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Harmless Harvest will use $30m investment to increase and optimize its sustainable production capacity in Thailand, raising brand awareness, and expanding geographic distribution.

Harmless Harvest secures $30m led by Danone investment venture arm

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Harmless Harvest, a US refrigerated premium coconut water brand, has secured $30m in growth capital from Danone Manifesto Ventures and others to support expansion plans of its organic portfolio with an emphasis on meeting sustainable quality standards.

Gordon's Pink gin, launched last year. Pic: Diageo

Gin and tequila boost Diageo sales

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo’s gin and tequila brands saw strong growth over the last six months of 2017, thanks to brands such as Tanqueray gin and Don Julio tequila.

Pic: getty/shaith

Australian wine exports to China up 63%

By Rachel Arthur

China continues to be a thriving market for Australian wine exports, with the value of wine exports to the country up 63% in 2017.

The tea leaves are sourced from China's Shaanxi province on the Daba Mountain where they grow at high altitudes. ©GettyImages/start0

Tea importer strikes deal to bring rare Chinese tea to US

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Cha Gardens has introduced a low-yield high-end tea, grown at an altitude of 2,100 to 2,300 meters in China’s Daba Mountain region, to the US market: available in select fine dining restaurants and online.

Barry Chevallier Guild, Aspall chairman, and Henry Chevallier Guild.

Molson Coors acquires Aspall Cyder

By Rachel Arthur

Molson Coors has acquired Suffolk-based Aspall Cyder in the UK, a move that will help boost the global brewer’s portfolio premiumization strategy.

Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea in Europe

Coca-Cola launches Fuze Tea in Europe

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola is rolling out one of its fastest growing brands - the low calorie premium iced tea, Fuze Tea - in Europe this month. In the UK the drink will escape the upcoming sugar tax thanks to its use of the sweetener stevia.

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