All news articles for April 2018


AB InBev acquires Atom Group

By Rachel Arthur

AB InBev has acquired UK spirits company, Atom Group, via its global growth and innovation arm ZX Ventures.

8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away every year in the UK. Pic:Getty/jon11

UK considers plastic straw ban

By Rachel Arthur

The UK government has announced plans to end sales of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds, encouraging other Commonwealth countries to take similar steps to cut down on plastic waste.


Growth for brand Heineken in key markets

By Rachel Arthur

Brand Heineken grew 8.1% in volume in the first quarter of 2018, with growth in key markets around the world, according to the company’s first quarter trading update this morning.


Australian wine exports continue to grow

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s wine exports increased 16% in value to reach $2.65bn ($2bn USD), the highest value in a decade, while volume increased by 10% to 844 million liters, according to figures from Wine Australia.

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