StanChart joins pact to prevent deforestation

Ten banks have signed up to influence clients

EU cheese ruling grates with Italians

Row erupts over move to allow use of dried milk in production

Edgy East End chic pitches into golfing palace

Diageo sells Gleneagles hotel to Ennismore

ConAgra: a private matter

Disposal of Ralcorp Holdings after less than three years comes as no surprise

ConAgra pulls plug on private brands unit

Group reverses course after ill-fated $5bn acquisition of Ralcorp

From the chocolate board at Wild Honey, Mayfair
©Charlie Bibby

Cocoa price rise eats into chocolate bars

Industry turns to ‘sharing bags’ to protect margins

Elixr Coffee
©Trevor Dixon

Elixr Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia

Independent coffee house is cool place to be

Italian group Masi Agricola set to list

Debut comes amid push by state to get more companies to float

Composite image of bottles of Dassai-branded sake move along a conveyor at the Asahishuzo Co. brewery manufacturing Dassai-branded sake in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture and soy sauce-flavoured Japanese rice crackers
©Bloomberg/Dreamstime

TPP progress shakes up sake and crackers

Foodmakers and warehouse operators among beneficiaries of looming deal

El Dorado rum

Quest for El Dorado leads to liquid gold

Guyana’s award-winning rum, launched only in 1992, is ranked among world’s finest

Snoop Dogg promotes cachaça to gringos

Rum’s Brazilian cousin raps on US door

Success stems from resilience of spirit

Troubled history has spawned thriving drinks industry which stretches from the Americas to Asia

Big money lies behind Havana Club fight

Cuba’s revolution planted the seeds of the struggle between Pernod and Bacardí

Guatemala seizes premium high ground

Meet the master blender whose nose and skill have made the Zacapa brand so sought after

Strategy wants more of us to sip and not mix

Small Caribbean brands struggle with distribution

From rum cocktails to connoisseur tipple

US sales are growing as rum moves to shake off image as party drink

IC — June 27 highlights

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Britons work up an appetite for venison

What was a pasty for Pepys is now in budget supermarkets

Wheat futures jump on weather worries

Corn and soyabeans on the rise as bearish bets are reversed

Diageo close to £200m sale of Gleneagles hotel

Sale could temporarily relieve the burden on Ivan Menezes

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