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Brothers Drinks buys £6m bottling line amid Shepton Mallet Cider Mill closure

Brothers Drinks has invested in a £6m bottling line amid Shepton Mallet Cider Mill closure, in Somerset, according to Unite, trade union.

Dr Pepper Snapple increases investment in Bodyarmor

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has increased its equity investment in the makers of premium sports drink brand Bodyarmor.

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Mountain Dew launches Mtn Dew Black Label

No puppy monkey baby this time. Mountain Dew's recent Black Label launch will appeal to a classier and more refined crowd, says the brand.

PepsiCo US management shake-up as Frito-Lay boss Greco leaves

PepsiCo has announced a senior management shake-up following the departure of Frito-Lay North America chief Tom Greco.

Coca-Cola HBC tracks shifts in consumer preferences

Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.   

A.G. Barr shrugs off sugar tax worries

Soft drinks company A.G. Barr says a combination of brand strength and ongoing product reformulation will minimize the financial impact of the UK’s sugar tax on its business.

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CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

The sweet but tart taste of switchel can be polarizing, says Cide Road founder Kevin Duffy. But it meets a growing demand for bolder, more sophisticated, flavors that has helped...

Expo West 2016

Detox Water promises the health benefits of aloe without the bitterness and thickness of competitors

The co-founders of SuperLeaf hope the upcoming national distribution and launch in March of new flavors of Detox Water will show Americans aloe can offer significantly more benefit than just...

If Carlsberg did chocolate bars…

Carlsberg UK has created a pop-up bar in London made entirely from chocolate, coinciding with the Easter holiday weekend.

Hatch adds new single origin products to Canada’s embryonic cold brew coffee market

Canadian organic single origin cold brew coffee company, Hatch, is launching new products with two direct trades: one with a farm in Colombia from the Huila region, called Chalo’s Farm,...

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Kombucha must overcome taste, texture perceptions to appeal to mainstream, KeVita exec says

Explosive consumer interest in functional beverages and bold flavors have prompted retailers in the natural channel to pack their shelves with national and regional brands of kombucha – completely saturating...

Singapore

University-developed eucheuma drinks prepare for market debut

A new range of beverages based on eucheuma are being readied for launch following a collaboration between food scientists from the National University of Singapore and a local food manufacturer. ...

H2rOse presents ancient rosewater beverage with a modern twist

For millennia, rosewater has been part of the diet and beauty regimes of civilizations throughout the world, so the Illulian family thought that a ready-to-drink rosewater was long overdue.

Shepton Mallet Cider job row hots up after results

Shepton Mallet Cider Mill owner C&C Group has been branded “the unacceptable face of capitalism” by Unite the union, after the manufacturer forecast profits of £80.35M (€103M), shortly after news about redundancies...

Canadian beverage company launches calorie-free organic energy water

Natural energy beverage company, Guru, has launched a sugar-free, zero-calorie organic energy water in Canada.

Coconut Beach founder: “We’re the anti-$8 coconut water”

The founders of Coconut Beach credit their affordable price to familial relationships with coconut growers in Thailand, and they want their product to reach the masses.

Taking on the big brands: Canadian organic sports drink prepares for US launch

Vancouver-based NorthStar Organic is preparing to enter the US sports drink market this year, according to the company’s president, Shahab Samimi.

Nestlé UK boosts coffee production at Tutbury

Nestlé has officially opened its improved factory in Tutbury, UK, following a £325m ($462m) investment in the site. 

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

Growing probiotic market prompts GoodBelly's new products launch

GoodBelly has launched four new product lines, including GoodBelly Protein Shake, GoodBelly Juice Drink, GoodBelly Sparkling Drinks and GoodBelly Ade, as consumers are gravitating more towards the functional beverage category,...

A look at the top product launches in Germany, Europe's 'innovation testing ground'

Not only is Germany the front-runner for innovative food and drink launches, it is also Europe's testing ground for trendsetting companies looking for a receptive market. Mintel market analyst explains...

AB InBev to sell SABMiller’s stake in Snow to China Resources Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in China Resources Snow Breweries (CR Snow), the company behind the Snow beer brand, to China Resources Beer.

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Brown-Forman completes Southern Comfort and Tuaca sale

Brown-Forman has completed the sale of the Southern Comfort and Tuaca trademarks to Sazerac.  

Moto aims to tap into Dubai’s energy

Moto, a new Dubai-made energy drink, made its entry at Gulfood and is aiming to leverage the emirate’s growing reputation to carve out its identity in a crowded market.

Food Vision 2016 preview - Cannes, France March 2-4, 2016

Trailblazers: Whey, wheatgrass and ‘zenverages’ win Unilever innovation awards

Whey-based ice cream, an organic wheatgrass supplement and a herbal relaxing drink have won the Trailblazers contest hosted by Unilever and William Reed Business Media’s Food Vision event.

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