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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...

Investment from Swire, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium closes $50m deal to create 100% PEF bottle

Avantium has closed a financing round of $50m from a consortium including Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders to advancing PEF packaging material.

Tetra Pak: ‘We can’t sit back and say there will always be paper available’

Food and packaging businesses need to look beyond their own factories and work to improve sustainability across all parts of the supply chain, according to Tetra Pak. 

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Coke gives back 108.5bn liters of water

Coca-Cola is boosting its sustainability profile by returning as much as 68% of the water it uses to the communities it was sipped from.

Nestlé claims credit for ‘major advance’ in beverage powder solubility

Nestlé says its scientists played a central role in developing a new physical mechanism that it is already using to improve the nutritional quality and pleasantness of powdered beverages.

Sidel revamps PET bottle bases for soft drinks, claims $1m line cost savings

Sidel claims its StarLite PET bottle base can unlock cost savings on 2-liter CSD lines of up to $900,000/year due to material savings, and insists it can unlock real value...

‘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...

‘Savvy’ promo pricing sees Coke take CSD share from Pepsi, DPS

Coke's ‘savvy’ pricing strategy has helped it take share from Dr Pepper Snapple and PepsiCo in 2014 to date but analysts warn the policy may not be in the brand’s...

Analysis

‘Lazy’ Malaysian food companies need to learn how to innovate

Malaysian food companies are lazy in comparison to their counterparts north of the border in Thailand, and are not willing to experiment with formulations the way their neighbours have become...

UK Responsibility Deal: Sweet success or sleight of hand?

The UK Department of Health hails its Responsibility Deal a success in its annual update, but reports emerge that companies have failed to meet sugar and salt targets.

Starbucks takes tea upmarket, but could Teavana spend spell nirvana?

Starbucks bought Teavana for $620m in 2012 and plans to take tea upmarket in the States, but one investor warns the price of success may be depressed margins and earnings.

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Scaled-down Pepsi Spire could hit heights in US homes

Pepsi first digital fountain that offers up to 1,000+ beverage combinations looks great and we think a scaled-down version could add verve to the US home.

Tate & Lyle profits hit by fall in sweetener price

Tate & Lyle has reported a fall in profits as a result of an increasingly competitive sweetener market and a decline in beverage sales.

Cargill: Ongoing sugar scrutiny has beverage formulators seeking alternatives

The healthy beverage segment continues to steal market share from sugar-sweetened soft drinks and diet soda, as consumers’ perception of the role of beverage in their diets evolves alongside changing...

‘Brands that rubbish other brands...I don’t get it!’: Vita Coco UK CEO Giles Brook

Vita Coco’s UK CEO Giles Brook tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t understand ‘brands that rubbish other brands’ following an attack by coconut water rival INVO on his product’s nutritional and health...

Study supports diet soda’s potential for weight management

Consuming diet sodas along with a weight loss program may lead to shedding more pounds than when water alone is consumed along with the weight loss program, says a new...

CCE’s loss may be AG Barr’s gain, says analyst

Soft drinks firm AG Barr is benefiting from Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE’s) struggling performance, according to Shore Capital analyst Phil Carroll, commenting on the former’s first financial quarter (Q1).

New Zealand

Study finding water fluoridation does not lower IQ sparks fierce row

Adding fluoride to water does not lower one’s IQ, according to controversial new research from Otago University in New Zealand.

News in brief

Symphony Environmental Technologies opens lab facilities

Symphony Environmental has officially opened its lab in the UK during the company’s international distributors’ conference.

‘No better than the average sports drink’: Rival INVO justifies Vita Coco coconut water attack

Premium coconut water brand INVO has justified its ‘slight attack’ on UK market leader Vita Coco and other rivals' nutritional and health benefits, insisting it needs to educate people on...

Coca-Cola Hellenic: 'Sedex deal closes supply chain transparency gaps'

Coca-Cola Hellenic has signed a deal with Sedex to share and manage its supply chain data and ensure ethical and responsible sourcing standards.

‘ALEX SALMOND WAS INVITED AS SCOTTISH FIRST MINISTER’, COMPANY INSISTS

'Homecoming Scotland': Coca-Cola Enterprises denies 2014 campaign offers tacit independence support

Coca-Cola Enterprises insists it is celebrating a 'Year of Homecoming' as its own 50th anniversary following a suggestion that it offered Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond tacit support by letting...

In depth: Packaging associations comment on environmental performance pilots

Packaging to be addressed in EU environmental footprint projects

Packaging will form part of 11 food and beverage-based pilot projects starting next month to measure and communicate a products environmental performance.

Ball expands Coca-Cola Pinya line in Southeast Asia

Ball Corporation will build a one-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Myanmar for Coca-Cola Pinya drinks and several other regional and multi-national customers.

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