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Much Work to do on Packaging in the US

When it comes to recycling, the US falls well behind many developed markets. Is it time for companies to pick up the baton in the country? B...

A Dangerous World and the Threat to Beverages

If you thought global insecurity was at an all-time high last year, then the World Economic Forum (WEF) has some bad news....

PepsiCo gets real as declines force natural focus

When The Coca-Cola Co releases its first-quarter results tomorrow, we can be all but certain they will contain more bad news for US diet sod...

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - PET Meltdown

This month, Ray Rowlands airs his concerns over the growing dependency of PET in the soft drinks industry and its negative impact on the env...

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just The Answer - Heineken Ethiopia GM 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

Latest News

Heineken hits water consumption target 8 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Heineken decreased its water consumption last year to 3.9 hectolitres for every hectolitre of beer produced.


California wine industry recovers from earthquake 26 Aug 14

James Wilmore

Supplies of California wines are unlikely to be significantly affected by the earthquake that hit two of the state's main wine regions at the weekend, according to a trade group.


Languedoc vineyards take EUR80m hit from hailstorm 10 Jul 14

Stuart Todd

The cost of hailstorm damage to vineyards in the Languedoc region of southern France, in terms of lost production, could total EUR80m (US$108.9m), according to trade body sources.


PepsiCo CEO sees "profound" change in US consumers 9 Jul 14

James Wilmore

The CEO of PepsiCo has acknowledged that the US is seeing a “profound” change in eating and drinking habits, but suggested the media and bloggers are partly to blame for a mistrust of food and drinks producers.


SABMiller to halve breweries' carbon footprint 9 Jul 14

James Wilmore

SABMiller is aiming to halve its carbon footprint at all its global breweries by 2020 as part of new sustainability targets.


Hailstorm hammers Burgundy for EUR75m 3 Jul 14

Stuart Todd

A hail storm has devastated over 3,000 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy, stretching from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Maçon.

Latest blogs

Electric cars keep Hennessy up with current trends 8 Apr 15

Andy Morton

It seems even 250-year-old Cognac houses want to be like Google these days.


PepsiCo caught in Amazon attack 21 Nov 14

Andy Morton

PepsiCo received high praise when it announced it was to launch its stevia-based Pepsi extension True exclusively on Amazon in the US.

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