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Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

By Shane STARLING

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.

Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

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Diageo plans $115m spend on Kentucky bourbon distillery

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Diageo plans to spend $115m on new Kentucky bourbon distillery and warehouses to distill the company current brands and future products, as it seeks to expand its share in the American whiskey category.

Drambuie claims a pedigree that dates back 268 years

Drambuie sale: Suntory ‘favourite’ to buy

By Rod Addy

Suntory would be the “favourite” to buy Scottish liqueur brand Drambuie, one analyst has claimed, as news emerged that owners the MacKinnon family were exploring a possible sale.

Photo: Don La Vange/Flickr

Size does matter fellas, in the US beer aisle...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Taste, price and style are the three most important purchase drivers for American beer consumers, a new survey says, while 63% of respondents prefer beer brewed by small independents.

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen

ZENITH INTERNATIONAL & BSDA UK SOFT DRINKS CONFERENCE, MAY 7

‘Posh squash is buoyant’: Royally rated Bottlegreen

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Bottlegreen insists that premium glass cordial sales are booming in the UK as the brand – which counts Princess Anne as a fan – pushes new flavors including blackcurrant and coffee.

The Macallan single malt whisky: Rising star in the States (Marc Levin/Flickr)

Edrington Americas boosts brand reach to major US cities

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Scottish distiller Edrington has established a sales, marketing and distribution company in the US called Edrington Americas - and says it can now hit US cities nationwide with brands including The Macallan and Brugal rum.

Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

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Was it worth it? InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

We're starting up a new slot at BeverageDaily.com called 'Was it worth it?' to review beverage conferences and trade shows. First up is Zenith International's Innobev Global Soft Drinks Congress in Lisbon. The sun was shining there...

‘This is what I do!’ Celia Holt, Food Director, FIS

INDUSTRY VOICES: WHAT DO YOU DO?

‘This is what I do!’ Celia Holt, Food Director, Food Innovation Solutions

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Celia Holt tells BeverageDaily.com that she lives and breathes innovation, having previously worked as head of innovation at the UK's largest food manufacturer, 2 Sisters Food Group, and taking a leading hand in creating products including the nation's...

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

Beverage Industry Voices: ‘What do you do?’

By Ben BOUCKLEY

We’re in the business of telling stories, in the best possible sense. So if you have one to tell us about your job in the beverage industry – please get in touch with BeverageDaily.com!

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

Coke’s Simply Orange escapes US orange juice squeeze

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite Coke’s worrying soda sales slide, CEO Muhtar Kent revealed yesterday that not-from-concentrate juice brand Simply Orange brand bucked broader category declines to grow double digit in the US last year.