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Brown-Forman's Middle East head to retire 26 Nov 2015

Brown-Forman's long-serving Middle East head is to retire after 20 years with the company.

NPD - Diageo's three Scotch malt whiskies 26 Oct 2015

Diageo has released three rare single malt Scotch whiskies, two of which are exclusive to Travel Retail.

Gulf emirate issues energy drinks ban - report 10 Aug 2015

An emirate in the Persian Gulf has banned energy drinks from restaurants and cafes, according to a local report.

PepsiCo's new R&D hub to catch Middle East flavour 29 Sep 2014

PepsiCo has opened an R&D facility in Dubai to develop new flavours for Middle Eastern consumers.

Limited Johnnie Walker Gold Label design released 16 Dec 2013

Diageo has launched a “limited-edition” design for its Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve to mark the 30th anniversary of airport retailer Dubai Duty Free.

Heineken opens airport bar at Dubai International 7 Nov 2012

Heineken has opened a branded airport lounge bar at Dubai International airport – its first in the Middle East.

The Coca-Cola Co completes US$980m Aujan deal 24 Sep 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has completed its US$980m deal to buy half of the soft drinks business of Aujan Industries.

UAE Ministry of Economy reverses 30cl can ban 29 Feb 2012

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Economy has reversed its decision to ban 30cl soft drinks cans in the country, after claiming the can sizes violated consumer protection law.

Coca-Cola Co withdraws 30cl cans on law violation 22 Feb 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has said it will withdraw its 30cl soft drinks cans in the United Arab Emirates after they were found to violate consumer protection law.

Coca-Cola takes 50% of Aujan drinks business 14 Dec 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has announced that it will buy 50% of the soft drinks business of Aujan Industries, as part of the US firm's long-term investment plan in the Middle East.