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CCE shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to roll out Coca-Cola Life across all of its European territories after a test launch....

Coca-Cola to get boost from Monster in China

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus t...

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

Review of the Year 2014 - Part III: Soft Drinks

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 153: Moderate Alcohol Intake may Lower the Risk of Developing Diabetes among Obese Subjects 11 Dec 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent case-control study compared the risk of having a high level of haemoglobin A1c, a measure of hyperglycemia, and of the waist/height ratio, a measure of obesity, according to reported alcohol consumption.


Focus – Calorie Counts on Drink Labels: The Branding Implications 10 Dec 2014

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

In the UK, the Royal Society of Public Health has called for nutritional labels - including calories - to be placed on alcoholic drinks, in order to curb the country's growing obesity epidemic.


just the Facts - Heineken's Nigerian Breweries & Consolidated Breweries 5 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Heineken confirmed that a plan to merge two of its Nigerian units - Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries - remains on tracks. Minority shareholders in both firms have voted in favour of the deal.


just On Call - Brown-Forman head sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing in US 3 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” vodka category in the US.


Focus - Brown-Forman's H1 Performance by Region, Brand 3 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its H1 and Q2 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the six months to the end of October.


just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q2 & H1 1 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of October:


Analysis - Where next for Coca-Cola Co and its softening attitude to beer firms? 1 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

SABMiller CEO Alan Clark was very happy last week to talk about the future of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, the bottler his firm is setting up with The Coca-Cola Co. He was predictably more tight-lipped when asked if the partnership lays the groundwork for further bottler purchases, in Africa or other emerging markets such as South America.


Analysis - SABMiller, the soft drinks company 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

It's not like we weren't warned. After all, it was only two weeks ago that SABMiller's CEO lauded the potential for soft drinks in emerging markets.


Analysis - Britvic shows The Coca-Cola Co how to reset 28 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

As The Coca-Cola Co struggles against profit falls and investor insurrection, there has been talk that the company is in need of a “reset”. CEO Muhtar Kent hinted at this last month, when he acknowledged the “new normal” in his firm's trading environment. There were also signs of a new direction for Coca-Cola when it unveiled a new dairy launch in the US, Fairlife milk.


just the Facts - SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola Sabco form Coca-Cola Beverages Africa 28 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Yesterday, SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Co and Gutsche Family Investments – the owner of Coca-Cola Sabco - announced their intention to combine their bottling operations in east and southern Africa. Here, we take a look at the finer detail of the arrangement.


just On Call - Beer, soft drinks to stay separate - SABMiller CEO 27 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

SABMiller's CEO has said the company will continue to operate soft drinks separate to beer, despite its new tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 152: Specific Genetic Factors Modify the Reduction in Heart Disease Risk from Alcohol Consumption 27 Nov 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

It has long been known that genetic and other environmental factors modify the association between alcohol consumption and a variety of diseases, especially coronary heart disease (CHD).


just On Call - Britvic CEO heralds 2015 as "year of innovation" 26 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of products.


Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - November 2014 26 Nov 2014

The ICAP editorial team

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


Focus - Britvic's FY Performance by Region 26 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier today, Britvic posted a rise in sales and profits in its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.


Analysis - Can Coca-Cola fuel SABMiller's soft drinks story? 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

In a meeting with journalists earlier this month, SABMiller CEO Alan Clark happily chatted about his soft drinks plans.


Analysis - Could MillerCoors turn over new leaf? 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

This month, my just-drinks colleague James Wilmore took on the question of why MillerCoors has yet to join in the rush to snap up the US's best-performing craft brewers.


Research in Focus - Vodka Brands Look to Rediscover their Mojo 25 Nov 2014

Ben Cooper

After decades of rampaging growth, the vodka sector has more recently been enduring the unfamiliar experience of feeling a little left behind.


Research in Focus - Onwards and Upwards for the Premium Spirits Market 25 Nov 2014

The IWSR

The story of the next five years for spirits is the expected universal and significant trading-up and premiumisation, according to the recently-released IWSR Forecast Report 2014 – 2019.


Round-Up - NPD: Is “Craft” the Next Big Thing for Soft Drinks and Fruit Juices? 24 Nov 2014

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

The success of craft beer may be one of the biggest success stories in packaged beverages in the last 50 years. Craft beer currently accounts for over 14% of the overall beer market in the US and craft beer production nearly doubled between 2011 and 2014, according to the country's Brewers Association.


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