FrieslandCampina CEO Schumacher named new Global Dairy Platform Chair, Anheuser-Busch shuffles leadership team

USA – Global Dairy Platform (GDP), a not-for-profit industry association representing the international dairy sector, has announced the appointment of Hein Schumacher, Chief Executive Officer of Royal FrieslandCampina, as Chair of its Board of Directors. GDP membership, which includes more than 95 leading corporations, companies, associations, scientific bodies and other partners, has operations in more than 150 countries and collectively produces approximately 1/3 of all the world’s milk. Schumacher succeeds Rick Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dairy Farmers of America, who completed a four-year term as GDP Chair.…

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Boston Beer to launch cannabis beverages in Canada as AB InBev and Constellation Brands feud in US courts

US – Boston Beer is doubling down on its strategy to expand into the highly lucrative cannabis market with the planned launch of a nonalcoholic cannabis-infused beverages in Canada.  Bost Beer’s subsidiary BBCCC Inc. is partnering with Ontario-based manufacturer Peak Processing Solutions and grower Entourage Health to debut the nonalcoholic dink.  According to a statement from Boston Beer, production of the beverage containing cannabis biomass from Entourage Health will start in the fourth quarter.   Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Entourage will be the exclusive distributor of the beverages in Canada.  Boston Beer’s…

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Anheuser-Busch accelerates green energy adoption with new plan to build largest brewery solar project in US 

US – Anheuser-Busch, the largest brewing company in the United States, has announced plans to build  a new solar power project at its Los Angeles brewing facility in line with efforts to maintain the company’s renewable energy profile.  According to a statement from the subsidiary of Belgium-based AB InBev, the new solar project will be built as part of US$64 million investment into the Los Angeles brewery and is expected to generate more than 10% of the site’s total electricity use.   Eric Gutierrez, Senior General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles in an…

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