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Kevin Jacobs

Articles by Kevin Jacobs

INDIA: Allied Blenders & Distillers restarts chase for Tilaknagar Industries 22 July 2014

Allied Blenders & Distillers and Tilaknagar Industries have reopened talks over a potential merger, just-drinks has learnt.


INDIA/UK: Standard Chartered makes India move with Varun Beverages stake 27 July 2011

The private equity arm of Standard Chartered has acquired a stake in Varun Beverages (International) Ltd in India.


INDIA: UB Group embroiled in McDowell's cricket ad row 19 July 2011

The UB Group has been hit with a legal notice over a television advert for its McDowell's No 1 Platinum whisky brand, parodying an ad for Pernod Ricard’s Royal Stag brand.


ITALY: Lactalis veteran Guérin named Parmalat CEO 13 July 2011

Lactalis has named company veteran Yves Guérin as CEO of new Italian acquisition Parmalat.


Energy drinks firms face tougher rules in IndiaINDIA: Gov't watchdog to tighten energy drinks rules 27 August 2010

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is considering tighter regulations for energy drinks in order to curb caffeine levels in products.


Coca-Cola India to launch Maaza Milky Delite country-wideINDIA: Coca-Cola India launches milk drink 20 August 2010

Coca-Cola India has launched a Mango milk drink called Mazaa Milky Delite, an extension of the company’s Mazaa brand of mango juice drinks.


Coca-Cola Co plans India expansionINDIA: The Coca-Cola Co plans US$50m bottling plant 11 August 2010

The Coca-Cola Co's soft drinks bottling business in India, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, is set to invest INR2.5bn (US$50m) to build a new manufacturing facility in Northern Karnataka.


SABMiller, United Breweries look to used bottlesINDIA: United Breweries, SABMiller to patent beer bottles 4 August 2010

India's largest brewers, United Breweries and SABMiller, have started patenting glass bottles as they look to curb the cost of manufacturing new bottles through buying back used ones.


Punita Lal, executive marketing director at PepsiCo India, shows off Pepsi MaxINDIA: PepsiCo launches Pepsi Max 3 August 2010

PepsiCo India has launched its sugar-free Pepsi Max into the INR1bn (US$22m) Indian CSD market.


Asahi Breweries eyes IndiaINDIA: Asahi Breweries eyes India presence - source 27 July 2010

Japanese beer giant Asahi Breweries is actively looking to establish a footprint in the Indian market, according to a source.


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