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Coca-ColaCoke Life - Coca-Cola's niche soda that tried to be so much more - Comment 30 Sep 16

Andy Morton

It was to be a key weapon in The Coca-Cola Co's fight against declining soda sales. But since its launch in Argentina in 2013 Coke Life has carried the whiff of underachievement as consumers struggled to connect with its lower-sugar (but not no-sugar) positioning.


Coca-Cola Co's global water stewardship director, Greg Koch - Interview 30 Sep 16

Ben Cooper

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.


Hard seltzer drives a new wave of innovation in flavoured alcoholic beverages - NPD round-up 30 Sep 16

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

In the US, carbonated water has become a non-alcoholic beverage star, as consumers choose sparkling waters and seltzers instead of carbonated soft drinks to cut calorie and sugar consumption. The same trend is now crossing over into flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), as so-called 'hard seltzers' have emerged as a promising new niche.


Will Brexit make a winner out of Travel Retail? - TFWA 2016 Preview 29 Sep 16

Joe Bates

As the Travel Retail industry gathers for next week's TFWA World Exhibition amid the luxury yachts and pampered pooches of sunny Cannes, this most global of sales channels has much to ponder.


Former Diageo World Class winner Tim Phillips pours a cocktailThe Future of Cocktails - Consumer Trends 29 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The world will have 400m new luxury spirits consumers by 2020, according to a new report from Diageo.


A global water replenishment target may not consider local water issuesGlobal water targets risk hiding local concerns - Sustainability Spotlight 28 Sep 16

Ben Cooper

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.


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Lucy BritnerLatest blog entry: "Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it" 30 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand.


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just-drinks brings you the winners of the main awards in the global drinks industry.


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Each month, Richard Corbett casts his eye over the soft drinks & water categories.


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