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Meth found in 7up bottles in Mexican city

By Joseph James Whitworth

Some bottles of 7up in Mexicali, Mexico were contaminated with methamphetamine and have been linked to one death and seven illnesses, according to officials.

Seattle joins other cities such as San Francisco and Berkeley in voting to impose a soda tax. Pic:iStock

Seattle City Council passes soda tax

By Rachel Arthur

Seattle City Council has voted to levy a tax on soda and sugar sweetened beverages, joining other US cities such as Philadelphia and Berkeley.

CMI calls for a ban on tariffs for tinplate steel cans. Picture: iStock.

‘Don’t put a tariff on tinplate steel cans’ urges CMI

By Jenny Eagle

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 Refreshments executives have formed a new bottler to operate territory that includes territories in the Northeastern US. ©iStock/bluebeat76

Coca-Cola nears completion of US refranchising plan

By Mary Ellen Shoup

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.

The new 'megabrew' entity will be divided into nine regions, with group headquarters in Belgium. Pic:iStock.

Belgium headquarters for combined AB InBev / SABMiller entity

By Rachel Arthur

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. 

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