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DPSG is targetting the Hispanic market with Peñafieljust On Call - Dr Pepper Snapple Group targets sparkling water growth with Peñafiel ramp-up 24 Oct 14

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's CEO has said that growing sparkling water trends are “here to stay” as the company expands Mexican brand Peñafiel in the US.


just the Facts - Top Ten Wine Brands in UK 24 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Here, courtesy of Nielsen, is a list of the top ten wine brands in the UK off-trade for the year to 11 October.


XXXPreview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2014 23 Oct 14

Joe Bates

There should be a celebratory atmosphere in Cannes when this year’s TFWA World Exhibition kicks off on Sunday (26 October). After all, it’s the trade show’s 30th anniversary this year and organiser TFWA is putting on a number of events to mark the occasion, most notably a mass Charity Run along the Cannes Croisette.


Despite a global footprint, Heineken still has an over-reliance on Western EuropeAnalysis - Time for Heineken to make a European break 23 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

While Netherlands-based Heineken has been busy snapping up assets in the likes of Latin America and Asia-Pacific in recent years, the company still has too many chips on Europe. The time is fast approaching, then, for the brewer to go shopping again, ideally a little further from home.


A tax hike on full-sugar soft drinks in Mexico has hit Coca-Cola FEMSA this yearjust On Call - Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as Mexico soda tax bites 23 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.


Pernod Ricard released its Q1 trading update earlier todayFocus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 sales by brand 23 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard announced a 1% rise in sales in the three months to the end of September. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major Champagne and spirits brands in the quarter.


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