Coca-Cola to Milk China’s Non-Dairy with Full Acquisition of Culiangwang

by October 17th, 2015

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) is expected to take full control of China’s major multi-grain beverage company Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology Co Ltd (Culiangwang) for an estimated value of US$400 million (including debt) by the end of 2015. This is TCCC’s first major China acquisition after its failed deal for Huiyuan juice in 2009; it is […]

Global Outlook for Reduced Sugar Juice

by September 10th, 2015

The consumption of naturally healthy juice dominates HW juice in developed markets; reduced sugar variants take a small portion of sales. PepsiCo is primarily focused on its naturally healthy brand Tropicana with little development in the reduced sugar category. Lactalis is positioned far ahead of TCCC by retail value sales in Latin America. China and […]

Competitor Analytics: What Next after the “Great Fall of China” for Soft Drinks Multinationals?

by September 10th, 2015

China’s stock market slump has sent shockwaves across the globe, with the days of heady double-digit growth seemingly over. A prolonged economic slowdown in China would have some serious consequences that could check the tentative recoveries in the Western economies. In terms of GDP, China accounted for 28% of the rise in global output between […]

Major Italian Coffee Players Facing Crossroads

by July 5th, 2015

As Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group SpA (MZBG, the owner of Segafredo) is listed in Milan, investors are perhaps eyeing other privately-owned Italian foods and beverages companies. Italian entrepreneurs are traditionally known to keep things within the family and public listing is often not considered a favourable option for the continuity of their businesses. However, the […]

Kraft-Heinz’s Potential Impact on the Global Health and Wellness Market

by April 30th, 2015

The forthcoming merger between Kraft Foods Group Inc and Heinz Co HJ has naturally generated widespread interest as well as discussions as to the huge impact the new entity, Kraft-Heinz, might possibly have on the overall packaged food and beverage market. How the new company can move Kraft’s flagging foods businesses forward is being discussed […]