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Dean Best

Articles by Dean Best

Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks business includes the Dairy Farmers brandKirin looks for new Lion Dairy & Drinks owner after China Mengniu block - report 3 September 2020

Kirin Holdings is reportedly set to resume plans to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks business, an asset in Australia that was lined up to be offloaded to China Mengniu Dairy Co before the deal was called off last week.


Coca-Cola has signed up to the WWF initiative on plastic wasteThe Coca-Cola Co, Nestle among US plastics pledge signatories 27 August 2020

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Danone are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.


Danone made the emissions pledge with companies including Unilever and NikeDanone joins net-zero emissions drive 22 July 2020

Danone is teaming up with eight other major corporations to share ways of cutting emissions, with an aim of all businesses achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.


CEO Ramon Laguarta said PepisCo is to PepsiCo pledges to increase black representation 17 June 2020

PepsiCo has said it will "dramatically rethink our approach to talent" as the US food & drinks group sets out to increase the representation of black staff at the company.


Nutri-Score labelling on beverages has already been adopted in FranceNetherlands to adopt Nutri-Score labels in 2021 2 December 2019

The Netherlands plans to introduce the Nutri-Score nutrition-labelling scheme in 2021 after the Dutch government expressed support for the voluntary colour-code system.


Brands' use of social media must change - just-drinks FUTURES 6 November 2019

Successful social-media marketing strategies will need to be more visual, video-orientated and more authentic, according to the latest report from just-drinks' FUTURES service.


Fairlife launched its Smart Snack RTD beverage last yearCoca-Cola Co's Fairlife JV to build new plant 11 April 2019

Fairlife, the US-based dairy beverage business in a joint-venture with The Coca-Cola Co, is adding to its production network.


Coca-Cola said the media reports were The Coca-Cola Co cools report of Irish dairy project 1 April 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has played down a report in Ireland the drinks giant is weighing up a move to set up dairy processing in the country.


Interested companies have until 12 October to join PepsiCo's North America scheme"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 September 2018

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


The Coca-Cola Co is one of the companies said to be interested in GSK's Horlicks businessNestle, Kraft Heinz, Coke 'eyeing GSK's Horlicks' - report 18 June 2018

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Kraft Heinz are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.




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