Olympics Jun 10, 2019

Coca-Cola seeks "group runner" for 2020 torch relay

Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. said Monday it is looking for a group of up to 10 people to participate together in the torch relay of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when it opens its application process next week. According to Coca-Cola, members of the group will each ...

Alcohol business looks at a new golden goose for profits: pot

Business Oct 15, 2018

Alcohol business looks at a new golden goose for profits: pot

The world's major alcohol producers can no longer ignore the pot phenomenon, as young consumers may increasingly swap beer and cocktails for joints and cannabis-infused drinks. Some have decisively seized the moment. Constellation Brands, maker of Corona beer and Svedka vodka, has poured $4 billion ...

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

World Jun 7, 2018

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugary drinks

The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. The move disappointed ...