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The tariff war squib, Pernod Ricard's activist success and the latest round of drinks companies' results - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Oct 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, casts his eye this month over the escalating - or not - tariff row and its effect on spirits brand owners. Ian also has some warm words for Pernod Ricard and makes some cautiously upbeat sounds about the current results reporting season.

The Coca-Cola Co to change Coke Energy taste in US to chase new consumers

21 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to make Coke Energy taste more like Coke in the US as it looks to recruit new consumers into the category.

How did The Coca-Cola Co perform in Q3 2019? - results data

18 Oct 2019

Solid third-quarter sales growth has supported The Coca-Cola Co's nine-month performance as innovations such as Coke Energy and extra fridges in Brazil boost the top line.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Coke-flavoured Tic Tacs - just-drinks comments

14 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with confectioner the Ferrero Group to launch Coke-flavoured Tic Tac mint sweets.

Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle

11 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO

8 Oct 2019

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the soda category.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils omega 3 beverage in 2020 innovation showcase

7 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up more innovations for next year, including new Coke flavours and a "superfusion" beverage that contains a fatty acid usually found in fish oil.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils recycled marine-plastic bottle

4 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has made a bottle out of recycled marine plastic as the group continues to look for technological solutions to deal with ecological waste.

Has the soft drinks category missed the premiumisation train? - Comment

3 Oct 2019

The UK's gin boom has allowed for a raft of innovation in the mixers segment. In turn, the availability of premium mixers has provided non-drinkers with more sophisticated options. But, where does this leave the rest of the soft drinks category, asks Lucy Britner.

The Coca-Cola Co to roll out Coca-Cola Energy to the US next year

1 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch its Coke-branded energy drink in the US next year, adding another major market to the beverage's global footprint - and a new flavour.

Plain packaging threat to drinks on the rise - study

1 Oct 2019

An FMCG research company has significantly increased its estimated loss to the global drinks industry if plain packaging laws are extended to alcohol and full-sugar soft drinks.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Honest Tea cold brew coffees

30 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a range of cold brew coffees under its Honest Tea brand.

UK soft drinks tax slashes sugar content - study

20 Sep 2019

The UK soft drinks industry has reduced sugar content by more than a quarter because of the introduction of the sugar tax almost 18 months ago, a new report has revealed.

Coca-Cola European Partners ditches multipack shrink wrap in new plastics pledge

20 Sep 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners is to replace plastic shrink wrap with cardboard for its multipacks across Western Europe.

The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Sep 2019

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.

Coca-Cola HBC agrees US$97m Acque Minerali purchase in Italy

19 Sep 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to buy Italian bottled water company Acque Minerali for EUR88m (US$97m).

The Coca-Cola Co sponsors college eSports group Tespa

13 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has strengthened its ties with organised video game tournaments through a Coke sponsorship deal for North American college eSports events organiser Tespa.

The Coca Cola Co takes consumers on miniature tour with augmented reality app - video

13 Sep 2019

The Coca Cola Co has partnered with "miniaturists" - artists who specialize in small-scale, representations of life-sized landscapes - to create a new augmented-reality (AR) app.

The Coca-Cola Co launches Coke Apple in Japan

6 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Japan unit, responsible for innovations such as an alcoholic RTD and a fat-busting soda, has launched the company's first apple-flavoured Coke.

The Coca-Cola Co to sponsor UEFA Euro 2020

6 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co will be the official non-alcoholic beverage sponsor for next year's UEFA Euro, the football tournament for European national sides.

Why Gen Z's interest in health & wellness should boost soft drinks innovation around Asian ingredients - Comment

5 Sep 2019

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific.

The Coca-Cola Co pilots Barbican malt drink in India

30 Aug 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is testing the Middle East-made non-alcoholic malt beverage Barbican in India.

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa teams with sovereign wealth fund to buy Swaziland beverage firm

28 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa is to partner with a wealth fund owned by the King of Swaziland after completing the purchase of a soft drinks company in the country.

PepsiCo reveals JetBlue drinks line-up in wake of The Coca-Cola Co exit

22 Aug 2019

PepsiCo has announced which brands will be stocked on JetBlue aeroplanes, since having replaced The Coca-Cola Co as the low-cost US passenger carrier's beverage provider.

The Coca Cola Co ramps up Dasani PureFill water dispenser programme

14 Aug 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to increase the number of free-to-use Dasani water fountains in the US as part of new sustainability innovations around the brand.

Coca-Cola HBC to put Costa Coffee machines in offices, public "hotspots" - CEO

12 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to roll out Costa Coffee vending machines to offices, retail outlets and public places as part of plans for the coffee chain acquired by The Coca-Cola Co earlier this year.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up American football Share a Coke bottles

8 Aug 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has extended its Share a Coke initiative to include college and pro American football logos in time for the autumn season.

The Coca-Cola Co prepares for inaugural Premier League season with refreshed ad - video

7 Aug 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has launched an updated version of its English Premier League ad ahead of this weekend's opening matches.

Food for thought? Nutritional drinks enter the wellness zone - Comment

6 Aug 2019

Are beverages ready for ingredients such as potatoes and rapeseed oil, microalgae and tumeric? Lucy Britner finds that in the era of well-being, functional drinks are moving far beyond just a snack in a bottle.

Swire Coca-Cola moves China HQ to Shanghai

2 Aug 2019

Hong Kong-based Swire Coca-Cola is to move its China HQ to Shanghai.

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