Dec 12- Coca-Cola Co said it would divide its North American business into two units, as part of its plan to return to a franchise model instead of owning bottlers. The company said the division will result in two operating units- Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Refreshments.» Read More
*Heineken's new shares were collateral on loan extended to UB Group- source. MUMBAI, Dec 11- The Netherlands' Heineken NV has become the largest shareholder of India's United Breweries Ltd after its stake inched past that of liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Dec 9- Dairy products producer WhiteWave Foods Co said it would buy organic food brand Earthbound Farm from investors including private equity firm Kainos Capital for about $600 million to expand its offerings of organic products. Earthbound Farm produces packaged salads and organic fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, as well as dried fruits and snacks.
CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli Grant reports on retailers adding bars and restaurant spaces in stores for customers. Grant says retailers hope customers have a break inside the store instead of leaving.
Discussing whether the "big guy" beer companies make a good bet for investors, with Tom Mullarkey, Morningstar analyst, and Caroline Levy, CLSA analyst.
Should investors stay away from "big guy" beer companies, with Tom Mullarkey, Morningstar analyst, and Caroline Levy, CLSA analyst.
CNBC's Dominic Chu reveals which booze stocks are faring well.
COPENHAGEN/ SHANGHAI, Dec 5- Danish brewer Carlsberg upped its stake in China's Chongqing Brewery to 60 percent, strengthening its foothold in the world's largest beer market by volume, and hopes to further increase its holding, the latter said.
Nicholas Pollacchi, The Whisky Dog & The Whisky Isle CEO, reveals which whisky could double in price over the next few years.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Authorities trying to solve a distillery heist that netted cases of prized Kentucky bourbon have monitored websites and interviewed more than 100 people since the pricey whiskey was taken weeks ago.
WELLINGTON/ PARIS, Dec 2- New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra may face legal action from France's Danone over the recall of infant formula containing a potentially contaminated Fonterra ingredient, the company said on Monday.
WELLINGTON, Dec 2- New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra said on Monday it may face legal action from France's Danone over the recall of infant formula containing a potentially contaminated Fonterra ingredient.
BOGOTA, Nov 29- Producers of Colombia's prestigious arabica coffees, renowned as some of the world's finest, have balked at proposals they consider growing cheaper, more astringent-tasting robusta beans to boost income and cope with a steep rise in costs.
MOSCOW, Nov 29- Russia plans to raise minimum vodka prices next year as it seeks to reduce consumption of alcohol, despite risks that drinkers will resort instead to cheaper illegal liquor.
PARIS, Nov 28- France's Veolia Environnement expects revenue from food and agricultural firms to grow by over 50 percent to 1 billion euros in a few years from 650 million in 2012 as regulation and cost-cutting drive them to recycle.
BOGOTA, Nov 27- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday the government will continue paying a direct subsidy to coffee growers while prices remain low, a measure the world's top washed arabica producer introduced due to sliding prices.
A look at top shelf craft, as well as kosher beer, with Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz Brewing founder and CEO. "Kosher Supervision of America accepted by the Orthodox Union," has blessed the beer, he explains.
Flavien Desoblin, founder and owner of Manhattan's Brandy Library, says the market can handle rising scotch prices. The "Fast Money" traders also get some holiday gift ideas.
Forget cheap electronics, many consumers will be lining up for something else on Black Friday: beer. Many brewers are using the day to release limited-edition beers.
HONG KONG, Nov 26- Shares of Chinese energy giant Sinopec Corp slumped early on Tuesday after police detained nine people in connection with the blast on its Qingdao oil pipelines, weighing on benchmark indexes in Hong Kong and China.
Bega and rival bidder Murray Goulburn Co-operative Ltd are considering taking the battle for Warrnambool to the Takeover Panel in the wake of a revised bid by Saputo Inc.. Saputo declared its A $505 million bid for Warrnambool unconditional on Monday and said it would hike its offer if it won control of Australia's oldest dairy maker.