China tea makers wage IP war

Wanglaoji tea

Rival makers wrestle for control over herbal canned drink

Nestlé appoints Fresenius head as chief

First outside appointment to top of 150-year old group since 1922

Pepsi reintroduces aspartame in diet soda

Reversal comes after sharp drop in product’s retail sales

Dealmakers warn of chaos with UK tie-ups

Acquisitions will be harder to complete, but targets look cheap

US senators propose GMO label compromise

Food industry fears state-by-state regulation would cause ‘chaos’

Philippine companies start to spread wings

Rise in outbound M&A aided by expansion of domestic debt markets

Biggest crop ETF surprises with inflows

Renewed interest as food demand grows and adverse weather hits prices

Treasury Wine: fending off private equity

Chief executive Clarke explains his strategy

Corn harvest on farmland in brazil

Corn shortage deepens Brazil’s woes

Rise in corn price threatens food inflation and livestock sector

Milder La Niña forecast for commodities

US natural gas prices jump as heatwave hits

Food brands look overseas for acquisitions

Companies from developing nations seek prestige names to swallow

Local chains take on coffee giants

Southeast Asia’s caffeine hit could be bad news for larger groups

Dubai’s Adeptio buys Kuwait’s Americana

Mohammed Alabbar acquires a controlling stake in the Kuwait Food Company conglomerate

Philly tax not so sweet for drinks makers

Move by US city comes as a blow to Coca-Cola and PepsiCo

Peanut prices at risk from global squeeze

Peanut prices head higher as China helps ignite demand

Nightingale joins Restaurant Group as CFO

Former finance head of Monarch Airlines faces turnround task

Scientists backtrack coffee cancer claims

IARC warns that any ‘very hot’ beverage could pose a health risk

Cola chief urges better African governance

Move will be ‘exponentially positive’ for continent’s nations

Beam Suntory: A volatile Japanese-US blend

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