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Simon Harvey

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Coca-Cola helped set up dairy business Fairlife in 2012The Coca-Cola Co takes full ownership of dairy business Fairlife 6 January 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has taken full control of Fairlife after buying a complete stake in the milk beverages company.

Ocean Spray produces a number of cranberry-based juicesOcean Spray names former Kraft Heinz executive Daniel Cunha as CFO 5 December 2019

US beverage group Ocean Spray Cranberries has appointed ex-Kraft Heinz man Daniel Cunha as its finance chief.

Champagne could reportedly face a US import tax of as much as 100%EU pledges "riposte" to US threat of Champagne import tariff - report 3 December 2019

The US Government has included Champagne on a list of French imports facing potential tariffs in retaliation for a tax on American tech firms.

Beverages containing CBD are already on sale in the USUS government body issues warning over CBD use 27 November 2019

A US government office has warned it cannot guarantee that the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in food products is safe.

Ramon Laguarta took over as PepsiCo CEO last yearPepsiCo to cut jobs, close factories in business overhaul 18 February 2019

PepsiCo is instigating a restructuring plan to simplify its business model, which will involve job losses and factory closures along with billions of dollars in associated costs.

Loop is based on a delivery service to consumers' homes using reusable packagingCoca-Cola European Partners, Danone, PepsiCo sign up to 'Loop' global recycling programme 25 January 2019

A raft of food and drinks companies have signed up to a global environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

The traffic light system has been used on PepsiCo products in the UK and Ireland since 2014PepsiCo plans 'traffic light' labelling trials across Europe 28 November 2018

PepsiCo is to launch trials of 'traffic light' nutrition labels in more markets in Europe.

PepsiCo's Nutrition Greenhouse launched in Europe last yearThree drinks start-ups make the cut for PepsiCo's North America Nutrition Greenhouse incubator 13 November 2018

PepsiCo has announced the first start-up enterprises to join its Nutrition Greenhouse incubator programme in North America.

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 31 MarchUK outlines no-deal Brexit plans for geographical indications 25 September 2018

The UK government plans to set up its own scheme to protect the names of products from the nation's drinks manufacturers, should the country leave the European Union next year without agreements in place.

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