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Refresco to expand operations in South Carolina

Dutch multinational Refresco has announced It will expand its existing operations in Greer, South Carolina.

United States Apple Juice Beverages

Europe petition to make origin labelling mandatory passes one million signatures

Italy’s farmers’ group, Coldiretti, has announced that 1.1 million signatures have now been collected across Europe in support of the pan-European “Eat ORIGINal! Unmask your food” petition that appeals to the European Commission (EC) to guarantee more transparency in food labelling.

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Givaudan reports solid 2019 sales

The Swiss fragrance and flavour specialist announced that its 2019 sales totalled CHF6.2 billion (USD6.4 bln), 5.8% more on a like-for-like basis and 12.2% more in Swiss francs compared with 2018. 

Essential Oils Citrus Oils

Ukraine fills EU quota for honey exports

Ukrainian companies have fully used up the tariff quota for honey by January 10, 2020, which the EU increased this year to 6,000 tonnes.

EU Ukraine

Refresco to expand operations in South Carolina

Dutch multinational Refresco has announced It will expand its existing operations in Greer, South Carolina.

United States Apple Juice

Good orange crop in Brazil boosts FCOJ exports

Brazilian FCOJ exports increased by 26.6% in the first six months of the 2019/20 season compared with the same period of last year. This is the best harvest season for years in the country.

Brazil Orange Juice

US sales of reconstituted orange juice continue to rise

US retail sales of orange juice, for the third four-week period of the season, totalled 32.70 million gallons, a fall of 1.0% from 33.03 mln gallons at the same point last season.

United States Beverages

Sharp fall in Spanish wine production expected

The 2019-20 Spanish wine and must production is expected to reach 37.2 million hectolitres, 26% less year-on-year, according to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture.

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Purees

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Ukraine filled 12 EU export quotas last year

As of December 24 2019, Ukraine used up its quotas for tariff-free export to the EU for 12 groups of goods: honey, sugar, cereals and flour, processed starch, processed tomatoes, grape and apple juices, wheat, corn, poultry, butter, processed cereals and starch products.

Ukraine Apple Puree

South African apricot harvest more than 40% down on 2019

The total estimate for this season’s South African Bulida apricot harvest is 14,343 tonnes, down from 22,562 tonnes last season. The 2016/17 season had the biggest harvest in recent years: 34,708 tonnes.

South Africa Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Foreign investors to build soft drinks plant in Uzbekistan

According to local media, Chinese and US investors have come together to invest in a juice, bottled water and dairy products facility in the Samarkand region, Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Apple Juice

Predictions for South African peach harvest seem accurate

South Africa started processing its peaches immediately after Christmas, some 10-14 days earlier than normal. This followed an end to an apricot harvest that was described as “a complete disaster” by one IEG Vu contact.

South Africa Beverages

Soft drinks maker expects big hit from Middle Eastern sugar tax

Nichols, the UK manufacturer of soft drinks, including the popular Vimto beverage, has issued a profits warning, saying its 2020 pre-tax profit could be "materially below" expectations.

Middle East and Africa Saudi Arabia

Basil, coriander, lavender and elderflower are flavours to watch in 2020

In the New Year, floral and herbal profiles will be key beverage flavour trends, especially in alternatives to alcoholic drinks.

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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages appoints new financial officer

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has announced the appointment of Melvin Tan as its new chief financial officer.

People Carbonates

French judge rules against Coca-Cola in supermarket dispute

Coca-Cola and the French Intermarché and Netto supermarkets have been ordered to negotiate and meanwhile Coca-Cola must lift its ban on soft drinks supplies to them.

France Beverages

US organic company plans to revitalise purchased brand

Purity Organic Inc has bought Dunn's River Brands, whose consumer brands include Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds Beverage Co.

United States Commercial

Strong growth forecast for stevia use in beverages

The size of the global stevia market is estimated to be USD844.2 million by 2025. Growing concerns about health and nutrition are a major factor driving high demand for natural sweeteners worldwide.

International United States

Czech Republic’s Kofola diversifies business with a number of acquisitions

In the last few months, one of Europe's largest non-alcoholic beverage producers Kofola ČeskoSlovensko has bought into manufacturers of craft cider and mineral bottled water.

Czech Republic Carbonates

Thai energy drink manufacturer decides to relocate manufacture

Carabao Energy Drinks will move beverage production from Refresco in the Netherlands to a new purpose-built factory in Thailand.

Thailand Beverages
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