PepsiCo looks to ‘new’ Chinese regions in investment push
PepsiCo plans to invest $2.5bn over the next three years in China as the company turns towards the less developed central and western areas of the country for growth opportunities.
Beetroot takes on Red Bull with ‘one-shot’ juice
The firm behind heart-friendly beetroot juice Beet It is aiming to complete its first production run of a ‘one-shot’ 70ml version this month to provide a healthy alternative to drinks such as Red Bull Energy Shots and Lucozade Alert Plus.
Global upswing for probiotic and prebiotic food and beverages
World sales of probiotic and prebiotic foods and beverages climbed 12.5 per cent to reach about $15.4bn in 2008 compared with the year before, according to research group Packaged Facts.
Crown to expand capacity to meet rising Brazilian demand
Crown Holdings has announced that it intends to double capacity at two Brazilian beverage can plants on the back of growing demand for soft drink and beer cans in the region.
Tetra Pak banks on emerging markets for growth
Tetra Pak said stronger sales in the final quarter of 2009 and emerging markets offset declining demand in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as it posted an increase in net sales of 1.2 per cent for the year to almost €9bn.
Carlsberg beats Heineken on beer volume and profits
Brewing giants Heineken and Carlsberg have struggled through a tough year for beer and reported a mixed set of financial results.
Crown expands can production in Vietnam
Crown is planning to install a second beverage can line and double production at a recently acquired drinks container facility in Vietnam.
Heineken buys up FEMSA beer business
Heineken has acquired the beer operations of the Mexican drinks giant FEMSA in exchange for a 20 per cent share in the Dutch brewer.
Heineken resolves Indian brewing conflict
Heineken has consolidated its investments in Asia to grow the Heineken brand in India and resolve a conflict that emerged from the Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) takeover last year.
Symrise buys into North Africa and Middle East
Symrise has acquired fragrance and flavours maker Futura Labs to tap into opportunities in the fast growing regions of North Africa and the Middle East.
India can offer beer makers new market
The Indian beer market has enormous potential according to a company trying to raise £4.5m to finance an expansion in the country.
Thai truck drivers put brakes on energy drink growth
Out of work truck drivers in Thailand may partly explain a deceleration in the global market for energy drinks, suggests a new report.
Euromonitor predicts that Africa and the Middle East present the best opportunities for soft drink manufacturers as global sales growth slows.
Brewers in emerging markets turn to enzymes, says DSM
Enzymes can help brewers in emerging markets take full advantage of local crops and therefore cut costs, protect the environment, and support local communities.