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What strategy should soft drinks companies take to ensure future growth? - Comment

9 Oct 2018

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett to consider how companies should consider their options when it comes to chasing growth.

How can organic juice grow its share of the global soft drinks market? - Research in Focus

29 May 2018

The organic movement started at a grassroots level, led by consumers. It has never been a core business for multinationals.

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.

How prepared are soft drinks companies for UK sugar tax? - Focus

28 Mar 2018

On 6 April, the UK will bring into effect the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The so-called sugar tax comprises: GBP0.18 per litre if the drink has 5g of sugar or more per 10cl GBP0.24 per litre if the drink has 8g of sugar or more per 10cl

The Coca-Cola Co's Innocent Drinks posts UK sales drop

6 Jul 2016

The Coca-Cola Co's UK smoothie maker, Innocent Drinks, suffered a domestic sales drop last year amid worsening market conditions for still soft drinks.

The soft drinks category in 2015 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part IV

17 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, Andy Morton picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

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.

Can coconut water repeat its US success in Europe? - Comment

20 Oct 2015

Coconut water has been drunk in parts of the world for thousands of years but, with the exception of Robinson Crusoe and maybe a few others, the concept is still relatively new among European consumers.

The Coca-Cola Co targeting more stills M&A - COO

11 Sep 2015

The Coca-Cola Co's new COO has said the company will need to make more stills acquisitions if it wants to hit its growth goals in the sub-category.

Innocent U-Turn Proves Soft Drinks Has The Bottle to Cut Sugar - Comment

3 Aug 2015

At a soft drinks conference in London last year, a leading executive from Coca-Cola Co's UK juice unit, Innocent, was getting hot under the collar.

Product Launch - The Coca-Cola Co's Innocent Light & Juicy

3 Aug 2015

The Coca-Cola Co's UK subsidiary Innocent has launched a new fruit juice diluted with water and coconut water to reduce sugar levels.

Focus - Coca-Cola Co's H1 & Q2 Performance by Region

22 Jul 2015

Earlier today (22 July), The Coca-Cola Co reported a 3.3% slip in sales in its second quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in both the three months and six months to the end of June:

just the Preview - The Coca-Cola Co's Q2

21 Jul 2015

The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-half and second-quarter results tomorrow (22 July). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June.

just a While Ago - On 28 May in...

28 May 2015

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just On Call - Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO shines light on pricing talks

30 Apr 2015

The CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said there is “no real mystery” surrounding its talks with The Coca-Cola Co over pricing.

Focus - Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region

22 Apr 2015

The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

just a While Ago - On 10 April in...

10 Apr 2015

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

just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

2 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

just a While Ago - On 19 March in...

19 Mar 2015

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just a While Ago - On 9 March in...

9 Mar 2015

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Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - European Soft Drink Innovation on the Up

13 Jan 2015

Richard Corbett takes his annual look back at the winners and losers in soft drink NPD last year.

just a While Ago - On 25 September in...

25 Sep 2014

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

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.

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?

Analysis - M&A in the Drinks Sector: Why Doing the Deal is Only the Beginning

4 Jul 2013

The drinks sector is particularly fertile ground for mergers and acquisition activity, with a number of big businesses accustomed to making acquisitions to spur growth, new players popping up all over the place with new offerings, and clear efficiencies to be had when combining systems and processes.

UK: Innocent readies kids seed campaign

23 Feb 2012

Innocent Drinks is to launch a promotion across its children's smoothie range in the UK that will offer free packs of plant and vegetable seeds.

UK: Innocent readies kids seed campaign

23 Feb 2012

Innocent Drinks is to launch a promotion across its children's smoothie range in the UK that will offer free packs of plant and vegetable seeds.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - The Farr Goodbye

14 Dec 2010

Today is a very sad day here on just-drinks, as we bid a very fond farewell to our soft drinks and water expert, Annette Farr. Annette, we'll miss you. enjoy your retirement. But, before you go...

Comment - Wine - UK Not OK. So, Where Now?

8 Dec 2010

The UK used to be able to boast that it was the most dynamic wine market in the world. But, with ruthless supermarkets and an economic downturn, the country has lost its shine. Where are the wine companies to look next? Chris Losh would like to suggest where not to look.

September 2010 Management Briefing - Innovation in the Drinks Industry – Part III

7 Sep 2010

The present difficult economic conditions in Europe, North America and Japan are not hugely encouraging for promoting innovation or for the spending of large sums of money on research by drinks manufacturers. It may be a little different for leading brands such as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Coca-Cola, and Pepsi, but even these are changing their approach.

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