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Cannabis creeps towards the mainstream

Judging from the number of newspaper reports yesterday on The Coca-Cola Co's potential move into cannabis drinks, the story has caught some...

Cannabis versatility an attratction for Coca-Cola?

Back in March, I asked what the odds would be on the launch of Coke Cannabis after The Coca-Cola Co's total beverage strategy led the group...


Richard Corbett | 11 Sep 2018

Last month's announcement that PepsiCo will buy the SodaStream home carbonation market leader has shaken up a sector of the soft drinks industry that, until now, had proved idiosyncratic at best. This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett tells us why he believes the sector is primed - finally - to change the game.


Olly Wehring | 3 Sep 2018

Last week's announcement by The Coca-Cola Co that it will spend US$5.1bn on the Costa coffee chain shifts the paradigm in the global drinks industry, according to one analyst. At the same time, many questions remain about the future direction of Coca-Cola as it looks to operate in the retail channel.


Under current leadership, The Coca-Cola Co has begun to view itself as a "total beverage company". This means entering new and emerging soft drinks categories outside of CSDs, such as the acquisition of Mexican sparkling water brand Topo Chico last year or this month's investment in Bodyarmor, for example.


Andy Morton | 31 Aug 2018

If you take it at an ingredient level, The Coca-Cola Co's move today to buy UK-based coffee chain Costa for US$5.1bn makes some kind of sense. Both cola and coffee contain caffeine, after all. But from a business perspective - where is the boost in this move?

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 30 Sep 2016

In achieving its goal to replenish water equivalent to its 2015 sales volumes "back to nature and communities", Coca-Cola gave itself a compelling sustainability story to tell consumers. Greg Koch, senior director of Global Water Stewardship at Coca-Cola, spoke with Ben Cooper about what "replenishment" means, and why getting the minutiae of the methodology right is so important.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2014

Late last month, editor Olly Wehring spoke with Dr Mehmood Khan, chief scientific officer at PepsiCo. In part one of this interview, Khan discusses the changing role of Research & Development in recent years, and where R&D sits in the company's armoury for growth.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it is set to complete a 100% takeover of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi within the next six months.


Andy Morton | 19 Sep 2018

As The Coca-Cola Co reportedly considers entering the CBD beverage market, a UK company already in the category has spoken of the challenges of marketing the oil's potential health benefits to consumers.


Andy Morton | 18 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co continues to widen its beverage portfolio with the acquisition of Australian kombucha producer Organic & Raw Trading Co.


Richard Woodard | 13 Sep 2018

The UK arm of The Coca-Cola Co is embarking on a portfolio-wide sponsorship deal with Premier League football, starting in January 2019.


Lucy Britner | 10 Sep 2018

The Coca-Cola Co could be about to follow its move for Costa Coffee with a bid for GlaxoSmithKline's Horlicks business in India.


Andy Morton | 31 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is plotting its way into the retail channel with the GBP3.9bn (US$5.1bn) takeover of UK-based coffeehouse chain Costa Coffee.


Andy Morton | 29 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to acquire regional US soda brand Moxie Cola from a bottling partner controlled by Kirin.


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Beverages have been placed ninth out of 15 in a list of industries ranked by their "brand intimacy".


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has appointed chief financial officer Dave Katz as its new COO.


Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's UK unit has overhauled its Coca-Cola packaging in a bid to encourage more consumers to try its zero-sugar variant.


Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with Square Enix, the creator of the latest Lara Croft-fronted computer games, ahead of the release of the series' next instalment.


Andy Morton | 17 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to take back the management of its bottling operations in the Philippines, after Coca-Cola FEMSA announced its decision to sell its majority stake.


Lucy Britner | 14 Aug 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to acquire a minority holding in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor.


Lucy Britner | 13 Aug 2018

The US unit of The Coca-Cola Co has used a crowdfunding platform to test the roll-out of a mineral water brand in the country.


Lucy Britner | 26 Jul 2018

The chief executive of the Coca-Cola Co has hailed progress on Diet Coke in North America, though he warned there is still work to be done on the brand.


Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2018

A Coca-Cola Co executive has dismissed suggestions sparkling soft drinks are played out as he estimated there are still more than 600m potential Coke drinkers in the world.


Lucy Britner | 25 Jul 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has added a limited edition flavour to its Coca-Cola No Sugar brand in Australia.  Coca-Cola Orange No Sugar is a limited release for the winter season, the company said.


Richard Woodard | 25 Jul 2018

A balance between expanding volumes and increasing price/mix helped the Coca-Cola Co to record a 5% rise in organic revenues during the second quarter of 2018.


Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2018

Coca-Cola Australia has confirmed it is to phase out Coke Zero from the start of next month.


Andy Morton | 16 Jul 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has released a blueprint for a UK deposit return scheme that looks to put control in the hands of producers and retailers.


Andy Morton | 10 Jul 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is among the first to use new technology that allows four different thermochromatic inks to colour can designs.


Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has added a muscovado flavour to its Schweppes 1783 portfolio that targets growing demand for dark spirits.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 8 Jun 2016

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking.


Andy Morton | 25 Feb 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is smarting after an EU court setback in its attempt to trademark a new bottle design.

Company research

Carbonates in Macedonia

Carbonates in Macedonia

Younger generations and health-conscious consumers in particular increasingly opted for healthier soft drinks such as bottled water, 100% juice, RTD tea and sports drinks. Despite manufacturers’ effor...

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Soft Drinks in Macedonia

Soft Drinks in Macedonia

Soft drinks achieved solid retail volume and current retail value growth in 2017, in line with the overall economic growth of the country. Despite the recent political crisis, Macedonia’s economy main...

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Soft Drinks in Morocco

Soft Drinks in Morocco

There is an increasingly educated consumer base in Morocco, following growing social media penetration, giving consumers access to product composition and information about the importance of healthy n...

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