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  • The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said a lower court judge erred in finding that Federal Treasury Enterprise Sojuzplodoimport lacked standing to sue under the federal Lanham Act because Russia's assignment of the trademark rights was invalid under Russian law. FTE and co-plaintiff OAO Moscow Distillery Cristall had accused SPI Group,...

  • US colleges are tapping into craft beer growth Friday, 1 Jan 2016 | 4:11 PM ET

    Some of the country's universities are now offering online programs on the business of craft beer.

  • Jamaica's market is up more than 80-percent for 2015 Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jamaica's market is up more than 80-percent for 2015

    Dolphins and beer gave the country a huge boost.

  • Starbucks released a report highlighting beverage favorites across the nation

    The tallies are based on the number of units sold per thousand of all Starbucks menu items.

  • Honest Tea removes Donald Trump quotes Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Honest Tea removes Donald Trump quotes

    The company will remove quotes following comments on Twitter.

  • 2016 will be the year of the 'hard' soda wars Friday, 25 Dec 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Henry's Hard Soda

    The hard soda business is shaping up to be one of the most competitive spaces in brewing next year.

  • WATERLOO, Iowa, Dec 23- Matt Happel and Pam Egli are first cousins, part of a sprawling family so big it rents a church hall for Christmas parties. Happel, now a 40- year-old divorced father of three, was laid off in April from Deere& Co.' s transmission factory in Waterloo, where he earned $21 an hour on the assembly line. The Iowa cousins' Wall Street connection is a single,...

  • Emerging countries in Asia rush to pop sugar high Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Emerging countries in Asia rush to pop sugar high

    Countries in Asia are imposing a tax on sugary drinks to curb consumption.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Dec 20- The humble jute bag, long the distinctive packing for Brazil's coffee exports, is rapidly being edged out as traders and cooperatives face rising wage bills and borrowing costs, weak global prices and a deepening economic crisis at home. Next year will see Brazil export more than half its green coffee in 1- tonne polypropylene' super sacks' or...

  • YANGON, Dec 20- Drinkers buying a beer at Yangon's roadside bar shacks used to face a limited choice: more likely than not, they would order a mug of Myanmar Beer, sometimes with a shot of coarse whisky to give the light local brew an extra kick. Just months after opening, Heineken is doing so well it plans to double capacity at its Yangon facility to 50 million litres...

  • *Brands being sold as part of AB InBev's deal for SABMiller. LONDON, Dec 17- Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has agreed to buy rival brewer SABMiller, plans to contact potential bidders for SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beers on Friday and wrap up deals in less than three months, sources close to the process said. The sales, which could together be worth up to 1.8 billion...

  • DUBAI, Dec 14- Saudi Arabian dairy firm Almarai is interested in buying a majority stake in National Food Products Company, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. NFPC markets brands including Milco, Lacnor and Oasis bottled water and also has a joint venture with Danish dairy giant Arla Foods. NFPC appointed Clifford Chance as its legal adviser on...

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 14- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said it would list its shares on the Johannesburg stock exchange as a "domestic" stock, removing a potential hurdle in its planned $100 billion- plus takeover of SABMiller. SABMiller already has a secondary listing in Johannesburg. South Africa's Public Investment Corporation is SABMiller's...

  • 1.5 million Sweet Leaf Tea bottles recalled Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    1.5 million Sweet Leaf Tea bottles recalled

    The beverage company is notifying consumers about possible glass fragments.

  • NEW DELHI, Dec 11- The Indian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co said on Friday it may have to close some bottling plants if the government pushes through a proposal that would subject fizzy drinks to a 40 percent "sin" tax, as part of a broader fiscal overhaul. The beverage maker, which operates 57 factories and bottling plants across India, said a proposal to group sugary...

  • Dec 10- PepsiCo Inc and German dairy company Theo Muller Group said on Thursday they had stopped production at their Batavia yogurt plant in upstate New York, without providing a reason. Dairy Farmers of America have agreed to purchase the facility and have also expressed interest in hiring several of the plant's employees, PepsiCo said in an e-mailed...

  • BOSTON, Dec 10- Third Avenue Funds said it will begin liquidating its $942 million Focused Credit Fund next week amid heavy losses on bets that included one of the highest exposures to illiquid assets in the junk bond sector. "There will be a distribution to all shareholders of the fund's cash assets not required for the expenses of the fund and its liquidation," New...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 2- The crates of Chateau Brehat wine from Bordeaux had gathered dust for three years in a bonded warehouse on the outskirts of Shanghai before the owners cut their losses in July, slashing three-quarters off the $50 price tag. "When we started there was huge demand so we could control prices, big margins no problem," said Xavier Grangier, sales director...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 7- The International Coffee Organization said on Monday it raised its global coffee consumption estimate to 149.8 million 60- kg bags in 2014 due to higher-than-expected demand in the European Union. This is up around 0.4 percent, or 638,000 bags, from last month's estimate and up 1.8 percent from 2013, data in the ICO's monthly newsletter showed.

  • Why Keurig is being bought at such a high price: Pro Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Why Keurig is being bought at such a high price: Pro

    An investor group led by JAB Holding is buying Keurig for $92 per share, representing about a 75 percent premium. CNBC Contributor Herb Greenberg discusses why it's not as high a price as it seems.