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Big companies and start-up brands: An evolving relationship

By Rachel Arthur

Over the last decade, beverage companies have often turned to acquisitions to expand their portfolios. But more recently, the appetite for investing in innumerable small brands has waned, with innovation being taken in-house. What does that mean for the...

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Six steps for developing your own drinks brand

By Richard Horwell, Brand Relations

Many people have an idea for a new range of drinks. However, starting a beverage company isn’t easy. Richard Horwell from marketing and branding company Brand Relations looks at six areas entrepreneurs need to consider.

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PepsiCo launches 2021 Greenhouse Accelerator

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched an open call for entrepreneurs to take part in this year’s PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: with the ten winning companies receiving funding and mentorship from PepsiCo.

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Advice for startups: What you can do during a pandemic

By Nikki Hancocks

This pandemic is causing huge economic uncertainty and that’s scary for any startup but it’s also a once in a lifetime opportunity for health and wellness entrepreneurs to educate and engage with a health-focused and captive online audience.

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PepsiCo launches 2020 accelerator program

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched its second PepsiCo Greenhouse accelerator program in North America: calling for applications from start-ups which are at the forefront of transformative trends.

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Hidden champions: Three German companies doing things differently

By Rachel Arthur

A wine cooperative that considers itself craft? A distillery that embraces mushroom flavours? And a juice company which isn't about juice? Labelled as 'hidden champions', these German companies are trying to do things a bit differently.

Beverage entrepreneurs: Boom-time for Malaysia's Hausboom

Malaysia’s Hausboom has taken off across Asia and Europe.

Boom-time for burgeoning brand from Asia’s fizzy drinks backwater

By Richard Whitehead

Sitting in a cafe in Saudi Arabia, Azri Zahier came to a realisation. All around him, people were guzzling fizzy drinks. These, he noticed, were not local beverages, or even ones made elsewhere in the Gulf. They were from Thailand.

Prospective and newly-formed distilleries can apply for cash to help their businesses grow

Diageo backs £10M fund for distillers

By Rod Addy

New and growing distillers could draw on a £10M fund to help their businesses grow, thanks to an initiative backed by spirits giant Diageo.

UK is beverage startup silicon valley: Entrepreneur

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UK is beverage startup silicon valley: Entrepreneur

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The UK is the current European hotspot for innovative beverage startups, due to listing opportunities that extend beyond the major multiples and an investment climate that favors small to medium enterprises.

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