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Has Coca-Cola pushed PepsiCo, AB InBev together?

Following completion of its takeover of SABMiller this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has given notice it will sell SAB's share in African bottl...

Coke Life - Coca-Cola's niche soda - Comment

It was to be a key weapon in The Coca-Cola Co's fight against declining soda sales. But since its launch in Argentina in 2013 Coke Life has...

Ben Cooper | 28 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.

Richard Corbett | 22 Sep 2016

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market at a time when its global future should look considerably more upbeat.

Ben Cooper | 30 Aug 2016

In this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper examines how Diageo's investment in a UK drinks start-up represents a commercial and sustainability win-win.

Richard Corbett | 16 Aug 2016

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at Coca-Cola's most successful brand extension and ponders its relevance in today's soft drinks arena.

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 | 19 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a US$36m bottling plant in Qatar, the company's first in the country.

Andy Morton | 13 Oct 2016

A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.

Olly Wehring | 11 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has followed today's completion of its takeover of SABMiller with the announcement of its intention to offload SAB's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to The Coca-Cola Co.

Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2016

PepsiCo has attacked a lawsuit alleging its Naked Juice range misleads consumers over the type of fruit and vegetables it contains.

Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2016

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has halted payments to some nutritionists and dieticians after accusations the health experts were being paid to attack soda taxes on social media.

Andy Morton | 7 Oct 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.

Olly Wehring | 3 Oct 2016

Arca Continental has pulled the plug on its US joint-venture, but remains on track to take control of bottling operations in the south-west of the country as part of the Coca-Cola system.

The Coca-Cola Co is to change tack on its Coke Life distribution in Western Europe, downgrading the newest Coca-Cola trademark innovation to one that targets only to a "niche" group.

Lucy Britner | 30 Sep 2016

Dunkin' Donuts will roll out a range of ready-to-drink coffee flavours in the US early next year. 

Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2016

The Canadian division of The Coca-Cola Co has launched the Coca-Cola Life variant in the country.

Lucy Britner | 19 Sep 2016

An analyst has said that PepsiCo's beverage unit may be a more realistic target for Anheuser-Busch InBev than The Coca-Cola Co, as the brewer is expected to look outside of beer for its next acquisition. 

Andy Morton | 16 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola HBC has agreed to sell a 50% stake in Lithuanian bottled water company Neptuno Vandenys to The Coca-Cola Co for EUR10m (US$11m).

Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's bottler refranchising programme will cut its global workforce numbers by two-thirds, the company has revealed.

Andy Morton | 8 Sep 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is to continue expanding its non-CSD portfolio with the launch next year of RTD tea and coffee under its Gold Peak brand.

Lucy Britner | 2 Sep 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has invested EUR26m (US$29m) at its Ballina site in Ireland, as it looks to roll out its Freestyle self-service drinks system to Europe. 

Lucy Britner | 23 Aug 2016

COFCO subsidiary China Foods is considering the sale of stakes in ten Coca-Cola bottlers in the country, as the Coca-Cola Co's bottler refranchising scheme gains momentum. 

Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

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

Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has reported new agreements with bottlers as it continues its strategy to refranchise its bottling system in the US. 

Andy Morton | 22 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are set to ramp up their fizzy fruit juice portfolios in India once authorities standardise food safety guidelines on the category, a report has said.

Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has entered the coffee bean market in Brazil as it continues to diversify into new beverage opportunities.

Lucy Britner | 18 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's Spanish arm has launched two Aquarius Vive flavours - Lemon-Lime and Tropical - as it looks to move the brand away from sports drinks.

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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The Coca-Cola Co in Health and Wellness (World)

The Coca-Cola Co in Health and Wellness (World)

Coca-Cola Co saw its share of the global HW soft drinks slip between 2009 and 2014, primarily due to its dependence on BFY reduced sugar carbonates....

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The Coca-Cola Global Bottling System in 2016: The Purpose of Refranchising

The Coca-Cola Global Bottling System in 2016: The Purpose of

The Coca-Cola bottling system is comprised of The Coca-Cola Company and a vast network of bottling and distribution partners....

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