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Focus - The Risks of Acquisitions

Drinks giant Diageo has been in the news recently after discrepancies were found in the results of United Spirits, an Indian spirits company...

Are Coca-Cola, A-B InBev at a FIFA Crossroads?

The footballing world may be in turmoil today, but the drinks companies with more than a passing interest in the beautiful game seem determi...

Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual stud...

Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that Th...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


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.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 2 June in... 2 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Brown-Forman makes Irish whiskey play 2 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is the latest international spirits company to enter the Irish whiskey category, with the purchase of Slane Castle Irish Whiskey Ltd.


Coca-Cola closes on bottler territory deals 2 Jun 15

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has finalised agreements with two bottling partners over new distribution territories.


EFSA sets safe standards for caffeine consumption 1 Jun 15

Keith Nuthall

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said that single doses of caffeine of up to 200mg from all sources, including from energy drinks and cola, do not raise concerns for human health.


just a While Ago - On 1 June in... 1 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Nestle Waters ends Quezac divestment talks 29 May 15

Stuart Todd

Nestlé Waters has confirmed that exclusive negotiations with Ardèche-based Société des Sources du Pestrin to sell its subsidiary company, Nestlé Waters Supply Centre (NWSC), which bottles the Quézac mineral water brand from a southern France source, have been called off.

Latest blogs

Cannabis and alcohol - a potent mix 2 Jun 15

Andy Morton

It's yet another sign that the legal marijuana business is moving closer to the alcohol industry in the US.


New Coke - the movie 11 May 15

Andy Morton

Hot on the heels of Kidnapping Mr Heineken comes news of another explosive episode in beverage history set for the Hollywood treatment.

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