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Beam Inc. buyout unlocked ‘exponential’ growth – 2 Gingers Irish whiskey founder

The founder of the US’s fastest-growing Irish whiskey brand 2 Gingers says its buyout by Beam Inc. in December 2012 significantly accelerated growth.

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Tetra Pak comes clean about its biggest recycling ‘headache’

Tetra Pak doesn’t believe it will be the first company to launch a 100% renewable carton and claims its biggest recycling challenge is working with countries that have a poor...

More than 100 apprentices working with Nestlé UK

Apprentices boost Nestlé factory growth

Nestlé’s £310m expansion of its Tutbury factory in Staffordshire, which will bring all UK Nescafé production together under one roof, is due for completion by the end of this year. ...

Nestlé keeps top secret under wraps during live Twitter chat

How does Nestlé get the bubbles into an Aero chocolate bar, why is food engineering dominated by men and what high tech kit produces instant coffee?

JACK DANIEL'S DISTILLER POSTS IMPRESSIVE RESULTS, WARNS OF ON-PREMISE WEAKNESS

Social media ‘mobbing’ denting whiskey sales in US bars? Brown-Forman glosses Southern Comfort slide

Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga says less affluent millennial drinkers may be shunning bars – where US whiskey brand Southern Comfort sales are falling – for social media ‘mobbing’ in the home.

$800k+ sales and counting: Charbrew plots ‘quirky’ tea triumph with Tesco

UK tea brand Charbrew now has annual sales of £500,000 and says its new push into retail giant Tesco will establish it as a ‘recognized force’ for innovation in the...

Carlsberg steps up Ukraine security amidst tense Russian military standoff

Carlsberg tells BeverageDaily.com it is concerned by Ukraine’s tense military standoff with Russia in Crimea and is ramping-up security but insists it's too early to say how sales could be...

FrieslandCampina hoping for Asian slam dunk through NBA deal

FrieslandCampina is hoping to score with Southeast Asian basketball fans after becoming the 'Official Milk Partner' of the US National Basketball Association (NBA) in five of the region's markets.

F&B industry will need 170,300 recruits by 2020 to meet consumer demand

Nestlé to debut live Twitter debate

Nestlè UK and Taste Success, an industry-led campaign by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will host a live Twitter Q&A with engineering graduates from its apprenticeship scheme from midday-2pm...

Loch Lomond Distillery bought, former Diageo finance chief becomes chairman

Exponent Private Equity has bought The Loch Lomond Distillery Company for an undisclosed sum and former Diageo chief finance officer Nick Rose is to chair the new business.

WORLD BANK INVESTMENT ARM 'TROUBLED' BY REPORTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING ON PLANTATIONS

Angry TATA Global Beverages instructs lawyers over Tetley tea slavery allegations

TATA Global Beverages is instructing defamation lawyers after a video documentary in The Guardian online claimed its Tetley tea brand is supplied by a plantation paying such pitiful wages that...

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Sunny D excited by US SodaStream co-development deal

SodaStream has signed a exclusive deal with Sunny Delight that allows the controversial Israeli firm to add its juice-based drinks to its home carbonation platform.

Top PepsiCo exec slams Peltz for selective ‘financial engineering’

PepsiCo has hit out at activist investor Nelson Peltz for continuing to press for a split between its beverage and snack arms, and says his use of data is ‘selective,...

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

AB InBev keen to steal larger ‘share of throat’ from wine and liquor

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says its keen to capture a larger ‘share of throat’ from wine, hard liquor and other drinks by creating new consumption occasions for beer.

Milk Life replacing, not retiring got milk? campaign: MilkPEP

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) has signaled its latest move away from its celebrity-driven 20-year old got milk? campaign, but insists that the iconic marketing program is not being...

Vita Coco to enter the Middle East beverage market

Vita Coco, the top-selling coconut water brand in the US and UK, is now entering the high-potential Middle East beverage market, one of its key executives has revealed.

Copper Moon launches first probiotic in a K-Cup with Ganeden BC30

Ganeden Biotech - the Ohio-based company behind ultra-resilient probiotic BC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) - has scored another industry first after teaming up with coffee firm Copper Moon to launch...

Squeezing profits out of juice…Coca-Cola Enterprises is skeptical

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock says the company is interested in buying still drinks brands but warns that the European juice market is far less profitable than in North...

INSIDE...VOLAC

UK wasn't ready for Upbeat 5-years ago: Volac chief

British consumers would “absolutely not” have been ready for a product like Upbeat - Volac's liquid whey protein concentrate, fruit juice hybrid - five-years ago, the company’s human nutrition chief has...

Glanbia quiet on Muscle Milk firm takeover reports

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has declined to comment on "speculation" that it is in advanced talks to acquire the American company behind the popular Muscle Milk protein drink brand....

'Pepsi's been outmaeuvered by coke, outshone by dr pepper' - crusading investor

‘Coke has mediocre PepsiCo on its heels’: Peltz’s withering verdict

Nelson Peltz insists that Coke has PepsiCo on the back foot and says the latter is even outshone by Dr Pepper despite a stellar beverage portfolio including Gatorade, Tropicana and...

CAGNY CONFERENCE, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 17-21

‘Iconic beer brands often taste similar’: SAB Miller boss backs new styles

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark admits that iconic beer brands often taste similar and says his firm is investing heavily in R&D on new styles and flavors to compete with...

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we...

Deadly Ukraine violence has not hit Carlsberg beer sales…yet

Carlsberg’s CEO says that deadly clashes between police and opposition protestors in Ukraine have not hit beer sales yet but hinted that they could do so in future.