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ConAgra: Private brands are ‘not cheap generics’ anymore

ConAgra CEO: Private brands are ‘not cheap generics’ anymore

By Elaine WATSON

Growth in the US private label market will continue to outpace growth in branded products as retailers recognize that unique, premium and innovative store brands can help them boost profitability, differentiate themselves and increase consumer loyalty,...

Campari buys back Appleton Rum US distributon rights for $20m

Campari buys back Appleton Rum US distributon rights for $20m

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Campari America has agreed to pay $20m to Kobrand Corporation to secure the distribution rights to its recently acquired Appleton Rum brand portfolio in the US, and 'exploit the brand's potential in the key US market'.

Molson Coors brand Molson Canadian has been hit by the NHL lockout in the country (Picture Copyright: Molson Coors)

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.

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