Already the world's leading water cooler supplier, France's Danone
has further strengthened its business with the acquistion of the
Canadian firm Sparkling Spring, giving it strong positions in the
UK and the Netherlands...
Cranberry sales for US co-operative Ocean Spray Cranberries may be
booming in Europe but news this week that its CEO of three years,
Robert Hawthorne, has resigned led US ratings agency Moody's to
review a possible downgrade...
Baltic Beverages Holding, the 50-50 joint venture between Hartwall
and Carlsberg, has taken a 76 per cent stake in the Kazakhstan
brewery Irbis - a move which will help improve BBH's already
considerable influence on results...
Flavour sales continued to decline in Europe for number one
flavours and fragrances company, International Flavors &
Fragrances, but despite this the overall picture for the third
quarter of 2002 is clearly optimistic and the...
It is barely two months since the world's number one spirits and
wine group announced 9 per cent organic sales growth for the first
half, but Diageo is already warning that growth in the second half
will be harder to achieve.
Significant investment in core spirits and wine brands, plus the
addition of a number of major products such as Malibu and Mumm
Cuvee Napa, helped the world's number two spirit and wine maker to
a 16 per cent rise in sales in...
Vin & Sprit, the Swedish producer of Absolut vodka, is to buy
the Polish distillery Polmos Zielona Gora, maker of the Luksusowa
brand, as the sell-off of the former state-run spirits business
Worse-than-expected performances at home and abroad, and from both
new and existing products, will mean pre-tax profits at UK cider
maker HP Bulmer falling at least £14 million short of expectations