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'There is much innovation in this space, so this is a step in the right direction for Lavazza': Euromonitor

Lavazza to acquire Mars’ coffee business

By Beth Newhart

Italian coffee company Lavazza has announced its acquisition of Mars Drinks, the coffee division of Mars Inc. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of 2018.

Rise struggled with sourcing oat ‘milk’ that was up to their standards because they place a strong emphasis on organic ingredients.

Organic nitro cold brew oat beverage lattes launching

By Beth Newhart

Coffee brand Rise Brewing Co. has introduced a line of ready-to-drink nitro cold brew lattes, including two flavors made with oat beverages. Consumer demand and ‘flavor profile’ drove the decision to use dairy alternatives, the company said.

Frontier Label uses stone paper and recycled beach plastic in its products to cut down on environmental strain.

The straw law flaw: What more can be done?

By Beth Newhart

The banning of single-use plastic straws gained a lot of traction across the US this summer, with major companies like Starbucks, McDonald’s and Disney at the forefront. But experts say straws are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and brands could be doing...

Lion Dairy and Drinks' portfolio includes flavored milk and iced coffee. Stock picture:getty/theeradechsanin

Kirin considers sale of Lion Dairy and Drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Japanese beer and beverage giant Kirin has announced a strategic review for Lion Dairy and Drinks - a producer and distributor of dairy products and beverages in Oceania – with the sale of the unit one of the options.

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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...

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