A slump in international sales means that Coca-Cola is set to
switch its focus to the China market in an effort to sustain
growth. The company said that with current economic growth
continuing apace, China should be its third biggest...
Malt- and chocolate-based drinks are often seen as relatively
unsophisticated in developed markets in the west, but in many
countries, in particular in Latin America, they are big business
indeed, marketed mostly as an excellent source...
A Californian consumer group in the US has called for beef sold in
the state to carry country-of-origin labels, and claims that
supermarket giant Safeway has been selling unlabelled beef from
Canada, where a feeding practice linked...
East European consumers are enjoying an ever wider choice of soft
drinks as markets open up and purchasing power increases. And
growth in the market shows no sign of slowing, as popular local
brands continue to hold their own against...
Italian technology company AVE Industries is set to break into the
US food and drink packaging market following the signing of a
long-term strategic agreement with Evergreen Packaging Equipment, a
business unit of International Paper.
Belgian brewer Interbrew has suffered a setback for plans to
streamline its US operations after the US Court of Appeals refused
to overturn a ruling to prevent the company from merging two of its
Functional drinks are growing in popularity across the world, but
the products which sell best in Japan are not necessarily the same
as those which do well in Europe or the US, meaning that there is
plenty of room for growth in all...
Cheerwine, the quirky US soft drink which is popular in the
southeastern states, is now available for the first time in Europe.
Norway will be the first market for the cherry-flavoured soft drink
outside North America.
Carbonate sales might be fizzing, but a new report from beverage
analysts Canadean shows that the growth in sales of still drinks is
even greater - and that the rate of growth is likely to continue to
gather pace for the next few...
UK flavour and fragrance company Treatt saw turnover increase 11
per cent for the year with a slight dip in pre-tax profit from
£2.83m in 2001, to £2.77m for 2002, the company reports today.
Investment in the USA is paying off.
While the major soft drink producers continue to innovate and
launch new products in saturated markets in the west, it is Asia
which is likely to power growth in the global soft drinks market
over the next five years, according to...
Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA) and Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling said
on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to settle legal
action, pending since June 1999, involving the two long-time
The surging interest in farm wineries led to a doubling in the
population of bonded wineries across the United States in the past
decade and has now reached 2,700, according to a survey by the
American Vintners Association (AVA),...
Laurent-Perrier Champagne has released a new version of its Grand
Siecle La Cuvee wine in the US, at the same time reducing the price
to around €80 a bottle in a bid to attract greater numbers of
consumers to high quality wines.