All articles by Elizabeth Cooke

Elizabeth Cooke is a trainee reporter, specialising in thematic intelligence. She graduated with a degree in French and Philosophy from Oxford University in 2022.

Elizabeth Cooke

Signal: Coca-Cola Europacific Partners invests in UK manufacturing site

The latest £31m investment has been billed as a milestone in CCEP’s journey towards its goal of being net zero by 2040.

Signal: France legislates for early reopening of price negotiations

New laws to be imposed on large food manufacturers in France to start early price negotiations and disclose shrinkflation.

Signal: Carlsberg touts “relative” progress but work to do on absolute emissions

The brewer has cut “relative” value chain carbon emissions by 16% but absolute emissions remain stable at around 5.5bn tonnes of CO2e.

Signal: Chivas Brothers invests £60m towards carbon neutral distillation goal

The Pernod Ricard business is investing in heat recovery technologies and the installation of electric boilers.

Signal: How health is proving a factor in drinks industry M&A

The growing interest in diet and health among more consumers is providing the backdrop for some of the deal-making in the drinks industry.

Signal: drinks companies focus on climate change amid tricky net zero goals

New research suggests drinks companies will miss their 2030 and 2050 targets.

Signal: Molson Coors eyes US whiskey boom with Blue Run acquisition

As the US beer market stalls, Molson Coors continued its foray into spirits with a deal to buy Blue Run Spirits.

LVMH vows to cut water consumption by 30% by 2030

Luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has announced a new ESG commitment to reduce the group’s water usage by 30% over the next seven years – despite year-on-year increases in water consumption.

Food, drinks giants must improve oversight of deforestation efforts, report argues

The Carbon Disclosure Project questioned the sector’s efforts in a number of areas.