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US flies the flag for Coca-Cola Co - Analysis

The star-spangled banner is a shining beacon for the Coca-Cola Co, as analysts hail the US in an otherwise-challenging environment for the c...

NPD: Kombucha Vaults into the Mainstream

To the uninitiated, kombucha is a strange fermented tea beverage with a bracing vinegar taste that has always resided outside of the mainstr...

Analysts buoyed by DPSG results - analysis

Analysts were upbeat following Dr Pepper Snapple’s Q2 results, released yesterday (23 July)....

Dr Pepper Snapple Group eyes smaller packs

Dr Pepper Snapple Group will look at smaller pack sizes to improve price/mix....

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 29 July in... 29 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

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Tesco pulls small carton-size Ribena, Rubicon, Cap 29 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

The UK soft drinks arm of Suntory has responded to the withdrawal of the ready-to-drink format of its Ribena brand in cartons from UK supermarket chain Tesco by releasing a no-added-sugar variant in the pack size.

Mixed flavour juice on the rise - research 29 Jul 15


Global sales of mixed flavour, HPP (High Pressure Processing) and cold-press juice products are increasing in an otherwise declining juice market, according to recent research from Canadean, with a combination of increased health awareness among Western consumers and the exploding demand for juice in emerging markets driving the segments' performances.

just a While Ago - On 28 July in... 28 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

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just a While Ago - On 27 July in... 27 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

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Coca-Cola FEMSA sees H1 sales, profits rise 27 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen its half-year and second-quarter volumes flatline, as the decision to move its Venezuelan unit to a new government-regulated currency exchange rate continues to skew its numbers.

Latest blogs

No, I don't wish to see what you're about to drink, thanks 20 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?

How a visit to the dentist helped Muthar Kent get ahead in business 26 Jun 15

Andy Morton

Want to know how to make it to the top of the beverage business? According to Muhtar Kent, it's all about the networking.

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