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Olly Wehring | 5 May 2017

Yesterday, Coca-Cola European Partners released results for the first three months of 2017, showing flat sales thanks in part to a marked fall in the UK. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the three months to the end of March.


Lucy Britner | 23 Mar 2017

Analysts have trumpeted Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as Coca-Cola European Partners' non-CSD offerings as the group's key growth drivers in 2016.


Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.


Andy Morton | 23 Sep 2016

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.

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Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has launched the first UK marketing campaign for Honest Tea following the fruit herbal tea brand’s launch in the country last year.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2017

The Coca-Cola Co’s UK unit has pledged to double the recycled plastic content in all of its bottles to 50% by 2020.


Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners is to spend GBP39m on a new automated warehouse in the UK.


Olly Wehring | 14 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has reiterated its outlook for performance in 2017.


Olly Wehring | 4 May 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has reported flat sales in the first quarter of its maiden calendar year, with the UK having a tough Q1 as currency weakness took hold.


Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has lowered the sugar content of Fanta Orange by a third in the UK to bring the product under the threshold of the country's pending sugar tax.


Andy Morton | 31 Jan 2017

Monster Beverage Corp is continuing to up its global footprint with the launch of Monster Energy Ultra Citron in Europe.


Andy Morton | 16 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a GBP4.5m (US$5.4m) advertising campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jan 2017

The new head of Coca-Cola European Partners has assumed his position on the company’s board of directors.


Andy Morton | 16 Dec 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has upgraded its full-year outlook as the company nears completion of its first calendar year.


Andy Morton | 5 Dec 2016

A just-announced Spanish sugar tax on soft drinks could dent CCEP's overall volumes by 1.5%, an analyst has predicted.


Andy Morton | 5 Dec 2016

The Coca-Cola Co brand Honest Tea is to roll out nation-wide in the UK after completing a soft launch this year.


Lucy Britner | 24 Nov 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced a GBP2.3m (US$2.9m) investment at its East Kilbride site in Scotland. 


The Coca-Cola Co is to change tack on its Coke Life distribution in Western Europe, downgrading the newest Coca-Cola trademark innovation to one that targets only to a "niche" group.


Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2016

Rudolph Wild has launched a new no-added-sugar Capri-Sun range, Capri-Sun Fruity Water in the UK in partnership with Coca-Cola European Partners.


Lucy Britner | 24 May 2016

Shareholders at Coca-Cola Enterprises have approved the pending transaction to create Coca-Cola European Partners. 


Olly Wehring | 17 May 2016

The Coca-Cola Co is worst-placed among soft drinks companies to deal with consumers' and regulators' concerns about sugared drinks globally, an analyst has warned.


Andy Morton | 29 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.


Olly Wehring | 28 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises has seen its bottom line struggle in the first quarter, with sales and volumes posting single-digit declines.


Olly Wehring | 12 Apr 2016

The creation of the Coca-Cola European Partners joint venture has moved a step closer, with registration of the entity gaining clearance in the US.


Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched new packaging for Schweppes in the UK as looks to premiumise the mixer brand with new investment.


Andy Morton | 5 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises has unveiled a new pack design for its UK energy drinks brand Relentless, alongside a flavour extension.


Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2016

The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said the UK sugar tax on soft drinks is unlikely to proceed in its current form.


Olly Wehring | 19 Feb 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

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