• Nov 6- Canada's Cott Corp said it would buy a U.S. direct-to-consumer water and coffee provider for $1.25 billion to expand beyond its private-label soft drinks and juice businesses. Cott's U.S.-listed shares were up about 12 percent at $6.76 before the bell on Thursday after the company said it would buy DSS Group Inc, parent of DS Services of America Inc..

  • Nov 6- Canadian beverage maker Cott Corp said it would buy DSS Group Inc, parent of U.S. direct-to-consumer water and coffee provider DS Services of America Inc, for $1.25 billion.

  • TOKYO, Nov 6- Japanese stocks sagged on Thursday afternoon as investors closed positions following strong gains in the last three trading days, wiping out morning advances for Toyota Motor Co. The Nikkei benchmark dropped 0.6 percent to 16,826.21 by 0244 GMT. "Hedge funds are now closing positions after the Bank of Japan's additional easing.

  • *U.S. weaker, Brazil stagnant, limited cost savings in Mexico. BRUSSELS, Oct 31- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, increased earnings by less than expected in the third quarter as U.S. consumers drank less, Brazil fell into recession and Mexican cost savings dropped sharply. The maker of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona has coped with past...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- Starbucks Corp, the world's biggest coffee chain, sees no supply shortages in beans, even as drought and disease hinder crops in Latin America and prices remain near 2012 highs. Starbucks still needs to buy one-third of its coffee needs for 2015, Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told analysts on a conference call about fourth-quarter and...

  • TOKYO, Oct 28- Japanese retail sales growth accelerated for the third straight month in September in an encouraging sign that consumer spending could be strong enough to absorb a second sales tax increase scheduled for next year. Rebounding consumer spending is also a welcome sign for the Bank of Japan, as it tries to guide inflation to 2 percent some time next...

  • Pepsico plans SodaStream test-run; SODA spikes 18% Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    An employee uses a forklift to prepare pallets of SodaStream products for export at the SodaStream International factory in Mishor Adumim, Israel.

    Pepsico said it's planning a 10-week test-run with at-home beverage maker SodaStream.

  • Cocktails worth a raid of your kids' Halloween candy Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Drink up: Cocktail and spirit pairings worth a raid of your kids' Halloween candy stash.

  • Swinging into craft beer  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    Graeme McDowell, professional golfer, discusses his new venture of brewing a series of craft beers.

  • Guinness fans may be surprised by its new offering Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 5:19 PM ET
    Guinness 1759 Limited Edition Amber Ale

    Guinness plans to offer a series of limited-edition, luxury beers. Would you pay $35 for a bottle?

  • Societe Generale downgrades Coke  Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 12:33 PM ET

    Soc Gen has downgraded Coca-Cola to a sell rating. FMHR traders Pete Najarian and Mike Murphy, take their positions.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    LONDON- European shares slip and the euro hit a one-week low as reports that at least 11 banks could fail a region-wide financial health check this weekend offset hopes of corporate bond buying by the ECB. MADRID/ VIENNA- The European Central Bank cautions against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report says at least 11 banks have...

  • *ABB, Husqvarna rally after positive results. The STOXX Europe 600 euro zone bank index recovered to trade just 0.2 percent lower, however, with Spain's economy minister saying he was confident Spanish lenders would do well in the European Central Bank's checks, and Austria's Erste Bank denying it was among those that had failed the test. Erste Bank was down 1.6...

  • Oct 21- Coca-Cola Co on Tuesday announced new cost-cutting measures and a timeline for selling its bottling operations after its quarterly profit slumped 14 percent and the world's largest beverage maker struggles to find growth amid a soft market for soda. Coke also said that it was targeting $3 billion in cost savings by 2019, up from its announcement in...

  • Coke's long road to profits  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Discussing Coca-Cola's disappointing earnings and revenue miss, with Caroline Levy, CLSA beverage analyst.

  • Cramer: Coke not well run company  Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down Coca-Cola's Q3 earnings. Cramer says he's tired of Coke's excuses and it is a poorly run company.

  • 'Drought' beer: California breweries hit dry times Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    "Beer has to have water," says the manager of one brewery, who noted that a typical can of beer is 92 percent water.

  • Oct 21- Coca-Cola Co said on Tuesday that its quarterly profit fell 14 percent as sales of carbonated beverage volumes in North America declined. The world's largest beverage maker said net income for the third quarter ended Sept. 26 declined to $2.1 billion, or 48 cents a share, from $2.4 billion, or 54 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding charges for...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday that the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Driscoll's ruling followed a nonjury trial and six years of litigation between Ferolito and Vultaggio, onetime friends from Brooklyn who launched...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- A New York state judge ruled on Tuesday the privately held producer of AriZona iced tea should pay about $1 billion to buy out the half of the beverage maker owned by the co-founder and his son. Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Timothy Driscoll arrived at the amount the company must pay John Ferolito and a trust set up for his son after...