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AB InBev and SABMiller – We (all) told you so

Today's confirmation that Anheuser-Busch InBev is exploring a bid for SABMiller will have come as a surprise to precisely nobody in the glob...

How can the Coca-Cola system win in Indonesia?

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd puts the spotlight on Indonesia and examines The Coa-Cola Co’s commitment, and that of its region...

Is LatAm right time, right place for Coke tie-ups?

Olly Wehring | 18 Aug 2015

The non-alcoholic bottling landscape in Latin America is ripe for consolidation. Reports out of the region this week, claiming three major Coca-Cola system bottlers have opened talks about a merger, are not surprising, then. What is of note, however, is that of the 25 major players in LatAm's Coke bottling system, the three concerned are the region's largest.

Will our children see Coke in a different light?

Olly Wehring | 17 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has come in for a bit of a beat-down on last week's news that it is funding research backing exercise over calorie-cutting for weight loss. Much as the move is a no-brainer for a CSD company, it's still quite easy to understand why some people are so disappointed with the group.

Synergy seals the deal for Coca-Cola bottlers

Lucy Britner | 7 Aug 2015

Yesterday saw the formation of the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, when Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke agreed to combine their businesses to form a new company called Coca-Cola European Partners.

Coca-Cola European Partners - just the Facts

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 2015

Yesterday saw the announcement of a merger of three Coca-Cola bottlers in Western Europe. Here, just-drinks looks at the details behind the deal:

Latest Interviews

Interview - PepsiCo chief scientific officer

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2014

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

The just-drinks Interview - Jones Soda's CEO

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2013

Seattle's Jones Soda has been on a financial roller-coaster over the past few years. But with the group edging closer to turning a profit and costs trimmed to more manageable levels, a candid CEO Jennifer Cue tells just-drinks what went wrong, and of the new challenges facing US soft drinks firms in a changing CSD market.

Latest News

Coca-Cola Co clarifies north Cyprus position

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has partnered a third-party supplier in north Cyprus in an attempt to bypass political woes in the region. 

Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Kold hits US shelves

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co partner Keurig Green Mountain has launched the Keurig Kold, the home-carbonation beverage platform it hopes will re-energise the CSD category in the US.

Coconut water growth set to continue - research

Canadean | 29 Sep 2015

Global coconut water consumption has leapt in the last ten years, with growth expected to remain in double digits this year, according to new research.

Coca-Cola HBC to close Moldova plant

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

Coca-Cola HBC is to close its bottling plant in Moldova and import products from next-door Romania and Ukraine.

SodaStream names ex-Cott Corp CEO as US head

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

SodaStream has appointed a former Cott Corp CEO to lead its US operations and turn around declining sales.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Low-calorie sweeteners deserve respect - Coca-Cola

Andy Morton | 24 Sep 2015

A science expert from The Coca-Cola Co has said low-calorie sweeteners don't get the respect they deserve in the battle against obesity.

Coca-Cola reveals US$118.6m health fund spend

Andy Morton | 22 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed it has spent almost US$120m on health research and programmes since 2010.

The Coca-Cola Co hits back at US$3.3bn tax order

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has said an order from US authorities to pay an extra US$3.3bn in taxes and interest is “without merit”.

Coca-Cola Co agrees first Twitter 'hashflag'

Olly Wehring | 18 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has secured a deal with Twitter that will see a Coke-specific hashtag generate the first branded emoji in tweets.

NPD - Coca-Cola Nigeria's 5Alive Pulpy Orange

Lucy Britner | 18 Sep 2015

Coca-Cola Nigeria has launched 5Alive Pulpy Orange - the first pulpy extension of its 5Alive juice brand in Nigeria.

Coca-Cola seeking more stills M&A, says new COO

Andy Morton | 11 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co's new COO has said the company will need to make more stills acquisitions if it wants to hit its growth goals in the sub-category.

just the week in Soft Drinks & Water

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Arca Continental buys stake in Corporacion Lindley

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2015

Arca Continental has acquired majority control of Corporacion Lindley, the sole Coca-Cola bottler in Peru, in the latest bottler consolidation move in the Coca-Cola system.

Coca-Cola puts Surge back on US shelves

Andy Morton | 11 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has stepped up distribution of Surge soda, bringing it back to US stores for the first time since its relaunch.

Agua Brands' Agua Fruit Essence

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2015

Agua Brands has launched a range of bottled water variants that is naturally flavoured, contains zero calories and no sweeteners and is enhanced with electrolytes.

NPD - Free Drinks' Zeo Cloudy Lemon

Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2015

UK soft drinks maker Free Drinks has added a new stevia-sweetened CSD to its Zeo range.

CCA starts work on Indonesian distribution hub

Andy Morton | 1 Sep 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is to build a US$63m “mega-distribution centre” in Indonesia as it ups soft drinks investment in the country despite a recent slowdown.

Coca-Cola opens Laos bottling plant

Andy Morton | 28 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has opened its first bottling plant in Laos as the soft drinks maker continues to expand its presence in Asia.

Coca-Cola eyes "water-neutral" goal

Andy Morton | 25 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has claimed it is on course to be “water-neutral” in the next five years, and already replenishes 94% of the water it uses.

Craft beer "underdeveloped" in Australia - CCA

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

The head of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has praised her company's latest craft beer launch but warned the category in Australia remains “underdeveloped”.

Coca-Cola starts work on new China plant

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has broken ground on its 45th production plant in China as part of a US$4bn investment in the country.

Latest blogs

The Keurig Kold - what's under the hood?

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2015

Want to know how The Coca-Cola Co-backed Keurig Kold - released in the US yesterday - works?

How a visit to the dentist helped Muthar Kent get ahead in business

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2015

Want to know how to make it to the top of the beverage business? According to Muhtar Kent, it's all about the networking.

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