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'PowerPoint can be painful!’ Tesco soft drinks buyer warns entrepreneurs

The head of Tesco’s soft drinks buying team David Beardmore has urged aspiring brands not to turn up at the retailer’s HQ with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation but to do...

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Golden rum revival: The Duppy Share follows Sailor Jerry’s spiced footsteps

Premium golden rum The Duppy Share is following in the footsteps of spiced brands like Sailor Jerry’s and wants to offer millennials a great-tasting artisanal spirit at an affordable price....

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SME Bottling seeks funding to help bottle smaller-scale brands

SME Bottling is attempting to raise £530,000 to install equipment to contract manufacture soft drinks on a small scale for startup brands – claiming there is a clear gap in the market.

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SWALLOW OR SLING? Rebel Kitchen Matcha Green Tea Mylk

Our intrepid journalists sample interesting new beverage brands – to find out if the taste, texture, packaging and branding is up to scratch, or should be scratched off. Rebel Kitchen...

Judge tosses HPP-treated juice lawsuit vs Hain Celestial; says plaintiff derailed his own case

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Hain Celestial over the marketing of its BluePrint high-pressure-processed (HPP) juices on the grounds that the plaintiff derailed his own case by submitting...

DIAGEO BRAND RESPONDS TO REPORT LONDON FACTORY MADE 7,000 FAKE BOTTLES DAILY

Smirnoff insists fake vodka ‘rarely a problem’ if people use reputable retailers

Diageo brand Smirnoff insists fakes are rarely a problem if people buy the vodka brand from reputable retailers after reports a London factory was counterfeiting 7,000 bottles a day.

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Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly....

‘Disruptive technology should encourage some US wineries to up their game’: Beverage Grades

Beverage Grades analyzes the 'DNA' of wine to identify cheaper bottles that taste almost identical to your favorites and its founders agree the technology should encourage US wineries to raise...

NIU's functional foods forum: Sports nutriton, snacks, beverages seen as hottest categories

Functional foods and beverages are the thin edge of the innovation wedge and are growing by leaps and bounds. Panelists in a recent online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA laid out...

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SAB Miller will plough Tsogo Sun billion back into African operations

SAB Miller will reinvest the $1bn proceeds of the sale of its gaming, hotel and entertainment group Tsogo Sun back into its ‘core growth business’ including the African market.

William Grant & Sons spends £100,000 opposing Scottish independence

Glenfiddich Scotch whisky distiller William Grant & Sons has given £100,000 to Better Together – the official opponents of Scottish Independence.

Nichols may appeal against £8M legal hit

Nichols may appeal against paying £8M in damages – way beyond precautionary funds it had reserved to cover itself – after being sued by a company in Pakistan.

‘Montejo isn't known to Mexican or Hispanic consumers’: Constellation Brands CEO dismisses ABI beer threat

Rob Sands insists Constellation Brands ‘will stick to its knitting’ as beer rival AB InBev launches Mexican import brand Montejo this year and insists the beer poses no special threat...

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‘Who are you, Mother Teresa?’ We are American. We eat chips and drink soda!’: PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi on investor ‘who took me to the cleaners’

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says she didn’t want a short-term ‘cut, slash and burn’ policy that would have seen the company make enormous earnings from 2006 despite the upset her...

'I wouldn't dismiss it outright': Analyst sees logic in SAB Miller, Diageo merger

Whispers of a $171bn+ merger between Diageo and SAB Miller have led to share spikes for both companies over the past couple of days and follow chatter about SAB tying-up...

NESTLE PRUNES US BEVERAGE PORTFOLIO, INKS COFFEE-MATE DEAL WITH KEURIG

Nestlé Juicy Juice buyer: ‘You can be hugely successful in a declining category’

Brynwood Partners has bought Nestlé USA brand Juicy Juice for a multi-million dollar deal and reportedly insists the brand can still be hugely successful in a troubled juice category the...

Spanish success for Brugal Suspiro: Edrington toasts low-calorie rum launch

Edrington says its new low-calorie rum Brugal Suspiro is attracting both male and female consumers in launch market Spain and sees a ‘lot of tarmac’ ahead of premium vodka brand...

Rising US cider star applauds ‘cowboy American’ flavor experimentation

The founder of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider insists Americans care less than the English about upholding cider ‘purity’ standards and says he is inspired by craft brewers rather than ‘some...

Starbucks Fizzio hits Southern USA: PepsiCo’s ‘next billion dollar baby’?

Starbucks will launch ‘handcrafted’ Fizzio soft drinks in US cafes this summer, and one analyst says the brand represents ‘potential for bubbles everywhere’ and thinks the Seattle chain and Pepsi...

Engaged Newbies find US wine category 'intimidating': Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands research shows that 'engaged newcomers' to wine in the US and Canada include a high proportion of young people who socialize with the drink, but warns they see...

CCE’s £13M Wakefield investment to boost economy

Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) planned £13M bottle production line at its Wakefield facility could help Yorkshire attract global investment and boost the UK economy, according to prime minister David Cameron.

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FEVE: Health benefits of glass are not known

Glass is more relevant than ever and offers benefits in terms of health, sustainability and a circular economy but according to FEVE (the European Container Glass federation), these attributes go...

Starbucks tests new ‘Evolution Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice Smoothie inspired by Dannon’ in San Jose & St Louis

Starbucks-owned brand Evolution Fresh is test marketing a new range of co-branded smoothies made with cold pressed, high pressure processed juice and Dannon Greek yogurt in 200 Starbucks stores in...

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PepsiCo follows Coke, sinks cash into Egyptian juice

PepsiCo will use its joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabian dairy giant Almarai Company to help fund a new juice factory in Egypt and other facilities over the next five...

ANALYST BELIEVES $100BN+ MEGA MERGER UNLIKELY IN SHORT TERM

PepsiCo still fly in ‘compelling but complex’ SAB Miller/ABI ointment?

With increased market chatter over AB InBev’s possible purchase of SAB Miller one analyst warns that the former’s bottling deal with PepsiCo in Latin America remains one barrier to a...

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