Established markets still generate high profits for firms selling everything from soda to spirits, wine and beer to filling lines. But Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa plus Eastern Europe and Russia are driving global growth. Track major players' moves in these markets - from Coke to Krones and Heineken.
It was a good year for distilled spirits, as supplier sales were up 4.1% and volume was up 2.3%, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.
Blendhub Corp. will host its first international event, the ‘Professional Network’ to coincide with Gulfood 2016, in Dubai, on February 24.
The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.
China’s high-volume, low-profit beer market is set to be transformed, with increased “premiumisation” providing opportunities for imported and licensed foreign beer brands, says Rabobank.
Big beverage companies are buying up craft breweries in big numbers, but does going from craft to corporation lose the cachet for these brewers?
Health is reigning supreme in the beverage market in 2016, but are the right companies taking advantage of this consumer demand?
Singapore’s Fraser and Neave has confirmed that it hopes to buy into the European beer market through the purchase of Peroni and Grolsch from Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Coca-Cola India has announced the pilot launch of its ready-to-drink, flavored milk product, VIO.
California-based Sonoma Cider is adding a new cider with elements of sarsaparilla and vanilla to its year-round mix.
Spirits, cider, beer and wine industries can all learn from each other, say the organizers behind the inaugural US Beverage Industry Expo, or USBevX.
The world of craft beer has become increasingly expansive and complex, in both flavor and variety. A North Carolina-based startup wants to make the world simpler for the average consumer.
A suggestion by India’s prime minister for all fizzy drinks to have at least 2% natural fruit juice content has baffled many beverage manufacturers.
With various emerging Asian markets now considering legislation or tighter regulation of sugar in soft drinks, one of the key issues of the regional beverage industry in 2016 might well...
The chief executive of Starbucks has said the Chinese market is shaping the future of the chain after the opening of its 2,000th store in the country.
Stevia is closing in on mainstream acceptance as a non-caloric sweetener, but the product will need additional innovation before it is fully accepted by consumers.
PepsiCo recently announced the launch of organic Gatorade for 2016, something an executive with Daymon Worldwide said is a forward-thinking move that is quickly becoming the norm.
ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.
Goss International has appointed Alles International as its agent for South Korea to get a foothold in the market.
DRY Sparkling, one of America’s fastest-growing soda brands, has been certified as non-GMO and will expand to larger stores this year.
EquipNet has opened an office in Sao Paulo because it says it has seen an increase in the use of pre-owned F&B manufacturing equipment, due to an increasing number of...
Liquid coffee and liquid tea were two of the biggest dollar value growers in grocery stores in 2015, according to Nielsen.
Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has acquired two privately owned integrated paper-based packaging businesses, Industria de Embalagens Santana (INPA) and Paema Embalagens (Paema), for €186m ($200m) in Brazil.
The CIDER Act, which will update various tax definitions of cider, was passed into law with the end-of-year US tax package.
AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have allegedly destroyed a Coca-Cola plant in Sana'a, Yemen, according to reports.