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Anheuser-Busch adds Hiball and Alta Palla to non-alcoholic portfolio

Anheuser-Busch has acquired organic energy drinks manufacturer Hiball in a deal that will be completed by the end Q3 2017.

Anheuser-Busch extends its reach into the non-alcoholic category with Hiball acquisition

Chinese demand continues to boost Australian wine exports

Australian wine exports to China continue to grow, with exports to the Greater China region growing 33% in 2016-2017 and exports to mainland China up 44%.

GSK to sell Horlicks brand in the UK

GSK has announced it intends to sell its Horlicks brand in the UK, and is proposing to close the associated manufacturing site in Slough. It also intends to sell its Maxi Nutrition brand in the UK. 

Craft in a froth after watchdog decides not to pursue beer majors

The craft brewing industry has hit out at Australia’s competition watchdog’s decision not to take action against beer majors over distribution contracts that they say shut them out of pubs and clubs.

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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.

GE Bevpak water treatment targets beverage processing

GE Water & Process Technologies has launched Bevpak, a UF+RO (ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis) system which treats water for contaminants when producing beverages.

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