Energy drinks push their way to the front of PepsiCo's portfolio as
the Gatorade brand drives forward third quarter sales alongside
more growth from diet and non-carbonated drinks, leaving fizzy cola
festering on the shelf.
Energising ingredients and more spending on research and
development has turned around the fortunes of flavoured alcoholic
beverages in Russia, bringing better opportunities and growth
forecasts, writes Chris Mercer.
Coffeehouse icon Starbucks will buy five per cent of its energy for
US stores from renewable sources as the firm takes a lead on
climate change and lays down the gauntlet for other big players to
follow suit, reports Chris Mercer.
Russia's consumer protection agency has refused to extend the
production licences for a number of energy drink brands produced by
the Czech firm Pinelli on the grounds that they could be harmful to
consumers' health, reports...
Aluminium and packaging giant Alcoa has reported flat third-quarter
earnings, with a 20 per cent jump in primary metal prices offset by
higher energy and raw material costs, and various production
Energy and sports drinks continued their rapid rise up the soft
drinks rankings last year, driven by new product launches and an
increasing trend towards convenience and on-the-go consumption. But
while most of the growth has come...