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Comment – Soft Drinks & Water – So, What's Next? 31 Oct 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

It's crystal ball time for Ray Rowlands from DrinksInfo. This month, Ray takes a guess at what future trends in soft drinks and water will shape the categories in the months and years to come.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - The Future? Plastics! 27 Sep 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

The soft drinks and water categories are not short on controversial issues. One of the most actively-argued areas is packaging. This month, Ray Rowlands looks at what direction drinks producers are heading in when it comes to what holds their products.


Comment – Soft Drinks & Water - The Future of Bottled Water 9 Aug 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

Drinksinfo's Ray Rowlands takes a look at the impact that the recession has had on the bottled water market and considers the future for the category.


Comment – Soft Drinks & Water – Coca-Cola Amatil and SABMiller: A Profitable Separation 30 Jun 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

Ray Rowlands of independent research consultancy Drinksinfo Ltd considers the potential outcome for Australia's Coca-Cola Amatil should SABMiller eventually succeed in its bid for the Foster’s Group's beer business.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Energy Drinks Evolution 10 May 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

After bursting onto the scene a few years back, energy drinks have lost some of their early buzz. Ray Rowlands, from market research firm DrinksInfo, examines ways that drinks makers have sought to retain consumers' interest and how innovation could shape the future of the category.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Aussies Rule? Think Again 22 Mar 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

The recent attempt by Asahi Breweries of Japan to buy P&N Beverages has led Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd to delve into the bedrock of the current ownership status of Australia’s beverage industry with some startling results.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Low-Calorie Carbonates Under Fire 22 Feb 2011

Column: Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

Following the retirement of our soft drinks & water commentator, Annette Farr, at the end of last year, just-drinks has doubled up. Starting this month, we have two new columnists considering the state of the soft drinks & water categories. First up, Ray Rowlands from market research firm DrinksInfo takes a look at the opportunity afforded to low-calorie and no-calorie variants. However, the opportunity is marked by perils and pitfalls, Rowlands believes.

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