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Why consumers don't know about sustainable efforts

A recently-published study suggests consumers may not be as drawn to Anheuser-Busch InBev's new 100% renewable electricity icon as the brewe...

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...


Richard Corbett | 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.


Ben Cooper | 6 Oct 2017

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainability non-profit organisation Ceres. In a two-part special feature, Ben Cooper examines Ceres' findings and what they say about the beverage sector's response to arguably the most challenging sustainability issue it faces.


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.

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 14 Aug 2018

Nestle Waters has announced the roll-out of Levissima +, an extension of the Levissima mineral water brand, to the Italian market.


Dean Best | 18 Jun 2018

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Kraft Heinz are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


Lucy Britner | 4 Jun 2018

Nestle Waters has purchased a major share in Welsh water firm Princes Gate Spring Water, as it looks to cater for bottled water demand in the UK market.


Lucy Britner | 18 May 2018

Nestle Waters has rolled out its range of organic sparkling flavoured teas to the UK market, as it looks to tap into the trend for low- and no-sugar options.


Lucy Britner | 10 May 2018

Nestle Waters has lined up a CHF25m (US$24.9m) investment at its Henniez mineral water facility in Switzerland.


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. 

Latest blogs

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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