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A supply chain cannot be run from an office, according to Adams

Site visits fundamental to securing growth: CCE boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Steve Adams is a sensation at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). A former electrical apprentice, he rose to become CCE group director of supply chain operations for Great Britain in April last year, following a four-year stint as operations director at the...

PepsiCo plans $5 bn investment in Mexico

PepsiCo plans $5 bn investment in Mexico

By Maggie Hennessy

PepsiCo Inc. has announced plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years in an effort to strengthen the firm’s Latin American food and beverage footprint.

Future Group gains Sunkist, kisses goodbye to Capital Foods

Future Group gains Sunkist, kisses goodbye to Capital Foods

By RJ Whitehead

Future Consumer Enterprise, the FMCG division of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group, has been busy this week, announcing it will launch Sunkist in India, and divesting itself of Capital Foods, a major private-label brand.

CEO Paul Bulcke said:

Nestlé nine-month sales growth below full-year target

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging markets and ongoing recession in Europe.

Amcor investment aided by economic development organisation

Amcor invests £1.3m in UK site

By Joseph James Whitworth

Amcor is investing £1.3m in one of its UK facilities including installing a new production line that will help to safeguard 53 jobs.

AB InBev indicates further China growth

AB InBev indicates further China growth

By RJ Whitehead

Buoyed no doubt by new premier Xi Jinping’s seemingly positive approach to the presence of international businesses in China, Anheuser-Busch InBev has indicated it plans to make further inroads in the country.

Petainer invests millions in PET factory

Petainer invests millions in PET factory

By Rod Addy

Specialist plastics packaging firm Petainer Group has invested millions of euros into new injection moulding equipment to boost production at its site in Lidkoping, Sweden, with more investment planned.

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Dispatch from IPA 2012

Manufacturers' 'bold gamble' on R&D

By Rod Addy

European food and drink manufacturers are making a "bold gamble" on research and development (R&D) investment in the tough economic climate, according to results from the latest IPA 2012 survey.

Nestlé 9-month sales up 11%

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

By Oliver Nieburg

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

Amcor profits rise on steady demand and cost cuts

Amcor profits rise on steady demand and cost cuts

By Rory Harrington

Amcor said strong performance across the board in its flexible and rigid packaging divisions fuelled a 14% profit increase in the first half of the year as recent acquisitions of Ball and Alcan continued to reap rewards.

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Diageo invests £105m in Cameronbridge distillery

By Rod Addy

Diageo has dramatically upped efficiency and production in parallel with a £105m investment programme at its Cameronbridge distillery, which makes leading Scotch whisky and white spirit brands.

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh is banking on a 10 per cent hike in marketing spend translating into better top-line results

Weak Euro economies dampen Diageo results

By Guy Montague-Jones

Diageo has taken a hit in the last 6 months of 2010 from weak performance in the struggling economies of Iberia, Greece and Ireland.

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

Beverage market to return to 2008 levels in two years - Krones

By Jane Byrne

Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught up with executive chairman of the board, Volker Kroneseder, to get...