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Leonie Barrie

Diageo Performance Trends 2017-2021 – results data

After fiscal-2020 put the brakes on Diageo’s medium-term growth rates, the most recent 12 months were much kinder.

Coca-Cola HBC to serve one quarter of Africa with Coca-Cola Bottling Co of Egypt buy

The US$427m deal will greatly expand CCHBC’s African footprint, which already includes Nigeria.

Nemiroff secures UK debut

The Ukrainian vodka producer called the UK entry a “key milestone”.

Danone CEO to step back amid investor pressure

The head of Danone is to relinquish his post after seven years at the helm of the Evian bottled water owner.

Kirin cancels Lion Dairy & Drinks sale to China Mengniu Dairy Co

Japan’s Kirin Holdings has terminated a deal to sell Australian business Lion Dairy & Drinks to China Mengniu Dairy Co.

Danone investors back ‘enterprise a mission’ status

Shareholders in bottled water producer Danone have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the company gaining ‘enterprise à mission’ status.

Nestle buys majority stake in US collagen business

Nestle has taken a majority stake in US nutrition business Vital Proteins, which makes food & drink products using collagen.

Welch’s appoints Chris Caswell as chief financial officer

Welch’s, the US-based grape product business, has appointed former Keurig Green Mountain chief auditor Chris Caswell as its new CFO.

UK to introduce border checks on EU trade, including drinks

The UK Government has confirmed its intention to impose trade barriers on goods coming into the country from the European Union.

PepsiCo launches US$1bn bond to fund sustainability initiatives

US snack and drinks giant PepsiCo has announced a US$1bn “green bond” to fund its sustainability programme.