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Hidden champions: Three German companies doing things differently

By Rachel Arthur

A wine cooperative that considers itself craft? A distillery that embraces mushroom flavours? And a juice company which isn't about juice? Labelled as 'hidden champions', these German companies are trying to do things a bit differently.

Lion Dairy & Drinks crushes around 75,000 tonnes of fruit a year for its juice brands. Pic: getty/morganvaleks

China Mengniu Dairy to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks

By Rachel Arthur

China Mengniu Dairy Company will buy Kirin’s Lion Dairy & Drinks business in Australia: covering Lion’s milk-based beverages, juice, water ice brands and yogurt brands.

LVMH acquires Tiffany & Co

LVMH acquires Tiffany & Co

By Rachel Arthur

LVMH - the world's largest luxury goods company whose brands include Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon and Krug - will acquire US jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Special Effects (0.4% ABV) debuted in Sweden in December 2018 before rolling out across the UK and Europe. Now, it's hitting the US. Pic: We Are You NY Photography

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Can non-alcoholic beer take off in the US? Brooklyn Brewery is betting on it

By Rachel Arthur

Brooklyn Brewery has just launched its first non-alcoholic beer in the US, called Special Effects, after its resounding success in Europe. While non-alcoholic beer may often be seen as an alternative to traditional beer, Brooklyn CEO Eric Ottaway believes...

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