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Nestle ramps up plant-based plans in Asia with non-dairy launches

12 Apr 2021

Nestle is to release three plant-based beverages in Asia as consumers in the region increasingly seek out non-dairy options.

Nestle's former North American bottled water unit rebranded as BlueTriton Brands

8 Apr 2021

The new owners of Nestle's North American bottled water operations have changed the unit's name to BlueTriton Brands.

Nestle’s San Pellegrino caffeinated Essenza - Product Launch

8 Apr 2021

Nestle has joined the growing ranks of soft drinks brand owners to launch a caffeinated sparkling water.

Nestle's Perrier Energize caffeinated sparkling water - Product Launch

12 Mar 2021

Nestle has added a caffeinated sparkling water to its US Perrier range.

Nestle buys alkaline bottled water company Essentia

9 Mar 2021

Nestle has underlined its focus on premium bottled water with the acquisition of US ionized alkaline water producer Essentia.

Why Diageo needs to work on its presentation skills, Heineken's CEO is just so young and UK pubs ain't what they used to be - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Feb 2021

just-drinks' in-house analyst joins us again this month with perfect timing. Company results are flooding in and Ian Shackleton runs his beady eye over the latest numbers (and presentation skills) from Diageo as well as the figures (and young-ness of CEO) from Heineken. Ian also looks at the UK on-premise channel, once a healthy stomping ground for investors.

Sustainability decisions will shape the post-pandemic recovery - Sustainability Spotlight

21 Jan 2021

Ben Cooper looks at the likely predominating sustainability issues for drinks companies in 2021 as the world (hopefully) emerges from the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery begins.

Was 2020 what investors expected and will 2021 be what they expect? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Jan 2021

Back for his first just-drinks outing of 2021, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton considers how his stock of the year fared in 2020, who gets his backing this year and what the wider drinks industry will look like, come December.

Nestle Waters backs water-soluble plastic packaging project

16 Dec 2020

Nestle Waters has invested in a sustainability start-up researching water-soluble plastic that biodegrades in a matter of hours.

The soft drinks category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

10 Dec 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.

Has COVID vaccine turned us from bears to bulls, have company presentations lost their fun and has 'innovation' become a dirty word? - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Nov 2020

The recent announcements of a vaccine for COVID-19 have got in-house analyst Ian Shackleton all a-flutter. Should we be concerned, though, that he's now worried about the end of bears, the end of company pizzazz and the end of innovation efforts in the beverages industry?

Why bottled water should tap into more drinking occasions - comment

6 Oct 2020

Our soft drinks category commentator, Lucy Britner, turns her attention this month to bottled water - and spies some burgeoning growth opportunities.

Amazon reviews can fuel beverage NPD - Nestle Waters digital head

30 Sep 2020

Consumer reviews on Amazon are a goldmine for beverage companies looking to create the next market-beating product, according to Nestle Waters' head of digital.

Mental health concerns to drive functional beverages in Europe - Nestle Waters

29 Sep 2020

Functional beverages that support mental health will find growth in Europe as they move across from the US, a Nestle Waters innovation expert has forecast.

Nestle lines up China bottled water assets sale to Tsingtao Brewery

2 Sep 2020

Nestle is to offload its China bottled water business to Tsingtao Brewery as the Swiss group expands on a plan to divest its value assets.

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle among US plastics pledge signatories

27 Aug 2020

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Danone are among 60 organisations across the private and public sectors to have joined a new "pact" on plastics in the US.

Nestle unveils coffee-bean-based bottled water Plant+Water by Buxton

27 Jul 2020

Nestle has launched a flavoured bottled water under the UK Buxton brand that contains extracts from green coffee beans.

Nestle Waters’ Nestle Pure Life Fruity Water - Product Launch

24 Jul 2020

Nestlé Waters North America unit has launched a sugar- and calorie-free flavoured water aimed at children.

Nestle Waters takes Sanpellegrino Tastefully Light to UK TV screens

20 Jul 2020

The UK division of Nestlé Waters has lined up a TV debut in the country for the 'Tastefully Light' line from its Sanpellegrino sparkling water brand.

Sanpellegrino Classic Italian Taste returns to UK

13 Jul 2020

The UK division of Nestlé Waters has relaunched the 'Classic Italian Taste' line from its Sanpellegrino flavoured water brand in the country.

Brewers should offload value assets as worst-case COVID scenario fails to materialise - comment

10 Jul 2020

In the same way that sports fans might jump at the pre-game offer of a draw against feared opponents, Carlsberg management would probably have been happy if - when the coronavirus lockdown started - a benevolent angel granted them a guaranteed half-year sales slide of 'only' 12%.

Nestle agrees sale of Canadian Nestle Pure Life assets

3 Jul 2020

The Canadian unit of Nestle is to divest its Nestle Pure Life bottled water business in the country to Ice River Springs as part of the group's global switch to premium brands.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Nestle considers sale of North American bottled water operations

12 Jun 2020

Nestle is exploring a sale of its North American bottled water brands as the group looks to focus on higher-value brands and functional products.

Nestle buys majority stake in US collagen business

11 Jun 2020

Nestle has taken a majority stake in US nutrition business Vital Proteins, which makes food & drink products using collagen.

Beverage rivals join forces for US$76m Brazil retail relief effort

10 Jun 2020

Beverage companies in Brazil including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Heineken are collaborating on a BRS370m (US$76m) rescue plan for small business owners.

Why 'stuck at home' means 'goodbye premiumisation', how to strip out the stock market jargon and whither 'Environment, Social & Governance'? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 May 2020

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton is back with us to run his eye over the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, he looks at why drinks brand owners are struggling to keep the premiumisation trend afloat. Ian also walks us through the relevant stock market definitions for drinks and mulls the current CSR calm.

Why the coronavirus paves the way for e-commerce, omnichannel push - consumer trends

12 May 2020

COVID-19 continues to affect consumer trends in all markets, throwing some off course and speeding others up - including the shift to e-commerce. As more FMCG companies look at direct-to-consumer options, retailers will need to pivot to an omnichannel presence when lockdown is lifted, says consumer trends commentator Lucy Britner.

Nestle unveils NesQino personalised drinks machine - video

27 Apr 2020

Nestle has launched a "superfood" drinks maker that blends a selection of smoothies or milkshakes with functional benefits.

Why stock markets are strong while companies are weak, how best to keep investors informed and why Q1 doesn't matter so much - The just-drinks analyst

21 Apr 2020

None of us - not even just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton - has seen anything like this. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown us all into panic. As the need for calm heads grows, allow Ian to talk you down.

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