Food and Beverage Beverages

  • TOKYO, Aug 25- Three years of so-called "Abenomics", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus programme, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers. Housewife Yuko Narita, 48, says she is tightening the family purse strings and scouting around for sales on daily goods and clothing. Nobuko Jin, a 75- year-old part-time...

  • Boys picking coffee beans in the Orosi valley, Costa Rica, on April 23, 2016.

    With coffee prices still near the 12-month high they hit last month, analysts are contemplating whether the rally has further to run.

  • California judge dismisses Starbucks iced drinks case

    The judge ruled a reasonable consumer would not be deceived that cold beverages will be filled with a portion of ice.

  • LONDON, Aug 23- SABMiller shareholders can be treated as two separate groups when they vote on the company's takeover by Anheuser Busch InBev, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, granting a request from SAB for a split. SAB requested that those two shareholders-- cigarette maker Altria Group and Bevco, a vehicle of Colombia's Santo Domingo family-- be treated as a...

  • *VertuoLine goes to France, Dolce Gusto gets global advert. LONDON/ ZURICH/ CAPETOWN, Aug 17- Nestle is giving its instant coffee brand Nescafe and its Nespresso single-serve coffee a shot in the arm as fast-growing rivals with lean cost structures chip away at its global dominance. While its two megabrands still control nearly 23 percent of the $77 billion retail...

  • The decline of the crop supply is hurting the production of pumpkin beer.

  • Danish brewer Carlsberg posted half-year results slightly below expectations, but said it would maintain its 2016 outlook.

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 17- Danish brewer Carlsberg promised to address poorly performing parts of its business after half-year results came in slightly below expectations on Wednesday, sending its shares down by 4 percent. The Copenhagen- based company said it was sticking to a forecast for full-year organic operating profit growth in the low-single figures in...

  • COPENHAGEN, Aug 17- Danish brewer Carlsberg posted half-year results slightly below expectations, but said it would maintain its 2016 outlook as its cost-cutting strategy shows progress. The company reported a six-month operating profit before special items at 3.45 billion Danish crowns, down 4 percent from same period last year, with the beer producer...

  • Brexit may impact consumer confidence in UK: Carlsberg

    Carlsberg Group CEO & President, Cees ’t Hart weighs in on how the company will weather the post-Brexit world, while commenting on non-alcoholic beer and its strategies going forward.

  • We see H2 2016 cost increases in Russia: Carlsberg

    Carlsberg Group CEO & President, Cees ’t Hart, talks about the beverage maker’s performance in Russia and other markets like China.

  • Face significant headwinds from currencies: Carlsberg  CEO

    “We feel that the second half of the year might not be a strong as the first half-year, compared to last year,” Carlsberg Group CEO & President, Cees ’t Hart tells CNBC.

  • *Singapore wants businesses to adopt more robots. The city's restaurants, hotels and retailers have become the biggest casualties of the labour crunch since Singapore accelerated restrictions on foreign workers in 2011 as political disquiet about immigration grew. To address the constraints, Singapore is pushing businesses to look to non-human...

  • *Singapore wants businesses to adopt more robots. The city's restaurants, hotels and retailers have become the biggest casualties of the labor crunch since Singapore accelerated restrictions on foreign workers in 2011 as political disquiet about immigration grew. To address the constraints, Singapore is pushing businesses to look to non-human solutions...

  • Cans of the Sapporo Black Label branded beer sit stacked at the Sapporo Breweries Ltd. factory in Eniwa, Hokkaido, Japan.

    Sapporo is releasing "Premium Black," its first new beer since its "Premium Light" brand was launched in 2004.

  • A man delivers beverages from a Coca-Cola truck in New York City.

    The time to buy Coca-Cola shares is now while the stock is weighed down by concerns about slowing growth in emerging markets, said an analyst.

  • LIMA, Aug 3- A day after meeting with the head of the opposition-controlled Congress, Peru's prime minister said he was optimistic lawmakers would back President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's economic reforms, including plans to cut the value-added tax rate. The prime minister, Fernando Zavala, who recently stepped down as chief executive of beer maker SABMiller,...

  • TORONTO, Aug 3- Canada's main stock index gained on Wednesday as shares in energy companies benefited from a rebound in oil prices, offsetting losses among gold miners and other materials stocks. Oil prices jumped more than 3 percent after a surprisingly strong drawdown in gasoline stockpiles, pushing the U.S. benchmark back above $40 a barrel after falling...

  • TORONTO, Aug 3- Canada's main stock index inched higher on Wednesday as broad gains offset losses among gold miners and other materials stocks. At 10:09 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 9.19 points, or 0.06 percent, to 14,486.20. Husky Energy Inc advanced 6 percent to C $16.10.

  • Employees pack boxes of SodaStreams at the factory in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.

    SodaStream shares spiked 13 percent Tuesday after the company beat revenue estimates.