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Tea and coffee: Two of 2015’s biggest grocery growers

Liquid coffee and liquid tea were two of the biggest dollar value growers in grocery stores in 2015, according to Nielsen.

Reaction: Smurfit Kappa enters Brazilian packaging market with $200m double acquisition

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.

CIDER Act to cut key taxes in cider market

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 Group expands in Brazil with its beer and Heinz ketchup labels

AR Metallizing (ARM) has acquired Málaga Produtos Metalizados, in Brazil, for an undisclosed sum.

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes destroy Coca-Cola plant

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have allegedly destroyed a Coca-Cola plant in Sana'a, Yemen, according to reports.

‘A Starbucks quality latte for $0.67’: Liquid concentrate and enhancer market may grow to $1bn by 2020

The liquid concentrate and enhancer market may see a huge expansion in the next five years, according to an industry executive.

SodaStream: More than a one-off gift?

When pushing a new product into the already-crowded beverage market, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done. SodaStream’s US President John Sheppard said the company’s biggest challenge...

From Brooklyn to the world: How America’s 10th biggest craft brewer built its empire

With craft breweries selling for as much as $1bn, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and chairman, said the “thrilling” show has allowed him to “dream a little”. But does he plan...

Taking your beverage company into international markets: 10 tips from experts

The growth of eCommerce, the Internet and easier-than-ever international travel means the world is getting smaller. But does that mean it’s time to take your beverage company into a new...

Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition

The fat after the famine: Obesity the next challenge facing Africa, says FAO boss

After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food...

PepsiCo on healthy vending and 2016 launch of organic Gatorade

PepsiCo is looking to drive a healthier portfolio via new health-friendly vending machines and a 2016 launch of organic Gatorade.

South Asia radius

Coca-Cola could close Indian plants if ‘sin tax’ goes ahead

Coca-Cola would have “no option” but to consider shutting down some of its Indian factories if the government accepted a recommendation to place a significantly higher GST rate on aerated...

Wine becomes more portable and accessible: Gallo

Wine lovers are unafraid to try a variety of wine and want more portable packaging, according to a recent survey.

Keurig-JAB deal may improve machines, K-Cup sustainability: Euromonitor analyst

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., which was acquired by JAB Holding Company this week, may be able to improve its machines and sustainability of its K-Cups thanks to the deal, according...

Maple water company sees 1800% sales growth, expands internationally

After seeing an 1800% growth in sales in the year since its founding, a maple drink company will expand further nationally and internationally.

Sugary beverages rise in low and middle income countries, fall in high-income regions

While sugar-sweetened beverages have seen a decrease in popularity in regions such as North America and Western Europe, they are on the rise in most low- and middle-income countries. But...

News in brief

One-third of Hong Kong’s foodservice drinks have excess sugar levels

A consumer watchdog has called on the foodservice industry to do more to tackle sugar consumption after a study found that one-third of the drinks served in Hong Kong outlets...

Mexico and Mexican beer offer huge potential for Heineken

Mexican beers and expansion in the Mexican market have strong potential for growth for Heineken, according to a company executive.

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: Public health scientists suggest ‘threat to global health’ but AB InBev pledges positive impact

The tie-up between AB InBev and SABMiller could have consequences for public health, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa, say scientists writing in the BMJ. In response, AB InBev points...

Constellation Brands to pay $1bn to purchase Ballast Point Brewery

Constellation Brands has announced that it will purchase Ballast Point Brewery for $1bn.

Xi pub visit prompts newfound interest in British IPA

Images of China’s president enjoying a pint of British beer in an Oxfordshire pub alongside Prime Minister David Cameron have sparked a Far East “frenzy” for real ale.

Dateline Southeast Asia

Thailand mulls action to curb extravagant soft drink promotions

Thailand’s government is considering measures to regulate the advertising of soft drinks, including green tea, which it says is behind the country’s soaring sugar consumption. 

Entrepreneur to bring hot canned beverage to the US

After years of popularity in Japan, an entrepreneur is bringing hot canned coffee to the US.

‘A new distribution mechanism for craft beer:’ Pico lets beer fans recreate their favorite brands at home

A new device has been created that will allow people to brew their own craft brews at home.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2015, Dubai

Tate & Lyle launch Middle Eastern recipes with a healthier twist

Tate & Lyle launched a menu of Middle Eastern recipes with a healthier twist at Gulfood Manufacturing, in Dubai last week (October 27–29) to tackle the growing number of consumers...