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Katie Smith

Articles by Katie Smith

SWEDEN: Skanemejerier owners give all-clear to Lactalis talks 23 December 2011

The owners of Skånemejerier have given the company the green light to finalise talks to sell the business to French dairy and juice firm Lactalis.

The Nestle facility will supply the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and São PauloBRAZIL: Nestle invests in beverage facility 22 November 2011

Nestle has opened a drinks facility in Brazil, creating 1,000 jobs.

THAILAND: Nestle halts production at facilities in Thailand 9 November 2011

Nestle has confirmed that production at two of its factories in Thailand has stopped, as a result of floods that hit the country late last month.

UK: Hain Celestial acquires Daniels Group 25 October 2011

Hain Celestial has confirmed the acquisition of UK chilled foods and juice maker Daniels Group.

Prolongeau takes role with PepsiCo's nutrition divisionFRANCE: PepsiCo France MD Prolongeau takes global role 1 September 2011

The head of PepsiCo's French unit has taken a position in the US food and drinks giant's global organisation as senior vice president of its fruit and vegetables business.

US: Diageo, Moet Hennessy extend US agreements with Glazer's Distributors 9 December 2010

The US units of Diageo and Moet Hennessy have extended their respective distribution agreements with Glazer's Distributors in two states in the country.

The ASA ruled that Heineken's complaints about Molson Coors' advert for Carling were not validUK: ASA sides with Molson Coors over Heineken in Carling ad row 8 December 2010

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has favoured Molson Coors over Heineken, following a complaint made by Heineken about an advert promoting Molson Coors' Carling lager brand in the UK.

UK: Soap operas ignoring negative effects of alcohol - research 8 December 2010

A failure on the part of soap operas in the UK to feature the risks of alcohol abuse in their storylines could affect under 18's views on drinking, according to recent research.

US: Diageo Chateau & Estate appoints sales VP 8 December 2010

Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) has announced that Sean Penn has joined as vice president of sales for the west region of the US.

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