All news articles for December 2017

Plenish Gut Health Programme. Picture: Plenish.

Food & drink wellness trends for 2018

By Jenny Eagle

Kara Rosen, founder of the organic pressed juice and dairy-free nut milk brand, Plenish, reveals her predictions of the trends set to land in 2018.

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Aldi Champagne sorbet can keep its sparkle, ECJ rules

By Niamh Michail

German hard discounter Aldi was not taking unfair advantage of the denomination Champagne when it sold a sorbet containing origin-protected Champagne, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.


Campari Group acquires Bisquit Cognac

By Rachel Arthur

Campari Group will acquire Bisquit Dubouché et Cie, owner of Bisquit Cognac, from South Africa based Distell Group for €52.5m ($62.4m).


Asahi sells stake in China’s Tsingtao Brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Asahi Group Holdings has announced it will sell its stake in Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited to Fosun Group and Tsingtao Brewery Group Company Limited in two separate transactions.

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

Sugar taxes: The global picture in 2017

By Lester Wan, Elaine Watson, Rachel Arthur

Sugar taxes have continued to gain momentum in 2017, but the introduction of new legislation is rarely straight-forward. We take a look at countries around the globe where sugar taxes have been making headlines this year.

AIPIA launches first US World Congress. Picture: iStock.

AIPIA to launch first US World Congress

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) will bring a US-centric selection of intelligent packaging to its American audience, launching its first World Congress in New Jersey next year.

The two iced tea brands, Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds, will join Dunn's River Brands portfolio.

Nestlé Waters sells two iced tea brands to focus on legacy brands

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Nestlé Waters North America has sold two of its iced tea brands, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf Tea, to a private equity firm as part of its strategy of shifting towards a better-for-you beverage portfolio and focus on its legacy bottled water brands.

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