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The iconic Molson brewery in Montreal (Picture Credit: Molson Coors)

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Molson Coors draws first blood in Canada court spat with SAB Miller

By Ben BOUCKLEY

SAB Miller is disappointed by yesterday’s interim court injunction that stops it terminating its Canadian License Agreement with Molson Coors, and one City analyst warns that the spat could be a symptom of broader tensions between the two brewing giants,...

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Business has a 'huge runway' ahead of it: CEO John Cochran

Tennessee’s first legal moonshine brand claims 'explosive’ US growth

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The new CEO of Tennessee’s first legal ‘moonshine’ brand Ole Smoky says the category is riding high on brown spirits growth and the millennial desire to try new things that are a ‘bit naughty’.

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Twinings tea ‘antioxidant’ court row brews on in USA

By Ben BOUCKLEY

A US court says a class action alleging that Associated British Foods (ABF) brand Twinings broke the law by labeling green, black and white teas as a ‘natural source of antioxidants’ may proceed.

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PepsiCo CEO slams ‘maniacal’ cola focus, says Stevia does not suit category

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi believes a ‘maniacal focus’ on cola's woes is unhelpful within the US beverage market, and despite the firm’s heavy investment in Rebaudioside D-based sweetener innovation, claims Stevia ‘does not work well in colas’.

Manufacturers can win by communicating the backstory these ancient grains have, says Datamonitor

Ancient grains: Health versus history

By Kacey Culliney

The heritage and authenticity behind ancient grains is a key selling point that bakers should work hard to communicate, says Datamonitor.

US products to be covered by Nestlé's sustainable cocoa program

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Nestlé Cocoa Plan to expand to US products

By Jenni Spinner

Nestlé USA announced at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) show that the company is expanding its Nestlé Cocoa Plan responsible sourcing program to its American product offerings.

Prepared meals remain hard sell in Mexican market

Prepared meals remain hard sell in Mexican market

By Hank Schultz

Sales of prepared meals in Mexico are forecast to trend up in the next five years, according to a recent report, but are still lagging behind the overall rate of economic growth in the country.

Colder weather helped Campbell sell more soup

Colder weather helped Campbell sell more soup

By Hank Schultz

A colder than normal winter, a strategic acquisition along with operational efficiencies helped Campbell Soup Company post a 15% rise in sales for the third quarter, the company announced Monday.

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