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‘Our RTD tea will taste of tea. Not sugar. Not malic acid!’ Ex-Coke exec says it’s time for Tg…

Former Coca-Cola executive Sophia Nadur insists the UK market is ready for her low calorie whole leaf RTD tea brand Tg, which she says is markedly different from what she...

Suja Juice predicts revenues of $70-80m in 2015 as super-premium juice category explodes

There is room for new players in the burgeoning super-premium juice category, but the barriers to entry are pretty high, says San Diego-based Suja Juice, which exploded onto the scene...

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Ardagh Group to make up to $71m capital investments at its Indiana, US glass facility

Ardagh Group, Glass North America, will receive a tax abatement of approximately $6.1m over 10 years from the City of Winchester and a grant of $300k for local equipment purchases...

Beauty and that beast of a beverage market…Bella Berry targets UK launch

London-based startup Bella Berry tells BeverageDaily.com that it is negotiating with buyers with a view to launching the UK’s first mass market collagen-based ‘beauty drink’ by spring 2015.

Heineken inaugurates Ethiopia's biggest brewery

Heineken has officially inaugurated what it claims is Ethiopia’s biggest brewery. With a total capacity of 1.5m hectolitres, it says the €110m ($95m) Kilinto brewery will enable it to meet...

Coffee that helps you sleep?! 'This brand can explode,' says Counting Sheep Coffee

A Vancouver startup believes it’s on the brink of exploding into mainstream success with its 40 winks coffee – a coffee blended with a herbal sedative, allowing it to be...

Amway solidifies position in energy drink market with acquisition of XS Energy brand

Direct selling giant Amway is solidifying its position in the energy drink market with the acquisition of XS Energy brand. Details of the deal were not disclosed, but a co-founder...

Analyst suggests ‘aggressive’ ABI pricing could spur Samuel Adams beer sales

One US analyst believes that a more aggressive US pricing strategy led by Anheuser Busch InBev could reignite sales growth for craft beer competitor Samuel Adams.

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What are the key beverage trends - and companies - to watch in 2015?

Whether it’s a new ingredient (coffee fruit, maple water, coffee leaf tea), novel technology (barrel-aged tea, ‘raw’ tea), or different way of looking at established categories (soup in a bottle,...

Whale testicle beer brewer backs controversial drink: ‘We don’t consider the fin whale endangered here’

The owner of an Icelandic brewery poised to launch a controversial whale testicle-flavored beer tells BeverageDaily.com the beer has a ‘unique smoked flavor’ and insists Icelandic whaling is sustainable.

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Chameleon Cold-Brew produces consistent coffee for consistent sales

Consistency born from thoughtful attention to detail and hiring specialists before they were needed helped start-up Chameleon Cold-Brew rapidly expand distribution by three to four times, launch a new line...

CONSTELLATION BRANDS BEER BUSINESS HAS ‘EXCEPTIONAL MOMENTUM’

Modelo Especial tipped to topple Heineken as No.2 US imported beer

Constellation Brands announced yesterday that its Mexican beer brand Modelo Especial is poised to overtake Heineken as the No.2 selling imported beer in the US.

Coke plans to slash 500 jobs at Atlanta HQ to help hit $3bn savings target

Coke plans to cut at least 1,600 jobs globally including 500 roles at its Atlanta HQ – as the company ploughs on with a $3bn cost-cutting drive announced after an October profit warning.

Edrington inks Americas distribution deal to target $1bn travel retail channel

Scottish distiller Edrington – which owns brands including Highland Park – has agreed a distribution deal for the Americas to strengthen its position in a regional travel retail channel now worth $1bn+.

Keurig Green Mountain teams up with Dr Pepper on Keurig Cold

Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) have struck a deal to develop products for the hotly-anticipated Keurig Cold at-home beverage system, following Keurig’s 2014 deal to work...

‘We like Constellation Brands’ outsized exposure to imported beer’: Analyst

Cowen and Company analyst Vivien Azer says her company likes Constellation Brands’ ‘outsized’ exposure to imported beer and expects that category to win more share from non-craft domestic brands in 2015.

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Powerful Yogurt launches 'first' high-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt has officially launched what it claims is the first high-protein drink made with a Greek yogurt base.

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Caught in the headline headlights! Top 10 BeverageDaily.com stories of 2014

As voted for by you the readers - effectively - and checked by us on Google Analytics, here are our Top 10 most read news stories of 2014 – from...

Analysts suggest Coke could prosper from plant-based beverage tie-up with WhiteWave Foods

Wells Fargo Securities analysts say plant-based beverages are a ‘unique growth opportunity’ and believe a partnership with WhiteWave Foods would bring Coke several important strategic benefits.

EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of Mondelez International’s proposed $5bn joint venture with competitor coffee firm Douwe Egberts Master Blenders 1753.

News in brief

Wessanen to acquire Abafoods for €52m

Dutch food company Wessanen has agreed to acquire Italian organic drinks company Abafoods for €52m, the company has said.

Division encompasses Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade

PepsiCo cuts about 100 employees from Chicago's North America Nutrition team

PepsiCo has cut about 100 employees from its Chicago, Illinois office, home to the company’s North America Nutrition division, which handles the Gatorade, Quaker, and Tropicana brand lines.

‘Our competitors are neither young, nor from emerging nations’: AJE Group on BIG Cola's USP

BIG Cola insists global brands don’t need a presence in the US or Europe as it says it competes with the likes of Coke and Pepsi by 'democratizing consumption' with...

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Agthia Group: Water faces challenge to dethrone CSDs as UAE’s ‘natural rehydrator’

Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage giant Agthia Group says the bottled waters industry faces a challenge to persuade UAE consumers to swop soft drinks for water as a ‘natural rehydrator’.

Troubled soft drinks giant Coca-Cola Amatil axes 260 Aussie jobs

Coca-Cola Amatil said today it plans to cut 260 jobs as part of AUD $100m cost-cutting campaign aimed at boosting profitability in its struggling Australian soft drinks business.

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