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PepsiCo road testing Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda in US

Nacho cheese Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew soda - a taste combination dubbed 'Dewitos' - is being road tested by PepsiCo at colleges across the US.

Samuel Adams beer boss Jim Koch: ‘Germany's Reinheitsgebot becoming like artistic censorship’

The Boston Beer Company founder and Samuel Adams brewer Jim Koch has compared Germany beer purity law Reinheitsgebot to artistic censorship and suggests it is stifling innovation in the nation’s beer...

Based on benefits of D-ribose, new RTD tea line intends to break into energy sector

John Gagliardi let his experience as a college and professional lacrosse player guide his choices when it came to formulating his new energy beverage company.  Called Titan Tea, the product...

Coca-Cola Hellenic keen to take Monster Energy to ‘big markets’ like Russia

Coca-Cola Hellenic’s CEO says the firm is keen to take Monster Energy into new markets, as its lackluster performance in developed markets led by Italy hit summer soda sales. ...

Glanbia launches UHT milk in China under Irish Avonmore brand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has launched a long-life version of Ireland’s number one milk, Avonmore, in China.

O Canada! Red Bull Summer Edition mauls Monster market share in Canada

Monster Energy admits that Red Bull’s successful Summer Edition launch with 7-Eleven meant it lost market share in Canada during Q3 2014, due its distribution partner’s ‘conflicting priorities’.

South Korea

Company out to buck trend with soy milk for Korea’s younger generation

A Korean company is attempting to breathe new life into a soy drink market that is now stagnating after years of fast-paced growth.

Finnish dairy Valio to detail iodine content on all milk cartons

Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.

Irish Dairy Board expands China presence with Kerrygold UHT milk

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has expanded its presence in China with the launch of a long-life, whole milk product under its Chinese Kerrygold brand, Jin Kai Li.

Australia

Mondelēz opens Victoria R&D lab as Coca-Cola Amatil sheds jobs nearby

Food, beverage and confectionery giant Mondelēz has opened an Asia-Pacific research and development centre that claims to be the biggest of its kind in Australia.

Diageo, Casa Cuervo agree whiskey-tequila brand swap deal

Diageo has agreed to sell its Irish whiskey brand Bushmills to Casa Cuervo in exchange for full ownership of the Mexican distiller's Don Julio tequila brand. 

Jumps from B to A rating in Carbon Disclosure Project

Coca-Cola HBC to rebrand its cold drink equipment in 2015

HFC-free coolers, investing €3m in energy saving programmes, such as installing LED lighting across plants in nine countries and expanding the Russian sugar beet industry, to avoid sugar imports, are...

‘Focus No.1: Bud Light has to work!’ Anheuser-Busch boss reveals Top 5 US priorities

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito says growth for Bud Light is the brewer’s top US priority as the brand lost less share in Q3 2014, and insists the company won’t...

Diageo puts brakes on Scotch whisky expansion

Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.

Lewis Road Creamery ups chocolate milk production 4000% after 'unprecedented demand'

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has increased production of a recently launched chocolate milk product from 1,000 litres a week to 40,000 in less than a month following "unprecedented demand."...

Launching a baobab brand is about educating consumers and telling a story, says drink startup

Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.

Firm will commit a larger share of capital to shareholders in 2015

O-I North America sales drop 3% after decline in major domestic beer brands

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the...

Japan

Nestle commissions empathic robot to sell its coffee machines in Japan

Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.  

‘We want to democratise spirulina’, says blue water start-up

Start-up firm Springwave says it wants to bring spirulina to the masses with its blue bottled water.

Rebel Kitchen celebrates Tesco listings in mission for healthy snacks

Start down with the kids: ‘It’s one of the best decisions we made as a brand’

Rebel Kitchen is launching its children’s coconut ‘mylks’ in Tesco this week, just 10 months after CEO and entrepreneur Tamara Arbib started the business.

‘Too early to declare victory’ with Coca-Cola Life: Coca-Cola Enterprises

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) says it is too early to ‘declare victory’ with stevia-sweetened cola Coca-Cola Life after September launches in Britain and Sweden.

Pepsi’s 'homemade' SodaStream test: Sales trickle or treat?

As PepsiCo inks a deal with SodaStream to test launch its brands on the platform, Euromonitor analyst Jonas Feliciano says demand for such Pepsi-branded products is ‘debatable’.

Dr Pepper hopes for Hispanic ‘home run’ with Mexican sparkling waters brand Penafiel

As one analyst suggests that Dr Pepper Snapple Group has hit a ‘home run’ with Mexican mineral water brand Penafiel, the company says it hopes to increase distribution in the...

News in brief

The Coca-Cola Company’s ‘Hall of Fame’ chief marketing officer to retire

The Coca-Cola Company’s chief marketing and commercial officer, Joe Tripodi, will retire from the company at the end of February 2015. He will be succeeded by Marcos De Quinto, a...

Coke's capitulation to the 'new normal', and could a newly graduated MBA run the business? Analysts unpick Q3 2014

Coke appears to be capitulating to the ‘new normal’ operating environment by lowering its revenue and volume growth targets, according to one financial analyst, while disaffected investor David Winters claims...