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Coca-Cola HBC released its YTD results yesterdayFocus - Coca-Cola HBC's Q3 & YTD Performance by Region

7 November 2013

Today (7 November), Coca-Cola HBC released its Q3 and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

5 November 2013

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at what arch rival Coca-Cola Co is up to in the country’s bottled water market.

CHINA: Coca-Cola marches on with new $106m Hebei bottling plant

25 October 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a new US$106m bottling plant in China's Hebei region as part of a wider investment programme in the country.

Focus - The Coca-Cola Co's Q3 & YTD performance by region

15 October 2013

Earlier today, the Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in year-to-date profits and sales despite an improvement in Q3 net profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by global region:

Beverages Packaging - Part IV - Emerging Market Middle Classes Demand Better Drinks Packaging

18 September 2013

The Drinktec exhibition is taking place across all of this week in Munich. To coincide with the event, just-drinks' management briefing this month takes a look at the drinks packaging category. In this, the final part of our four-part briefing, we turn our attention to the emerging markets of the world.

Round-Up - NPD: Will Summer Diet Soft Drink Swoon Jump Start CSD Innovation?

27 August 2013

Struggling sales for diet soft drinks should see a new wave of innovation break over the category. Tom Vierhile reports.

just On Call - Coca-Cola Icecek sparkles in H1 as CSDs drive volumes

23 August 2013

Coca-Cola Icecek has “re-energised” its sparkling category with strong growth for Coca-Cola brands, the company's CEO has said.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - AG Barr Jilted at Britvic's Altar, But What Now?

23 July 2013

Although AG Barr was on its way to the church earlier this month, Britvic was still having second thoughts. The end of the affair leads Richard Corbett to ponder what went wrong for the two and what happens next.

Focus - The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region

17 April 2013

The Coca-Cola Co reported disappointing first-quarter numbers yesterday (16 April). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant.

Comment – Soft Drinks & Water - Where Next for Pepsi Next?

9 April 2013

Just over six months ago, PepsiCo garnered quite a few headlines when it launched Pepsi Next in Australia. What caught the industry's eye was that this marked the first time that the company had used stevia in the reduced-sugar brand. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a closer look at the variant and asks: What's next?

Focus - The Coca-Cola Co's FY Performance by Region

13 February 2013

The Coca-Cola Co reported healthy full-year numbers earlier today (12 February). Here just-drinks takes a look at how each region is performing for the soft drinks giant:

US: Coca-Cola Co hails "solid" 2012 as FY sales, profits grow

12 February 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has posted increases across the board for last year, with Europe providing the only major sticking point in the year.

THAILAND: ThaiNamthip signs JV to open Coca-Cola Co bottling plant in Laos - report

30 November 2012

Coca-Cola Co Thai bottler ThaiNamthip has formed a JV with a Laos construction company and will open a bottling and distribution plant in the Laotian capital.

AUSTRALIA: PepsiCo releases stevia-sweetened Pepsi Next

28 September 2012

PepsiCo has released a stevia-sweetened Pepsi Next in Australia, the first time the company has used the natural sweetener in the reduced-sugar brand.

NEW ZEALAND: Coca-Cola Amatil unveils US$28.4m factory upgrade

1 August 2012

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has cut the ribbon on a NZD35m (US$28.4m) upgrade to its New Zealand manufacturing plant that will boost the company's ability to make its own PET containers.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Cola and orange still dominate the flavour mix

19 July 2012

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo says progress is surprisingly slow in the soft drinks market's flavour mix, as cola and orange continue to dominate

Product Launch - US: PepsiCo's Pepsi Next Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango

18 July 2012

PepsiCo's Pepsi Next Cherry Vanilla and Paradise Mango

GLOBAL: SodaStream to push ahead with waste campaign in face of Coca-Cola legal move

20 June 2012

SodaStream will continue a global rollout of an outdoor marketing exhibit despite a cease-and-desist letter from Coca-Cola South Africa.

US: Coca-Cola Co to trial mid-calorie Fanta, Sprite - reports

16 May 2012

The Coca-Cola Co is testing mid-calorie versions of Sprite and Fanta in a handful of US stores, the soft-drinks giant has said.

UAE: Coca-Cola Co withdraws 30cl cans on law violation

22 February 2012

The Coca-Cola Co has said it will withdraw its 30cl soft drinks cans in the United Arab Emirates after they were found to violate consumer protection law.

INDONESIA: Coca-Cola Amatil plans Indonesia investment - report

21 February 2012

Coca-Cola Amatil is looking to spend around AUD300m ($321.69m) in Indonesia over the next two years, according to reports.

BANGLADESH: Coca-Cola Co to set up Bangladesh plant - report

3 January 2012

The Coca-Cola Co is to open its first bottling plant in Bangladesh to meet growing demand for CSDs in the country, according to reports.

INDIA: Coca-Cola Co to set up independent drinks division - report

12 December 2011

The Coca-Cola Co is to create an independent division in India to facilitate the innovation and development of its soft drinks, according to reports.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Stevia Poised to Burst Obesity Bubble?

24 November 2011

This month, Ray Rowlands, of independent research agency Drinksinfo, focuses on the issue of soft drinks-related obesity and the potential opportunities that this offers for stevia, the natural sugar-free sweetener that is hogging the headlines this month.

EUROPE: The Coca-Cola Co eyes stevia drinks

15 November 2011

The Coca-Cola Co's Europe arm has said that it is looking at using stevia across a number of its drinks categories following approval for use of the sweetener within the European Union.

EUROPE: Soft drinks industry toasts EU stevia clearance

14 November 2011

The soft drinks industry has welcomed the European Commission's formal approval of stevia sweeteners for use within the European Union for the first time.

US: The Coca-Cola Co cuts mini can pricing

22 September 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has said it is reducing the price of its mini can in the US, in a bid to appeal to more cash-strapped consumers in the country.

UPDATE - SINGAPORE: The Coca-Cola Co opens Singapore plant

20 September 2011

The Coca-Cola Co has officially opened its first concentrate facility in Singapore.

UK: National Obesity Forum stands by Coca-Cola GB donation

14 July 2011

The National Obesity Forum (NOF) in the UK has defended its decision to accept a GBP50,000 (US$80,604) donation from Coca-Cola GB.

INDIA: Coca-Cola India to re-enter powdered beverage category

26 April 2011

Coca-Cola India is to re-enter the branded powdered ready-to-drink market through its Fanta brand.

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