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Grenade steps into UK energy drinks market with Grenade Energy

29 Nov 2019

Protein products maker Grenade has expanded into the increasingly-competitive UK energy drinks category with the launch of Grenade Energy.

Coca-Cola HBC targets sparkling brands for next recycled PET push - CEO

13 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to drive the amount of recycled PET in its carbonated brands beyond the 50% mark next year, its CEO has told just-drinks.

Coca-Cola HBC eyes full-year growth after Q3 rise - results data

13 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola HBC has remained on track for full-year growth targets after a Q3 that continued its solid performance for the year so far.

How has Monster Beverage Corp performed in YTD 2019? - results data - just-drinks comments

11 Nov 2019

Advance stocking in the US ahead of a price increase has helped boost sales for Monster Beverage Corp in the third quarter.

Are full-sugar soft drinks the new niche? - Comment

5 Nov 2019

Has the sugar tax changed the playing field so much that full-sugar is now considered a niche selling point for soft drinks? Lucy Britner takes a closer look.

Coca-Cola European Partners lines up UK launch for Monster Beverage Corp's Reign

24 Oct 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to launch Monster Beverage Corp's gym-focussed US energy drink, Reign, in the UK.

How has Coca-Cola European Partners performed in YTD 2019? - results data

24 Oct 2019

A slower third quarter has pulled on Coca-Cola European Partners' year-to-date sales, as the bumper three months a year ago proved difficult to beat.

The Coca-Cola Co unveils omega 3 beverage in 2020 innovation showcase

7 Oct 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up more innovations for next year, including new Coke flavours and a "superfusion" beverage that contains a fatty acid usually found in fish oil.

The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Sep 2019

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.

The Coca-Cola Co to sponsor UEFA Euro 2020

6 Sep 2019

The Coca-Cola Co will be the official non-alcoholic beverage sponsor for next year's UEFA Euro, the football tournament for European national sides.

The Coca-Cola Co reaps rewards of Quincey's innovation bet - Analysis

25 Jul 2019

The Coca-Cola Co's James Quincey has been talking about innovation since he took over as CEO from Muhtar Kent in 2017.

Coca-Cola Energy not ready for US launch - The Coca-Cola Co CEO

24 Jul 2019

The head of The Coca-Cola Co has dismissed the prospect of an immediate launch for the recently-unveiled energy variant of its namesake brand in the US.

Coke, Pepsi will not be centre of energy drink category - PepsiCo CEO

10 Jul 2019

The CEO of PepsiCo has warned that consumers may avoid energy drinks released under big-name soft drinks brands such as Coke and Pepsi.

The Coca-Cola system on the mend, the growing reluctance to drink and the good old days for analysts- The just-drinks Analyst

18 Jun 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers the improving relationship between The Coca-Cola Co and one of its bottlers, the cooler relationship between younger consumers and alcohol and how the drinks industry used to live.

Coca-Cola Energy hits UK with music-based marketing drive

3 Jun 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners has kicked off a UK marketing push for the recently-released Coca-Cola Energy variant.

New Coke returns - The power of nostalgia over consumers - Consumer Trends

31 May 2019

Consumers have repeatedly shown the value of appealing to nostalgia in their love of things that resonate with their younger selves or due to affinities for decades past. The Coca-Cola Co is now targeting this impulse, tied in with the '80s-fuelled nostalgia of hit series Stranger Things, to bring back one of its biggest failures.

How did Coca-Cola European Partners perform in Q1 2019? - results data

1 May 2019

Coca-Cola European Partners has enjoyed a healthy start to 2019, although still faces a tough set of comparatives ahead.

Diageo, Coca-Cola distribution tie-up in Chile producing "positive" results

15 Apr 2019

Diageo has praised its new distribution agreement with the Coca-Cola system in Chile, while flagging that the tie-up is still in its "early days".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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