Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

By: Richard Corbett

Each month, Richard Corbett casts his eye over the soft drinks & water categories.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Nichols' Vimto Highlights Middle Eastern Promise 10 Mar 2015

This month, Richard Corbett looks at the Middle East, a region that offers a wealth of opportunities to the soft drinks and bottled water category.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water - Cocktail Hour at AG Barr after Funkin Move 10 Feb 2015

Earlier this month, AG Barr announced its purchase of the cocktail and syrups producer, Funkin. Richard Corbett looks at the deal and considers the likelihood of success from Barr's Funkin move.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - European Soft Drink Innovation on the Up 13 Jan 2015

Richard Corbett takes his annual look back at the winners and losers in soft drink NPD last year.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - IPO Launch a Tonic for Fever-Tree 18 Nov 2014

Earlier this month, UK-based Fever-Tree launched an IPO, almost ten years after launching its namesake line of mixers. Richard Corbett believes both the company and its brand are firmly on the road to global success.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé 28 Oct 2014

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - 2014 to be Groundhog Year for Western Europe 23 Sep 2014

The markets of Western Europe have long been the engine for soft drinks companies, generating steady returns and providing a dependable working environment. But, the global economic downturn has hit the region hard. Richard Corbett surveys the wreckage.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Into Africa 12 Aug 2014

This month, Richard Corbett turns his attention to the potential offered to soft drinks companies by the markets of Africa.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Coke Life: Hit or Miss? 16 Jul 2014

A year on from its South American debut, The Coca-Cola Co is taking Coca-Cola Life to the west. Richard Corbett considers the new brand extension, and its prospects for success.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Monster Success: Know Your Consumer 20 May 2014

Never far from the headlines, Monster Beverage Corp has caught Richard Corbett's eye; be it for its near-constant presence in litigation or its healthy set of Q1 numbers earlier this month.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Glass Still Classy 25 Apr 2014

Earlier this month, private equity fund KPS Capital Partners committed to pay Ardagh Glass a not inconsiderable sum of money for Anchor Glass. But, will it be money well spent? Richard Corbett investigates.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Slimmed-Down Low-Cal Sales a Cause for Concern 18 Mar 2014

The low-calorie soft drinks segment is struggling globally, which is ironic considering the pressure that has come to bear on full-sugar CSDs in recent years. This month, Richard Corbett considers how the sub-category can turn things around.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - The Kitchen: The New Soft Drink Frontline 18 Feb 2014

Earlier this month, The Coca-Cola Co took aim at the in-home carbonation market, through its tie-up with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Richard Corbett surveys the battlefield.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - NPD in Europe in 2013: And the Winner is… 23 Jan 2014

Ahead of the Oscars, due to be handed out in just over a month's time, Richard Corbett has some gongs of his own to hand out. In recognition of the best new soft drinks products in 2013, who will win a Corbett?

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - An Inconvenient Truth for Soft Drinks 27 Nov 2013

This month, Richard Corbett looks at the changing role of the convenience store when it comes to soft drinks and bottled water sales.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Sunshine Cheer for Soft Drinks Players 24 Oct 2013

The sun is about to turn in for the winter here in the northern hemisphere. As he waves goodbye to a good Summer, Richard Corbett considers what the weather does for consumption across the soft drinks and bottled water categories.

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