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‘Beer made by winemakers using a winemaker’s approach’: Chapel Down and Curious Drinks outline beer ambitions after smashing crowdfunding target

Curious Drinks, the beer and cider business of English winery Chapel Down, has smashed its crowdfunding targets and raised £1.7m ($2.4m) for a new brewery. Chapel Down CEO Frazer Thompson...

Constellation Brands outlines plans for Ballast Point and overall beer business

Constellation Brands made headlines last year when it purchased craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing for $1bn. The focus this year will be on expanding distribution of the craft brews nationwide,...

'All the big growth in wine is in higher price points like The Prisoner': Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands has announced it will acquire The Prisoner Wine Company brands, a portfolio of five super luxury wine brands, while the company emphasizes the continued growth of premiumization and...

O-I to pursue arbitration award against Venezuela thanks to World Bank ruling

The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ruled a subsidiary of Owens-Illinois (O-I) is free to pursue the enforcement of a prior arbitration award against...

5-Hour Energy awarded $20 million in counterfeiting case

5-Hour Energy has settled its claims against most of the more than 70 defendants named in a high-profile, consolidated lawsuit concerning a nationwide counterfeit operation.

Tereos & Cornelius Nordic ink Scandinavian partnership

Cornelius Nordic has secured distribution rights for Tereos in a Scandinavian partnership that will target the Danish and Swedish markets for ingredients such as starches, glucose syrups and polyols.

Brothers Drinks buys £6m bottling line amid Shepton Mallet Cider Mill closure

Brothers Drinks has invested in a £6m bottling line amid Shepton Mallet Cider Mill closure, in Somerset, according to Unite, trade union.

Dr Pepper Snapple increases investment in Bodyarmor

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has increased its equity investment in the makers of premium sports drink brand Bodyarmor.

News in brief

Mountain Dew launches Mtn Dew Black Label

No puppy monkey baby this time. Mountain Dew's recent Black Label launch will appeal to a classier and more refined crowd, says the brand.

PepsiCo US management shake-up as Frito-Lay boss Greco leaves

PepsiCo has announced a senior management shake-up following the departure of Frito-Lay North America chief Tom Greco.

Coca-Cola HBC tracks shifts in consumer preferences

Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.   

A.G. Barr shrugs off sugar tax worries

Soft drinks company A.G. Barr says a combination of brand strength and ongoing product reformulation will minimize the financial impact of the UK’s sugar tax on its business.

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CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

The sweet but tart taste of switchel can be polarizing, says Cide Road founder Kevin Duffy. But it meets a growing demand for bolder, more sophisticated, flavors that has helped...

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Detox Water promises the health benefits of aloe without the bitterness and thickness of competitors

The co-founders of SuperLeaf hope the upcoming national distribution and launch in March of new flavors of Detox Water will show Americans aloe can offer significantly more benefit than just...

If Carlsberg did chocolate bars…

Carlsberg UK has created a pop-up bar in London made entirely from chocolate, coinciding with the Easter holiday weekend.

Hatch adds new single origin products to Canada’s embryonic cold brew coffee market

Canadian organic single origin cold brew coffee company, Hatch, is launching new products with two direct trades: one with a farm in Colombia from the Huila region, called Chalo’s Farm,...

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Kombucha must overcome taste, texture perceptions to appeal to mainstream, KeVita exec says

Explosive consumer interest in functional beverages and bold flavors have prompted retailers in the natural channel to pack their shelves with national and regional brands of kombucha – completely saturating...

Singapore

University-developed eucheuma drinks prepare for market debut

A new range of beverages based on eucheuma are being readied for launch following a collaboration between food scientists from the National University of Singapore and a local food manufacturer. ...

H2rOse presents ancient rosewater beverage with a modern twist

For millennia, rosewater has been part of the diet and beauty regimes of civilizations throughout the world, so the Illulian family thought that a ready-to-drink rosewater was long overdue.

Shepton Mallet Cider job row hots up after results

Shepton Mallet Cider Mill owner C&C Group has been branded “the unacceptable face of capitalism” by Unite the union, after the manufacturer forecast profits of £80.35M (€103M), shortly after news about redundancies...

Canadian beverage company launches calorie-free organic energy water

Natural energy beverage company, Guru, has launched a sugar-free, zero-calorie organic energy water in Canada.

Coconut Beach founder: “We’re the anti-$8 coconut water”

The founders of Coconut Beach credit their affordable price to familial relationships with coconut growers in Thailand, and they want their product to reach the masses.

Taking on the big brands: Canadian organic sports drink prepares for US launch

Vancouver-based NorthStar Organic is preparing to enter the US sports drink market this year, according to the company’s president, Shahab Samimi.

Nestlé UK boosts coffee production at Tutbury

Nestlé has officially opened its improved factory in Tutbury, UK, following a £325m ($462m) investment in the site. 

India

Manpasand ties up with Baskin-Robbins in latest urban expansion deal

Baskin-Robbins India will now offer beverages in addition to ice creams after entering into an exclusive tie-up with fruit juice manufacturer Manpasand Beverages.

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