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MJ Deschamps

Articles by MJ Deschamps

Organic vines next to conventional vines in southern France. EUROPE: EU agrees organic wine standard 8 February 2012

Wine producers in the European Union (EU) will be able to use the term “organic wine” on labels for the first time, starting from this year’s harvest, according to new rules.


The Future for Drinks - Part I: Functionality, Health, Individualisation to Reign 29 September 2011

In part one of this month's management briefing, MJ Deschamps considers the roles that functionality, health and wellness and technology will play in shaping the consumer - and his beverage choices - in the future.


The Future for Drinks - Part II: Ingredients, Packaging Interaction Key for Future Products 29 September 2011

The second part of September's management briefing, which shines the spotlight on what the future holds for the drinks industry, MJ Deschamps looks at the rising importance of packaging to differentiate a product.


Drinks Retail – Part II: Convenience Stores still Key to Branded Drinks Marketing Success 30 June 2011

Part II of this month's management briefing on the drinks retail landscape, concerns itself with convenience stores. How is the impulse channel holding up in these trying times?


ITALY: EFSA takes issue with fresh aspartame review 27 May 2011

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that a request by the European Commission for a re-evaluation of the safety of aspartame is not motivated by fresh scientific concerns.


The Beer Store has denied favouring some brewers over othersCANADA: The Beer Store dismisses Minhas' market monopoly attack 13 December 2010

Canadian beer retailer The Beer Store has rejected claims it is partly responsible for Calgary-based Minhas Craft Brewery's decision to abandon plans to build a new brewery in the country.


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