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'Don't say 'sorry Coke and Pepsi'', FOX tells Scarlett Johansson

SodaStream's Super Bowl video has gone viral after it reprised its 2013 trick of poking fun at Coke and Pepsi, which led Fox to ban the Scarlett Johansson-fronted advert.

'Energy is what the younger consumer identifies with': Retailer

US C-Stores: Ditching Dr Pepper TEN, sceptical on natural sweeteners?

US C-Stores owners do not believe all-natural sweeteners can reverse flagging soda sales, says one US analyst, who is also advising Dr Pepper to stop investing in its low-calorie TEN...

'HONORED AND AMAZED' VIRUN CEO SCOOPS 42% OF INDUSTRY VOTE

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013! Philip Bromley, VIRUN

The hustings are over, the votes have been counted and we have a runaway winner – Philip Bromley from VIRUN is the first ever BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year!

Coke India bottler fights site wrecking order

Coke subsidiary Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has filed a petition before a district magistrate challenging a government order demanding the destruction of a site in Northern India.

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PepsiCo plans $5 bn investment in Mexico

PepsiCo Inc. has announced plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years in an effort to strengthen the firm’s Latin American food and beverage footprint.

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Krones spins off Evoguard valves business to boost growth

German processing machinery specialist Krones has spun-off its food and beverage valves under the Evoguard name as it targets accelerated growth in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.

Starbucks CEO excited by innovation in ‘premium, hand-crafted carbonates’

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has enthused about the firm’s first incursions into carbonated soft drinks, in comments that contrast sharply with the US gloom pervading a category dominated by Coke,...

Caramel colors under fire again: Is there a safe level of 4-MeI?

The FDA says it has “no reason to believe” that 4-MeI - an impurity generated during the manufacture of caramel colors III and IV - poses a health risk at...

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Wine Condom couple hope to score with funding drive

The inventors of a novel rubber ‘Wine Condom’ that reseals wine bottles from the outside hope to strike it lucky with a fundraising drive.

Spanish strikes loom as Coke bottler axes four factories

Coca-Cola Iberian Partners has enraged Spanish unions by announcing plans to close four factories and shed around 700 staff in the brand’s second-largest EU market.

‘No NPD in 2014? You must be joking!’ Monster launches Punch line

Monster Beverage CEO Rodney Sacks has hit back at suggestions the firm doesn’t have any big 2014 launches and believes a new Punch Monster line could fly given broad consumer...

Wolfish supps in beverage garb beware! Lowdown on the new FDA guidance

Food attorneys agree that energy shots responsibly marketed as dietary supplements not beverages should escape FDA censure after the agency updated guidance distinguishing the two, but warn firms against 'flicking...

TALKING RAIN CEO HINTS THAT REB D, REB X COULD BE DEEMED 'ARTIFICIAL'

Modified stevias risk 'artificial' attack: $400m brand Sparkling ICE cool on silver bullet sweeteners

Talking Rain CEO Kevin Klock says his $400m Sparkling ICE brand targets broad US consumers who care more about refreshment than calories and warns that new stevias like Reb D...

Yuppies drink Red Bull, and 5-Hour Energy’s just 'treading water' – Monster CEO suggests

Monster Energy CEO Rodney Sacks says rivals 5-Hour Energy and Rockstar are just ‘treading water’ in sales terms while his brand is outstripping fierce rival Red Bull, which he hints...

Aging Japanese bring tea polyphenol market to boil

Aging populations in Japan and Western Europe are expected to boost a world market for tea polyphenols dominated by functional drinks to $367.7m by 2020 says Grand View Research.

EXCLUSIVE: 150TH ANNIVERSARY FACTORY VISIT

Nestlé Waters excited by Perrier's ‘hyper-premium’ appeal to Chinese sophisticates

Nestlé Waters tells BeverageDaily.com it is excited by Perrier’s growth prospects in China where the carbonated mineral water commands an ultra-premium price.

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‘Reading Balzac, knocking back the Britpop…’ Blur star files drinks patent

Blur bassist Alex James has applied for a UK trademark to use the name of mid-90s guitar pop movement ‘Britpop’ for a new drinks brand.

Coca-Cola restarts sales after Greek hydrochloric acid scare

Coca-Cola has resumed the sale of Coca-Cola light and Nestea in two regions of Greece after warnings of contamination with hydrochloric acid prompted its removal.

'Sustainability has only recently become a critical area of focus'

Ardagh Group to make furnace repairs

Ardagh Group has released its Sustainability Report for 2013 but claims it will make ongoing improvements for the year ahead including furnace repairs and operational excellence programmes.

Coke Zero targets ‘new demographic’ of young UK people in 2014

Coke Zero will relaunch in the UK this week backed by a new TV advertising to broaden its appeal to a generation of young people born out of ‘challenging times’.

BeverageDaily.com: Get involved with our 2014 editorial features!

Everything from energy drink innovation to flexible packaging is under the microscope! Here’s BeverageDaily.com’s 2014 special edition editorial calendar.

Diet soda in a funk? Not ours, says Zevia boss as he adds monk fruit to his zero-cal menu: Zevia could be a $1bn brand

As Coke and Pepsi watch their diet soda sales stagnate, the arrows on the sales growth chart on Zevia CEO Paddy Spence’s wall are going in the opposite direction, with...

Caring, sharing and saving cash...PepsiCo’s staff wellness program

PepsiCo’s staff wellness program saved cash in terms of lower healthcare costs but its mainstream ‘lifestyle management’ component had little overall effect, US researchers have concluded.

Study: SSB tax could dramatically reduce diabetes incidences in India

India could prevent an estimated 400,000 people from contracting diabetes over the next 10 years if the government were to impose a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), a new study has suggested.

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Nestle Waters sharpens French focus with Plancoet sale

Nestle Waters has sold its last regional French water brand Plancoet to Ogeu Pyrenees as the Perrier and Evian owner aims to focus more on its national and international brands.

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