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PepsiCo reportedly under fire from Mexican drug cartel

PepsiCo reportedly under fire from Mexican drug cartel

Mexican police were hunting for culprits following the latest attack on PepsiCo's Mexican subsidiary Sabritas last Thursday, with a powerful drugs cartel believed to be behind a series of attacks on the firm's warehouse and trucks that began...

Vehement industry opposition to Indian alcohol regulations

Vehement industry opposition to Indian alcohol regulations

By Ben Bouckley

The head of a powerful Indian trade body representing multinational alcohol brands has told BeverageDaily.com that standards proposed by the FSSAI to set nationwide alcohol limits in drinks are a waste of time and will create ‘good governance’ problems.

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Diageo 'delight' at UK success for Nigerian sorghum-based Guinness

By Ben Bouckley

Diageo has told BeverageDaily.com it is 'delighted' by the export success of its African sorghum-based beers in markets such as the UK, but said there would be no wholesale push to market such products abroad, although it would assess opportunities...

Coca-Cola Hellenic hit by perfect political and economic storm

Coca-Cola Hellenic hit by perfect political and economic storm

By Ben Bouckley

Economic and political uncertainty across its markets and ‘persistent’ input cost pressures have hit Coca-Cola Hellenic's first quarter results, with volume sale declines of two per cent and significant losses for the quarter.

Wine exporters swoon at sight of Canada: Rabobank

Wine exporters swoon at sight of Canada: Rabobank

By Ben Bouckley

Faced with volume declines in core European export markets, exporters are reassessing the importance of smaller markets with better growth and pricing, and Canada is leading the way.

Buoyant sales offset by higher expenses as Q1 profits dip for Crown

Buoyant sales offset by higher expenses as Q1 profits dip for Crown

By Rory Harrington

Inflated costs and adverse foreign exchange conditions saw Crown Holdings post a slight year-on-year profit drop in the three months to the end of March 2012 – despite notching up improved sales figures and increased beverage can volumes.

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