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The Coca-Cola Co readies European roll-out for Topo Chico Hard Seltzer - just-drinks Exclusive

27 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Topo Chico Hard Seltzer in Europe as the group moves quickly to widen its newly-found interest in alcohol.

Indonesia the wildcard for Coca-Cola European Partners in Coca-Cola Amatil acquisition - comment

26 Oct 2020

Over the weekend, Coca-Cola European Partners offered a textbook example of how to turn a crisis to one's advantage. As markets reel from the coronavirus and Coca-Cola soft drinks sales stumble, the European bottler revealed a bid for all of Coca-Cola Amatil's shares - including the 30% owned by The Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola European Partners eyes Indonesia with US$6.6bn Coca-Cola Amatil bid

26 Oct 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has identified Indonesia as the "standout" target in its proposed swoop for Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil.

The worst is behind Coca-Cola European Partners as Q3 sales approach parity - results data

26 Oct 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has maintained its upbeat view of the rest of this year as sales in the third quarter slipped by just single figures.

Coca-Cola Amatil expertise could fuel alcohol ambitions - Coca-Cola European Partners

26 Oct 2020

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.

Coca-Cola European Partners hits UK recycled plastic landmark

24 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has hailed a new UK sustainability milestone as an important step on its journey to remove all non-recycled packaging from its portfolio.

Coca-Cola European Partners lines up self-pour trial through Innovative Tap Solutions stake buy

10 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is to trial self-pour drinks in Spain out-of-home channel, after buying a minority stake in a US technology company. 

Monster Beverage Corp’s Reign Lilikoi Lychee - Product Launch

27 Aug 2020

Monster Beverage Corp has added a new flavour to its Reign Body Fuel energy drink portfolio in the US.

Coca-Cola European Partners readies paperboard gatherers for multi-packs

11 Aug 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is set to ditch plastic rings on multi-packs in one of its European markets, plumping instead for a recyclable paperboard alternative.

First half struggles, but Coca-Cola European Partners prepares for "robust" H2 - results data

10 Aug 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has made positive noises about the second half of this year, with first-half sales having fallen by 16%.

Nichols prepares for new CEO as Q1 shines, Q2 dives - results data

22 Jul 2020

Nichols has seen the first six months of 2020 deliver a double-digit sales fall, although flagship brand Vimto enjoyed a healthier start to the year.

Former Coca-Cola Co executive switches to Britvic to head procurement operations

25 Jun 2020

Britvic has poached an employee from the UK unit of The Coca-Cola Co to become its next chief procurement officer.

Coca-Cola European Partners shines spotlight on EU single-use plastic confusion

23 Jun 2020

A leading lobbyist for Coca-Cola European Partners has warned of challenges ahead, as the European Union finalises environmental directives to reduce waste from single-use beverage packaging.

Coca-Cola European Partners drops UK Coke prices to target at-home trends

21 May 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has cut about 10% off price-marked packs (PMPs) of brand Coca-Cola in the UK as part of a focus on larger formats for home consumption.

Coca-Cola European Partners Q1 2020 - Sales dip 4%, volumes plunge as COVID-19 hits Europe - results data

6 May 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has seen the impact of COVID-19 pull on its recent volumes performance by as much as 40%.

Coca-Cola European Partners warns of coronavirus impact on full-year sales

16 Mar 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has said it is adapting to the changing situation of the coronavirus outbreak as it updated its outlook for the year ahead.

The Coca-Cola Co brings Coke Energy Cherry to Europe

12 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to expand the availability of a US-exclusive flavour for Coca-Cola Energy to a number of European markets.

How weaving sustainability into your business model will generate value - Sustainability Spotlight

27 Feb 2020

Ben Cooper examines recent announcements from soft drinks producers Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic that underline how sustainability goals no longer simply inspire companies or earn them green credentials, but have become critical to value creation and business strategy.

The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke Sublime Lime - Product Launch

19 Feb 2020

Coca-Coca European Partners has expanded the overhaul of The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke brand with the launch of a lime-flavoured variant.

Coca-Cola European Partners to tie sustainability targets to executive pay

17 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is lining up the introduction of sustainability to the performance metric used to calculate executive bonuses.

How did Coca-Cola European Partners perform in 2019? - results data

13 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has posted a 5% increase in full-year sales as new launches in energy drinks and coffee helped boost the top line.

Coca-Cola European Partners hits sustainability target in Sweden

7 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has launched new packaging in Sweden to highlight its move to 100%-recycled PET bottles.

"Let me say right here, plastic in itself is not the issue" - Interview - Refresco CEO Hans Roelofs

31 Jan 2020

just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Hans Roelofs, Refresco CEO for almost 13 years, about why we can expect more US M&A activity from the group. Roelofs also gives his inside take on the CCEP purchase and talks about plastic's position as a priority for the soft drinks industry.

Soft drinks industry looks to UK production as Brexit takes hold - Refresco CEO

31 Jan 2020

The UK's departure from the European Union today will lead to increased local production for the country's soft drinks industry, Refresco CEO Hans Roelofs has said.

Coca-Cola European Partners ups UK bag-in-box production

19 Dec 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has opened a new production line in the UK as the group looks to increase the production of its most sustainable offerings.

The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

11 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Coca-Cola European Partners spends US$26m on UK bag-in-box line

9 Dec 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners has opened a GBP20m (US$26m) bag-in-box production line at one of its facilities in the UK.

The Coca-Cola Co to reduce shrink wrap in Europe with cardboard replacement

20 Nov 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to replace shrink wrap on can multipacks in Europe with a "minimalist" cardboard holder.

Coca-Cola European Partners to create Coca-Cola Co's first 100%-recycled-PET market

19 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners is to pass a new sustainability landmark in beverages next year as it makes Sweden the first country where all Coca-Cola Co plastic bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic.

Coca-Cola European Partners takes 25% stake in direct-delivery service

25 Oct 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners' venture capital unit has invested in Kol, an on-demand delivery service that aims to get beverages to consumers' doors in 30 minutes.

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