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Has Coca-Cola Jumped From Frying Pan to Fire?

Two years ago, when serious speculation emerged over a plan by Coca-Cola Co to buy Monster Beverage Corporation, the energy drinks maker had...

PepsiCo gets real as declines force natural focus

When The Coca-Cola Co releases its first-quarter results tomorrow, we can be all but certain they will contain more bad news for US diet sod...

Flavoured water "healthy" - Danone CFO

Groupe Danone's CEO has defended its flavoured water brands from accusations they contain too much sugar, saying they sit “at the heart” of...

Can SPI Group Unhook Stolichnaya From Gay Boycott

The gay community in the US has, understandably, reacted angrily to new laws in Russia that outlaw so-called “homosexual propaganda” and gay...

Latest Interviews

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.


The just-drinks Interview - PepsiCo 10 Sep 2010

Michelle Russell

The debate raging around obesity, its victims and villains, causes and consequences, is shaping the policies of some of the world's most powerful multinational companies in a way few can have predicted only a few years ago. Derek Yach, senior vice president of global health policy for PepsiCo, talks to just-drinks.

Latest News

Trade body hits back at soft drinks label plans 15 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Canada's soft drinks industry has defended its nutrition labels after the country's health authority proposed changes to make them easier to read.


Top firms eye progress on alcohol-harm reduction 10 Jul 14

Andy Morton

The world's biggest alcohol companies have pledged to accelerate work to address alcohol misuse after releasing a joint report described as a “foundation” for progress.


PepsiCo CEO sees "profound" change in US consumers 9 Jul 14

James Wilmore

The CEO of PepsiCo has acknowledged that the US is seeing a “profound” change in eating and drinking habits, but suggested the media and bloggers are partly to blame for a mistrust of food and drinks producers.


A-B InBev told to increase board independence 24 Jun 14

Andy Morton

An Austrian asset manager that sold its “socially responsible” stock in Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the brewer could return to favour if it elects more independent directors to its board.


PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Co invest in UK health studies 24 Jun 14

Katy Askew

The UK units of 15 food and drinks companies - including PepsiCo and the Coca-Cola Co - are to fund government-backed diet research in the country.


Coca-Cola forced to shut Indian bottling plant 19 Jun 14

James Wilmore

The Coca-Cola Company has been forced to close one of its Indian bottling plants for allegedly using too much groundwater, but says it is “confident” operations will resume after an appeal.

Latest blogs

US anti-obesity groups fight to lose in publicity scramble 19 Jun 14

Andy Morton

Health groups in California this week failed in a bid to force sugary drinks to carry health warnings after the state assembly voted against legislation.

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