Strong second year for trading platform
Global Wine & Spirits said transactions during its second year
of operation topped 23.3 million bottles, an increase of 191 per
Merger deals approved
Two international deals were approved last week - the takeover of
Panamco by Coca-Cola Femsa in Mexico and the merger of
Constellation Brands and BRL Hardy in Australia.
Drinks group jumps on the war bandwagon
War in the Gulf is hardly something to be welcomed, but for
Nautilus Mineral Waters of America it is just that - mainly because
it provides a great marketing opportunity for two of its products.
Radio waves used to enhance fruit juice safety
In the US, an Agricultural Research Service scientist has devised a
means of using radio waves to make fruit juice safer.
Malt interest drives Scotch whisky exports
In a difficult economic climate, Scotch whisky exports topped the
£2 billion mark for the 10th year in a row last year, helped by
increasing interest in malts. There were strong gains in Asian
markets such as Korea and Taiwan, which...
Changes ahead at ChampionLyte?
ChampionLyte says it is in the final stages of negotiations with a
former Snapple executive to head up the company's soon-to-be-formed
Resina launches caps and labels inspection system
In the US, Resina West, has introduced a system that simultaneously
inspects for a variety of empty or filled container defects.
Teleco launches trouble-shooting technology
Teleco a leading provider of voice data and video products has
introduced the first digitally operated, trouble-shooting
technology, Perfect Watch.
Fresh OJ...worth the cash?
Freshly squeezed orange juice is as good for us as pasteurised
orange juice, report scientists this week, which begs the question
- is fresh orange juice worth the greater expense?
Riverwood and Graphic Packaging merge
Riverwood, parent company of Riverwood International, and Graphic
Packaging International have jointly announced a definitive merger
agreement that will create a global paperboard packaging company
with leading market positions serving...
Campari boosted by international growth
For the first time ever, Campari's sales outside Italy were higher
than those in its home market in 2002.
Foster's to produce Diageo RTDs
CUB, the Australian beer arm of Foster's, is to extend its
marketing partnership with Diageo to include the latter company's
premixed spirit brands for the first time. The deal should see the
rapid growth of the draught...
Kraft powder up for sale?
US food company Kraft Foods has put its powdered soft drink
concentrate plant in Hyderabad, India up for sale, reports the
Indian paper Financial Express.
Irn-Bru, still drinks boost Barr
British soft drinks group AG Barr has reported a 3 per cent
increase in sales for 2002 - growth which far outstrips the UK
carbonate sector as a whole.
Nichols satisfied with results in 'challenging' year
Nichols, the UK group behind Vimto soft drinks, has reported a
slight rise in turnover for 2002, a year of change for the company.