Flavours in Soft Drinks in India
This report highlights the major drivers behind flavour and fragrance supply and demand. It provides detailed analysis of individual flavours and fragrances and the product categories they are used in.
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Last week felt very much like 'HR Week' here on just-drinks. Almost every other story seemed to be about somebody moving in or out, up or on.
Amidst all these stories were two exclusives: First up, we announced the creation of the role of chief operating officer at Diageo's Western European unit. Less than 24 hours later, and Anheuser-Busch InBev was telling us of its appointment of a global head of sales and the subsequent shuffling of its executive pack.
Elsewhere, Bacardi appointed a new president for the North America region, Foster's Group poached an exec from Diageo to become its chief marketing officer and the CEO of KWV in South Africa cleared his desk.
A minor aside, but it remains both surprising and somewhat annoying how few details companies are prepared to give up about where departing employees are heading to. Are we to conclude that they simply vanish?
I hope not.
On the features and comment fronts last week, Chris Mercer considered the mountains Chile's wine industry still has to climb, before it reaches the promised land, while Richard Woodard looked at attempts by Japan's whisky producers to engage with consumers outside of their domestic market. Finally, Pete Brown has had it up to here with the media's hanging on every word of the so-called experts when it comes to the responsible consumption debate.
I, for one, couldn't agree with him more.
Until next time...