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Why sports drinks fail to ride the Olympic wave

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market a...

How soft drinks can exploit alcohol's loss

This month, Ray Rowlands explores the world of adult soft drinks and highlights the growing threat they pose to the alcoholic drinks industr...

Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

The future of drinks flavours - Consumer Trends

The broadening taste palate of consumers is spurring ever more adventurous flavour creations in the drinks sector, Ben Cooper writes, while...

Latest Interviews

Brexit Interview - Rabobank beverages analyst 8 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Rabobank published a note looking at the likely effects on the drinks industry of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Francoise Sonneville, senior analyst for beverages at Rabobank and the note's author, spoke to just-drinks yesterday.


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.

Latest News

CCEP sets sights on fix for regular Coke 23 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.


PureCircle to double stevia production capacity 23 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Stevia company PureCircle has confirmed it will build a new production facility as it looks to meet increasing demand for the plant-based sweetener. 


This week in soft drinks & bottled water 23 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

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.


DPSG adds AT&T's Jose Gutierrez to board 23 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.


Protein drinks no longer niche as sales surge 22 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Protein beverages are moving into the global mainstream as their consumer base shifts from body-builders to a general health-and-wellness audience, a new report has said.


CCEP forecasts tough FY as H1 sales slip 22 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has forecast flat full-year sales and "modest" profits growth as it released its first quarterly results since its creation.

Latest blogs

Bacardi's ice cube of information 6 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? Here are some more details to help answer my - and maybe your questions.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks 4 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.

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