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Nestle Waters seeks soda-style taste with unsweetened sparkling waters

Nestle Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it designed new flavored sparkling waters range Nestle Pure Life Exotics to provide a ‘taste delivery’ as similar as possible to sodas without using sugar or...

Think you need $10m to start a bottled water company? Think again, says 20-something entrepreneur behind Waiakea Hawaiian 'volcanic' water

Most business administration graduates dream of starting their own business. And most end up working for someone else’s, at least in the short term. Not many of them start a...

PepsiCo launches craft cola: Caleb’s Kola promises ‘amazing freshness’

As the news broke yesterday that Pepsi had launched a new craft cola, or 'kola' as the hipster spelling has it, we run the rule over a launch that excites...

SAB Miller defends local virtues against charge it lacks ‘truly global beer brand’

SAB Miller has emphasized the virtues of beer as a local business after one analyst suggested that the only thing the world’s second-biggest brewer is missing is a truly global...

$1bn brand by 2018? Analyst thinks Sparkling Ice target ‘achievable’

As American phenomenon Sparkling Ice strives to become a $1bn beverage brand by 2018, one analyst says she thinks the eye-watering target is realistic.

Getting into the spirit: Bombay Sapphire plans for further expansion

Bombay Sapphire’s master distiller is already planning to expand the brand’s newly commissioned Laverstoke Mill distillery, at a cost of millions, by installing two new stills.

Nestlé CEO: ‘We have more headwinds; we just have to wake up half an hour earlier’

Tough markets and cautious optimism were among the main themes in presentations from the biggest food and consumer goods companies in Europe last month, according to investment analysis firm Sanford...

Mondelēz abandons Kenyan manufacturing

Mondelēz International will stop manufacturing from its Cadbury Kenya plant at the end of this month as it shifts capacity for Cadbury Drinking Chocolate to Egypt.

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Wintergreen CEO questions 'competence' of Coke board and management

Coca-Cola Company shareholder Wintergreen Advisers says the company's statement over a revised equity plan for senior management 'calls into question the competence and leadership of the board of directors and...

Constellation’s can-do attitude: Brewer eyes Corona Extra growth via new packaging

Constellation Brands CEO Robert Sands says cans offer a huge opportunity to grow sales of beers such as Corona Extra as the firm plans to significantly expand production at its...

Finished coils of aluminium sheet will be used in beverage can markets

Novelis opens ‘World first’ $258m aluminium recycling plant

Novelis has opened a $258m aluminium recycling centre next to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany.

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Cocozia goes global with Amazon partnership

Epicurex has expanded the availability of its organic coconut water Cocozia to France, Germany and the UK, via a partnership with Amazon. 

‘Space might taste like raspberries’: Grey Goose partners with Virgin Galactic spaceflight

Grey Goose vodka has announced its official partnership with Virgin Galactic, the first commercial passenger flight into space. 

Tata Global Beverages, Taylors of Harrogate, and Typhoo support Assam programme

Tea giants join partnership to tackle child exploitation in Indian tea communities

Tea companies have partnered with UNICEF and the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) to tackle child exploitation in Indian tea communities.  

KonaRed rapidly expands distribution in wake of licensing pact with VDF Futureceuticals

Six months after resolving an IP fight with a competitor turned collaborator, KonaRed Corporation has made rapid progress in moving its coffee fruit beverage into nationwide distribution.

Meiji fragranced milk a 'new type of milk': Datamonitor

Meiji’s fragranced milk range - developed for those that dislike the regular smell - has been heralded by market intelligence firm Datamonitor as a “new type of milk.”

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Protein drink is 'upbeat' after award

Upbeat, a fresh dairy protein drink from The Good Whey Co., has won the Food Chain Marketing Award at the Cream Awards. 

EuroPack Summit 2014

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel close EuroPack 10th anniversary

The Coca-Cola Company, Carlsberg Group and Henkel were some of the companies who attended this year’s EuroPack Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this month.

Treasury Wine Estates takeover talks collapse

Treasury Wine Estates has ended discussions for two potential takeover proposals, saying the offers ‘undervalued the company.’

Corona can help fire Casa Noble tequila sales: Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands CFO Bob Ryder insists that the firm can leverage Corona Extra’s popularity among Hispanics in particular to boost sales of new super-premium tequila brand Casa Noble.

‘NYC is the beverage innovation epicenter!’ Former Glaceau COO Carol Dollard launches agua enerviva

Carol Dollard, former COO of Glaceau Vitaminwater, tells BeverageDaily.com about her new brand agua enerviva – a ‘naturally energizing’ drink inspired by a love of the Hispanic and homemade.

‘Buying a craft beer holding? That’ll never work!’ Heineken CEO talks up Affligem

Heineken boss Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer admits his company can’t simply buy up small breweries to tap the craft beer trend but says a global focus on historic brands like Belgium’s...

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Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Coke International ‘uniquely positioned’ to capture $300bn beverage growth

Coca-Cola International president Ahmet Bozer insists his company is uniquely positioned to capture a $300bn world growth opportunity between 2014 and 2020.

Bai Brands goes sparkling with Bai Bubbles, warns CSDs ‘dying on the vine’

Bai Brands founder Ben Weiss says he believes carbonated soft drinks are ‘dying on the vine and need true variety’ as his firm aims to disrupt the category with sparkling...

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