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How important is the plastic crisis? More important than Brexit - Sustainability Spotlight

20 Feb 2019

Public policy and corporate action in relation to plastic packaging were always likely to remain much-discussed topics in 2019. Less than two months into the year, this is proving to be the case. Ben Cooper reports.

Who won in results season, how to read the warning signs and will UK beer ever stop consolidating? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Feb 2019

The just-drinks analyst returns! This month, Ian Shackleton runs his investor eye over the latest set of drinks companies' results. He also considers what to look out for before the flames take hold of a company and how the UK brewing category remains a consolidatory hotbed.

The Coca-Cola Co appoints Lisa Chang chief people officer

18 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has named a new chief people officer, following the former incumbent's move to head up the company's global ventures.

How did Coca-Cola European Partners perform in 2018? - results data

15 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners enjoyed a better-than-expected 2018, with sales coming in higher than previously forecast.

Former Coca-Cola Co employee charged over packaging secrets

15 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed that the person connected with a trade secrets row over packaging materials is one of its former employees.

Stock fall highlights Coca-Cola's weak outlook but basics look sound - Analysis

15 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's full-year results, released yesterday, looked robust. Reported sales were down double digits, but that was down to the ongoing bottler refranchising efforts. Underlying sales were up 5%, ahead of growth in both 2017 and 2016.

The Coca-Cola Co cleans house with "zombie" SKU kill-off - CEO

15 Feb 2019

A Coca-Cola Co mission to kill off underperforming beverages has led to the axing of more than 700 so-called "zombie" SKUs, the company's CEO has said.

How did The Coca-Cola Co perform in 2018? - results data

14 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co expects organic sales growth to slow slightly in 2019 after an acceleration last year on the back of low-sugar carbonated beverages.

The Coca-Cola Co overhauls Share-a-Coke activation in South Africa after profanity printed on can

11 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has cancelled a digital activation for the Coke brand in South Africa, after a consumer in the country managed to print an offensive word in a regional dialect on a can.

The Coca-Cola Co’s Orange Vanilla Coke - Product Launch

11 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a new flavour into its US Coke portfolio - Orange Vanilla.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils first English Premier League TV ad - video

7 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has started its sponsorship of the English Premier League with a new UK campaign.

Coca-Cola Co beefs up alcoholic drinks line-up in Japan - market data

5 Feb 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese unit has added a stronger variant to its range of alcoholic fruit drinks in the country.

What will be the biggest sustainability trends in 2019? - Sustainability Spotlight

1 Feb 2019

Already the most significant long-term trend affecting drinks companies, climate change will top the 2019 agenda with an acceleration in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions urgently needed. Agricultural supply chains will be a prime focus as companies come under pressure to reduce their indirect 'Scope 3' emissions. Ben Cooper investigates.

What beverage ads will air at Super Bowl 2019? - Focus

1 Feb 2019

Advertisers love to spring a surprise or two in their Super Bowl campaigns - anything to get people talking, and tweeting. In terms of which beverage companies are taking part, however, 2019 lacks any real shocks.

The Coca-Cola Co takes full control of Nigerian dairy group Chi

31 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has secured full ownership of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi, three years after first taking a minority stake in the company.

Where are all the female CEOs? Ask again in 2029 - Comment

29 Jan 2019

Last year saw a raft of CEOs from global drinks firms announce their intentions to either move on or retire. As the stories unfolded, it became clear that those of us hoping for more female leaders in the industry would potentially have to wait another ten years.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up 'A Coke is a Coke' pre-Super Bowl ad - video

25 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Super Bowl push this year will take place ahead of the game, in an effort to highlight "unity and diversity" around the US national anthem.

The Coca-Cola Co Western Europe president named UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe head

24 Jan 2019

The head of The Coca-Cola Co's Western European division has been elected president of the European soft drinks trade organisation Union of European Soft Drinks Associations (UNESDA).

Coca-Cola rolls out cherry blossom bottles ahead of spring in Japan

23 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese division has released a limited edition cherry blossom bottle for brand Coca-Cola, as it looks to mark the pending arrival of spring in the country.

The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke Blueberry Acai and Strawberry Guava - Product Launch

16 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has added two new flavours to its Diet Coke line-up, as it looks to continue the momentum started by the brand's relaunch last year.

Bar Nøne launch proves Coca-Cola is faster - but still not first - Comment

16 Jan 2019

This week has seen yet another launch in the adult soft drinks category. Another company keen to target moderation trends with a cocktail-style beverage that fits comfortably into on-premise accounts.

The Coca-Cola Co explores non-alcoholic cocktail space with adult beverage launch

15 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is targetting consumers looking for alternatives to alcohol with the launch of alcohol-free adult sparkling drinks.

What's coming up in soft drinks in 2019? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

8 Jan 2019

Over the coming weeks, just-drinks' category commentators will share with us their thoughts on how 2019 will shape their respective sectors. First up, Richard Corbett looks at the soft drinks and bottled water categories.

Another Coca-Cola system executive switches to Bodyarmor - What just-drinks thinks

8 Jan 2019

The appointment of another senior executive form the Coca-Cola system to the team at Bodyarmor serves as a clear indicator of the planned direction of travel for the US sports drinks brand.

The Coca-Cola Co's Scott Uzzell to exit emerging brands unit

3 Jan 2019

The head of The Coca-Cola Co’s emerging brands unit, Scott Uzzell, is to leave the company for the top job at footwear manufacturer Converse.

The Coca-Cola Co completes US$4.9bn Costa Coffee buy

3 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed a final price of US$4.9bn for Costa Coffee as it completes the purchase of the UK-based coffee house chain it agreed last year.

The Coca-Cola Co buys into Dirty Lemon's Iris Nova

2 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has invested in Dirty Lemon owner Iris Nova, a direct-to-consumer beverage company that uses text messages to sell its products.

FREE TO READ - What just-drinks said about the cannabis category - The review of 2018

21 Dec 2018

2018 will be remembered as the year the starting gun was fired for cannabis beverages as governments across the world loosened restrictions and companies got serious about investing in the category. Here's a rundown of the top ten cannabis stories on just-drinks during a historic 12 months.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

The Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan

14 Dec 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.

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