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Moody’s feels brighter about beverage industry prospects

Moody’s feels brighter about beverage industry prospects

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Bond credit rating business Moody’s has revised its outlook for the global beverage industry upwards, citing rising middle class demand in emerging markets for high-end wines and spirits from the likes of Diageo, Heineken and Bacardi.

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM: FUNCTIONAL & HEALTHY BEVERAGES

Searching for the Holy Grail: Science-backed functional beverages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Philip Bromley from US biotech firm VIRUN tells BeverageDaily.com that one form of the science ‘Holy Grail’ is a pill that gives you everything food does and more, without Oompa Loompa-style side-effects, but in the meantime there are science-backed functional...

Coke slams 'meritless' Minute Maid false advertising action

COKE: MINUTE MAID AND SIMPLY ORANGE LABELING COMPLIES WITH FDA RULES

Coca-Cola Company slams 'meritless' Minute Maid false advertising action

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company has failed in its attempt to strike out 13 consolidated lawsuits alleging that Simply Orange Juice and Minute Maid products were falsely advertised as natural, but says it will fight what it claims is a 'meritless case'.

Diageo hopes for UK frozen cocktail frenzy with Parrot Bay

SPIRITS GIANT PLANS $3.19M M&A SPEND TO BACK UK LAUNCH

Diageo hopes for UK frozen cocktail frenzy with Parrot Bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo is set to introduce a new sub-category within RTD cocktails in the UK, by launching its Parrot Bay frozen alcoholic drinks in April following ‘explosive’ US growth.

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

‘US consumers will stop buying Coca-Cola’: 7 Key Trends report

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The US beverage industry must accept seven key changes in the near future, including a slump in traditional soda sales and touch sensitive labeling, according to a white paper penned by five analysts on behalf of the forthcoming Healthy Beverage Expo...

Vanilla Coke back in Britain after six-year absence

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES NOTES 'INTERESTING' GSK LUCOZADE, RIBENA REVIEW

Vanilla Coke back in Britain after six-year absence

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock says that GSK’s decision to start a strategic review of Ribena and Lucozade is an ‘interesting development’, while the firm plans to relaunch Vanilla Coke in Great Britain this year.

SIG Combibloc steps up Brazilian investment pace

SIG Combibloc steps up Brazilian investment pace

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Buoyed by 60% growth in Brazil, SIG Combibloc says it has brought forward a planned, phased investment project in a Paraná state plant to produce aseptic carton packs.

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

Virun secures ‘significant’ equity stakes in beverage brands

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The CEO of Californian biotech company Virun has revealed to BeverageDaily.com that his firm has sealed two novel equity deals that involve it taking significant equity stakes in beverage brands, in exchange for access to its patented ingredient delivery...

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

Manjushree Technopack sets out growth plans

By Rod Addy

Packaging firm Manjushree Technopack aims to double sales by 2015, driven by the growth of the middle class in India, and is poised to start construction on a fourth factory.

Aspartame is safe, says EFSA

EFSA opens public consultation on aspartame review

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on its safety assessment of aspartame and has found no safety concern at current intake levels, following studies that linked the sweetener to increased risk of cancer and pre-term...

New Tetra Pak carton blazes Russian trail with Coca-Cola brand

New Tetra Pak carton blazes Russian trail with Coca-Cola brand

By Ben Bouckley

Tetra Pak and Coca-Cola Hellenic announced today that they have partnered to deploy the packaging company's new Tetra Gemina Aseptic (TGA) Leaf carton for the first time worldwide, for the beverage giant's Dobry juice range in Russia.

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