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Andy Coyne

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Unilever will pay EUR3.3bn for the Horlicks brand and other GSK assetsUnilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 December 2018

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.

Lion's Dairy & Drinks business includes brands such as Pura milk, Dare iced-coffee and South Cape cheeseKirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks 19 October 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

The Coca-Cola Co was the leading plastic polluter, according to GreenpeaceSoft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals" 11 October 2018

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.

The Coca-Cola Co remains in the running for GSK's Horlicks business in India, local reports have claimedCoca-Cola Co progresses to round two of bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets - reports 2 October 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.

Nestle has unveiled a new recycling target for its packagingNestle unveils 2025 recycled packaging target 10 April 2018

Nestle has announced plans to hit 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025.

Kraft Heinz said the incubator programme will launch at this week's Expo West trade show in CaliforniaKraft Heinz launches Springboard unit to grow "disruptive" brands 8 March 2018

Kraft Heinz has launched Springboard, a unit the company said would be dedicated to "nurturing, scaling, and accelerating" the growth of "disruptive" US food and beverage brands.

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