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Protein interest offers drinks opportunities - NPD

Consumers interest in protein prompting innovation beyond shakes and smoothies...

Boom time for soft drinks in West Europe?

A mild start to the year in many West European markets, coupled with an earlier Easter, looks to have aided the fortunes of the region’s sof...

Britvic's H1 Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in first-half sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileir...

Will Ball Corp's patience for Rexam be rewarded?

Like all mega takeover deals, Ball Corp's purchase of fellow can maker Rexam has been a long, drawn-out process. It was way back in February...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Bundaberg Brewed Drinks CEO 17 Aug 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the CEO of Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, and just-drinks subscriber, John Mclean.


just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.

Latest News

Búcha targets big soda with New Age merger 24 May 16

Andy Morton

Kombucha producer Búcha has said its merger with RTD Xingtea owner New Age Beverages Group will create a functional drinks maker capable of competing with the giants of soft drinks.


CCE shareholder clear European Partners deal 24 May 16

Lucy Britner

Shareholders at Coca-Cola Enterprises have approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners. 


Coca-Cola restructures global operations 24 May 16

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced a raft of structural and personnel changes as it looks to align its operating units with its global bottling footprint. 


Coca-Cola FEMSA warns of Venezuela production halt 23 May 16

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola FEMSA has warned it may have to close its production plants in Venezuela if ongoing sugar shortages continue.


Healthy Beverage Co's Steaz Cactus Water - NPD 23 May 16

Andy Morton

Healthy Beverage Co has launched a range of cactus waters under its green tea-based Steaz brand.


US swells serving sizes for soda in label overhaul 23 May 16

Andy Morton

The US has increased the typical serving sizes for soft drinks by half, as part of a shake-up of nutritional labels.

Latest blogs

PepsiCo's Johnston's new Twitter role is hard to Tweet 8 Apr 16

Andy Morton

The drinks industry could do more to benefit from new technology.


Lessons from the past in PepsiCo heir-apparent talk 31 Mar 16

Andy Morton

The soft drinks world is abuzz today over what an executive shake-up at PepsiCo might mean to on-going speculation over CEO Indra Nooyi's successor.

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