The deal was announced on the same day that Keurig changed the terms of its existing five-year contract with Starbucks. Starbucks said Friday that it agreed to give up its right to be the only provider of premium coffee for Keurig's machines, which makes coffee one cup at a time. That opened the door for Keurig to do business with Starbucks rivals, such as Peet's.» Read More
Cecile Bonnefond, president and CEO at Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, says there is a clear link between economic health and champagne sales.
Feb 13- PepsiCo Inc, rejecting a proposal by activist investor Nelson Peltz, said it had decided not to spin off its North-American beverage business, which posted another drop in sales in the fourth quarter.
LONDON/ FRANKFURT, Feb 12- France's Danone is weighing a sale of its tube feeding products business which could fetch over 3 billion euros as it expands its dairy business in higher-growth emerging markets, three people familiar with the deal said.
BRUSSELS, Feb 12- Heineken, the world's third-largest brewer, forecast a return to revenue growth this year with higher beer sales in Africa, Asia and Latin America after a slowdown in several emerging markets in 2013..
BRUSSELS, Feb 12- Switzerland stands to lose more than the EU from a vote to restrict immigration because it cannot enjoy all the benefits of the world's biggest market without reciprocal access, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said.
Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer, Heineken CEO, says the group will continue to grow in emerging markets albeit at a slower pace and discusses the currency impact.
*China dairy market is dominated by local producers. *Sales of dairy products in China forecast to grow to $89 bln by 2017. HONG KONG, Feb 12- France's Danone SA is spending 486 million euros to lift its effective stake in China's top dairy firm, China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd, as it aims to boost its presence in one of its most important markets.
*Diageo, Beiersdorf, Prudential tipped for recovery. LONDON, Feb 11- A two-week sell-off in European shares exposed to emerging economies is luring investors to firms caught up in the storm and that now trade at unusually low prices, such as drinks giant Diageo and insurer Prudential.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 11- Raymond Tremblay, a loyal McDonald's Corp customer from Los Angeles, thinks the fast-food chain sells tasty food at reasonable prices and he cannot think of a quick fix that would help end the company's disappointing U.S. performance.
ZURICH/ BRUSSELS, Feb 10- A vote to curtail immigration from the EU could cost Switzerland its privileged access to the European single market, European officials said on Monday, after Swiss voters narrowly backed the restrictions in a referendum that has unsettled business.
CNBC's Carl Quintanilla provides an update from the Sochi Olympics, as well as the hottest vodka in Russia.
ZURICH, Feb 10- European partners threatened on Monday to review their relations with Switzerland after voters in the Alpine nation narrowly backed a proposal to curtail immigration from the EU in a referendum that has also unsettled Swiss business.
*SodaStream shares up on takeover speculation. Feb 6- Coca-Cola Co's $1.3 billion investment in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc puts pressure on at-home soda leader SodaStream International Ltd to bolster its position through a partnership or merger with the likes of a PepsiCo Inc or Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc..
Feb 6- Canada's largest dairy producer Saputo Inc, which recently won control of Australian dairy Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company, is hungry for further acquisitions in that country, as well as in New Zealand, Brazil and the United States, Chief Executive Lino Saputo Jr. said on Thursday.
Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola announced a partnership. Jeff Cioletti, editor-in-chief for Beverage World magazine, discusses the impact to the beverage industry.
Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola announced a partnership. CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on what analysts are saying.
The FMHR traders dissect the trade on soda stocks after Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola announced their partnership.
SodaStream is speaking out after the partnership between Green Mountain Coffee and Coca-Cola, reports CNBC's Sara Eisen. Herb Greenberg shares his opinions.
Michael Bellas, Beverage Marketing Corporation CEO, weighs in on the partnership between Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee and what it means for the industry.
CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss Coke's investment in Green Mountain Coffee.