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International Women's Day in the drinks industry - Focus

8 Mar 2019

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and champion women in our industry.

How did Coca-Cola HBC perform in 2018? - results data

18 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola HBC has maintained its mid-single-digit sales performances of late, delivering a second consecutive year of 6% growth.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up 'A Coke is a Coke' pre-Super Bowl ad - video

25 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Super Bowl push this year will take place ahead of the game, in an effort to highlight "unity and diversity" around the US national anthem.

Coca-Cola rolls out cherry blossom bottles ahead of spring in Japan

23 Jan 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese division has released a limited edition cherry blossom bottle for brand Coca-Cola, as it looks to mark the pending arrival of spring in the country.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

"New brands, new products" - Coca-Cola, Heineken and the packaging industry's e-commerce evolution

19 Nov 2018

just-drinks spoke to a number of industry figures working to recalibrate beverages to e-commerce demands, including The Coca-Cola Co, Heineken, The Sidel Group and Crown Beverages to find out where the e-commerce evolution will lead.

Soft drinks firms named in plastic waste report tell Greenpeace: "We share your goals"

11 Oct 2018

Leading soft drinks companies including The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have underlined the importance of sustainability after Greenpeace labelled them the world's worst offenders for plastic waste.

PepsiCo claims victory in UK taste test, pitching Pepsi Max against brand Coke

27 Sep 2018

A blind taste test in the UK has prompted PepsiCo to claim that Pepsi Max was found to taste better among consumers than regular Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola Co's race to embrace everything, where the Costa sale will leave Whitbread and Coca-Cola European Partners' guide to hosting a successful Capital Markets event - The just-drinks Analyst

27 Sep 2018

This month, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, has a lot on his plate. What will Ian drink to wash it all down? He'll probably have a Coke. Lots and lots (and lots) of Coke.

Beverage industry scores below average in "brand intimacy" ranking

23 Aug 2018

Beverages have been placed ninth out of 15 in a list of industries ranked by their "brand intimacy".

UK sugar tax "in line with our expectations" - Coca-Cola European Partners

10 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is enjoying a barnstorming year so far in the UK for Coca-Cola European Partners, the group's head as said, with the country's recently-introduced sugar tax bringing in improved sales in the country.

Indra Nooyi leaves PepsiCo in good shape, but what lies ahead for Ramon Laguarta? - Comment

7 Aug 2018

With a rumoured predisposition to going shoeless around the office and a past life as a guitar player in a band, Indra Nooyi was one of the more colourful CEOs in the corporate world of global drinks. But, that's not the only reason the woman once described as a "hippie" in one of her many stage introductions will be missed when, as announced yesterday, she passes the PepsiCo baton to her global president, Ramon Laguarta.

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

15 May 2018

In mid-February, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2017. The soft drinks group posted a 3% lift in sales from the year in organic terms, although sales on a reported basis were down by 15%. Here, just-drinks considers Coca-Cola's performance over the last five years.

PepsiCo CEO lays ground for North America cola war as Pepsi loses out to Coca-Cola

30 Apr 2018

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has pledged to go "toe-to-toe" with The Coca-Cola Co, as the two soft drinks giants battle over share of North America's cola market.

Diet Coke boost for The Coca-Cola Co as Q1 2018 sales rise - results

24 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke overhaul helped drive a first-quarter turnaround for the brand, Coca-Cola has said, as the company delivered a rise in sales in Q1.

Coca-Cola European Partners ups French focus with logistics spend

6 Apr 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to invest almost EUR7m (US$8.6m) in a new logistics platform in the south of France.

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.

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 add craft-style Coke to 2018 portfolio

11 Dec 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled new releases for next year, including two craft-style Coke flavours and a green apple flavoured Fanta.

The Coca-Cola Co continues Star Wars tie-up with Last Jedi bottles

7 Dec 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled its new Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola Zero Sugar bottles for the European market ahead of this month's release of the eighth film in the movie saga.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up 100% stevia-sweetened Coke

22 Nov 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it will start testing a new 100% stevia-sweetened Coke product outside of the US next year. 

The Coca-Cola Co signs FIFA 2018 character as Coke Zero ambassador - video

21 Sep 2017

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

Coke, Monster to be only brands left in UK sugar tax firing line - Coca-Cola European Partners

11 Aug 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has said just two of its brands - Monster and Coke Classic - will remain within reach of the upcoming UK sugar tax, once the group has completed its reformulation efforts.

Tobacco's hopes for drinks, stock of the year and the death of the analyst - The just-drinks Analyst

15 Feb 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton considers the tobacco model for drinks companies. He also gives us his tip of the stock to watch in 2017.

The soft drinks category in 2016 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III

23 Dec 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, news & insights editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Eight years at the top at Coca-Cola Co, but is Muhtar Kent's biggest challenge still ahead? - Comment

9 Dec 2016

As Muhtar Kent prepares to step down as CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, the question everyone will be asking is: What will his legacy be?

Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment

21 Oct 2016

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of its chequered past. Richard Corbett explains.

Coca-Cola Co's global water stewardship director, Greg Koch - Interview

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.

Coke Life - Coca-Cola's niche soda that tried to be so much more - Comment

30 Sep 2016

It was to be a key weapon in The Coca-Cola Co's fight against declining soda sales. But since its launch in Argentina in 2013 Coke Life has carried the whiff of underachievement as consumers struggled to connect with its lower-sugar (but not no-sugar) positioning.

The Coca-Cola Co relegates Coke Life to "niche" status in W Europe - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

30 Sep 2016

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.

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