AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets clearance in South Africa, with conditions

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets clearance in South Africa

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, with conditions. 

Smirnoff's fruit cider comes in raspberry & pomegranate and passionfruit & lime.

What’s hitting the shelves? Smirnoff fruit cider, Nespresso Cuban coffee, craft soda & energy water

Ball Magic Straw products.

FTC approves Ball's acquisition of Rexam in the US

'The proportion of children in this study who consume high carbohydrate drinks, which are designed for sport, in a recreational non-sporting context is of concern.' © iStock.com / travismanley

Findings that teenagers drink sports drinks 'socially' prompts call for tighter regulation

Left-right: Pepsi Zero Sugar, Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend, and Diet Pepsi. Source: PepsiCo

Old Diet Pepsi recipe to return in the fall as 'classic' sub-brand: A savvy move or is Pepsi rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic?

TIPA biodegradable plastic decomposes like orange peel when thrown away

UK launch for plastic packaging that can be 'thrown away like an orange peel'

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Each summer four pack includes a bottle of Our London Vodka, ChariTea Mate, Blood Orange Lemonaid, and Lime Lemonaid.

Our/Vodka, ChariTea, and Lemonaid band together on spirit mixer 4-pack for summer

'It's like the local, North American version of mate,' Asi Tea Company founder Lou Thomann said.

Asi Tea taps into yerba mate drinker market with ‘less bitter’ RTD tea

Coconut Beach feels says that they can offer an affordable coconut water without sacrificing taste or quality.

Coconut Beach competes on quality and price with ¢99 coconut water

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Soft drinks & beer are promising categories for 2016, boosted by Euro 2016 and the Olympics. Pic:iStock.

Disappointing first quarter for Europe’s commercial beverage market, but rising confidence in sector: Canadean

Brexit: what's next? Pic: iStock

Brexit: Reactions from the beverage industry

A Chinese study on flavored milk shows regional variations in preference. Photo: iStock - eskaylim

Study shows complex Chinese preferences for flavored milk

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Can whisky derived feed help Scottish salmon sector swim with sustainability tide?

Brazilian researchers investigated what constitutes the 'perfect' strawberry flavored yogurt and whey beverage. Photos: iStock - popovaphoto, Magone, Luba_Shushpanova

What is the ideal strawberry-flavored yogurt or whey beverage?

The €1.62m-project PUReOPE wants to make polyphenols from brewing, distilling, malting and cereals sector waste common place. © iStock.com / mrdoomits

Pint of polyphenols? Culture shift needed to find value in brewery waste

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Aptar Group

Aptar Group turns to its network of suppliers following blaze

BPA safety has been the subject of debate for many years

EFSA begins new BPA review process

Virun extends IP on Esolv clear beverage technology

Virun extends IP on Esolv clear beverage technology

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Regulation & Safety

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Tate & Lyle Sugars pleads for a Brexit vote as 1,280 firms say 'Stay'

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Beverage industry to fight back against Philadelphia’s new soda tax

Sports Drinks Britain: 'Positive action works - pure fruit juices and milk-based drinks have already been excluded from this legislation.' ©iStock

Sports drinks sector unites to fight UK sugar tax

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Diet Pepsi brings back aspartame

Diet Pepsi brings back aspartame with launch of Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend

‘Science on polyphenols has come a long way’ ©iStock

Juice maker shares polyphenols venture experience

Rising cases in obesity, particularly in the UK, has led to policy interest designed to influence and regulate dietary behaviour. (© iStock.com/SIphotography)

Sugar tax could eat into unhealthy breakfast cereal sales, study finds

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Heineken insulated cool box packaging for Sol lager

Heineken launches ready-made cool box packaging for Sol lager

The 'Pick Your Pepper' campaign will be applied to all cases of Dr Pepper in the US this summer.

Dr Pepper ‘Pick Your Pepper’ campaign creates customized label experience for consumers

Coca-Cola invests in organic aloe water Aloe Gloe

Coca-Cola invests in organic aloe water beverage company, Aloe Gloe

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