31-Oct-2014 - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito says growth for Bud Light is the brewer’s top US priority as the brand lost less share in Q3 2014, and insists the company won’t spend more on marketing its growth value portfolio.
31-Oct-2014 - Weakening global demand for Scotch whisky could put the brakes on Diageo’s plans to upgrade its northern distilleries as part of the business’s £1bn expansion plan announced in 2007.
31-Oct-2014 - Unicer’s innovation head explains how adding pull-off caps to 200ml ‘Mini’ beer bottles allowed the Super Bock brand to win back market share from Portuguese rival Sagres in the late 2000s.
31-Oct-2014 - Coffee manufacturers could boost sales by developing the broader variety of products that consumers buy elsewhere in Europe, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).
31-Oct-2014 - Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected customer demand for its beverage cans in Brazil following the World Cup.
31-Oct-2014 - Jaime Crespo, senior brand manager, Lipton North America, says research suggests consumers are 59 times more likely to engage with brands on Instagram than Facebook, while millennials measure wealth more by experiences.
30-Oct-2014 - Danone Waters has warned that EU plans to introduce rules obliging bottled water brands to assess their product environmental footprint risks discriminating against hard-pressed SMEs.
30-Oct-2014 - Scandinavia’s top-selling smoothie manufacturer Froosh has called for ‘trade not aid’ in developing countries and insists beverage brands should do more to understand their supply chains.
30-Oct-2014 - Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits observed for short term memory, report researchers from Japan.
30-Oct-2014 - New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has increased production of a recently launched chocolate milk product from 1,000 litres a week to 40,000 in less than a month following "unprecedented demand."
30-Oct-2014 - Consumers need to be taught what the ‘unknown’ baobab fruit is, according to beverage newbie Matahi.
30-Oct-2014 - Avantium’s food contact application for the monomer used to create polyethylene furanoate (PEF) has been backed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
30-Oct-2014 - Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the major domestic beer brands.
29-Oct-2014 - Fireball whiskey has recalled products in three EU countries which breached regulations after shipping its drink there meant for North America.
29-Oct-2014 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reassessed exposure to curcumin and found consumption is lower than previously thought – although some children consume close to the acceptable daily intake (ADI).
29-Oct-2014 - Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines as the company devises new ways to appeal to customers in the brand’s biggest market.
28-Oct-2014 - A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product is the subject of a distribution agreement between EQ Labs and Liquid Health Labs, Inc.
28-Oct-2014 - Start-up firm Springwave says it wants to bring spirulina to the masses with its blue bottled water.
28-Oct-2014 - Rebel Kitchen is launching its children’s coconut ‘mylks’ in Tesco this week, just 10 months after CEO and entrepreneur Tamara Arbib started the business.
28-Oct-2014 - Coca-Cola’s Del Valle Reserva juice and Vigor’s Actilife probiotics have been recognised for their Tetra Pak products at the 2014 ABRE Awards (Brazilian Packaging Association).