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Starbucks opens first Italian store this week

By Rachel Arthur

The first Starbucks in Italy will open in Milan this week: hoping to entice drinkers in a country known for its coffee with an immersive retailing experience and specialty coffee. It is also partnering with Milanese bakery Princi to add a local flavor...

SodaStream celebrated the deal by promoting a 20% off sale on its website on Monday. Pic: ©GettyImages/champlifezy@gmail.com

PepsiCo buys SodaStream for $3.2bn

By Beth Newhart

PepsiCo announced Monday that it has acquired Israel-based SodaStream International for $144 per share in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.

Alcohol accounts for 4.7% of brick-and-mortar grocery sales in the US - and just 0.7% online. Diageo's Distill Ventures explains why.

Digital natives? ‘Drink brands are behind the times’

By Rachel Arthur

Mainstream culture has seen huge changes with the rise of social media, the internet, ecommerce and smartphones. Innovation and disruption has turned many industries upside down when it comes to retail and marketing, but to date the drinks industry has...

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