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Alcohol brands and the 'better-for-you' trend

Alcohol companies have long been criticised for their relationships with health and wellness. But, has the industry finally spotted an oppor...

Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of i...

Global water targets risk hiding local concerns

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. H...

Alcohol's link with prostate cancer - ISFAR

Scientific research on the association of alcohol consumption with the risk of prostate cancer has been mixed....

Latest Interviews

Coca-Cola's water stewardship director - interview 30 Sep 2016

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.

Interview - MillerCoors' Blue Moon brewmaster 9 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

C&C Group calls on Scotch whisky to end MUP fight 27 Oct 16

Andy Morton

C&C Group CEO Stephen Glancey has urged the Scotch whisky industry to drop its legal battle against minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland.

Global Brands' Hooch ad banned for "juvenile" act 26 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Hooch owner Global Brands has been slapped down by UK advertising watchdogs after a Vine celebrity breached regulations by promoting the brand in a "juvenile" manner.

SWA considers appeal after minimum-pricing setback 21 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said it may appeal to the UK's highest court after Scotland’s justice system delivered a major blow to its efforts against minimum pricing.

PepsiCo to slash more calories by 2025 17 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has produced a new sustainability agenda in which it outlines plans to cut more calories from its global beverage portfolio. 

US soda trade ass'n suspends social media support 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The American Beverage Association (ABA) has halted payments to some nutritionists and dieticians after accusations the health experts were being paid to attack soda taxes on social media.

US hits AB InBev with US$6m fine over India sales 29 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay a US$6m fine after US authorities ruled that an Indian unit of the brewer had violated a corrupt practices act in India and "chilled" a whistleblower. 

Latest blogs

The brutal truth behind India's temperance movement 25 May 16

Andy Morton

Some people in India believe alcohol should be more difficult to purchase. Last month, the state of Bihar halted all alcohol sales as its chief minister made good on an election promise.

The argument against sugar tax made simple 30 Mar 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock came out fighting against the UK government's proposed sugar tax, saying he doesn't think it will pass unchanged.

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