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The drink, despite overseas expansion, is still produced in Haiti. Image Source: 1001nights/Getty Images

Rhum Barbancourt: How a spirits brand weathers trials

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Haitian rum brand Rhum Barbancourt has a long history on the island. Despite being set back by 2010’s earthquake, and in spite of the political instability that Haiti contests with currently, it is still expanding, taking its wares to the UK through a...

Greasy Fingers launches in the UK this month. Pic: Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard UK launches ‘Greasy Fingers’ wine range

By Rachel Arthur

Hoping to attract younger drinkers to the category, Pernod Ricard’s new wine range is designed to match gourmet fast food and offer a ‘simple yet hugely effective pairing’ for burgers or takeaways.

Used by waiters and bartenders, the tech can track top consumption times and places. Pic: Supplied by Coca-Cola

Wecheer wins Coca-Cola HBC’s start-up challenge

By Rachel Arthur

Bottle-as-a-Service platform and app Wecheer – whose patented ‘smart bottle opener’ can track every bottle opened to pinpoint the time, location and brand of consumption – has been named as the winner of Coca-Cola HBC’s €100k Start-Up Challenge.

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Diageo sells Windsor Global whisky

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has signed and completed the sale of Windsor Global, a subsidiary of Diageo which owns the Windsor business and associated intellectual property, to Korean company PT W Co., Ltd.

Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

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Coca-Cola showcases Olyns' reverse vending machine at NACS

By Deniz Ataman

Coca-Cola addresses high traffic trash disposal – and by extension stubborn recycling challenges – in c-store locations by featuring Olyns' reverse vending machine that collects and sorts plastic, aluminum and glass packaging during the National...

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Molson Coors: 5 ways it plans to accelerate growth

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors says it has achieved the aims of its 2019 Revitalization Plan: now it wants to refine that strategy to accelerate growth. From digital transformation to ‘aggressive premiumization’, here’s how it’s going to do that.

Britvic gains Flying Horse, Juxx and Amazoo in Brazil: alongside the previously announced acquisition of Extra Power. Pic: Britvic

Britvic acquires four brands in Brazil

By Rachel Arthur

UK soft drink company Britvic has completed the acquisition of the Extra Power energy drink brand from GlobalBev; also acquiring three additional soft drinks brands – energy brand Flying Horse, juice brand Juxx and acai smoothie brand Amazoo.

Speakers at the event in Japan House believe that sake has potential to appeal to a greater range of UK consumers. Image Source: Eriko Koga/Getty Images

The appeal of Japanese drinks to consumers in the UK and North America

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Japanese drinks such as matcha and sake are being brought to ‘Western’ countries such as the UK and North American countries. Japanese sake is mostly drunk in restaurants the UK, although an event in Kensington, London stressed that it can be more versatile....

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Beam Suntory launches Beam Suntory France

By Rachel Arthur

Beam Suntory will establish its own route-to-market strategy in France with the launch of Beam Suntory France in January 2024: with a team across sales, marketing and corporate functions supporting the in-market commercial business.

Oobli rethinks sweetness using sweet proteins for new RTD tea

Oobli rethinks sweetness using sweet proteins for new RTD tea

By Deniz Ataman

With Oobli’s first commercial launch of three fruit-flavored sweet teas, the company is building its product development around the oubli fruit’s sweet protein, brazzein, which Oobli reports is up to 5,000 times sweeter than sugar and metabolizes as a...

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