Derek Herrera

Veteran marine, paraplegic, and CEO: Derek Herrera; RuckPack

29-Aug-2014 - Derek Herrera signed on as CEO of US energy drink company RuckPack this month. He is a veteran Marine Special Operations Officer and paraplegic, who was injured taking an enemy bullet in the spine in 2012 while leading his team during combat operations in Afghanistan.

Anytine Ale 99-pack beer

Austin Beerworks launches ‘World first 99-pack’ beer

29-Aug-2014 - Austin Beerworks has launched a ‘99-pack for $99’ deal as part of a social media campaign to  relaunch its Peacemaker Beer, now called Peacemaker Anytime Ale, the very first beer the brewery ever made.

Susan Morrison, The Scotch Whisky Experience; Peter Lederer, Diageo in Scotland; and Daljit Singh, The Prince’s Trust

That’s the spirit: Diageo launches training course for unemployed

28-Aug-2014 - Diageo has launched a whisky retail training course for unemployed young people in Scotland this week, alongside youth employment charity, The Prince’s Trust. 

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

‘No surprise’: RCT data supports Nawgan’s ability to boost alertness, attention and cognitive performance

28-Aug-2014 - Consuming Nawgan, the ‘alertness beverage’ containing citicoline and caffeine, can boost attention and alertness in young adults, according to results of a randomized clinical trial.

Jameson Irish Whiskey saw an 'excellent performance'

Pernod Ricard hit by Chinese slump

28-Aug-2014 - Pernod Ricard says a slump in China, and unfavourable foreign exchange effect, is responsible for an overall 7% fall in sales, as it released its full year 2013/14 results today. 

The Lund factory

Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

28-Aug-2014 - Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

Researchers make progress in finding how wines make drinkers feel

28-Aug-2014 - Australia’s wine industry needs to turn to the perfume industry to learn how wines affect a consumer’s emotions, according to a researcher from Adelaide. 

FoodNavigator-USA is hiring!

FoodNavigator-USA is hiring!

28-Aug-2014 - Do you understand the implications of POM vs Coke? Are you excited by innovation and entrepreneurs? And could you produce articles to match our award-winning content? If yes, we want to hear from you!

Farmers drying coffee

Farmers in Central America turn coffee wastewater into energy supply

27-Aug-2014 - Coffee wastewater can be used to generate energy and protect water resources, while tackling climate change, according to UTZ Certified.

Anton Paar's Snap 50 device

Anton Paar says Snap with portable alcohol meter

27-Aug-2014 - Anton Paar has created an alcohol measurement device to check the concentration in microdistilleries.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

27-Aug-2014 - It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

Nebraska Cultures joins rush to put probiotics into food with GRAS status on bacillus coagulans ingredient

Nebraska Cultures joins rush to put probiotics into food with GRAS status on bacillus coagulans ingredient

27-Aug-2014 - Nebraska Cultures has joined the ranks of probiotics suppliers competing in the functional food realm with spore-forming bacterial ingredients with the announcement of GRAS status on its ProDura Bacillus coagulans ingredient.

Nespresso sustainability Nestle The Positive Cup

Nespresso launches $550m sustainability strategy

27-Aug-2014 - Nespresso has launched a sustainability strategy, ‘The Positive Cup,’ which sets out the steps the company will take to meet its sustainability goals by 2020, and is based on a CHF500m ($550m USD) investment over six years.

Estrella Damm

ASA clears Estrella TV advert

27-Aug-2014 - The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority, UK) has backed a TV advert from Wells & Young’s Brewing Company, after the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) challenged whether the ad ‘encouraged irresponsible and immoderate drinking.’

Protein2o promise great-tasting protein, without the calories

Protein2o CEO: There’s a gap in the market for lower calorie, great-tasting protein beverages

26-Aug-2014 - While there is no shortage of high-protein shakes gracing shelves at mainstream as well as specialty retailers these days, there is a gap in the market for more refreshing beverages that pack in a meaningful amount of protein, without the calories, says the boss of one of the fastest-growing new entrants to the market.

Canadean: “Energising products are slowly shifting from drinks into other categories, such as food and personal care...”

Energy category brushes up against toothpaste

26-Aug-2014 - The rapidly broadening energy category has a new platform – energy toothpaste which has been launched in Russia.

Oak Hill to buy Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn

Oak Hill to buy Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn

26-Aug-2014 - Oak Hill Capital Partners (Oak Hill), a private equity firm will acquire Berlin Packaging for $1.43bn.

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Constellation Brands expands Corona Extra recall: glass particle risk

26-Aug-2014 - Constellation Brands Beer Division has expanded the list of production codes in a voluntary recall of Corona Extra, which was originally issued on August 15 because some bottles may contain small particles of glass. 

Napa Valley produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay among other acclaimed wines

Shaken not stirred: Earthquake hits California's wine region

26-Aug-2014 - Wine producers in California are assessing the damage after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the region.

Crafty Australian beer independents set sights on China’s middle-class

Crafty Australian beer independents set sights on China’s middle-class

25-Aug-2014 - China’s craft beer market might not yet be as dominant as its Australian counterpart, but this will change as a growing and affluent middle-class opens its eyes and palates to craft beer imports.