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Disappointment for Coca-Cola European Partners as 2020 bounceback dries up - results data

11 Feb 2021

Coca-Cola European Partners has seen its hopes for a bounceback in the run-up to the end of 2020 fail to materialise, as full-year sales finished down by double digits.

The Coca-Cola Co rolls out 100% rPET bottles in US

9 Feb 2021

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Coke bottles in the US made from 100% recycled plastic.

Sustainability decisions will shape the post-pandemic recovery - Sustainability Spotlight

21 Jan 2021

Ben Cooper looks at the likely predominating sustainability issues for drinks companies in 2021 as the world (hopefully) emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery begins.

PepsiCo matches Coca-Cola European Partners with net-zero emissions goal

14 Jan 2021

PepsiCo has set a net-zero emissions target that brings the group level with the leading sustainability ambitions in the Coca-Cola system.

Coca-Cola European Partners to expand Seville capacity by 20%

23 Dec 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is to increase the capacity at its production facility in Seville by 20% as part of a EUR44m (US$54m) investment.

Coca-Cola European Partners urges data-sharing to overcome UK challenges

18 Dec 2020

The UK division of Coca-Cola European Partners has called for soft drinks producers and wholesalers in the country to share data as a way to overcome coronavirus challenges.

Coca-Cola European Partners buys minority stake in dispenser company Lavit

15 Dec 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has taken a minority stake in beverage dispenser Lavit as the group looks to expand further into the self-serve channel.

The soft drinks category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

10 Dec 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that 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 ties emissions targets to bonuses in sustainability pledge

8 Dec 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has become one of the first beverage companies to link its sustainability targets to executive bonuses as part of a pledge to reach net-zero emissions.

CEO change at Swire Coca-Cola USA as Jack Pelo readies retirement

11 Nov 2020

The US arm of Swire Coca-Cola has lined up a transition of CEO, with Jack Pelo set to hand over the reins after a 24-year tenure.

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.

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