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  • For a fresh summer cocktail, try aloe vera liqueur Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A new aloe vera liqueur called Chareau makes for light, fresh summer cocktails.

  • NYC sugary drink ban is illegal, NY top court says Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    The New York State Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that New York City's ban on big sodas, which was blocked by lower courts, is illegal.

  • Beer war brewing?     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Nik Modi, RBC Capital, discusses consolidation in the beer industry and the U.S. consumer's preference into higher price-point beers.

  • June 26- Private-label food retailer TreeHouse Foods Inc is in late-stage talks to acquire Flagstone Foods, a maker of dried fruits and nuts, for between $800 million and $900 million, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other businesses was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the regulation.

  • June 25- A federal appeals court in Chicago said auditor Grant Thornton LLP must again face a lawsuit over its alleged role in the collapse of Italian dairy company Parmalat SpA, while lamenting that its decision puts the nearly 10- year-old case on the brink of starting anew.

  • Traveling beer fridge: Sing a song, get a beer Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Molson's fridge will open once you sing "O Canada". Free beer for a song...eh!

    To unlock the Molson Canadian fridge, all you have to do is sing a song—specifically, the Canadian national anthem.

  • OK-KMC-China shares rise, led by liquor makers Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG, June 24- China shares ended higher on Tuesday, with strong gains in makers of the country's fiery liquor baijiu led by Kweichow Moutai after media reports that some local governments have introduced policies to support the sector. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also advanced 0.5 percent.

  • June 23- U.S. authorities have sought information from Dean Foods Co and Clorox Co in connection with an insider-trading investigation of billionaire investor Carl Icahn, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • CAIRO/ DUBAI, June 22- Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's biggest dairy company, and U.S. soft drinks giant PepsiCo will invest at least $345 million in Egypt over the next five years, the Saudi firm said on Sunday.

  • Summer beverage stock plays     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Discussing the best trades in the beverage industry right now, with Caroline Levy, CLSA beverage analyst.

  • Nestle CEO says size matters even as focus narrows Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:07 PM ET

    PARIS, June 19- Nestle is trimming its huge range of businesses and pushing deeper into niche medical products to improve returns, but the food and beverage giant still likes its heft. But last year Nestle missed its long-term forecast for sales growth of 5 to 6 percent.

  • And the best commercial beer in America is... Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    The American Homebrewers Association said voters named Russian River Brewing Co.'s Pliny the Elder as the "Best Commercial Beer in America" for the sixth year in a row.

  • PARIS, June 18- Japan's Ajinomoto Co may not have found a partner in French ingredients company Diana Group, but unlike the famous Paul Anka love song- a favourite of CEO Masatoshi Ito- the food company is moving on, and looking for other deals.

  • MEXICO CITY, June 17- Coffee farmers in Mexico and Central America should see output rise by at least 10 percent next season as the mostly arabica growing region begins to recover from a devastating fungal outbreak, the top regional coffee buyer for Starbucks Corp said on Tuesday.

  • INTERVIEW-Carlsberg to stay the course in Russia Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 17- Denmark's Carlsberg will keep its breweries in Russia running even though most are operating at reduced capacity, despite other brewers closing plants as Western sanctions over Ukraine hamper an already faltering economy.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, June 16- The storm of bad publicity that hit confectioner Cadbury in Malaysia after its chocolates tested positive for traces of pork highlights the costly, religious minefield food companies must navigate as they rush to tap the surging $1 trillion global halal market.

  • Great gin? Check. Now experiment with tonic Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Gin is on a comeback.

    Don't like gin & tonics? Don't be so fast to blame the gin—it might be the tonic water. Our guide to the best tonics.

  • It's summer! Time to gin up...on gin Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Gin is on a comeback.

    Gin's popularity is rebounding, in cocktails and on liquor store shelves. Even gin haters may want to give it another chance.

  • Dogfish Head founder sets sail in latest venture Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Sam Calagione, founder and president of the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc., poses at the brewery in Milton, Delaware, in 2011.

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Founder and President Sam Calagione is setting off to sea to promote a venture with Woolrich and the brewery's new inn.