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Gruppo Campari acquires super-premium Bulldog Gin

Gruppo Campari is to acquire most of the assets of Bulldog London Dry Gin, in an all-cash transaction that will result in distribution to shareholders of around $70m.

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A.G. Barr credits product innovation for strengthened second half trading performance

A.G. Barr saw second half trading performance strengthen, crediting the launch of sugar-free Irn-Bru Xtra and sparkling water Rubicon Spring for helping boost sales in a ‘highly competitive’ UK market. ...

Diageo launches premium blended Irish whiskey, Roe & Co

Diageo announces €25m investment for Irish Whiskey distillery

Diageo is to invest in a whiskey distillery at the former Guinness Power House at St. James’s Gate, as it launches a new premium Blended Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co....

South Asia radius

Traders associations prepare for multinational soda ban in Tamil Nadu

An industry group and a trades union have backed a ban on beverages made by multinational companies in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, signalling possible trouble for PepsiCo...

Australian craft pioneer changes focus from beer to $260 whisky

One of Australia’s early craft breweries has grown up to become a premium whisky distillery.

Taza Agua to partner with K-cup coffee makers with new water bottle design

Taza Agua has spent the last six months developing its new bottle design that will hold a K-cup pod within the bottle, to better distinguish itself as a water specifically...

PepsiCo prepares to make a splash at Super Bowl LI with premium & zero calorie products

PepsiCo will use next month's Super Bowl to debut its new premium water brand, LIFEWTR, and promote its zero-calorie soda, Pepsi Zero Sugar.

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Monster Energy Ultra Citron launches as low calorie energy drinks rise 32%

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new citrus flavor for sugar-free Monster Energy Ultra, seeing a 32% rise in sales of low calorie energy drinks and a shift in...

Heineken in talks over Kirin Brazil business

Heineken has confirmed it is in discussions with Kirin Holdings to buy Brasil Kirin Holding SA. 

AB InBev: Voluntary severance program for managers in South Africa

AB InBev has confirmed it is running a voluntary severance offer program in South Africa, but emphasizes that no employee will be forcibly retrenched following the merger of AB InBev...

SPOTLIGHT JAPAN

Asahi ambitious for more acquisitions despite European buying spree

Japan’s biggest beer firm Asahi is weighing up further European acquisitions following last year’s two bumper deals with AB InBev.

China

Treasury Wine Estates awarded Ben Fu trademark after legal battle

Treasury Wine Estates has won a landmark legal dispute in Beijing over its right to use the Chinese transliteration as a brand name for its flagship Penfolds wine.

Ocean Spray expands presence in US hospitals with higher potency cranberry juice

Ocean Spray is leveraging its existing presence in hospitals to promote its Cranberry +health juice drink as a 'potential nutritional approach' to help reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Nielsen's top innovative products: 'Our winners leveraged package design, pricing & advertising to truly remarkable effect'

Packaging is the forgotten hero of food marketing - especially considering more than half of purchase decisions are made at the shelf, says Nielsen. We look at some of the...

Stella Artois announces commitment to Matt Damon clean water campaign

Stella Artois has announced its commitment to a Water.org campaign, which will help provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to clean water by 2020.

Nestlé to acquire Egyptian instant coffee company Caravan

Nestlé is to acquire Caravan Marketing Company SAE, the Egyptian instant coffee company behind the Bonjorno brand, eyeing up the ‘rapidly growing’ soluble coffee segment in the country. 

Blossom Water expects to be in full bloom in 2017 as demand for floral essence water grows

Within six years, the founders of Blossom Water, Trish and Steve Fortuna, have been able to take the floral essence beverage from their backyard garden to thousands of retail stores...

Australia

Vineyards test virtual gate in a bid to keep grape pests out

Software initially developed to safeguard the Canadian poultry industry is now being trialled by Australian wineries to help keep pests and diseases out of premium vineyards.

Starbucks removes alcohol from menu, returning focus to coffee

Starbucks has announced that it has discontinued its “Evenings” menu concept, which includes beer and wine options. 

Rémy Cointreau completes Westland Distillery acquisition

The Rémy Cointreau Group has announced the closing of the Westland Distillery acquisition, helping expand its portfolio in the fast growing high-end single malt whiskey category.

University uncorks major winery expansion in South Australia

Plans for a major expansion of Australia’s biggest teaching winery have been released for the first time.

Australia

Wineries race to the sun in bid to cut power costs

Dozens of wineries in South Australia have been harnessing the sun’s power for purposes beyond growing grapes.

Wet weather puts Australian wine in good stead for late 2017 vintage

A wet winter and a cool spring has Australia well placed for another strong wine vintage—albeit a little later than in recent years.

Beam Suntory takes controlling interest in Sipsmith Gin, setting out ‘ambitious export plans’

Beam Suntory is taking a controlling interest in London gin distillery Sipsmith, allowing the companies to ‘pursue ambitious export plans’ for Sipsmith’s super-premium London Dry Gin.

News in brief

EU invests €60m in Polish food firm Maspex

The investment will go to improving facilities and increasing employment for the Polish juice, sauce and pasta manufacturer, already one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

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