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SodaStream Q2 profits sparkle after successful rebranding initiative

SodaStream’s second quarter net profits jumped 120.8% to $7.8m, compared to $3.5m accrued in the same period last year. 

Beans distributor reveals plan to tap into China’s coffee-shop culture

Gourmet coffee wholesaler DTS8 Coffee Company has plans to expand into the world’s fastest growing coffee-shop market by acquiring existing coffee chains. 

AB InBev & SABMiller merger due to complete on October 10

AB InBev and SABMiller have set out a timeline for their merger, setting the date for completion of the deal as October 10, 2016.

Heineken 2016 half year results

Heineken sees strong cider growth

Heineken has seen the cider category continue its momentum across markets worldwide, the brewer reported as it released its 2016 half year results this morning.  

SABMiller Board recommends revised AB InBev offer

SABMiller is recommending that shareholders accept a revised takeover offer from AB InBev. Meanwhile, the ‘megabrew’ deal has received conditional clearance in China. 

SABMiller ‘pauses AB InBev integration’: reports

SABMiller has paused the process of integrating its operations with AB InBev, as a new takeover offer from AB InBev is considered, according to reports.

Alchema, a smart homebrewer, launches on Kickstarter

Alchema, a smart home-brewer for craft cider, has launched on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter with the hopes of raising $80,000.

Suja sales up 80% YoY says CEO, as brand gears up for drinking vinegar launch

Suja Juice is tapping into the trend for all things fermented with the launch of organic probiotic-infused drinking vinegars targeting Millennials, says the San Diego-based firm, which has seen retail...

Australia

World’s first wine harvested from city’s botanic gardens

Wines made from grapes harvested in a tiny vineyard within a city botanic garden will be launched in South Australia in September.

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Highland Spring Group starts work on factory expansion

Highland Spring Group has broken ground on a factory extension at its Blackford site in Perthshire, as it sees continued increased demand for bottled water in the UK.  

Brexit forces changes to 'megabrew' deal

AB InBev boosts offer for SABMiller

AB InBev has revised the terms of its offer for SABMiller: now offering £45 in cash per share, up from the £44 per share set out in November 2015. 

Heineken's specially named beer honors new Prime Minister

Two Heineken-owned British pubs are offering a specially named beer, ‘Come What May’, to toast the new prime minister, Theresa May. 

Molson Coors responds to US decision on AB InBev & SABMiller deal

The US Department of Justice has reached a final agreement with AB InBev and SABMiller, which will allow Molson Coors to acquire SABMiller’s 58% stake in MillerCoors, as well as...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets US approval

The US Department of Justice says it will permit Anheuser-Busch InBev to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. A settlement requires AB InBev to divest SABMiller’s entire US business, including...

Amcor Rigid Plastics to close PET preform factory at the end of the year

Amcor Rigid Plastics will close a factory that makes PET (polyethylene terephthalate) preforms for beverage containers and other applications, at the end of December.

Meal replacement drinks by Chimp Food imitate the diet of our primate brethren

Florida-based Chimp Food distinguishes itself from other health beverage manufacturers by mimicking the diet of the human species’ closest living relative: chimpanzees.

Home brewing joins Internet of Things with launch of Aussie iBrew kit

The Internet of Things is about to shake up the home brew industry after one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of home brew ingredients announced the launch an automated system...

Vero Water targets restaurant diners, offering affordable premium bottled water

Vero Water believes it can make ordering premium bottled water at a restaurant as common place as ordering tap water through its in-house water filtration and bottling technology. 

Danone+WhiteWave reaction

Frost & Sullivan: ‘More dairy companies will expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales’

More dairy companies will look to expand into the dairy alternative category to offset flat liquid milk sales and take advantage of the +15% compound annual growth rate witnessed by...

PepsiCo ends Q2 on high note thanks to its ‘innovation engine,’ CEO says

PepsiCo posted better-than-expected second quarter earnings fueled by a “ramped up innovation engine” across beverage categories and committed focus on consumer preference for premium products.

Danone $12.5bn WhiteWave acquisition ‘comes as no surprise’ say industry specialists

Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire The WhiteWave Foods Company (WhiteWave) for approximately $12.5bn, with the transaction expected to close at the end of the year.

C&C Group reports solid start to year, but warns of Brexit volatility

C&C Group has heralded a ‘solid start to the year’, but warns of the uncertainty brought by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. 

Nestlé Waters ‘smart factory’ heralded as a protocol for future bottling plants

The Sanpellegrino Group has opened a $17.4m mineral water bottling plant for Nestlé Vera Naturea in Castrocielo, Italy, heralded as one of the most outstanding Nestlé Waters’ plants, for its...

Vita Ice is a ‘blatant and deceptive knock-off of Sparkling Ice,’ claims Talking Rain

Vita Ice – a sparkling flavored water brand that first hit stores in 2013 – is a “blatant and deceptive knock-off” of Sparkling Ice, claims Sparkling Ice brand owner Talking...

me and my factory

Boosting productivity at Coca-Cola’s Wakefield factory

Boosting productivity by improving employee engagement is a four-step process at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield factory.

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