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Same old song for Coca-Cola - Analysis

There was a bit of sparkle around The Coca-Cola Co's full-year results release yesterday as it was the first since CEO Muhtar Kent announced...

The Coca-Cola Co's Q4/FY 2016 results - Preview

On Thursday, The Coca-Cola Co will release its results for the fourth quarter - and full year - of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer lo...

Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

Analysts have trumpeted Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as Coca-Cola European Partners' non-CSD offerings as the group's key growth drivers in 2016.

Ian Shackleton | 15 Feb 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton considers the tobacco model for drinks companies. He also gives us his tip of the stock to watch in 2017.

Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2017

Today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in 2016 falling by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the 12 months to the end of December.

Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2017

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2016. While organic sales in the 12-month period rose by 3%, reported top-line performance fell as the group attempts to find growth against stuttering mature market demand for CSDs. Here, just-drinks considers Coca-Cola's performance over the last five years.

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 30 Sep 2016

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.

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.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 29 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has defended Fanta and Sprite after a judge in Nigeria ruled the brands were potentially poisonous.

Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up several leadership changes, as incoming CEO James Quincey prepares to take the reins.

Lucy Britner | 10 Mar 2017

Bottled water has become the biggest selling packaged beverage by volume in the US for the first time, according to recently-released research.

PepsiCo has countered the latest claims that its use of water in Kerala is contributing to a drought in the Indian state.

Lucy Britner | 10 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish unit has lined up range of 'premium' mixers for the country's on-premise. 

Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2017

The Canadian arm of The Coca-Cola Co has readied the nation-wide roll-out of the sparkling extension of its Glaceau Smartwater brand.

Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has reported a single-digit lift in full-year sales, with its territory expansion programme in the US also boosting the top-line in reported terms.

Olly Wehring | 3 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co and Nestlé have agreed to wind up their RTD tea joint-venture after 17 years.

Andy Morton | 1 Mar 2017

The Indian Beverage Association has said it is "deeply disappointed" by a call for a boycott in southern India that includes The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo brands.

Lucy Britner | 28 Feb 2017

Swire Coca-Cola's US unit has finalised a bottler refranchising agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. 

Andy Morton | 28 Feb 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's UK juice unit, Innocent Drinks, has launched a new range of functional juices with vitamins.

Lucy Britner | 14 Feb 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has used its Freestyle self-service drinks system to create two new permanent additions to the Sprite portfolio in the US.

Andy Morton | 10 Feb 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's incoming CEO has said the soft drinks giant is winning the fight to resurrect sparkling soda as zero-calorie Cokes and smaller pack sizes boost CSD sales.

Andy Morton | 9 Feb 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a drop in full-year sales and profits despite a strong performance in North America.

Lucy Britner | 1 Feb 2017

An analyst has said Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) is not a probable suitor for partner brand Vita Coco, following speculation that the coconut water is considering a sale. 

Andy Morton | 23 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a plant in Bangladesh, part of a US$74m investment in the country.

Lucy Britner | 20 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola India has appointed Shehnaz Gill to lead its 14 bottlers in the country amid a shake-up of the The Coca-Cola Co unit's franchise-partner links. 

Olly Wehring | 13 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has added two new juice variants to its Simply portfolio in the US.

Olly Wehring | 11 Jan 2017

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages is reported to have lined up a new facility in India, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2017

Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".

Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has wound down a tech start-up incubator four years after the programme was launched to tap into new ventures.

Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is ahead of schedule with its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) refranchising after it completed the first phase - acquiring a 54.5% stake in the partnership from Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2016

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking.

Andy Morton | 25 Feb 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is smarting after an EU court setback in its attempt to trademark a new bottle design.

Company research

The Coca-Cola Company – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

The Coca-Cola Company – Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partne

Marketline's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Coca-Cola Co, The in Soft Drinks (USA)

Coca-Cola Co, The in Soft Drinks (USA)

The Coca-Cola Co plans to speed up its refranchising efforts in order to have 100% of company-owned bottlers refranchised in the US by the end of 2017. In doing so, the company will be able to return...

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Sports Drinks in the US

Sports Drinks in the US

PepsiCo Inc and The Coca-Cola Co have long dominated sports drinks with their respective Gatorade and Powerade brands and their low-calorie versions, although signs of change were evident in 2015 and...

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