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Growth opportunities are hard to find in Europe and North America. Alcohol and soft drink companies alike are turning Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East in search of new consumers.

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Diageo out to seduce United Spirits shareholders with $1.9bn offer

Diageo will launch a $1.9bn offer to buy a majority stake in India's United Spirits and cement its position in the world's largest whisky market.

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS: FINAL THOUGHTS

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

INNOBEV GLOBAL SOFT DRINKS CONGRESS, LISBON, APRIL 7-9

Unicer eyes global beer growth, without treading on Carlsberg’s toes

The CEO of Portuguese beer giant Unicer insists his firm will target global growth without clashing with 44% shareholder Carlsberg.

‘China & South America growth offset by decline in Europe’

Tetra Pak to expand in South America

Tetra Pak released its 2013 net sales today announcing a 3.5% growth and a 15% rise in capital equipment, which saw more than 580 filling machines installed globally, led by...

India’s tea industry gets a new code

The Tea Board of India has announced a new set of guidelines for Indian tea growers under a voluntary code, with an aim to improve the quality of tea produced...

CASE SALES VERSUS SCOTCH UNDERLINE POTENTIAL: JOHN QUINN, GLOBAL BRAND AMBASSADOR

'Sexy' Irish whiskey can shake Scotch monolith: Tullamore D.E.W

The world’s second-largest Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W insists the ‘sexy’ Irish whiskey category has immense potential as a rival to 'monolithic' Scotch sales.

'Genius' Bacardi leads Gentleman Jack: Spirits rise for digital stars

Bacardi is unique among spirits brands as a ‘genius’ when it comes to harnessing digital, according to L2's Digital IQ Index, with its online presence a unique form of ‘competitive...

Asia driving global malt whisky growth

Strong growth in Asia has driven the world’s malt whisky sector, which grew by 46.7% between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report from just-drinks and The IWSR.

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the waste material has potential as a sustainable food and drink ingredient stretching far...

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Diageo cuts the cards: Reshuffle reflects Chinese ‘growth engine’

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has reshaped his management team in light of growth potential in emerging markets including China and India.

'Trade conflict turned business partnership!' China ends EU wine war

China has agreed to end its year-long investigation into subsidies on and alleged dumping of EU wine exports in a move that will relieve France in particular.

US firm hopes deal will open up market for californian wines

VATS the way I like it! Constellation Brands inks China wine deal

Constellation Brands has signed a long-term strategic deal with China’s VATs Liquor to develop the world’s best-selling table wine Robert Mondavi in the country.

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Nespresso goes 100% Colombian...Or is that 80%?

Nespresso will start selling its coffees and machines in key sourcing country Colombia this autumn.

Putting the chai into Dubai: Rise of the world’s tea re-export capital

The order given by Dubai’s ruling sheikh in 1959 to dredge the Creek, the water channel that flows into the heart of what was at the time a sleepy fishing...

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Gruppo Campari sweet on $580m Whyte & Mackay?

United Spirits will reportedly fetch £350m for its Whyte & Mackay whisky business in the UK, with rumours spreading that Gruppo Campari could be interested given its sizable war chest.

‘Hedonic Expectations’: How to drive healthy drinks sales in China

The Chinese place more trust in big beverage brands to deliver safe products, link ‘naturalness’ to single-flavor varieties and are increasingly willing to pay more for quality, safety and nutrition.

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‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

CATEGORY 'LESS CONCENTRATED' THAN JAPANESE AND IRISH RIVALS

Canadian whiskey has stellar global growth prospects: Campari CEO

Gruppo Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz says Canadian whiskey has major global growth prospects, as his firm signed a US $125m deal to acquire a ‘hidden gem’ in Forty Creek Distillery.

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Indian retailing really could take off once mom and pop get a website

Academics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad have coined the term “brick and click” as a way for mom and pop retailers in India to innovate by settling groceries...

Carlsberg steps up Ukraine security amidst tense Russian military standoff

Carlsberg tells BeverageDaily.com it is concerned by Ukraine’s tense military standoff with Russia in Crimea and is ramping-up security but insists it's too early to say how sales could be...

WORLD BANK INVESTMENT ARM 'TROUBLED' BY REPORTS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING ON PLANTATIONS

Angry TATA Global Beverages instructs lawyers over Tetley tea slavery allegations

TATA Global Beverages is instructing defamation lawyers after a video documentary in The Guardian online claimed its Tetley tea brand is supplied by a plantation paying such pitiful wages that...

‘Serious corporate responsibility breaches’ Nigeria NFP reports Coke to UN

Nigerian not-for-profit SERAP said today it would report Coca-Cola and its local bottler to the United Nations for ‘serious breaches of corporate responsibility’ after consumer allegations of defective products.

Sud de France launches WineHub to tap lucrative export markets

 An online hub that connects wine sellers from the Languedoc Roussillon region of Southern France with national and international buyers was launched this week.

GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY CONFERENCE 2014

Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

AB InBev keen to steal larger ‘share of throat’ from wine and liquor

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) says its keen to capture a larger ‘share of throat’ from wine, hard liquor and other drinks by creating new consumption occasions for beer.