All news articles for July 2021

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AB InBev Q2: Top-line growth ahead of pre-pandemic levels

By Rachel Arthur

Despite the ongoing impact of the pandemic, AB InBev saw top-line growth of 3.2% ahead of the same quarter in 2019. “We remain focused on investing in and accelerating what is already working: category development, premiumization, health and wellness,...

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Coca-Cola reveals early learnings from Topo Chico Hard Seltzer launch

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola’s Topo Chico Hard Seltzer has entered a buzzing – but also competitive – hard seltzer market. What has the company learned from its first months in the US and other markets? And with the brand representing Coca-Cola’s first global push into...

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Functional waters: Ready for a post-pandemic rebound?

By Rachel Arthur

UK functional water sales were hit by the pandemic in 2020: but are predicted to rise consistently over the next five years. But the rebound is not necessarily going to be a straight-forward return to pre-pandemic times: with a shifting market and new...

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What makes a beverage pacesetter?

By Rachel Arthur

Beverages dominated IRI’s list of F&B pacesetters this year: taking 10 of the top 25 spots. So what are the top beverage brands doing right?

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What happened to Nitro Pepsi? 'Stay tuned,' says PepsiCo

By Mary Ellen Shoup

More than two and a half years after teasing the launch of Nitro Pepsi – a cola carbonated with nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide creating a velvety, smooth texture – PepsiCo says it is putting “the finishing touches on our roll out plans.”

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Think like an architect to get your digital house in order

By Gerald Lewis, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Enterprise Architecture, Coca-Cola HBC

Tech innovation and digital transformation are critical in a fast-changing marketplace, but how do large businesses make this happen so they can adapt and grow? In this guest article, Gerald Lewis, Head of Strategy, Innovation and Enterprise Architecture...

Typhoo processes its branded and own label teas in the UK

Typhoo Tea acquired by Zetland Capital

By Rod Addy

Typhoo Tea Ltd, maker of brands such as Lift and Heath & Heather has been acquired by private equity firm Zetland Capital, enabling it to invest in production and boost jobs.

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Aussie brand Remedy Drinks brings zero-sugar kombucha stateside

By Mary Ellen Shoup

As the #1 selling brand in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, and the fourth largest kombucha company globally, producing more than 90 million cans per year, Remedy Drinks is seeking to replicate its success in the US market where it says consumers are...

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