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Solving the diet drinks dilemma in the US

In a report last week, Cowen analyst Vivien Azer says solving the diet dilemma “remains a critical driver for sustainable improvement in ind...

Australia: The Home of Soft Drink Innovation

Having recently returned from Australia, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd, takes a look at some of the recent soft drinks developments he enco...


Australia: The Home of Soft Drink Innovation

Ray Rowlands | 3 Mar 2015

Having recently returned from Australia, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd, takes a look at some of the recent soft drinks developments he encountered Down Under and draws the conclusion that, rather than being an isolated backwater, Australia is actually at the cutting edge of innovation.


Soft Drinks - Things are Big, Down Mexico Way

Ray Rowlands | 3 Feb 2015

It's to Mexico for Ray Rowlands this month. How have the soft drinks and bottled water categories fared, one year on from the introduction of a tax on full-sugar drinks in the country?


Soft Drinks & Water - Ringing in the New Year

Ray Rowlands | 6 Jan 2015

Now that the Champagne corks have finished popping and the fireworks are all but a pleasant memory, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd says goodbye to the old year and contemplates some of the issues facing the soft drinks industry in 2015.


Analysis - Will Coca-Cola Life be Short-Lived?

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 8 Sep 2014

This month sees The Coca-Cola Co introduce Coca-Cola Life, a new variant of its namesake CSD brand in the UK. Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business considers the chances of success for the extension.

Latest Interviews

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.


The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part I

Olly Wehring | 24 May 2011

This month, we have decided to run The Wehring Interview over two instalments. After all, having waited so long to speak to Heineken's CEO, I have a lot of questions for him. Luckily, I've been granted plenty of time in which to ask them.

Latest News

Coca-Cola to end Coke Light production in Russia

Andy Morton | 28 May 2015

The Coca-Cola Co is to phase out Coke Light in Russia and replace it with the newly-launched Coke Zero.


just a While Ago - On 22 April in...

Olly Wehring | 22 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 23 February in...

Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2015

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Coca-Cola Co unveils Taylor Swift Diet Coke TV ad

James Wilmore | 16 Oct 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is launching the latest TV push for Diet Coke in the US, starring brand ambassador Taylor Swift.


Chinese brands threaten soft drinks hegemony

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2014

The namesake brands from The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo maintained their one-two positions in the global soft drinks market last year, but brands from China are beginning to make their presence felt, according to recent figures.


Coca-Cola Co readies global Coke Life roll-out

Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 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.


Coca-Cola Co push to get shy Thais talking

Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has ramped up its Share a Coke campaign with packaging in Thailand that features compliments such as “handsome one” and “beautiful one”.


Product Launch - THAILAND: The Coca-Cola Co's Habu

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2013

Coca-Cola's Thailand unit has launched the company's first herbal drink.


CCE stems H1 sales slide, but profits hit

James Wilmore | 25 Jul 2013

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has pointed to poor weather in some of its markets and the UK's “competitive environment” after reporting a double-digit drop in half-year profits.


Coca-Cola calories ad falls foul of ASA - video

James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2013

A Coca-Cola TV ad has been banned in the UK after the authorities ruled it as being “misleading”.


Coca-Cola unveils ice bottle for Colombian beaches

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2013

Coca-Cola Co has released a bottle for its trademark brand made entirely out of ice.


Coca-Cola Co to launch "slimline" can in UK

Andy Morton | 8 Jul 2013

The Coca-Cola Co is launching a 25cl can across its flagship Coca-Cola portfolio in the UK as it steps up moves to cut calories in its products.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 5 Jul 2013

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


PepsiCo reveals deadline for chemical removal

Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2013

PepsiCo has said all of its US products will be free of a chemical linked to cancer by February next year after a health group accused the company of falling behind the Coca-Cola Co on a pledge to remove it.


AG Barr goes for personalised bottle push

Andy Morton | 20 Jun 2013

AG Barr has given a twist to Coca-Cola Co's Share a Coke marketing push with the launch of personalised Irn Bru bottles bearing traditional Scottish names.


Product Launch - FRANCE: Rouge Sucette

James Wilmore | 18 Jun 2013

Haussmann Famille, part of French wine house Chateaux En Bordeaux, has launched what it claims is the world's first cola-flavoured wine - Rouge Sucette.


LIWF 2013 - Bio-cork has plastic in its sights

Andy Morton | 22 May 2013

A new bio-plant closure for wine bottles could replace plastic corks if oil prices continue to rise, its maker has claimed.


just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 10 May 2013

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


Castle Brands brings New Coke marketer on board

Andy Morton | 10 May 2013

Castle Brands has appointed the marketer behind The Coca-Cola Co's disastrous New Coke to its board of directors.


The Coca-Cola Co unveils Taylor Swift campaign

Andy Morton | 16 Apr 2013

The Coca-Cola Co's latest celebrity signing Taylor Swift has released her first commercial for the company.


MPs mount bid to save recycling scheme

James Wilmore | 15 Mar 2013

A government recycling scheme in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), which has been opposed by drinks companies, could be saved after a parliamentary motion was passed.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 22 Feb 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

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