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Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...

Bottled Water in 2015: The Many Faces of Hydration

With global sales forecast to exceed US$214bn in 2015, bottled water will trail only carbonates in terms of total RSP value. Still bottled w...


Comment - European Soft Drink Innovation on the Up

Richard Corbett | 13 Jan 2015

Richard Corbett takes his annual look back at the winners and losers in soft drink NPD last year.


Comment - Soft Drinks Packaging Pulls no Punches

Ray Rowlands | 13 Nov 2014

Soft drinks packaging has seen many changes over the years. Here, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd examines the current trends and predicts that the innovation roller coaster is unlikely to end soon


Sustainability - Don't Rest on your Laurels

Ben Cooper | 28 May 2014

In this month's look at sustainability issues in the drinks industry, Ben Cooper argues that, however much has been done in the past in this arena. there is always more that can - and should - be done going forward.


Medicinal Water: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Ray Rowlands | 6 May 2014

Ray Rowlands, of Drinksinfo Ltd, explores medicinal water, a segment of the bottled water category that, whilst offering undeniable health benefits, has been largely rejected by the global consumer.

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview - EPI Champagne's CEO

Chris Mercer | 5 Apr 2012

The first part of Chris Mercer's interview with Cecile Bonnefond, CEO of Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles' Champagne unit, ended with the Champagne veteran holding forth on the need to change consumer attitudes to the category outside of France. In part two, it's all about international markets, a “schizophrenic” supply situation, and women in boardrooms.


just the Answer – Tata Global Beverages

Michelle Russell | 3 May 2011

In this month's just the Answer, just-drinks talks to Peter Unsworth, chief executive of Tata Global Beverages.

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Danone promotes exec to lead global water unit

Stuart Todd | 10 Feb 2015

Groupe Danone has promoted the head of its water business in France to a global role, overseeing its four water brands.


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Danone unveils first Evian branded airport outlet

Joe Bates | 10 Oct 2014

Groupe Danone has opened its first branded airport outlet for its Evian bottled water brand at Madrid Barajas airport in partnership with Spanish Travel Retail firm Arèas.


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Groupe Danone CEO to step down

Dean Best | 3 Sep 2014

Groupe Danone has announced that its CEO is to step down from the role, with his deputy to take over.


Danone Waters of America poaches Heineken exec

Andy Morton | 14 Mar 2014

Danone Waters' North American unit has appointed a new marketing VP.


Orangina Schweppes appoints France CEO

Stuart Todd | 13 Mar 2014

Orangina Schweppes has lined up the next CEO for its unit in France, just-drinks has learned.


New product: Volvic Touch of Fruit Coco-Pineapple

James Wilmore | 27 Jan 2014

Danone has announced details of two flavoured extensions of its Volvic water brand, to be launched exclusively in the UK.


Danone executive to head new Suntory Europe unit

Stuart Todd | 9 Jan 2014

Japan's Suntory Beverage & Food has appointed Stanislas de Gramont to head its new European subsidiary.

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