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The drinks company has followed the likes of Ribena into the ice cream market

Naomi Campbell in race row over Cadbury chocolate

Model calls advertisment 'insulting and hurtful' as consumer boycott is threatened

Letter from the editor: A "vibrant, witty, colourful and energetic read"

The focus group, beloved of Tony Blair and New Labour, has become an invaluable tool of research. Whenever a car company wants to re-name its family saloon, or when a confectionery firm would like to launch a new chocolate bar, or – more pertinently – when a newspaper seeks to make itself even more attractive to potential readers, it is to the focus group they turn.

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Coca-Cola unveils recycling plant venture

The soft drinks group Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced plans to set up Europe's biggest plastic-bottle recycling plant in North Lincolnshire by entering into a new joint venture with ECO Plastics. The plant will double the amount of recycled plastic currently produced in the UK – from about 35,000 tonnes last year to more than 75,000 tonnes.

India: Tribunal ruling against Coca-Cola

The local assembly in the state of Kerala yesterday approved a bill setting up a tribunal to look into compensation claims by residents complaining that a Coca-Cola bottling plant caused environmental damage.

Cadbury costs bite into Kraft profits

Costs stemming from the acquisition of the UK chocolate business Cadbury left the US food giant Kraft with a 24 per cent drop in Q4 profits.

Oilman bids to rescue Malvern Water

An American oil businessman wants to buy the recently closed Malvern Water bottling plant from Coca-Cola to restore the brand, drunk by royals for 400 years, to its former glory.

The 10 best fruit cordials

Whether you're still going strong on a new-year detox, want a refreshing change from alcohol, or have children to distract from fizzy drinks, try these...

AstraZeneca 'to post £7.5bn pre-tax profits'

Drugs giant AstraZeneca is expected to post a pre-tax profit of £7.5bn when it reports full-year figures this week.

Leading article: Big gulp

When future historians look for ways to illustrate how late 20th/early 21st-century hyper-capitalism worked they might well reach for an old Starbucks coffee cup. Starbucks began life as a small coffee shop in Seattle in 1971. In the 1990s it embarked on a global expansion, with almost 17,000 stores opening in 55 countries. Such was the chain's success that it began to diversify out of coffee and started selling books and music.

Designated drivers to be offered free soft drink

Designated drivers will be offered a buy one, get one free deal on soft drinks in pubs as part of the Government's Christmas anti-drink-drive campaign launched today.

Sarah Churchwell: I'd expect better of you, Emma

It is unfortunate that women are embracing these derogatory and sexist labels

CCE considering secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange

Coca-Cola Enterprises, which bottles and distributes the world's most popular soft drink, is considering a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The Bargain Hunter: Budget breaks

With budget tour operators grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment, I can understand a degree of scepticism when it comes to cheap holiday offers. However, following its spectacular two-for-one sale last Thursday, LastMinute.com is pushing ahead with further hotel discounts. The "Secret Hotel" offer is based on the fact a customer only knows the city, star rating and dates of their holiday until after they book. In return for effectively booking the hotel blind, holidaymakers get up to 45 per cent off their stay. Visit http://bit.ly/5kul4 for more information.

Ramadan takes sales of Vimto to £44m

A soft drinks producer has seen a 39 per cent rise in profits thanks to an increase in Middle Eastern demand for Vimto fruit squash in the run-up to Ramadan.

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