Obesity concerns and a lack of innovation have driven down sales of
fruit-flavored juice drinks in the US over the past five years, and
prospects to boost the market remain dismal according to a new
report by Mintel.
Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the list of beverage
firms set to be sued in Florida over allegations their drinks
contained benzene, 15 years after the industry first pledged to fix
Kraft Foods has confirmed that it is increasing prices of many of
its products in the United States by an average of 3.9 per cent
because of rising energy and packaging costs caused by higher
global oil prices.
As one US group - Kraft Foods - consolidates its position in the
Middle East with the acquisition of an Egyptian biscuit group,
another American firm - Starbucks - withdraws after dissolving its
Israeli joint venture.