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The clouds surrounding Conviviality, The Coca-Cola Co's booze move and Pernod Ricard's spirited performance - The just-drinks Analyst

27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.

The Coca-Cola Co uses Internet of Things to connect coolers in US

23 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is testing new technology across selected US convenience stores as it looks to track product inventory and monitor energy efficiency.

The Coca-Cola Co fights "post-lunch slump" with new Coke ad - video

15 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has launched an ad in selected developing markets that promotes the Coke brand as an afternoon beverage.

The Coca-Cola Co jumps on coconut water craze with Zico Coco-Lixirs innovation

14 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled a coconut water and cold-pressed juice range under its Zico brand, as it looks to capitalise on the growing appeal of coconut water in the US.

Coca-Coca South Pacific's Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water - Product Launch

14 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has added a pineapple and coconut water iteration to its Powerade range. The roll out of Powerade Pineapple Storm ION4 + Coconut Water is in line with the company's strategy "to continue to drive innovation in the hydration and sport drinks portfolio".

Businessman, ex-NBA player in line to buy The Coca-Cola Co's Canadian bottling, distribution assets

12 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has moved its global refranchising efforts to Canada with an announcement it will sell its Canadian bottling and distribution assets to a new joint-venture set up by a sports businessman and a former NBA player

Coca-Cola European Partners bids farewell to former Coca-Cola North America president

9 Mar 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced the departure of two directors, including the former head of Coca-Cola North America.

Does The Coca-Cola Co's alcohol move signal a new direction? - Comment

7 Mar 2018

Spirits are obviously high at The Coca-Cola Co. As well as delivering a well-received full-year performance last month, the soft drinks maker is preparing to enter the alcohol category for what appears to be the first time in its 125-year history.

The Coca-Cola Co plans alcoholic beverage launch for Japan

7 Mar 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan, the company has revealed.

NPD, international expansion lined up for Monster Beverage Corp as 2017 sales climb double-digits - results

2 Mar 2018

Monster Beverage Corp has flagged a glut of new products for the US in the coming months, building on a 10% climb in full-year sales in 2017.

Will Keurig Dr Pepper merger prompt change in sustainability strategy? – Sustainability Spotlight

1 Mar 2018

In his latest look at sustainability efforts across the drinks industry, sustainability expert Ben Cooper digs behind last month's headlines of the 'merger' of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. What he discovers, from a sustainability perspective, makes for some challenging reading.

Coca-Cola European Partners relaunches Diet Coke in UK, marks "total beverage" progress

28 Feb 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced a raft of product launches and flavour innovations for the UK market, as the group works to become what it claims to be a "total beverage" business.

The Coca-Cola Co to cut up to 350 jobs in the US

27 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to reduce its US headcount by between 250 and 350 people, as the soft drinks group continues to re-shape its business.

The Coca-Cola Co names sweetener innovation winners - video

23 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has announced the six winners of a crowdsourcing challenge to find new sugar alternatives. 

The Coca-Cola Co releases California Raspberry and Georgia Peach craft beverages

22 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a pair of craft-style beverages in the US market as it looks to capitalise on the growing popularity of craft soda. 

The Coca-Cola Co eyes investment and tech execs to join board of directors

22 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to add two execs to its board of directors at the next annual meeting of shareowners. 

The Coca-Cola Co oozes optimism for 2018, but is it misplaced? - Analysis

19 Feb 2018

2017 turned out to be a pretty good year for The Coca-Cola Co. Refranchising its distribution network may have sent reported performance into a tailspin, but underlying sales were buoyant (+3%), especially when compared to the challenges faced by rival PepsiCo's beverage divisions.

Diet Coke rebrand follows "dissatisfaction" - The Coca-Cola Co CEO

19 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has admitted the recent Diet Coke relaunch in North America came after sales for the brand failed to recover last year.

The Coca-Cola Co Q4 2017 - results data

16 Feb 2018

Today, The Coca-Cola Co praised its full-year results as organic sales edged up after a solid Q4. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's overall performance in the full year, and its regional performance in Q4.

The Coca-Cola Co pleased with FY2017 despite Trump tax hit - results

16 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a slight rise in full-year sales despite flat volumes as the soft drinks giant continued to focus on value.

The Coca-Cola Co launches 'sip & scan' prize draw that rewards Winter Olympics viewing

14 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has expanded its 'sip & scan' camera-phone activation in the US to include a brand Coke prize draw for the Winter Olympics.

Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight

13 Feb 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2018

5 Feb 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January.

Coca-Cola India eyes boost to fruit CSD portfolio

5 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's India unit is looking to expand its range of fruit-based CSDs as part of a government initiative to aid fruit farmers.

Coca-Cola India widens Thums Up footprint, eyes US$1bn barrier

2 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is hoping a regional cola brand it bought in the early 1990s will become its first US$1bn Indian brand as it expands distribution in South Asia.

Beverage industry warns Donald Trump to leave aluminium imports alone

2 Feb 2018

Companies including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo, Heineken and Constellation Brands have joined forces to urge US President Donald Trump not to restrict aluminium imports to the country.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up Super Bowl Diet Coke ad - video

1 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co will use this Sunday's Super Bowl to kick off a new marketing campaign to support the relaunch of Diet Coke in the US market. 

Will Keurig Green Mountain, Dr Pepper Snapple Group merger spark M&A boom? - Analysis

30 Jan 2018

What should we make of yesterday's announcement of the merger between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain? The market response so far has been mixed - an initial share spike for the listed DPSG soon receded as the agreement was digested.

Why drinks companies must attack plastics before consumers attack them - NPD trends

30 Jan 2018

It was fun while it lasted. The drinks industry's love affair with plastic has been a boon to the industry for decades, but solid waste and pollution issues are catching up with plastic.

Monster Energy Corp counters harrassment allegations

29 Jan 2018

Monster Energy Corp has questioned the accuracy of a report that outlines a number of sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits filed against executives at the energy drinks maker.

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