PureCircle has partnered with tobacco farmers in North Carolina (US) to commercially grow its StarLeaf stevia for the next planting season, to meet growing demand for food and beverage launches using the plant-based sweetener.
Building strong brands and creating customer value will help Coca-Cola continue to build on its success in its flagship North American market, says incoming president for Coca-Cola North America, Jim Dinkins.
The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has asked the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security not to impose a tariff or import restrictions on tinplate steel because it will have a severe impact on the can manufacturing industry and its...
Coca-Cola said it is on track to complete refranchising of its company-owned US territories by the end of 2017 after receiving agreements and letters of intent from a significant portion of the Northeast US.
AB InBev has announced that the new group, created by the combination of AB InBev and SABMiller, will be based in Belgium. Meanwhile, other details of the combined group – such as top jobs and organizational structure – have been announced.
Sapporo U.S.A Inc. was hit with a potential class action lawsuit alleging the company misleads US consumers by touting its beer as the oldest beer in Japan, and markets the beer as if it were imported.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is pushing for Australia to be allowed to export more sugar to the US under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as it decries plans to maintain current US sugar rules.
Nestlé USA closes its Puerto Rico distribution center
Erik Bouts who was appointed president of the European operations of Owens-Illinois last year has been announced as the head of FEVE (the European Container Glass federation) at its Annual General Assembly in Venice last week.
Victor Muliyil, food technical manager, SGS North America, will open the third annual Food Safety Exchange conference with the seminar ‘Food Safety Modernization Act: Understanding the Challenges and Achieving Compliance.’
Tate & Lyle continued to tout its Drop by Drop flavoured ‘water enhancer’ at FIE in Frankfurt last week following on from successful product launches in the United States – but will it do so well in Europe?
NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg says the decision of the state appeals court to reject his proposed ban on selling super-size sodas is “a temporary setback” and says he plans to “appeal this decision as we continue the fight against the obesity epidemic”.
MillerCoors has stressed its strong history of responsible marketing after a new can design upset a grassroots movement of Puerto Ricans Americans claiming ‘exploitation’ of their culture and unhelpful associations with alcohol use.
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Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.