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Starbucks CEO slams activist investors: ‘At times it's nothing to do with producing value’

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he is concerned by the activity levels of activist investors as eBay investor Carl Icahn fires off regular Tweets calling for it to spin off...

Monster Energy Zero Ultra tops IRI’s 2014 NPD ‘pacesetters’ list

Monster Energy Ultra topped the IRI beverage league table for the best-selling newcomers in C-stores in 2013, while Red Bull Total Zero and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita also starred.

Senomyx secures GRAS for sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617); PepsiCo has exclusive rights to use it in soft drinks

Senomyx has got the thumbs up to take its sweet taste modifier Sweetmyx (S617) to market with partners PepsiCo and Firmenich.

OBESE ADULTS REPLACE LOST CALORIES WITH EVEN MORE SOLID FOOD - ACADEMICS FIND

Diet drinks alone can't bear US obesity burden, and may even worsen it...

Obese US adults drink ‘significantly more’ solid food and consume more calories than obese peers favoring sugar-sweetened drinks, says a large-scale study questioning the impact of diet drinks on weight...

'We're on top of the world in CSDs!' Tetra Pak buy boosts fizzy expertise

Tetra Pak today claimed world leadership in the processing of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) after buying Swiss beverage processing firm Miteco.

Top PepsiCo exec slams Peltz for selective ‘financial engineering’

PepsiCo has hit out at activist investor Nelson Peltz for continuing to press for a split between its beverage and snack arms, and says his use of data is ‘selective,...

InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress: April 7-9, Lisbon

'Seesaw’ 2014 in store but global soft drinks congress brings balance

 The global soft drinks industry faces a ‘seesaw year’ in 2014 but the challenges posed by mature markets and categories are amply offset by opportunities elsewhere in the sector.

Squeezing profits out of juice…Coca-Cola Enterprises is skeptical

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) boss John Brock says the company is interested in buying still drinks brands but warns that the European juice market is far less profitable than in North...

'Pepsi's been outmaeuvered by coke, outshone by dr pepper' - crusading investor

‘Coke has mediocre PepsiCo on its heels’: Peltz’s withering verdict

Nelson Peltz insists that Coke has PepsiCo on the back foot and says the latter is even outshone by Dr Pepper despite a stellar beverage portfolio including Gatorade, Tropicana and...

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we...

COKE: 'WE CO-OPERATED FULLY WITH INVESTIGATION'

‘Nigeria’s not a dumping ground!’ Coke warned over sub-standard Sprite

Nigeria’s Consumer Product Council (CPC) has warned Coca-Cola that the nation is not a ‘dumping ground’ for defective products after it endorsed a complaint against the brand’s anchor bottler....

Muhtar Kent’s hiding under your bed! Coke CEO keen to tap at home trend

Muhtar Kent says at home consumption will be increasingly vital over the next decade and insists Coke needs to be there with different technologies, packaging and ways to serve its...

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'Obesity, diabetes, tooth decay': California mulls soda health warning

California is considering a controversial law change that would mean soda cans carry labels warning that added sugar contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

SUCCESSFUL MORNING DRINK 'PLAYS AROUND THE ENERGY SPACE'

$150m+ Mountain Dew Kickstart ‘right for the masses’: PepsiCo shuns energy M&A

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the firm will not buy brands in the lucrative energy drinks space and insists existing $150m+ offer Mountain Dew Kickstart is ‘right for the masses’.

PepsiCo: New non-cola beverages with stevia and sugar launching in US this year; colas in other markets

New non-cola products sweetened with stevia and sugar will hit the US market this year, while cola products combining stevia and sugar will be tested in other markets, says PepsiCo.

Soda fizz or fizzle out? Stevia-sweetened Dr Pepper a US ‘litmus test’

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) will trial stevia sweetened versions of flag sodas Dr Pepper, 7-UP and Canada Dry in the US this year in a bold move one analyst says...

Coca-Cola changes face of digital print

Few can have failed to notice last summer’s Share a Coke campaign, with its apparently endless roster of first names staring out hopefully from chiller cabinets. And if it caught...

Pomegranate juice sugar shock: UK adults understate levels by 500%+

UK adults drastically underestimated sugar levels in fruit juices and smoothies by 48% on average and significantly overestimated content in energy drinks and CSDs says a hard-hitting comment in The Lancet.

CEREAL MILK AND YUZU 'SUPERFRUIT' ALSO TIPPED FOR TOP

Breakout beverages in 2014! From frozen beer to juice with chia

Grazia Magazine recently trailed food scouts from high-end retailer M&S to New York City who were searching for trends that could catch fire in the UK. Here are the magazine’s...

Analyst salutes Coke's 'bold' $1.25bn move into pod-based CSDs

The Coca-Cola Company's new 10-year strategic partnership with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to produce and sell pod-based cold beverages is both ‘bold and surprising’ says one financial analyst.

Ardagh and Coke crack sub-200g glass bottle

Ardagh Group has designed a more ecological 330ml glass bottle for Coke weighing just 190g that is 26% lighter than its comparable 2005 bottle.

VIRUN boss warns beverage startups: ‘Don’t assume you’ll crack Costco and Kroger's!’

Beverage brands that want to hit the likes of Wal-Mart, Kroger’s and Costco straightaway are doomed to fail, according to VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley.

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Will soft drinks cost standard cans a fortune? Ball Packaging ponders

Ball Packaging says falling US demand for standard-sized 12oz drinks cans is linked to the performance of soft drinks and wonders if new natural sweeteners in 2014 can arrest the slide.

'Marketing can and should be science-driven and scientists are great marketers': VIRUN CEO

'Loving my life…like a Big Mac after a 12 mile hike!'

BeverageDaily.com Personality of the Year 2013, VIRUN CEO Philip Bromley, reveals his lust for life and how soft drinks can combine ‘want with need’ to kick start the category, in...