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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.

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.

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

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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 - 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.

GLOBAL: Group Danone unveils Evian baby app, online ad

22 Apr 2013

Group Danone is supporting its latest Evian ad with a “babifier” app that promises to turn consumers into their "inner babies".

Comment – Soft Drinks & Water - Soft Drink or Objet D’Art?

14 Mar 2013

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at some of the pack designs being implemented for soft drinks and asks, is the industry in the business of selling beverages, or has it inappropriately diversified into the art world?

Review of the Year 2012 - Part III: Bottled Water

21 Dec 2012

The third in our five-part review of 2012 sees Ben Cooper consider how the last 12 months have treated the bottled water category.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks & Water - Part IV - Packaging

26 Jun 2012

In the fourth and final part of this month's management briefing, Ben Cooper continues his consideration of the environmental sustainability of the soft drinks and bottled water categories. Here, Ben looks at the role of packaging.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Responsible Packaging

16 May 2012

This month, Ray Rowlands, takes a look at the developing role of PET in soft drinks and its environmental impact.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Stagnant Water in Western Europe

27 Mar 2012

At last week's Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference, Danone faced up to the challenges its bottled water division faces in Western Europe. Richard Corbett concurs and sympathises. But, Richard warns, beware of the emerging markets: The rewards they promise come only from booming volumes.

FRANCE/JAPAN: Danone linked with water sale to Kirin, Asahi

10 Nov 2010

Danone has entered talks with Japanese drinks companies, thought to include Kirin Holdings and Asahi Breweries, over the sale of its water businesss, according to a report.

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