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Kombucha’s potential reaches beyond millennials

By Rachel Arthur

While the US is the most developed market for kombucha, the category is growing in Europe with the drink’s natural and functional positioning ready to tap into health and wellness trends. But the evolution of the French, German and UK markets shows the...

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Carlsberg acquires Wernesgrüner Brewery

By Rachel Arthur

The Carlsberg Group will acquire Wernesgrüner Brewery, a traditional German brewery and beer brand from the Vogtland region of Saxony, Germany.

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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.

KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

KraussMaffei Group to expand in China

By Jenny Eagle

ChemChina, one of China’s largest chemicals group, is set to acquire KraussMaffei Group and its brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal, for €925m.

United Caps manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany

United Caps opens manufacturing facility in Schwerin

By Jenny Eagle

United Caps has opened a manufacturing facility in Schwerin, Germany, following its acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems (SCS) in Schwerin in 2013, to produce closures for the beverages sector.

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FEDERAL CARTEL OFFICE INVESTIGATION INTO OTHER BREWERS CONTINUES

Warsteiner shares €106m fine for German beer cartel, AB InBev escapes

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is set to fine five of the nation's brewers including Warsteiner €106m for fixing beer prices from 2006-2008 but whistleblower AB InBev has escaped punishment.

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

Industry concerned about data abuse as EFSA fans transparency wings

By Shane Starling at EFSA in Parma, Italy

As the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to its Italian HQ today to debate data and process transparency, the food industry asked at what point openness brakes innovation and competitive advantage?

Acquisitions help Mondi defeat Europe malaise

Acquisitions help Mondi defeat Europe malaise

By Rod Addy

Packaging firm Mondi overcame weak European demand to post first quarter strong profit figures, boosted by recent acquisitions, and strong performances in South Africa and its Packaging Paper division.

Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today

Dispatches from Anuga FoodTec

Anuga FoodTec 2012 kicks off today

By Rory Harrington

Anuga FoodTec  2012 kicks off today in the German city of Cologne and our team of reporters will be bringing you the all the news, innovation and buzz from the show floor.

Carlsberg sells Dresden brewery, increases China investment

Carlsberg sells Dresden brewery, increases China investment

By Guy Montague-Jones

Carlsberg has sold a brewery in Dresden to Frankfurter Brauhaus in order to focus on key brands in the region. The Danish brewer has also just increased its investment in the Chinese firm Chongqing Brewery.