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Comment - Energy Drinks Get Safety Boost

The concept of a drink that can give you an instant hit of energy was always going to be a winning formula....

Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...

Analysis - Monster ready to storm global stage

Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2015

A central tenet of the Coca-Cola Co's forthcoming minority stake in Monster Beverage Corp is the certainty that the partnership will boost the energy drinks firm's international footprint.

Australia slowdown blots Monster's strong Q4

Andy Morton | 2 Mar 2015

Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has blamed a weaker Australia for a Q4 sales slowdown in Asia but said Japan continues to grow.

Monster Beverage Corp ups focus on China entry

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2015

Monster Beverage Corp has identified China as one of its long-term priority markets as it continues to step up efforts to enter the country.

Soft Drinks & Water - Ringing in the New Year

Ray Rowlands | 6 Jan 2015

Now that the Champagne corks have finished popping and the fireworks are all but a pleasant memory, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd says goodbye to the old year and contemplates some of the issues facing the soft drinks industry in 2015.

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Red Bull's Orange, Cherry, Yellow Editions

Olly Wehring | 5 Mar 2015

The North American division of Red Bull is releasing two flavour extensions of its namesake energy drink brand in the US, while changing the name of a limited edition variant and making it a permanent SKU.

just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 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.

Red Bull speaks out over bullying claims

James Wilmore | 11 Feb 2015

Red Bull has said it hopes for a “fair settlement” in a trademark dispute with a US craft brewer that has accused the energy drinks firm of “bullying”.

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just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 10 Oct 2014

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.

Red Bull agrees US$13m payout as lawsuits settled

James Wilmore | 10 Oct 2014

Red Bull has kicked off a process to reimburse its US consumers after agreeing to pay out US$13m to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of false advertising.

Energy drinks tax ruled discriminatory

Stuart Todd | 22 Sep 2014

A tax on energy drinks in France has fallen foul of the country's Constitutional Council for a second time, but could be introduced in another form.

Chinese brands threaten soft drinks hegemony

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2014

The namesake brands from The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo maintained their one-two positions in the global soft drinks market last year, but brands from China are beginning to make their presence felt, according to recent figures.

All Market sells US$166m stake in China deal

Andy Morton | 15 Jul 2014

All Market Inc has sold a 25% stake of Vita Coco to a Chinese distributor for about US$166m, as the coconut water brand prepares to launch in the country.

Marley Beverage Company appoints president & CEO

James Wilmore | 2 Jun 2014

The Marley Beverage Company (MBC) has appointed a former Red Bull, Diageo and PepsiCo executive as its new president and CEO.

UK alcohol ad complaints fall 16%

James Wilmore | 30 May 2014

The number of complaints about adverts for alcohol in the UK fell by 16% last year, but three soft drinks firms featured in the ten most-complained-about campaigns.

Ballantine's links with music streaming site

James Wilmore | 11 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard has agreed a global tie-up with music event streaming website Boiler Room for its Scotch whisky brand Ballantine’s.

Red Bull adds Red Bull Zero Calories to UK range

Andy Morton | 10 Feb 2014

Red Bull is to invest GBP2m (US$3.3m) in the launch of its second low-calorie energy drink in the UK.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 1 Nov 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

US: Red Bull silent on wrongful death lawsuit

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2013

Red Bull has declined to comment directly on reports of a US$85m lawsuit filed against it by the family of a New York man who died after allegedly drinking one of its energy drinks.

French Parliament lines up energy drink tax

Stuart Todd | 24 Oct 2013

The French Assembly has voted in favour of introducing a tax on energy drinks.

Ex-Accolade Wines exec joins Quintessential Brands

James Wilmore | 18 Oct 2013

Fledgling spirits group Quintessential Brands has further signalled its intent by making two new senior appointments, including a former Accolade Wines executive.

Halewood resolves trademark issue

James Wilmore | 23 Aug 2013

Halewood International and TickeyBrew have reached an “amicable solution” over a trademark issue that will allow the microbrewer to keep its name.

Russian Standard recruits CEDC Poland chief

Olly Wehring | 22 Aug 2013

Russian Standard has appointed a president for the Polish operations of recently-acquired Central European Distribution Corp.

Halewood warns microbrewer to "respect" trademark

James Wilmore | 16 Aug 2013

Halewood International is calling on UK microbrewer Ticketybrew to “respect” its brands as another trademark battle looms.

Red Bull resolves beer trademark dispute

James Wilmore | 15 Aug 2013

Redwell has confirmed that Red Bull has backed down after it threatened legal action over the brewer's name.

Red Bull claims no dispute over beer trademark

James Wilmore | 14 Aug 2013

Red Bull has responded to the growing backlash over a trademark battle involving a UK brewer by claiming it is not aware a “dispute” exists and the company can keep its trademark for its beer.

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