Drinks

Firms must collaborate to secure health claims, says Coke

Firms must collaborate to secure health claims, says Coke

By Elaine Watson

Food companies will increasingly have to pool resources and work with each other in order to fund the kind of human intervention studies required to support health claims, according to Coca-Cola Europe functional ingredients and external technology acquisition...

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

Radical new twist in Ajinomoto vs Asda 'nasty' battle

By Elaine Watson

The legal dispute between Ajinomoto and Asda over the right to call aspartame 'nasty' has taken a radical new turn following a Court of Appeal judgment effectively overturning last year's High Court ruling.

Britvic gains foothold in French soft drinks market

Britvic gains foothold in French soft drinks market

By Elaine Watson

Britvic has gained a foothold in the €12.5bn French soft drinks market with a €237m deal to acquire soft drinks firm Fruité that will "serve as a platform for growth across Western Europe".

Roger White

AG Barr embarks on rail freight initiative

By Elaine Watson

Irn Bru maker AG Barr will start shifting its first deliveries by rail this month after striking a three-year warehousing and distribution contract with Eddie Stobart.

Green beers all round

Green beers all round

Environmental and cost-saving measures are at the heart of improvements in large and small breweries alike, reports Graham Holter

Rich pickings

Rich pickings

Looking beyond the usual suspects can inject a sense of occasion to your festive beer list. Beer guru Jeff Evans picks out some gems to inspire your...

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