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Coke move for F&N beverage arm would ‘make sense’ after Heineken shake up: analyst

A Singapore-based analyst tells BeverageDaily.com that rumours of a Coca-Cola Company move for Fraser & Neave’s (F&N’s) non-alcoholic beverage business would be ‘no surprise’, as Heineken chases down its brewing...

Rexam prefers patience to Russian Roulette in 2012

Rexam will await the effects of higher beer prices before adding extra Russian beverage can capacity, as new comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin sent major brewers’ share prices tumbling...

AB InBev tells an intriguing Q2 tale of two Buds…

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Q2 results reveal a tale of two Buds – namely one of woe for standard Budweiser that the global brewer is struggling to stabilize in the States, and...

PepsiCo Americas Beverages needs new management - analysts suggest

PepsiCo continues to trail US rivals such as Coca-Cola in the vital energy drinks space, while new management and innovation could kick-start the former’s beverage business, according to one investment...

Dr Pepper Snapple insists it can sustain TEN growth

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) insists that it can continue to grow Dr Pepper TEN volumes as it laps the low calorie soda’s launch, and is encouraged by 10-calorie test...

Molson Coors punch-top cans give lift relative to glass: Ball Packaging hints

Ball Packaging has hinted that its new ‘punch top’ cans developed for beer client Molson Coors had given the latter a ‘lift in cans’ relative to glass containers, as specialty...

Glanbia builds US beverage expertise to ride whey protein wave

Glanbia has acquired US beverage manufacturer and co-packer Aseptic Solutions (ASI) for $60m, and told BeverageDaily.com the move would strengthen its hand in the growing whey protein segment.

PepsiCo ‘desperate’ to build Mexico cola volumes: Coca-Cola FEMSA

Coca-Cola FEMSA insists that rival PepsiCo is ‘desperate’ to boost cola volume sales in parts of Mexico and has cut prices accordingly, but the former feels comfortable about pushing through...

PepsiCo stresses ‘cautious optimism’ on brand Pepsi but profits plunge

PepsiCo claims it is ‘cautiously optimistic’ on the prospects for brand Pepsi, as its second quarter results released today revealed that total operating profits slumped 14%.

Heineken cannot afford to lose control in Asia-Pacific – analyst

Heineken S$5.1bn move for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) shows it cannot afford to lose control of a key region forecast to drive global beer growth from 2011 to 2016, according...

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Peet's Coffee & Tea set to go private after $1bn takeover

Peet's Coffee and Tea has signed an agreement with German firm Joh A Benckiser (JAB) that will see the latter acquire the tea and coffee concern for around $1bn and...

Coca-Cola Enterprises eyes Olympic effort to wrest market share from rival Britvic

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) hopes its activation around the London Olympics and Britvic’s recent packaging related ‘dislocation’ will provide a timely boost to its business after a subdued Q2.

Strong 'savoir faire' sees Rémy Cointreau seal Bruichladdich whisky deal

Rémy Cointreau is toasting its first move into premium Scotch after agreeing to acquire single-malt distiller Bruichladdich Distillery Company for £58m ($90m).

Singapore Tiger - Heineken's fast footwork could outfox Kirin: analyst

Heineken says the success of its multi-billion bid for JV partner Fraser & Neave’s stake in Asia Pacific Breweries would strengthen its presence in ‘dynamic economies with fast-growing populations’, as...

Nestlé invests in US brain food maker: ‘This is a big strategic move for us’

Two months after Abbott Nutrition described brain food research as “one of our top global priorities”, Nestlé Health Science has acquired a stake in Accera, the US firm behind Axona,...

Britvic shares ‘best avoided’ for time being – analysts

Weather woes, UK promotional pressure and the gravity of Britvic’s Fruit Shoot recall due to flawed packaging design have put a dampener on the firm’s stock rating with analysts....

Sparkling results but Coke CEO warns of 'prolonged' global economic crisis

Strong Coca-Cola brand performance in India – which saw overall growth of 35% – underpinned three per cent growth in the year to date for the Coke in sparkling beverages,...

Carlsberg warns Baltika Breweries shareholders they may 'miss opportunity'

Moscow stock exchange the MICEX has approved the delisting of Baltika Breweries from October 5, as Danish brewer Carlsberg continues it bid to acquire the company's outstanding share capital.

Pernod Ricard brand buys will help us get aquavit moving – Arcus-Gruppen

Norway’s largest spirits producer Arcus-Gruppen says it hopes to get its Nordic aquavit business 'moving again' with the acquisition of three aquavit brands from Pernod Ricard for €103m.

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Coca-Cola owned juice firm given Mexican dairy acquisition approval

Mexican competition authorities have given the go ahead for Coca-Cola-owned juice maker, Jugos del Valle, to acquire Mexican dairy firm, Santa Clara.

PureCircle: High purity stevia volumes up 20% plus

High purity stevia volume sales at PureCircle have increased by more than 20% year-on-year, PureCircle reported in a pre-close update for the second half of its financial year.

Rexam sells plastic thermoformed business to Silgan for $250m

Rexam said it was the “right time” to exit their plastic thermoformed business, leaving the firm with a 90% focus on the beverage can sector.

AB InBev tie-up with SABMiller unlikely in short term – analyst

Despite rumours that AB InBev could eventually follow-up its Grupo Modelo acquisition by attempting to swallow rival SABMiller for $80bn, one analyst told BeverageDaily.com that such a deal raised anti-trust...

AB InBev hails 'tremendous' Corona opportunity in Grupo Modelo takeover

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has agreed to buy the balance of shares in Grupo Modelo for $20bn, with the transformational deal set to see Corona join Budweiser as a global...

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Cott Beverages hails deal to fortify private label beverages with Omega-3s

Cott Beverages has signed an exclusive contract with Oceans Omega for the supply of omega-3 emulsions for beverage use, with the former hailing an opportunity to fortify private label and...

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