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Dean Best

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Stevia cleared for use in India 26 November 2015

Beverages on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Chobani sees The Coca-Cola Co bow out - report 15 October 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has reportedly stopped talks with Chobani after deciding the US yoghurt maker did not fit its portfolio.

Kraft Heinz merged this year
Kraft Heinz Co to cut 2,500 jobs 13 August 2015

Kraft Heinz Co is to cut around 2,500 posts across the US and Canada, the first confirmation of job losses made at the newly-formed food & beverage giant.

PepsiCo releases its H1 results todayPepsiCo creates North America beverage unit in reshuffle 9 July 2015

PepsiCo has announced an overhaul of its Americas beverages unit as it unveiled a series of management changes.

For Goodness Shakes has new owners For Goodness Shakes acquired by Ireland's Aurivo 13 March 2015

Aurivo Co-operative Society has acquired UK sports nutrition business For Goodness Shakes for an undisclosed sum.

Sanitarium launched the brand in 1998Sanitarium expands Up & Go breakfast drink to UK 28 January 2015

Australian food group Sanitarium is to launch its breakfast drink brand Up & Go in the UK.

Wessanen is expected to complete the deal for Abafoods next month Wessanen to buy dairy-free drinks maker Abafoods 17 December 2014

Dutch food group Wessanen is to acquire Italian dairy-free drinks maker Abafoods for EUR52m (US$65.1m).

Riboud has been at the helm since 1996FRANCE: Groupe Danone CEO to step down 3 September 2014

Groupe Danone has announced that its CEO is to step down from the role, with his deputy to take over.

Premier Foods is putting its powdered drinks unit into a JV UK: Premier Foods places powdered drinks arm into JV 18 June 2014

UK group Premier Foods plc is to put another of its businesses into a joint venture, with its powdered drinks and desserts following its bread arm into a stand-alone unit.

Danone wants to reduce costsFRANCE: Danone to cut costs to revitalise European business 14 December 2012

Danone is to cut EUR200m (US$261m) in costs from its European operations in a bid to "win back its competitive edge" in the region after falling sales.

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