's share price rose steadily after the group's net profits beat several predictions, in its first financial check-up since taking over Allied Domecq.

Drinks industry cautious on UK budget

The UK government's budget for 2006 was greeted with a mixture of praise and stern criticism by the drinks industry, as some felt the Chancellor had ignored important measures.

Sonic wave technology buys into distribution system

Pursuit Dynamics, the UK-based creators of a novel sonic wave processing technology, today announced the purchase of a specialist food and drink equipment distributor.

SABMiller in talks to buy Foster's breweries

SABMiller is in talks to buy Foster's overseas breweries in Asia, BeverageDaily.com has learnt, as the potential sale offers brewers a better foothold in one of the world's fastest growing...

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