All news articles for November 2020

Create, not copy: Five tips for good alcohol innovation. Pic:getty/ivan101

Embracing disruption: Five strategies alcohol brands are using to stay ahead

By Stephen Firth, Senior Partner, Vivaldi London

Brands which copy successful innovations will forever be playing catch up. Instead, they should understand why an innovation has succeeded and use those insights to carve out their own path, writes Stephen Firth, senior partner, Vivaldi London, in this...

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New Zealand wine exports reach record $2bn

By Rachel Arthur

Ten years ago, New Zealand Winegrowers set out ambitions to double wine exports from $1.04bn to reach $2bn in 2020: with the latest figures showing it has reached this goal.

The swap to bio-based packaging delivered an 'immediate' reduction in CO2 emissions / Pic: GettyImages-Farnknot_Architect

Coffee maker Meira cuts carbon footprint with bio-based packaging

By Katy Askew

Finnish coffee producer Meira, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, has launched Vallilan Paahtimo, a new range that offers ‘a more sustainable cup, inside and out’. In partnership with packaging manufacturer Amcor, the line includes a bio-based...

Lion Dairy & Drinks launched its Dairy Farmers Creamery & Co range in 2018, one of the company’s many dairy brands. Pic: Lion Drinks & Dairy

Bega Cheese confirms Lion Dairy & Drinks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Bega Cheese Limited said it has entered into a binding share sale and purchase agreement to acquire all of the shares in Lion Dairy & Drinks from Japan’s Kirin Holdings for a net acquisition price of A$534m (US$393m).

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PepsiCo launches 2021 Greenhouse Accelerator

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched an open call for entrepreneurs to take part in this year’s PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: with the ten winning companies receiving funding and mentorship from PepsiCo.

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Diageo to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has launched a 10 year sustainability action plan: setting goals including net zero carbon emissions from direct operations by 2030; and using 30% less water in every drink it makes.

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