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Coca-Cola acquires AdeS beverage business Coca-Cola and several of its bottlers in Latin America have acquired the AdeS soy-based beverage business from Unilever. News
Ciroc adds limited edition Colada flavour to vodka line-up Sean Diddy Combs and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka have unveiled CÎROC Summer Colada, the newest addition to its flavor portfolio.
News Coca-Cola acquires AdeS beverage business Coca-Cola and several of its bottlers in Latin America have acquired the AdeS soy-based beverage business from Unilever.
News Asahi to take EUR7.4bn loans to fund SABMiller's assets purchase By DBR Staff Writer
Japanese beer maker Asahi Group said it will take on EUR7.4bn in bank loans to finance its purchase of SABMiller's former Central & Eastern European beer assets.
Alcoholic Beverages > Beer > News
Humboldt Distillery to expand to markets outside of California Humboldt Distillery is extending its reach outside of its Northern California home.
News Tennent Caledonian unveils premium bottled ale collection Tennent Caledonian has unveiled a new range of premium bottled beers under the Caledonia Collection name.
Alcoholic Beverages > Beer > News Josh Phelps divests stake in Taken Wine Company Chris Phelps Wines announced that Josh Phelps has sold his interest in Taken Wine Co. to Trinchero Family Estates, the company that produced the brand.
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Alcoholic

Asahi to take EUR7.4bn loans to fund SABMiller's assets purchase
By DBR Staff Writer
Japanese beer maker Asahi Group said it will take on EUR7.4bn in bank loans to finance its purchase of SABMiller's former Central & Eastern European beer assets.
Alcoholic Beverages > Beer > News
Tennent Caledonian unveils premium bottled ale collection
Tennent Caledonian has unveiled a new range of premium bottled beers under the Caledonia Collection name.
Alcoholic Beverages > Beer > News

Non-alcoholic

Coca-Cola West and Coca-Cola East Japan form Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan
Two Coca-Cola bottlers in Japan are merging to form one company from 1 April 2017.
Non-alcoholic Beverages > Soft Drinks > News
Pepsi Max sugar-free cola unveils ginger variant
Beverage giant Pepsi has added a new ginger variety to its zero-sugar cola brand, Pepsi Max, in the UK.
Non-alcoholic Beverages > Energy & Sports Drinks > News

Technology

Plastipak and AriZona Beverage partner to commercialize ThermoShape system in US
By DBR Staff Writer
AriZona Beverages and Plastipak have partnered to commercialize the first ThermoShape system in the US.
Technology > Packaging > News
UPM Raflatac introduces new Ice and Ice Premium label stock for wines
By DBR Staff Writer
UPM Raflatac has launched a new range of label stock products designed to meet the exacting standards of the wine industry in the European market.
Technology > Packaging > News

Markets & Regulations

UK's sugar tax will raise less revenue than expected
UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond said that a sugar tax on soft drinks will raise less money than anticipated as companies have started working on reducing the quantity of sugar they use in their drinks.
Non-alcoholic Beverages > Soft Drinks > News
Niche Drinks secures approval to build Irish whiskey distillery
Niche Drinks has secured approval from Derry City & Strabane District Council to construct a distillery in Derry, Northern Ireland, for its Irish whiskey brand The Quiet Man.
Alcoholic Beverages > Spirits > News