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Danone CEO to step back amid investor pressure

2 March 2021 | Andy Coyne

The head of Danone is to relinquish his post after seven years at the helm of the Evian bottled water owner.... read more

Danone investor calls for CEO to step down - report

19 January 2021 | Andy Coyne

Evian bottled water producer Danone is reportedly facing calls from an activist investor to make further changes to the way the company is run.... read more

Kirin Holdings cools talk of imminent Lion Dairy & Drinks sale to Bega Cheese

24 November 2020 | Andy Coyne

Kirin Holdings has confirmed it held conversations with Bega Cheese over selling the Lion Dairy & Drinks business while also dampening speculation the deal will go ahead.... read more

Kirin cancels Lion Dairy & Drinks sale to China Mengniu Dairy Co

25 August 2020 | Andy Coyne

Japan's Kirin Holdings has terminated a deal to sell Australian business Lion Dairy & Drinks to China Mengniu Dairy Co.... read more

Mexican state outlaws high-sugar soft drinks sales to under-18s

6 August 2020 | Andy Coyne

The Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary soft drinks to minors.... read more

Danone investors back 'enterprise a mission' status

1 July 2020 | Andy Coyne

Shareholders in bottled water producer Danone have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the company gaining 'enterprise à mission' status.... read more

Nestle buys majority stake in US collagen business

11 June 2020 | Andy Coyne

Nestle has taken a majority stake in US nutrition business Vital Proteins, which makes food & drink products using collagen.... read more

Everything you need to know about AI and the drinks industry - FUTURES report

24 March 2020 | Andy Coyne

Artificial Intelligence has already infiltrated many areas of food and drinks production but has only scratched the surface in terms of its potential, according to the latest edition of just-drinks' FUTURES service.... read more

Welch's appoints Chris Caswell as chief financial officer

14 February 2020 | Andy Coyne

Welch's, the US-based grape product business, has appointed former Keurig Green Mountain chief auditor Chris Caswell as its new CFO.... read more

UK to introduce border checks on EU trade, including drinks

11 February 2020 | Andy Coyne

The UK Government has confirmed its intention to impose trade barriers on goods coming into the country from the European Union.... read more

Nestle commits US$2.1bn to recycled plastic packaging pledge

16 January 2020 | Andy Coyne

Switzerland-based food and beverage giant Nestlé is to invest up to CHF2bn (US$2.1bn) in a shift to recycled plastic packaging.... read more

PepsiCo launches US$1bn bond to fund sustainability initiatives

8 October 2019 | Andy Coyne

US snack and drinks giant PepsiCo has announced a US$1bn "green bond" to fund its sustainability programme.... read more

US health drinks company Celsius snaps up Finland's Func Food Group

16 September 2019 | Andy Coyne

Finland-based functional food and beverage business Func Food Group is to be acquired by Celsius Holdings, the US company behind the Celsius fitness drink brand, in a US$24.6m deal.... read more

PepsiCo names Ram Krishnan CCO as Laxman Narasimhan departs

12 June 2019 | Andy Coyne

PepsiCo has appointed Ram Krishnan, currently CEO for Greater China, as its new global chief commercial officer.... read more

President Trump raises China trade stakes with fresh tariff threat

7 May 2019 | Andy Coyne

Tweets from US President Donald Trump over the weekend suggest he is willing to escalate the on-going trade war between his country and China.... read more

Beverage giants sign up to new plastic recycling initiative

30 April 2019 | Andy Coyne

PepsiCo, Nestlé Waters and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium founded by Carbios and L'Oréal to support the use of enzymatic technology for the recycling of plastics.... read more

Time for drinks companies to switch from Millennials to Generation Z - research

15 March 2019 | Andy Coyne

Brand owners will need to keep up with the endless list of food and drink 'I wants' in order to connect with Generation Z consumers determined to express themselves through what they buy, according to the latest report from FUTURES, the new insights service from just-food and sister site just-drinks. ... read more

PepsiCo shakes up executive team to support "growth agenda"

5 March 2019 | Andy Coyne

PepsiCo has announced changes at senior executive level, designed to "support the company's strategic priorities and growth agenda". ... read more

Hormel Foods reveals PepsiCo paid US$465m for CytoSport

22 February 2019 | Andy Coyne

US-based Hormel Foods has revealed that it sold its CytoSport sports nutrition business to peer PepsiCo for US$465m.... read more

Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks

3 December 2018 | Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.... read more

Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks

19 October 2018 | Andy Coyne

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary. ... read more

Soft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals"

11 October 2018 | Andy Coyne

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.... read more

Coca-Cola Co progresses to round two of bidding for GSK's Horlicks India assets - reports

2 October 2018 | Andy Coyne

The Coca-Cola Co has joined Unilever and Nestle in making it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.... read more

Nestle unveils 2025 recycled packaging target

10 April 2018 | Andy Coyne

Nestle has announced plans to hit 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025.... read more

Kraft Heinz launches Springboard unit to grow "disruptive" brands

8 March 2018 | Andy Coyne

Kraft Heinz has launched Springboard, a unit the company said would be dedicated to "nurturing, scaling, and accelerating" the growth of "disruptive" US food and beverage brands.... read more