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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.

Pernod Ricard launches art promo for Chivas Regal 1 Aug 2011

Pernod Ricard will offer duty-free shoppers in Dubai the chance to win artwork currently being used to promote its Chivas Regal Scotch whisky brand.

Diageo plans to double Middle East business 15 Dec 2010

Diageo aims to double the size of its business in the Middle East within the next five years by selling more premium drinks in travel retail at the region's key airports.

UAE probes 7Up poison rumour 4 Oct 2010

Authorities in United Arab Emirates are searching for the source of a false claim that PepsiCo's 7Up drink was withdrawn from sale in the country due to safety concerns.