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Emerging Markets

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.

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Thailand introduce new sugar tax over six years

Thailand will phase in a sugar tax over six years in a bid to help drinks manufacturers to lower their sugar content and take advantage of a simultaneous lowering of...

Cork wine closures associated with a premium drinking experience in the US and Europe

Wine stoppered with cork is seen as more premium by US consumers partly because it gives them the traditional ritualistic experience of opening the bottle, according to a study conducted...

New Codex standard for dairy permeate powder will help dairy industry

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

Sugary drink options on kids’ menus fall as low-fat milk and water availability grows

The availability of sugar-sweetened beverages on children’s menus at the top 50 US restaurant chains has decreased from 93% in 2008 to 74% in 2016, according to the Center for...

Yakult Danone plans India expansion as probiotics awareness grows

Yakult Danone India is to increase manufacturing capacity at its Sonepat facility to meet rising demand for its probiotic drinks.

Heineken and U.S. Beverage import partnership brings specialty global beer brands to US

Heineken Americas Export has partnered with U.S. Beverage (USB) to import certain international specialty beer brands into the US market. 

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Koia ‘positioned to become category leader’ in plant-based beverages with $7.5m investment

Koia, a refrigerated RTD plant-based protein beverage company, has secured a $7.5m funding round led by private investment firm KarpReilly and existing investor AccelFoods.

Bevi aims to make bottles and cans obsolete through data-driven beverage dispenser

Custom beverage machine startup Bevi has raised $16.5m in funding to launch its counter-top beverage dispenser model and expand its North American footprint with the ultimate goal of making packaged...

Icelandic Glacial enters China’s premium bottled water segment

Premium alkaline water brand, Icelandic Glacial, has partnered with international trading firm Golden Field to expand distribution to China. 

ROAR KIDS debuts featuring Marvel heroes, as brand seeks to engage with younger consumers

The launch of ROAR KIDS, a new line of water-based beverages from ROAR Beverages, is targeting a younger, “crucial” demographic by featuring Marvel characters on its packaging while still meeting...

IFT 2017

‘Consumers will not compromise on taste,’ says FlavorHealth

FlavorHealth has found that most consumers will pick an indulgent beverage over a better-for-you option when given the choice, even when they say trends like sugar reduction are among their...

PepsiCo Argentina closes Buenos Aires plant and relocates cookies, snacks & soft drinks production

PepsiCo Argentina has closed a plant, which produces cookies, snacks and soft drinks, in Florida, Buenos Aires province, and moved production to Mar del Plata, a five-hour drive away, axing...

Heineken defends itself after tequila-flavored beer criticism

Heineken has defended itself after being criticized by the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT - The Consejo Regulador del Tequila) in Mexico for its tequila-flavored beer, Desperados.

Constantia Flexibles meets demand for coffee & dairy packaging in Russia

Constantia Flexibles Group has responded to a growing demand in domestic food packaging by installing a laminating machine at its factory in Timashevsk, Russia, for packaging coffee, dairy and processed...

Nestlé Waters North America sees increased demand for ReadyRefresh online delivery service

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded operations of ReadyRefresh, its online shopping and delivery service of bottled beverages, with a new 10,000-square-foot branch in Denver, Colorado.

Rosé outpaces overall wine category as consumers ‘drink pink’ for summer: Nielsen

Rosé has shown strong growth over the past year and is outpacing overall US wine growth, a trend which will ramp up during the summer months thanks to the pink...

Diageo buys George Clooney’s tequila brand in $1bn deal

Diageo has confirmed that it will buy Casamigos, a tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney, in a deal that values the brand at $1bn and is expected to close in...

World Tea Expo 2017

Opportunities for tea: RTD, Millennials, and office services

US consumers are trading up in tea due to increased competition and raised awareness, especially in the at-home tea drinking space, says a consultant.

World Tea Expo 2017

Bössi rooibos tea for kids delves into uncharted US beverage territory

Bössi tea for kids has carved out a solid space in the under-developed children’s tea category through the launch of three RTD products. 

Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods adds 'locally relevant face to the Amazon machine'

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn will enhance the beverage shopping experience, which depends on a multichannel approach to succeed, according to Charlie Cain executive partner of Building...

Eight companies chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo announced today the eight European nutrition start-ups it has chosen for the first Nutrition Greenhouse programme, offering one winning company €100,000.

Scholle IPN expands in Latin America

Scholle IPN, which produces flexible packaging for wine, processed fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and aseptic juices in the Latin American market, has opened a manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile.

Thailand Dairy Organization to increase production capacity by 80%

Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) is expanding its production capacity by installing three CFA 124 high-speed filling machines from SIG Combibloc.

Healthy and handcrafted beverages add to appeal of fast casual dining

Fast casual restaurants are tapping into the increasingly time-crunched, yet health-focused schedule of consumers, by providing healthy, guilt-free beverage options while satisfying their desire for occasional indulgence. 

Molson Coors inks deal with Heineken to distribute Mexico-made Sol beer in US

Heineken and Molson Coors Brewing Company have signed a 10-year joint agreement where MillerCoors (Molson Coors’ US division) will import, distribute, and market Mexican beer brand Sol in the US...

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