First soft drinks obesity lawsuit set for Massachusetts
A lawsuit aimed at getting soft drinks out of US schools on obesity
grounds will be filed in Massachusetts, just as lawmakers there
prepare to vote on a school junk food ban.
Still drinks market growing faster than carbonates
The global still drinks market has lost its cheap image and is
booming because beverage companies are concentrating on the premium
Bacteria-killing water replaces chemical cleaners
A US company has made inroads in bringing its electrolysed water
technology to market as a replacement for chemical cleaners.
Soft drinks shift rocks Cott profits
Profits tumbled by two thirds last year for the world's largest
supplier of private label soft drinks, Cott Corporation, as the
group struggled to cope with rising input costs and a consumer
shift to non-carbonated drinks.
Europe's soft drinks firms ban adverts to children
Soft drinks firms will voluntarily ban advertising to children
across the European Union in an effort to curb public criticism
amid the bloc's growing obesity problem.
Obesity lawsuits loom for soft drinks industry
A lawsuit aimed at getting soft drinks firms out of US schools on
obesity grounds is now ready to go, says one of the leading lawyers
involved to BeverageDaily.com, as new research suggests
obesity litigation will become the next...
UK food, drink exports on growth path
A 3.1 per cent growth in UK exports of food and drink during the
first half of 2005 indicates that the industry is on track to break
the £10bn barrier for the first time in a decade.
Bottled water to beat fizzy drinks in five years
Bottled water consumption is expected to overtake fizzy soft drinks
around the world within five years, says a new report, with Nestlé,
Danone and PepsiCo leading the charge.
Fizzy soft drinks not linked to esophageal cancer, study
Consuming fizzy soft drinks is not linked to esophageal cancer as
previously thought and diet drinks may even help decrease the risk,
suggests new research on the issue.
Under pressure Cott to close soft drinks factory
Cott Corporation, the private label soft drinks maker, said it
would close its Ohio factory in the US next year as part of its
plan to cut costs and get back on track with consumer trends.
Cadbury Schweppes sells European soft drinks arm
Cadbury Schweppes has announced it plans to sell its European
beverages arm for £1.2bn to a private equity consortium led by Lion
Capital and Blackstone.
Danone dumps US water business
French water and dairy firm Danone has signed a deal to get rid of
its troublesome water cooler business in the US, though not without
taking one last hit.
UK tops Europe, US, in food, drink workforce productivity
The UK ranks second behind Canada in the level of productivity of
its food, drink and tobacco products work force, but Austria,
Finland and the Netherlands are on the way to overtaking the
island, according to an international study.
Sweetener tackles off colour in organic soft drinks
Belgian company Orafti has introduced a new low colour organic
sweetener that could tackle the problems faced by organic soft
drink manufacturers, including off-notes in colour and taste.
Plastic insert provides fresh mix for vitamin drinks
A new type of plastic container insert has been developed to
dissolve dry ingredients in a liquid after the tab has been pulled.