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Drinks companies are failing the water test

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on...

Is your company failing the water management test?

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainabilit...

Ben Cooper | 8 Aug 2017

In late-July, Coca-Cola European Partners unveiled an increased 2020 target for recycled content in its plastic bottles in the UK. just-drinks' sustainability commentator, Ben Cooper, believes this news also underlines the role that brands can play in encouraging consumers to recycle.

Ben Cooper | 19 Apr 2017

A recent report from Greenpeace has condemned the world's largest soft drinks producers for not doing enough to address ocean pollution caused by plastic bottles. The report is particularly critical of the lack of progress on bottle re-use, which suggests to Ben Cooper that this may have to feature more prominently in sustainability strategies if further damaging criticism is to be avoided.

Ian Shackleton | 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.

Ben Cooper | 30 Nov 2016

The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.

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Olly Wehring | 28 Jun 2011

Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.

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Andy Coyne | 10 Apr 2018

Nestle has announced plans to hit 100% recyclable or reusable product packaging by 2025.

Andy Morton | 7 Mar 2018

Nestle UK has promised that its new stevia-sweetened Sanpellegrino tastes the same as previous versions as the company continues to cut sugar from its portfolio.

Lucy Britner | 18 Dec 2017

Nestlé Waters North America has agreed to sell its Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds RTD tea businesses. 

Andy Morton | 25 Oct 2017

Nestlé Waters has signed up 16 more of its global bottling plants to an industry-led water conservation scheme.

Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2017

Soft drinks producers in Singapore are to reduce their sugar content after agreeing a deal with the city-state's government.

Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2017

Nestle Waters' North American unit is set to add recycling instructions to the labels of its bottled water brands in the US.

Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2017

Nestle Waters North America has launched a global TV ad for Nestlé Pure Life that aims to "raise awareness of the brand's purpose" among consumers.

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2017

Political upheaval around the world, including Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, have pushed mergers and acquisitions in the FMCG area to their lowest levels for five years, a new report has said.

Lucy Britner | 7 Jul 2017

Nestlé Waters has added two flavours to its Perrier sparkling water range in the US. Strawberry and Watermelon join the existing line up, which also includes  Lime, L'Orange and Pink Grapefruit.

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2017

Nestlé has lined up a children's version of its Pure Life water brand for the Chinese market as it looks to capitalise on the trend towards healthier drinking. 

Lucy Britner | 7 Mar 2017

Nestle Waters has invested THB1.8bn (US$51.3m) in a new Pure Life bottled water facility in Thailand as it looks to expand its reach in the country. 

Nestlé is moving its US headquarters in the country from California to Virginia to be closer to its US production base. 

Andy Morton | 27 Oct 2016

Nestlé India has introduced its ready-to-drink range of Nescafe coffee to India, with market-specific flavours.

Lucy Britner | 4 Oct 2016

Nestle's Health Science division has developed a low-FODMAP drink designed for consumers with 'digestive sensitivities'. 

Lucy Britner | 31 Aug 2016

Nestle Waters North America's CMO, Antonio Sciuto, is to lead the company's four brand business units after an expansion of his role.

Lucy Britner | 5 Jul 2016

Nestle Waters' Italian division The Sanpellegrino Group has inaugurated a EUR16m (US$17.8m) mineral water bottling plant for its Nestlé Vera Naturea brand. 

Lucy Britner | 6 May 2016

Nestle Waters has entered a joint venture with Ethiopian bottled water company Abyssinia Springs as it continues to invest in Africa. 

Lucy Britner | 15 Apr 2016

Nestle Waters has opened a second manufacturing facility in Nigeria as part of a CHF25m (US$25.8m) investment. 

Lucy Britner | 31 Mar 2016

Nestle Waters has extended its Perrier slim cans product range in Canada to include Lemon and L'Orange. 

Andy Morton | 14 Jan 2016

Private-equity group Brynwood Partners is to buy orange juice producer Sunny Delight Beverages Co for an undisclosed sum.

Canadean | 26 Oct 2015

Global iced tea consumption is expected to reach around 37bn litres this year, according to new research.

Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

Nestle Waters has defended a water pipeline in a Californian national forest after environmental groups filed a lawsuit against US park authorities.

Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2015

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

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Andy Morton | 19 Nov 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has spent a lot of money recently fighting accusations that soft drinks make you fat.

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