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Making a meal out of Haig Club: Diageo talks up Beckham-backed whisky in China

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes insists the spirits giant must ‘innovate at scale’ to ensure a larger share of its growth stems from fewer launches along the lines of Haig Club...

What’s the next coconut water? Find out at the FoodNavigator-USA Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum

Will Keurig Cold really turn the soft drinks market on its head? Can natural sweeteners pull diet soda out of its funk? And what’s the next coconut water? 

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Coca-Cola India wins ruling overturning Uttar Pradesh plant closure order

Coca-Cola India's controversial bottling plant in Uttar Pradesh will reopen after a national environmental tribunal today stayed a local pollution control board ruling ordering its closure.

‘Don’t discount Scotch whisky – Innovate!’ Rabobank fires Aussie wine warning

Rabobank today served up Australian wine as an object lesson for the Scotch whisky industry’s need to innovate in areas such as flavour rather than discount, to guard its prestige...

Coke poised to pounce on Monster Energy? Analyst suggests suitors wary of ‘legal overhang’

Potential buyers of Monster Energy including Coke and Anheuser-Busch may be ‘waiting on the sidelines’ until the firm’s potential liabilities on outstanding legal issues have been settled.

FTC approves final order settling Ardagh Saint-Gobain acquisition

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has made a final order to approve Ardagh’s proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain after the company sold off six glass plants and related assets.

Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman on disruptive innovation: We can take the Honest brand beyond the beverages aisle

The Honest brand could extend well beyond the ready-to-drink tea category into a wider array of beverages and even foods, says the co-founder of Honest Tea, which posted a 27%...

UK version of Coca-Cola Life is sweeter than Latin American versions, confirms Coke, which remains tight-lipped over US launch

Coca-Cola has confirmed that the sugar level in its new stevia-sweetened beverage Coca-Cola Life may vary considerably in different markets, with the UK version containing a lot more calories than...

MILLER COORS ADMITS COORS BANQUET USES ‘LIQUID CORN ADJUNCT’

‘What’s in a beer, Blue Moon with any old ingredient...?’ Miller Coors draws Facebook fire for using 'liquid corn adjunct'

Miller Coors faces calls to disclose more data about the ingredients used in beer brands including Coors Banquet, after publishing a ‘transparent’ ingredients list that does not specifiy that corn...

'OUR LABELS COMPLY WITH ALL LAWS & GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS': CAMPBELL'S

‘An elaborate con!’ CSPI threatens to sue Campbell's over V8 juice marketing

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today threatened to sue Campbell's Soup Company alleging that it makes misleading statements about the juice content, nutritional value and healthfulness...

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O-I European chief becomes FEVE president

Erik Bouts who was appointed president of the European operations of Owens-Illinois last year has been announced as the head of FEVE (the European Container Glass federation) at its Annual...

Food manufacturers ‘unprepared for digital revolution’

Food manufacturers are unprepared to exploit the digital revolution that is boosting online sales of food and drink, warns Rabobank.

INDUSTRY VOICES: DAVID MILLER, CSO, COVISINT

The Genie is Out of the Internet of Things Bottle: Custom Colas, Consumers and Supply Chains

David Miller, chief security officer (CSO) at Covisint ponders the potential supply chain impact of the latest move in the cola war between Pepsi and Coca-Cola.

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Stevia-sweetened Coca-Cola Life set for UK launch

Coca-Cola Life - a mid-calorie coke sweetened with a blend of sugar and stevia - will be launched in the UK later this year following its successful pilot in Argentina...

INDUSTRY VOICES: PAUL ROSS, PRESIDENT & CEO, EDRINGTON AMERICAS

'Consumers want to drink less and drink better': Edrington Americas CEO on US spirits trends

Distiller Edrington established its own sales, marketing and distribution company in the US this April, and Paul Ross tells BeverageDaily.com why the distiller of The Macallan isn't worried by a...

Diageo cuts around 200 jobs to help hit £200m savings target by 2017

Diageo has confirmed circa. 200 job losses across its head office and regions as the Johnnie Walker and Guinness producer targets annual cost savings of around £200m by 2017.

£126M Heineken investment in cider, beer and pubs

Heineken is to pump £126M into UK cider and beer production as well as its pubs and bars estate.

‘Lipton’s full of sugar!’ Charbrew keen to take on Unilever iced tea

Charbrew founder Adam Soliman tells BeverageDaily.com his entrepreneurial brand is keen to take on Unilever iced tea Lipton with a healthier UK alternative launched into Holland & Barrett this week....

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants....

Coca-Cola Hellenic still has soft drinks sales runway in Italy: Analyst

Shore Capital analyst Phil Carroll tells BeverageDaily.com he still believes Coca-Cola Hellenic has potential to expand CSD sales in Italy despite a growing health trend and the soda slump in...

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Reworked Nestea with ‘infused formula’ will hit Italy in 2015

Coca-Cola Hellenic will release a reformulated version of Nestea RTD tea in Italy in 2015 as it seeks to grow the appeal of a global product by tailoring it to...

JUNE 2014 COMMENT

‘We don’t give a s**t!’ 'About anything but sales, BrewDog?'

Some brands, Scottish brewer BrewDog first among them, will leave no stone unturned in the quest for millennial notoriety, in their quest to convince their moms and consumers they 'don’t...

“We believe that the sugar confectionery category and our brands within it are the 'most honest' category in store": Chewits owner

What are you playing at? Kellogg, Coca-Cola and Cloetta accused of ‘sneaky’ advertising to kids

Food and drink firms are using so called ‘advergames’ and social media to get around laws governing advertising to children, a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary has claimed.

‘Badass’ beverage brand! Rebel Kitchen brings fun to health foods

Rebel Kitchen CEO Tamara Arbib insists she wants to make health food accessible and fun as the coconut milk-based beverage brand wins listings in major UK grocery chains including Waitrose...

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'Stop Food From The USA!' Russian nationalists target Coke, Pepsi

Russian nationalist youth group Food Patriotism is urging Russian to stop drinking Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and insists the nation's citizens can 'vote with our roubles against the goods of our...

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