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Two of United Spirits' leading brands (Picture Copyright: Diageo)

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The potential upsides in Diageo’s potential acquisition of a majority stake in India's United Spirits (USL) are clear but achieving acceptable profitability from the business may be tricky, according to one analyst.

Yasso co-founders Amanda Klane and Drew Harrington identified a gap in the market, and cashed in very, very quickly....

Big interview: Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, co-founders, Yasso

Get him to the Greek! The meteoric rise of Yasso

By Elaine WATSON

It’s a runaway success story that will either inspire budding entrepreneurs across the nation or have them seething with jealousy... But it’s hard to think of a better example of a product that hit the market just at the right time.

Soda makers should work harder to encourage customers to switch from their full-sugar options to their diet or reduced sugar variants, says CCPHA

Seven things soda makers should do to tackle obesity…

By Elaine WATSON

While cynics might not be persuaded by Coke’s new ads promoting the role it is playing in tackling obesity, the soft drinks industry is increasing efforts to help consumers make ‘informed choices’ through calorie labeling and more no or low sugar options.

Chobani confirms then denies Canada pull-out

Chobani confirms then denies Canada pull-out

By Mark Astley

Greek yogurt giant Chobani has confirmed, then denied, that it is pulling out of Canada “for the time being” following the postponement of its nationwide launch in the country.

IN 2002, Eric Schnell launched Steaz, the first carbonated green tea and USDA-certified organic soda and energy drink lines in the US. In 2011, he co- founded I AM enlightened nutrition, an all-natural line of liquid dietary supplements and launched new business venture, MetaBrand

Big interview: Eric Schnell, founder MetaBrand; co-founder I AM Enlightened nutrition, Healthy beverage Co (Steaz teas)

Shot in the arm: The secret to success in shots... without going head to head with 5-Hour Energy…

By Elaine WATSON

Want to get a slice of the action in the shots category? Build a brand with a compelling story or ‘mission’, and formulate a product that delivers a discernible effect on consumers in 20-30 minutes, or you’re wasting your time, beverages and shots guru...

Saffron Road launches first non-GMO prepared entrée in US

Saffron Road launches first non-GMO prepared entrée in US

By Hank Schultz

The first Non-GMO Project verified frozen food entrée in the US will hit store shelves by the end of the month under the Saffron Road brand.  It was a complicated, time-consuming process but one that company officials believe will ultimately pay off.

Joint sustainability standards would create an ease of comparison across industry, says Hershey

Hershey backs industry-wide sustainability standards

By Kacey Culliney

The Hershey Company has joined the advisory council of a new non-profit organization – the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) - that aims to develop industry-wide standards on sustainability.

Continental Mills acquires Kretschmer brand, processing facility

Continental Mills acquires Kretschmer brand, processing facility

By Hank Schultz

Continental Mills, the privately owned manufacturer of Krusteaz and Ghiardelli-brand products, has acquired Sun Country Foods, Inc., the company announced Tuesday. The transaction includes the Kretschmer Wheat Germ brand and a manufacturing facility located...

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

Bear Naked Granola founder on building a brand

By Hank Schultz

Many successful food brands have a founding myth.  In the case of Bear Naked Granola, it is the story of the co-founders offering “breakfast in bed” to the wrong person.

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