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Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone, PepsiCo sign up to 'Loop' global recycling programme

25 Jan 2019

A raft of food and drinks companies have signed up to a global environmental initiative to combat the use of plastics in packaging.

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.

Danone to drop Evian's babies in the US for next 'Live Young' campaign

9 Jul 2018

Danone has announced details of a new marketing activation in the US for Evian, with the mineral water brand's long-running baby-based campaign set to be retired.

Why Deposit Return Schemes are the ultimate option for soft drinks - Comment

24 May 2018

Our soft drinks commentator returns! This month, Richard Corbett considers the Deposit Return Scheme concept and flags why the soft drinks industry should welcome it with open arms.

Will Keurig Dr Pepper merger prompt change in sustainability strategy? – Sustainability Spotlight

1 Mar 2018

In his latest look at sustainability efforts across the drinks industry, sustainability expert Ben Cooper digs behind last month's headlines of the 'merger' of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. What he discovers, from a sustainability perspective, makes for some challenging reading.

Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight

13 Feb 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.

Why drinks companies must attack plastics before consumers attack them - NPD trends

30 Jan 2018

It was fun while it lasted. The drinks industry's love affair with plastic has been a boon to the industry for decades, but solid waste and pollution issues are catching up with plastic.

Danone's Evian to go "circular" with 100% recycled plastic for bottles

18 Jan 2018

Danone has announced plans to move all the PET bottles used for its Evian brand to be made from recycled plastic by 2025.

Danone expands production at Evian site in France

14 Sep 2017

Danone has completed a capacity upgrade for Evian at the water brand’s production facility in the east of France.

Danone CEO targets new beverage trends with fresh launches - just-drinks Exclusive

6 Jul 2017

Danone is hoping to shake up the soft drinks market with a raft of new products that target emerging trends, CEO Emmanuel Faber has said.

Danone lines up Evian NA campaign, partners tennis pro Madison Keys

6 Mar 2017

Danone has launched a new advertising campaign across North America for its Evian water brand.

What does the future hold for bottled water? - Comment

9 Aug 2016

Bottled water looks set to overtake soda as the number one soft drink choice in the US. Here, Ray Rowlands examines how the global bottled water market has developed and how it will continue to evolve.

Groupe Danone launches mocktail Evian packaging

8 Jan 2016

The UK division of Groupe Danone has launched a limited-edition packaging for its Evian bottled water that targets consumers who are abstaining from alcohol for January. 

The bottled water sector in 2015 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I

9 Dec 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we are starting our review of the year in the global drinks industry. First up, Ben Cooper looks back at the last 12 months in the bottled water category.

Groupe Danone to sink GBP2m into Volvic Touch of Fruit Sparkling

27 Nov 2015

Groupe Danone is to launch a GBP2m marketing campaign in the UK next year to support its Volvic Touch of Fruit Sparkling range.

Groupe Danone to roll out Alexander Wang Evian bottles

9 Sep 2015

Groupe Danone has unveiled two limited-edition Evian bottles designed by US fashion designer Alexander Wang.

China devaluation may hamper beverage margins - analyst

12 Aug 2015

China's devaluation of its currency could squeeze profit margins for Scotch producers and other country-of-origin drinks makers, an analyst has warned.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Can Ireland Realise its Potential?

12 Jun 2015

Ray Rowlands, of Drinksinfo Ltd, turns his attention to the oft-overlooked Irish soft drinks market and considers its potential, relative to its larger neighbour, the UK.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

7 Apr 2015

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions and asks, who might be next?

just a While Ago - On 16 February in...

16 Feb 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in…

Review of the Year 2014 - Part I: Bottled Water

4 Dec 2014

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks is starting its review of the events that shaped the drinks industry in 2014. First up, Ben Cooper considers what the last 12 months have meant for the bottled water category.

Research in Focus - Family Branding: Establishing Beverage Verticals for Parents and Children

25 Jul 2014

Consumer concerns over calorie and sugar content have undoubtedly been a major contributor to shifting consumer beverage choices, particularly in developed markets like the US, UK, and France.

US: Danone Waters of America poaches Heineken executive

14 Mar 2014

Danone Waters' North American unit has appointed a new marketing VP.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - SodaStream Ban Highlights Sorry State of Affairs

4 Feb 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?

Preview of the Year - 2014 - Part I: Bottled Water

17 Jan 2014

As we welcome in the New Year, we invite Euromonitor to cast its eye over what 2014 holds for the drinks industry. In the first part of this month's management briefing, the global market research and analysis provider looks at the bottled water category.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

5 Nov 2013

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at what arch rival Coca-Cola Co is up to in the country’s bottled water market.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Sunshine Cheer for Soft Drinks Players

24 Oct 2013

The sun is about to turn in for the winter here in the northern hemisphere. As he waves goodbye to a good Summer, Richard Corbett considers what the weather does for consumption across the soft drinks and bottled water categories.

UK: Highland Spring Group appoints new finance head

21 Aug 2013

Highland Spring Group has appointed a new finance director four months after overtaking Evian as the UK's top-selling bottled water brand.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - PepsiCo to enter Premi'Om' Water Market?

6 Aug 2013

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd follows up on the reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium brand into the burgeoning US bottled water market next year, in an attempt to accelerate its diversification away from its struggling carbonates business.

just On Call - Flavoured water is "healthy" - Danone CFO

29 Jul 2013

Groupe Danone's CEO has defended its flavoured water brands from accusations they contain too much sugar, saying they sit “at the heart” of the company's health strategy.

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