British demand for soft drink products has coped with both the unpredictability of the current economic climate and the seemingly more familiar wet weather, to post slight sales value growth in 2008, according to official industry figures.
The growing prevalence of smoothies and other fruit based-beverages
in Britain's soft drinks market failed to prevent overall sales
volumes declines within the industry during 2007, according to the
British Soft Drink Association...
The acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) by rivals
Heineken and Carlsberg is expected during the second fiscal quarter
2008, it has been revealed, as all three parties this week
announced organic profit gains over the...
Australia-based Foster's posted half-year sales growth of 3.2 per
cent in organic terms to AUS$2.3bn (€1.4bn) as growing demand
for its premium brands partially offset a slowdown in its US wine
This week, Diageo posts half-year profit improvements thanks to
Guinness and spirits, Grolsch continues to struggle with the UK
premium lager market, and P&G reportedly hikes prices for its