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Will Coke Life, Pepsi True damage Stevia chances?

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch...

Race to Innovate Blurs Drinks Category Lines

The increasingly fast-paced rise and fall of trends is having a major impact on the global drinks market. Consumers have begun not only to e...

Pepsi True Prepares Path for the Amazon Challenge

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Analysis - Will Coca-Cola Life be Short-Lived?

This month sees The Coca-Cola Co introduce Coca-Cola Life, a new variant of its namesake CSD brand in the UK. Stuart Whitwell from Intangibl...

Latest Interviews

Interview - PepsiCo chief scientific officer, Pt 2 22 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Last week, we published the first part of our interview with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo and head of global research & development. Here, in the second and final part, Dr Khan gives us a tour of the inner workings of PepsiCo's R&D approach and defines success and failure for his department.


Interview - PepsiCo chief scientific officer 10 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

Smirnoff Ice gets India launch 22 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Diageo is looking to crack India's RTD market with the launch of Smirnoff Ice and its stronger variant, Smirnoff Black, in the country.


Budvar extends B:Cherry footprint beyond Czech 22 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Budejovicky Budvar is rolling out a cherry-flavoured extension of its namesake beer brand to Germany, the UK and the US.


Belsazar Vermouth range 22 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

A range of four different Vermouths under the Belsazar brand name is set to be released next month in the UK.


Sogrape Vinhos's Sandeman Port Cask 33 22 Oct 14

Andy Morton

Sogrape Vinhos has launched a special-edition tawny port to celebrate its Sandeman brand's 225th anniversary.


Product Launch - Lakes Distillery's Lakes Gin 22 Oct 14

Andy Morton

The Lakes Distillery has launched the first product to be distilled at its northern England stills, a mid-priced gin that uses ingredients from the Cumbrian countryside.


NPD - Stone Smoked Porter with Chocolate & Orange 21 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Stone Brewing Co has released a "limited", seasonal variant of its year-round Stone Smoked Porter.

Latest blogs

Starbucks' new craft - beer-flavoured coffee 26 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Despite accounting for just a small percentage of overall sales, craft beer is making an impression on the US.


Keurig 2.0 launch bodes well for the Coca-Cola Co 26 Aug 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold machine won't be out until next year. But co-developer Keurig Green Mountain has given us a taste with the unveiling this weekend of another at-home beverage platform, the Keurig 2.0.

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