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Molson Coors shies away from major M&A in short term

Molson Coors shies away from major M&A in short term

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Molson Coors does not contemplate making any major acquisitions in the short term but says it may examine small portfolio ‘in fills’ if the right transactions present themselves.

Dr Pepper Snapple is pinning its hopes on a CSD revival via its low-calorie TEN platform

CEO LARRY YOUNG WARNS ATTACKS ON CARBONATES WILL CONTINUE

Dr Pepper Snapple risks ‘big swing’ on critical TEN calorie platform

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Dr Pepper Snapple CEO Larry Young warns that US health lobby attacks on carbonates will persist, as his firm gears up to spend millions marketing new 2013 launches on its ‘critical’ low-calorie TEN platform.

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

By Mark Astley

US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh Dairy Direct business.

Coke boss ‘personally committed’ to tackling obesity

Coke boss ‘personally committed’ to tackling obesity

By Elaine WATSON

Coca-Cola chief executive Muhtar Kent says he has resolved to find “meaningful solutions to the complex issue of obesity” and is “personally committed” to leveraging the company’s resources to tackle the problem.

FitPro: How to stand out in the RTD protein shake market

Big Interview: Brad Kloss, founder and CEO, FitPro

FitPro: Is there room for a new player in the RTD protein shake market?

By Elaine WATSON

Launching a new product into the ultra-competitive ready-to-drink (RTD) protein shake market is not for the faint-hearted. But being a minnow in a pool of sharks doesn’t faze the founder of FitPro, who reckons he can give Muscle Milk a run for its money.

Non-GMO key part of message for papaya products company

Non-GMO key part of message for papaya products company

By Hank Schultz

Herbal Papaya, a company founded on the health benefits of the fruit, will launch a complete line of food, beverage and supplement products at the Expo West trade show in March.  A key part of the company’s message is that all of its products are non...

Research results pointed Ben & Jerry's down non-GMO path

Research results pointed Ben & Jerry's down non-GMO path

By Hank Schultz

For Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream company, taking the step to remove GMO ingredients from its supply chain was simply a matter of paying attention.  Not necessarily to the news, to political pressure, or even to consumer attitudes. It...

Diageo faces struggle to make United Spirits pay: Analyst

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.

The meteoric rise of Yasso frozen Greek yogurts bars

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.

Seven things soda makers should do to tackle obesity…

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.

Steaz co-founder Eric Schnell on successful brand building

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...

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