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The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Will Kent's Coca-Cola exit lead to M&A intrigue?

The Coca-Cola Co - which invests heavily in its Christmas associations - threw some festive cheer to the stock market on Friday when it anno...


Andy Morton | 9 Dec 2016

As Muhtar Kent prepares to step down as CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, the question everyone will be asking is: What will his legacy be?


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


Ray Rowlands | 16 Nov 2016

This month, Ray Rowlands focuses his attention on the recent announcement that carbonated soft drinks are to be classified as luxury items in India, and considers the disastrous effect the move could have on the country’s soda market.


Lucy Britner | 27 Oct 2016

In its third-quarter results, released yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co saw developed market growth outperform that of its emerging markets. 

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 | 23 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has opened a plant in Bangladesh, part of a US$74m investment in the country.


Lucy Britner | 20 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola India has appointed Shehnaz Gill to lead its 14 bottlers in the country amid a shake-up of the The Coca-Cola Co unit's franchise-partner links. 


Olly Wehring | 13 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has added two new juice variants to its Simply portfolio in the US.


Olly Wehring | 11 Jan 2017

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages is reported to have lined up a new facility in India, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2017

Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".


Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has wound down a tech start-up incubator four years after the programme was launched to tap into new ventures.


Andy Morton | 21 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is ahead of schedule with its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) refranchising after it completed the first phase - acquiring a 54.5% stake in the partnership from Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Andy Morton | 19 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit is to focus on better recruitment for its bottler network amid an HR overhaul in the country.


Andy Morton | 9 Dec 2016

The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, Muhtar Kent, has announced his intention to step down for the role early next year.


Olly Wehring | 9 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a retirement from its board and the appointment of four new officers.


Lucy Britner | 5 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has inaugurated a new facility in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh as it looks to grow capacity in the country. 


Andy Morton | 5 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is testing special face-swap packaging for its UK juice brand Oasis.


Andy Morton | 5 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co brand Honest Tea is to roll out nation-wide in the UK after completing a soft launch this year.


Andy Morton | 2 Dec 2016

An Indian court has ruled that contract bottlers for PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co cannot divert water from a drought-hit river as water scarcity in the country continues to trouble beverage makers.


Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co and its Palestinian bottling partner National Beverage Co have opened the first Coca-Cola bottling facility in Gaza. 


Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's China unit has said it wants its employees to have talks with the company through "appropriate channels" after staff reportedly staged walkouts at three of its production plants.


Lucy Britner | 22 Nov 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has released a new TV commercial for its namesake brand, with different variations for different markets. 


Andy Morton | 18 Nov 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is to rake in about US$1bn from a franchising deal for its China assets with two Asia-based bottlers.


Olly Wehring | 2 Nov 2016

Swire Coca-Cola USA has upped its presence in the north-west of the country, taking more territory off The Coca-Cola Co’s hands.


Lucy Britner | 2 Nov 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has launched its sparkling Glaceau Smartwater variant in the UK.


Andy Morton | 31 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a ginger Coke for the first time as it tries to tempt young adults back into soda with new flavours. 


Lucy Britner | 28 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has named its new chief information officer following the death of Ed Steinike earlier this year.

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

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

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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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Energy Drinks in Spain

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Energy drinks continued its healthy development in 2015, largely due to the dynamism of manufacturers of this product...

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