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DRY Sparkling gets non-GMO certification, will expand to food store channel

DRY Sparkling, one of America’s fastest-growing soda brands, has been certified as non-GMO and will expand to larger stores this year.

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AB InBev UK commits to nutritional information for beer

AB InBev UK will provide full ingredient and nutritional information for its beers, building on a European pledge made last year. 

Diageo exits poor payment ‘hall of shame’

Diageo has been removed from a slow payment ‘hall of shame’ after improving its payment terms but Premier Foods remains on the Forum of Private Business (FPB) blacklist. ...

AB InBev acquires Camden Town Brewery

London’s Camden Town Brewery says a partnership with AB InBev will "pave the way" for growth and expansion.

Nestlé scientists developing slow-release coffee

Scientists at Nestlé are working on a new formula for slow-release coffee, something that could conceivably spread the effects of caffeine out over a longer period of time.

SodaStream: More than a one-off gift?

When pushing a new product into the already-crowded beverage market, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done. SodaStream’s US President John Sheppard said the company’s biggest challenge...

Anheuser-Busch acquires Four Peaks Brewing Company

Anheuser-Busch is buying Arizona's Four Peaks Brewing Company, the sixth addition to its craft beer business unit.

Coca-Cola president: ‘I don’t see sugar going away’

The president and chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Company says sugar will not be ‘going away’ as an ingredient, despite obesity and diabetes concerns.

From Brooklyn to the world: How America’s 10th biggest craft brewer built its empire

With craft breweries selling for as much as $1bn, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and chairman, said the “thrilling” show has allowed him to “dream a little”. But does he plan...

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Soda tax could cost 120,000 Indonesian jobs

Sweetened drinks shouldn’t even be subject to excise duty, never mind an elevated sugar tax, according to the Indonesian drinks industry.

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Start-up incorporates microgel technology in probiotic drink

A Queensland start-up is testing the market for a non-dairy, low-kilojoule probiotic in selected stores in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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Coca-Cola could close Indian plants if ‘sin tax’ goes ahead

Coca-Cola would have “no option” but to consider shutting down some of its Indian factories if the government accepted a recommendation to place a significantly higher GST rate on aerated...

DuPont, Dow merger – ‘likely to be one of the biggest M&A transactions of 2016’

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company announced they will merge to become DowDuPont last week – if the deal goes ahead it is ‘likely to be one of the biggest...

DuPont and Dow to merge

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have ended speculation by announcing they are to merge and the combined company will be called DowDuPont.

Keurig-JAB deal may improve machines, K-Cup sustainability: Euromonitor analyst

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., which was acquired by JAB Holding Company this week, may be able to improve its machines and sustainability of its K-Cups thanks to the deal, according...

Coca-Cola controversy kills anti-obesity group

A specialist group formed to combat obesity has been binned after it was forced to return a huge chunk of funding to Coca-Cola amid allegations of industry-biased science.

Malvern launches accessories for chocolate and coffee analysis

Malvern Instruments has launched accessories to optimize particle size analysis of chocolate and coffee.

TWE to begin listing calorie information for wine

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced it will voluntarily start providing calorie information for its wine.

Maple water company sees 1800% sales growth, expands internationally

After seeing an 1800% growth in sales in the year since its founding, a maple drink company will expand further nationally and internationally.

Investor group acquires Keurig Green Mountain for $13.9 billion

After struggling with slumping stock prices, increased competition and consumer complaints, Keurig Green Mountain stockholders received some good news for a change Dec. 7 when an investor group led by...

AB InBev pledges to ‘vigorously defend’ lawsuit on SABMiller acquisition

A lawsuit brought by a group of US consumers is trying to block Anheuser-Busch InBev’s planned acquisition of SABMiller, saying it could mean higher prices and fewer beer choices -...

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Danone and Veolia: We must transition into a circular economy

Danone and Veolia have partnered to tackle climate change through areas such as water resources and management of plastic packaging.

Nostalgic flavors: Coca-Cola and Pepsi create buzz with throwback drinks

Hi-C Ecto-Cooler, Surge, and Crystal Pepsi: It may seem like a list straight out of 1995, but these flavors are helping create a beverage buzz in 2015.

Coca-Cola Refreshments to ‘bargain in good faith’ following workers’ strike for unfair labor practices

Coca-Cola Refreshments, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola, has spoken out after more than 225 employees voted to go on strike following what it claims are unfair labour practices.

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