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Top 5 most valuable worldwide whiskey brands

Top whiskeys are usually discussed as the top volume sellers, but Spiros Malandrakis, senior alcoholic drinks analyst for Euromonitor, says this sometimes skews the results away from good, recognizable brands.

Non-alcoholic Guinness hopes to address beer challenges

Diageo hopes its non-alcoholic Guinness will improve fortunes in Indonesia, with the alcoholic beverage giant saying the beverage is addressing market trends in the country, and legislation which now bans...

Judge tosses most claims in unfair competition lawsuit vs Nestlé Waters North America, but allows some to proceed

A New York federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit accusing Nestlé Waters North America of “deceptive, fraudulent and predatory behavior” in a bid to drive a small...

Jack Daniel's varieties can attract new consumers - without cannibalizing parent brand, says Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman acknowledges increased competition in the American whiskey and flavored whiskey categories, but is determined Jack Daniel’s can power through the challenges.

An unfamiliar taste: Soda Folk brings craft root beer to the UK

A market gap, as well as a bit of homesickness, has allowed Soda Folk to launch its craft root beer and cream soda in the UK.

Yakult USA confident of "eventual and ultimate vindication" in probiotics class action

Probiotic specialist Yakult USA has challenged allegations in a class action alleging it is misleading US shoppers about the digestive health benefits of its fermented drinks and says it is confident...

Fonterra boosts Chinese kids' milk presence with 'ultra-premium' Anchor launch

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.

Brown-Forman strong in US, but global economy leads to sales drop

Although net sales were up in the US, the rough global economy lead to a down quarter for liquor giant Brown-Forman.

Optiwell has potential to create new UK dairy beverage sub-category: FrieslandCampina

Optiwell drinking yogurt has the potential to create a "new sub-category" within dairy beverages in the UK, says FrieslandCampina. 

Co-founder: 'The deal we have done means we retain control'

Suja CEO on the Coca-Cola deal: 'It’s been a wild wild ride.. three years ago, we hadn’t even sold our first bottle!'

While news that Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs’ merchant banking division have invested in organic juice brand Suja probably didn’t shock anyone that’s been tracking its jaw-dropping growth trajectory, it’s hard...

Smart water bottle company Hidrate gets huge launch from Kickstarter

After successfully raising $627,644 from 8,015 supporters via Kickstarter, Minneapolis-based Hidrate Inc will launch its HidrateMe smart water bottle product in December.

MillerCoors getting into RTD alcoholic beverage game at the right time: Mintel

MillerCoors hopes to regain lost market share with the launch of a new hard soda this January.

Coca-Cola takes minority stake in Suja Juice: ‘This is a huge complementary opportunity for us’

Coca-Cola is taking a minority stake in super-premium organic juice firm Suja and will distribute the San-Diego-based firm’s products through its Odwalla chilled direct store delivery system. 

New beverages gallery: From Soylent 2.0 to Bai Antiwater, FATwater, and tea lattes

From caffeine-free energy drinks and 'coffeehouse style' tea lattes to chia and greens drinks and ready-to-drink Soylent, check out FoodNavigator-USA's gallery of new beverage launches hitting US shelves this summer....

Bolthouse Farms expands juice offering under new leadership

Bolthouse Farms is advancing its on-trend mission to make fresh products more available by expanding its fresh juice and salad dressing offerings under a new president and general manager. 

Cereal beer? Wheaties and Fulton Beer partner for new craft beer

Wheaties, the popular breakfast cereal from food giant General Mills, has partnered with a Minnesota brewer to create craft beer HefeWheaties.

Robot boutiques, caramelizio and cafes: How Nestlé believes Nespresso innovation will keep it at the top

Nestlé says Nespresso innovations – such as a further expanded Grand Crus range, additional cafes and boutiques, and even automated outlets – are keeping the coffee business in good shape against...

Coca-Cola defends $1m gift to scientists who shift obesity blame away from soda

The Coca-Cola Company says it wants to set the record straight on its role in funding scientific research, after coming under fire for funding a program which says there is...

Beverage Bites: news up to August 13, 2015

Coca-Cola on Greece, how artificial intelligence could predict wine value fluctuations, and more beverage bites

Coca-Cola has seen ‘positive momentum’ in Greece despite challenging conditions, but remains cautious about the remainder of 2015. Meanwhile, aspartame-free Diet Pepsi hits shelves in the US… read on for...

Bai Brands launches Antiwater: ‘The holy grail in bottled water is functional hydration'

Bai Brands has launched Bai Antiwater: an antioxidant-infused bottled water that aims to deliver ‘hydration with purpose.’

Jobs threat after Coca-Cola bottlers merger: analyst

The merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) with two other European bottlers could result in job losses and plant closures, according to a leading analyst.

Molson Coors zooms in on above-premium strategy

Molson Coors says it will continue to develop its above-premium portfolio, with these brands performing well across Canadian, US and European markets.

DRY's positioning as premium soda brand lets it prosper as sales in overall category dry up

When creating her DRY line of premium carbonated beverages 10 years ago, founder Sharelle Klaus sought to create a new niche in the beverage world.  Which was a fortuitous thing,...

World’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler to be created by merger of three European operations

The world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola European Partners, will be formed by the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke.

Energizing Zest Tea charts high-octane growth

Many a tea lover has settled for coffee or an energy drink when desperate for an energy fix. But Zest Tea hopes to change that with its high-caffeine brewed teas. ...

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