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17 April 2014

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

US: Sales, profits slip but volumes rise in Q1 for Coca-Cola Co

15 April 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has seen the first quarter of this year mirror its performance in 2013, with sales and profits dipping as volumes held firm.

US: Ardagh Group strikes deal with FTC over Saint-Gobain unit buy

11 April 2014

Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six US glass container production sites to appease anti-trust concerns over its US$1.7bn acquisition of fellow glassmaker Saint-Gobain’s US unit, Verallia.

GLOBAL: Pepsi releases soccer TV ad - video

2 April 2014

PepsiCo has launched its latest global television advert, featuring a raft of well-known soccer players, to promote its Pepsi cola brand.

GLOBAL: PepsiCo pledges to uphold sugar land rights

20 March 2014

PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Co in committing to “a zero-tolerance” policy on the land displacements that have fuelled the sugar trade.

Product Launch - US: The Coca-Cola Co's Sprite 6 Mix by LeBron James

20 March 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with US basketball player LeBron James to launch a limited edition, flavoured extension of its Sprite CSD brand.

Comment - Coca-Cola Co's German Bottling For Sale: So What?

19 March 2014

The Coca-Cola system was all over the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference in London this week. As well as The Coca-Cola Co itself, we also had presentations from Coca-Cola HBC, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Icecek.

CAGE 2014: Coca-Cola Co readies Coke Life global roll-out

19 March 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to expand the footprint of its part-stevia sweetened Coca-Cola Life brand beyond its initial launch in Argentina.

CAGE 2014: Coca-Cola Co CFO bemoans bump in 2013

19 March 2014

The CFO of the Coca-Cola Co has admitted that 2013 presented a “bump in the road” for the company, but flagged that it is looking for more than volume growth going forward.

Round-Up - NPD: Plant Waters Rise to Challenge Coconut Water

17 March 2014

The growth of coconut water in the soft drinks category is just the start of it: The tide of plant-based offerings grows only stronger. Tom Vierhile surveys the scene.

US: Peltz demands PepsiCo shows data to back split rejection

14 March 2014

Nelson Peltz has called on PepsiCo to deliver “not just platitudes and rhetoric”, in an open letter demanding the soft drinks company outline in detail why it refuses to split its beverage and snacks units.

Product Launch - UK: Nichols' Vimto Squeezy

13 March 2014

Nichols has followed The Coca-Cola Co into the growing liquid water enhancer market with an extension to its core brand Vimto.

DENMARK: Carlsberg appoints global sales, marketing head

12 March 2014

Carlsberg has lined up a new head of global sales, marketing & innovation as the present incumbent prepares to leave the group.

Exclusive - US: Bevyz home carbonation system to hit US in May

11 March 2014

Bevyz has confirmed to just-drinks that its Fresh Machine home carbonation unit will launch in the US in May.

US: Coca-Cola Co hands CEO pay cut

11 March 2014

The Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent saw his pay fall by 16% last year as the company underperformed in the global market.

GLOBAL: PepsiCo readies home-carbonation move with Bevyz

10 March 2014

PepsiCo has confirmed to just-drinks that it is poised to enter the home-carbonation arena through a partnership with Bevyz.

Product Launch - UK: The Coca-Cola Co's Innocent Super Smoothies

10 March 2014

Innocent has lined up the release of what it claims is the healthiest range of drinks that it has produced.

BRAZIL: Coca-Cola Co upgrades juice packaging

7 March 2014

Coca-Cola Brazil has announced that it is adopting a ‘greener’ packaging solution for juice beverages currently sold in regular Tetra Pak cartons.

US: Cargill releases "high-use" stevia offering

7 March 2014

Cargill has unveiled its latest line of stevia-based sweeteners that, it claims, offers improvements at “high usage levels”.

US: Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo post diet soda declines - figures

7 March 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has outperformed PepsiCo in US regular CSD sales growth in the most recent quarter but both companies have seen diet soft drinks lose ground, new figures have shown.

US: Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated posts FY profits rise

6 March 2014

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has returned to profits growth in 2013 despite extra costs from a franchise restructuring with the Coca-Cola Co.

US: SodaStream, Sunny Delight Beverages sign flavours deal

3 March 2014

SodaStream has signed a co-branding deal with Sunny Delight Beverages Co for the use of the US firm's flavours in its soft drinks machines.

just On Call - SodaStream says gas platform won't be left out in cold

28 February 2014

The head of SodaStream has denied that the Coca-Cola Co will have a better quality home carbonation system when it launches the Keurig Cold next year.

Analysis - Anheuser-Busch InBev vies for Wall Street beverage crown

27 February 2014

A peculiar thing happened on Wall Street after Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year numbers yesterday (26 February).

US/ISRAEL: SodaStream sees FY profits fall as Q4 woes bite

27 February 2014

SodaStream has posted a drop in full-year profits despite a rise in sales as a “challenging” fourth quarter hit the bottom line.

Round-Up – NPD: Soft Drinks Industry Contracts Gadget Fever

26 February 2014

Is at-home carbonation set to be the next battleground for the soft drinks industry? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the sides being taken.

SENEGAL: Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire granted EUR5m loan

26 February 2014

Senegal's Société Industrielle Agro-Alimentaire has secured a EUR5m (US$6.9m) loan to help boost its presence across west Africa.

Product Launch - US: The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke Frost Cherry

26 February 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has launched what it calls its first frozen product in its Diet Coke portfolio.

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA: Coca-Cola Co JV eyes fresh acquisitions - report

24 February 2014

The Coca-Cola Co's Middle East and North Africa partner, Aujan Industries, has said it expects to make more acquisitions going forward, according to a media report.

Analysis - Time for Coca-Cola Co to drop its '2020 Vision'

21 February 2014

Earlier today (21 February), Coca-Cola Co’s CEO Muhtar Kent revealed that the company is upping its marketing spend this year to US$400m.

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