Coca-Cola, the world’s largest bottling company announced in July that all its bottled brands distributed in European Union countries will be “entirely made from recycled plastic.” Read more


Forecasts for Western Europe tea demand are trending down and much of that is tied with uncertainty about the United Kingdom's expected exit from the European Union. Read more

Tea Report

The European Parliament in October banned all single-use plastic straws, coffee stirrers, cutlery, polystyrene plates, and even cotton swabs made with plastic, effective 2021. Read more


The European Food Safety Authority has awarded Unilever a positive opinion on its health claim that black tea improves people’s attention span. The EFSA endorsement is a first involving tea. Read more


The Nepalese government is teaming up with the European Union (EU) to promote its coffee in the international market. Read more

Coffee Report

A project has been launched recently by the Nepalese government to promote coffee in the international market. Read more

Coffee Report

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