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In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on...


Ben Cooper | 8 Aug 2017

In late-July, Coca-Cola European Partners unveiled an increased 2020 target for recycled content in its plastic bottles in the UK. just-drinks' sustainability commentator, Ben Cooper, believes this news also underlines the role that brands can play in encouraging consumers to recycle.


Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2017

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its second-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and category for April, May and June in 2017.


Ben Cooper | 3 Jul 2017

Last month, Donald Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord. Ben Cooper looks at how the drinks sector has responded and what US withdrawal means, both for global efforts to address climate change and for multinational beverage corporations.


Richard Corbett | 2 May 2017

Recent activity by The Coca-Cola Co behind Glaceau Smartwater has brought the enhanced water segment under Richard Corbett's nose. What are the company - and the segment's - chances of success?

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 | 10 Oct 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's Australian unit has launched a limited-edition zero sugar Coke flavoured with coffee.


Andy Morton | 6 Oct 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is taking its Schweppes brand into the UK premium tonic category, pitting the soft drinks giant against fast-growing Fever-Tree.


Olly Wehring | 5 Oct 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co have completed the transition of the former's stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to the latter.


Lucy Britner | 4 Oct 2017

Coca-Cola Bottling Co United has closed its final transaction to acquire new territories in the US, with Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated and The Coca-Cola Co.


Lucy Britner | 4 Oct 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's UK unit has lined up a GBP6.6m (US$8.7m) investment behind the Schweppes brand as it looks to respond to the demand for quality mixers in the country. 


Lucy Britner | 3 Oct 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has acquired a Mexican mineral water via its Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) division. 


Lucy Britner | 26 Sep 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has rolled out a limited edition pack design in Australia, to show support for the country's postal survey on marriage equality. 


Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has taken sport star endorsements in a new direction after signing up its first virtual athlete.


Andy Morton | 19 Sep 2017

Growth for smaller packaging formats in the US will allow the Coca-Cola Co to continue making money on its sparkling brands, the company's North America president has said.


Andy Morton | 15 Sep 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up the first leg of a world tour for the FIFA World Cup trophy.


Stuart Todd | 12 Sep 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has named Ilan Ouanounou to the newly-created post of VP of corporate strategy.


Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2017

McDonald's is set to roll out three new pre-mixed frappé flavours.


Andy Morton | 25 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is to test a Dasani-branded water fountain that provides filtered water for nothing, but charges for flavour and carbonation.


Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2017

Soft drinks producers in Singapore are to reduce their sugar content after agreeing a deal with the city-state's government.


Olly Wehring | 22 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has updated its billboard in New York's Times Square to comprise 1,760 independently-moving LED cubes.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co’s Australasian unit has launched a new ad for its Barista Bros coffee-flavoured milk brand.


Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 2017

Coca-Cola HBC has made continued good progress in 2017, with first-half sales improving across all of its reporting regions.


Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 2017

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated has posted an improved second quarter compared to the first three months of this year, as the bottler's territory advances continue to bed in.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2017

Monster Beverage Corp's quarterly gross sales passed the US$1bn mark for the first time, helping the energy drinks maker deliver a strong half-year performance.


Andy Morton | 9 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has given away more than 10m cups of Sprite in a weather-based promotion in China.


Andy Morton | 4 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is asking the general public to help it uncover the next generation of sweeteners.


Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has partnered a global online ordering and delivery service as it looks to make it easier for consumers to receive products "when and where" they want them. 

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

The Coca-Cola Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

The Coca-Cola Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partne

Marketline's The Coca-Cola Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), dive...

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Coca-Cola Co, The in Soft Drinks (USA)

Coca-Cola Co, The in Soft Drinks (USA)

The Coca-Cola Co plans to speed up its refranchising efforts in order to have 100% of company-owned bottlers refranchised in the US by the end of 2017. In doing so, the company will be able to return...

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Energy Drinks in Europe

Energy Drinks in Europe

Energy Drinks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The p...

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