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Coca-Cola pressure builds as bid rumours swirl 19 Nov 2014

The Coca-Cola Co pocketed US$2.1bn in profits in its most recent quarter, but that hasn't stopped the soft drinks giant facing pressure from disgruntled shareholders this month, as well as fresh rumours of a possible takeover bid.

US flavoured vodka slide can't stop Skyy - Campari 12 Nov 2014

Gruppo Campari's Skyy vodka brand is recovering in the US despite a slowdown in flavoured vodka, according to the company's CEO.

Will A-B's latest craft beer buy spur MillerCoors? 12 Nov 2014

Anheuser-Busch caused a stir last week by announcing a deal to acquire another craft brewer – but this time in the unofficial craft beer capital of the US.

Monster secures future with Coca-Cola deal 10 Nov 2014

The announcement of an alliance between Monster Beverage Corp and the Coca-Cola Co earlier this year was widely regarded as a win-win scenario.

Focus - MillerCoors' Q3 results by Brand 7 Nov 2014

Yesterday, MillerCoors reported a near-8% lift in year-to-date net profits thanks in part to a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a look at the company's brand performance in the quarter:

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Cola-Cola to sell dairy brand at double milk price 21 Nov 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has said the dairy category can “rain money” as the company revealed its upcoming Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milk will sell for twice the price of regular milk.

PepsiCo board member lines up departure 21 Nov 2014

PepsiCo's longest-serving board member, Sharon Rockefeller, will not stand for re-election, the company has said.

Keurig Cold set for Autumn 2015 release 21 Nov 2014

The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold will be released next Autumn, the home carbonation system's co-developer has said, but details on how it will work remain vague.

Anheuser-Busch InBev cuts jobs in US shake-up 20 Nov 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that it is making an unspecified number of redundancies in its US business as it looks to improve “competitiveness”.

Beam Suntory appoints chief HR officer 20 Nov 2014

Beam Suntory has confirmed the permanent appointment of Paula Erickson to the role of global chief human resources officer.

NPD - DeLeon Tequila's Platinum and Reposado 20 Nov 2014

Diageo and Combs Wine & Spirits have launched the first new expressions in the DeLeón range since they formed a JV for the Tequila brand.

Diageo unveils Ciroc in Times Square push 20 Nov 2014

Diageo has taken over New York's Times Square in a campaign for the Sean “Diddy” Combs-backed Ciroc Vodka.

DPSG installs new board member, declares dividend 20 Nov 2014

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a new director to its board and declared its latest dividend.

Beer declines slow in US on-trade - figures 20 Nov 2014

Beer volumes declines in the US on-trade slowed slightly last month but the category continued to lose share to wines and spirits, latest figures show.

ABA hits out over New York health warning bill 19 Nov 2014

The US soft drinks industry has attacked a legislator's proposal in New York to put health warnings on added-sugar beverages, saying “misleading” labels won't teach people about healthy lifestyles.

Latest blogs

Diddy shows he's a Diageo man with prod at Patron 19 Nov 2014

Sean 'Diddy' Combs, the US rapper and entrepreneur, has publicly turned against his apparent former favourite Tequlia brand, Patron, now that he is joint-owner of DeLeón Tequila.

Flavour stick "ages whisk(e)y three years in 24 hours" 20 Oct 2014

Whisk(e)y companies spend a lot of money and effort ageing their products for that premium taste.

US lacks bottle for craft soda revolution 17 Oct 2014

PepsiCo created a stir last week with the news it is testing a product called Caleb's Kola, with some in the media claiming it was the beginning of a new “craft soda” category.