Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has threatened to seize milk plants owned by Switzerland’s Nestlé and Italy’s Parmalat if they muscle state producers out of the market. Read more
The losses of Canada’s Cott Corp, the world’s largest producer of retailer brand non-alcoholic beverages, widened over 2007 as the company struggled with high commodity costs and declining soft drink sales in North America. Read more
Finnish retail specialist Kesko – with around 2,000 stores in the Nordic and Baltic countries, and Russia – has added dairy products to its Pirkka range of goods. Read more
A hands-free product that provides users with constant hydration, even if they have reduced mobility, has been developed by UK company Hydrate for Health. Read more
Marco Beverage Systems has developed a water boiler range that it claims uses 15% less energy than standard water boilers. Read more
Following months of market testing, UK company AA First has unveiled what it terms the “next generation water cooler” range. Read more
French water cooler manufacturer Dieau Edafim has highlighted the benefits of its latest model, which is available in cool, crisp arctic white. Read more
UK water cooler manufacturer Ebac has outed production plans for its new Direct Dispense POU unit, which it believes is set to revolutionise the POU market. Read more
US ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has introduced Centennial Cupcake Ice Cream in honour of the Texas 4-H organisation's 100th birthday. Read more
AriZona Beverages, best known for its ready to drink teas, has added All City NRG to its line of green-tea-based energy drinks. Read more
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