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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.

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.

"Coke Zero's the hero" for Coca-Cola European Partners in 2016 - Analysis 

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.

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