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Brazil puts better-for-you beverages to the test

Alll eyes are on Brazil at the moment as the country gears up for the Rio Olympics. Euromonitor International's senior beverage analyst, Hop...

The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the a...

Customisable drinks - The next consumer trend

It wasn't supposed to end like this – a refund of the full purchase price and a chance to forget the whole thing. Keurig Kold was viewed as...

How soft drinks can win big with adult consumers

At the turn of the century, Britvic paid what many considered at the time to be an awful lot of money for Orchid Drinks. The company made dr...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.


Interview, Kevin Klock, Talking Rain CEO - Part II 16 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Talking Rain hit the big time with the success of Sparkling Ice. Growth for the sparkling flavoured water brand started in 2010, but Talking Rain had been around for more than two decades before then. In the second part of his just-drinks interview, CEO Kevin Klock talks about the lessons his company learned before its overnight success and how they informed his views on functional beverages. He also reveals which NBA superstar he invited to meet staff and the problems of competing for talent in an area dominated by global tech firms.

Latest News

Top soft drinks stories on just-drinks this week 1 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Teamsters attacks "regressive" soda tax 1 Jul 16

Andy Morton

One of the biggest US unions has thrown its weight behind anti-soda tax efforts in the country, saying the proposed levies are unfair and hurt workers.


Coca-Cola faces stock woes as Vermont tackles GMO 1 Jul 16

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has warned that some of its lower-volume brands may be temporarily unavailable in Vermont as the US state spearheads GMO labelling laws.


Southern and Glazer's complete merger 1 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's have closed on their agreement to become Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. 


Zevia's Energy and Sparkling Water lines - NPD 30 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

Zero-calorie soda company Zevia has branched out into sparkling water and energy drinks as it looks to capitalise on growing consumer trends.


Lack of post-Brexit plan trashed by UK trade body 30 Jun 16

Helen Arnold

The director general of UK trade association the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised the UK government for not having a coherent plan in place in the event of a Brexit vote, following the first meeting of business leaders since the referendum.

Latest blogs

The Coca-Cola Co's downward trajectory 8 Jun 16

Andy Morton

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.


Which calories count? 8 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

What a week for stats! Yesterday, the Beverage Marketing Corporation released figures to show the bottled water market had more than doubled over the past 15 years in the US.

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