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  • Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids' menu Friday, 15 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids' menu

    Dairy Queen said it will pull sodas from its kids' menu in September.

  • May 13- Owens-Illinois Inc, which makes bottles for Corona and Pepsi, is to buy Mexico's Vitro SAB's glass container business for about $2.15 billion to strengthen its operations in a country that houses numerous distilleries and bottlers. Mexico houses operations for Diageo, Heineken, Corona maker Constellation Brands Inc as well as bottling operations for...

  • May 13- Owens-Illinois Inc, which makes bottles for Corona and Pepsi, said it would buy Mexico's Vitro SAB's food and beverage glass container business for about $2.15 billion, as it looks to expand in Latin America. The company's other large customers include Anheuser-Busch InBev, Diageo, Heineken, Nestle and SABMiller. Deutsche Bank served is O-I's financial...

  • Craft beer controversy Monday, 11 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Craft beer controversy

    The craft beer industry celebrates solid growth with "American Craft Beer Week" amid growing controversy about the definition of "craft."

  • LOS ANGELES, May 8- Starbucks Corp on Friday said it would stop sourcing water for its Ethos Water brand in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the governor to order the state's first-ever mandatory cuts in water use by 25 percent. Starbucks bought privately held Ethos Brands LLC for $8 million in April 2005.

  • LOS ANGELES, May 8- Starbucks Corp on Friday said it would stop sourcing water for its Ethos Water brand in California, which is in the fourth year of a serious drought that has prompted the governor to order the state's first-ever mandatory water use cuts of 25 percent. Starbucks bought privately held Ethos Brands LLC for $8 million in April.

  • Strong U.S. dollar pressures jobs at exporters Friday, 8 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    The appreciation in the currency weighed on first quarter profits across corporate America, including at soft drink giant PepsiCo Inc and toothpaste producer Colgate-Palmolive. Steel, the rise in the value of the dollar reduced profits from its sales to Europe, while also making steel from South Korea more competitive abroad, helping to force layoffs of...

  • SYDNEY, May 8- Murray Goulburn will proceed with its A $500 million public listing after members of the cooperative voted to approve the move on Friday, Australia's largest dairy producer said. The fund-raising will test investor appetite for a sector that expects strong long-term growth as Asia develops a taste for dairy products, but which has been battling...

  • BRUSSELS, May 7- Heineken plans to replicate its most successful sales techniques across the world as the beer industry battles for the third of drinkers who only chose a product after arriving at a bar or store. New chief commercial officer Jan Derck van Karnebeek told Reuters the world's No.3 brewer by volume-- like its rivals-- already had common practices...

  • May 7- MillerCoors LLC, the U.S. operations of brewers Molson Coors Brewing Co and SABMiller Plc, reported a 1 percent fall in quarterly net sales, hurt by lower demand for its Coors Light beer and some of its more expensive beer brands. Net income attributable to the company rose to $304.6 million in the first quarter ended March 31 from $291.2 million a year earlier.

  • SYDNEY, May 7- A A $500 million public listing by Australia's largest dairy producer, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd, is on track for July, with cooperative members expected to give the go-ahead for the plan on Friday. "I have voted for it," said Stuart Crosthwaite, owner of North East Murray Dairy, one of the cooperative's 2,500 members. Those investors would be...

  • European shares end lower on poor U.S. data, firmer euro Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    LONDON, May 6- European shares ended lower on Wednesday, surrendering early gains as a rally in the euro and a fall on Wall Street prompted investors to trim their trading positions. "The euro is strengthening and that has taken some of the earlier tailwinds away from the market," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at Baader Bank, said, noting a stronger currency...

  • AB InBev profits from Brazil prices Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 11:11 AM ET
    A Budweiser bartender serves up samples of Brewmaster's Project Twelve.

    Anheuser-Busch InBev increased profit by more than expected as it lifted prices and sold more premium lagers in Brazil and China.

  • European shares slip on firmer euro, poor U.S. data Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- European shares fell late on Wednesday, surrendering early gains as a rally in the euro and a fall on Wall Street prompted investors to trim their trading positions. "The euro is strengthening and that has taken some of the earlier tailwinds away from the market," Gerhard Schwarz, head of equity strategy at Baader Bank, said, noting a stronger currency...

  • BRUSSELS, May 6- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, increased first quarter profit by more than expected as it lifted prices and sold more premium lagers in Brazil and China, making up for sharply lower U.S. shipments. Volumes of Budweiser, which are now greater outside than inside the United States, rose by 6.2 percent, with particularly strong...

  • Earnings, data boost helps European shares halt slide Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:24 AM ET

    *FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 0.9 pct. Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind, mobile phone operator Telenor and AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, rose between 3 percent and 5 percent to be among the top regional gainers after posting better-than-expected results. They have been hit by a continued strengthening of the euro against the dollar...

  • Results boost help European shares after selloff Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    LONDON, May 6- European equity indexes edged higher in choppy trade early on Wednesday, helped by a boost from strong results at Anheuser-Busch InBev and Vestas Wind, among other firms. Shares in Danish wind turbine maker Vestas, mobile phone operator Telenor and AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, rose between 2.9 percent and 5.7 percent to be among the top...

  • BRUSSELS, May 5- The European Commission has approved a joint venture between Mondelez International and D.E Master Blenders to create the world's biggest standalone coffee company on condition they sell some businesses first. The EU executive said on Tuesday that Mondelez of the United States must sell its Carte Noire business across the European...

  • 3 reasons for CLSA downgrading BUD Monday, 4 May 2015 | 2:57 PM ET
    3 reasons for CLSA downgrading BUD

    Caroline Levy, CLSA U.S. managing director and beverage analyst, discusses CLSA downgrading Anheuser-Busch as U.S. beer demand shifts in the U.S.

  • Fireman's Brew: A beer not just for firefighters Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Los Angeles area firefighters Rob Nowaczyk and Ed Walker.

    Fireman’s Brew is hoping a private stock offering can help keep it on a steady growth path as it looks to grow in a hot market.