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How did Coca-Cola HBC perform in 2018? - results data

18 Feb 2019

Coca-Cola HBC has maintained its mid-single-digit sales performances of late, delivering a second consecutive year of 6% growth.

How self-serve will drive a sea-change in the soft drinks industry - Comment

19 Jul 2018

Soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett has seen the future. Again. This time, it happened when he popped out for a burger.

The Coca-Cola Co's Mix by Sprite Tropic Berry - Product Launch

23 May 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has launched its new McDonald's-exclusive Sprite nation-wide in the US.

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.

Coca-Cola European Partners ups French focus with logistics spend

6 Apr 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to invest almost EUR7m (US$8.6m) in a new logistics platform in the south of France.

Coca-Cola European Partners relaunches Diet Coke in UK, marks "total beverage" progress

28 Feb 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced a raft of product launches and flavour innovations for the UK market, as the group works to become what it claims to be a "total beverage" business.

Coca-Cola Co lines up seasonal Sprite Cranberry - video

8 Dec 2017

The Coca-Cola Co will once again release Sprite Cranberry as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of the flavour during the festive season. 

Coke, Monster to be only brands left in UK sugar tax firing line - Coca-Cola European Partners

11 Aug 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has said just two of its brands - Monster and Coke Classic - will remain within reach of the upcoming UK sugar tax, once the group has completed its reformulation efforts.

The Coca-Cola Co hot weather promotion adds shine to China’s Sprite sales

9 Aug 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has given away more than 10m cups of Sprite in a weather-based promotion in China.

The Coca-Cola Co puts hip-hop spin on Sprite packaging

20 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has ramped up its personalisation programme in the US, putting hip-hop lyrics from emerging rappers on Sprite packaging.

Nigerian court wrong to rule Sprite, Fanta unsafe - The Coca-Cola Co

29 Mar 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has defended Fanta and Sprite after a judge in Nigeria ruled the brands were potentially poisonous.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water featuring matcha's moment in the sun, a Coca-Cola Co apology and Cott Corp's latest acquisition

5 Aug 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

The Coca-Cola Co's Q4 performance by region - Focus

9 Feb 2016

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in the last three months of 2015 falling by 8%. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the three months to the end of December.

Coca-Cola Co's Q3 & YTD performance by region - Focus

22 Oct 2015

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co reported a 5% slip in sales in its third quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the three months and nine months to 2 October.

How can the Coca-Cola system make hay in Indonesia? - Comment

8 Sep 2015

This month, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd puts the spotlight on Indonesia and examines The Coa-Cola Co’s commitment, and that of its regional bottler CCA, to investing in this potentially bountiful Asian market.

just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

19 Jun 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 the Facts - Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

27 May 2015

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual study of the most chosen FMCG brands globally.

Coca-Cola Nigeria unaware of criminal charges from short-filled cans probe

28 Oct 2014

The Coca-Cola Co's Nigerian unit has said it has yet to be served with criminal charges over alleged violations of orders from the country's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), despite media reports to the contrary.

Research in Focus - Will Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True Damage Perceptions of Stevia?

21 Oct 2014

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch stevia-based cola carbonates (Coca Cola Life and Pepsi True) in the US.

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

22 Jul 2014

Earlier today (22 July), The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in first-half profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant:

CHINA: Coca-Cola Co breaks ground on US$100m Harbin plant

3 Jul 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has started construction on a US$100m plant in China's north-east.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

23 May 2014

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

Round-Up - NPD: Can 'Rare Sugar' Rescue the Soft Drinks Market?

22 May 2014

Has Tom Vierhile discovered the sugar-alternative silver bullet?

Beverages Packaging - Part IV - Emerging Market Middle Classes Demand Better Drinks Packaging

18 Sep 2013

The Drinktec exhibition is taking place across all of this week in Munich. To coincide with the event, just-drinks' management briefing this month takes a look at the drinks packaging category. In this, the final part of our four-part briefing, we turn our attention to the emerging markets of the world.

Round-Up - NPD: Will Summer Diet Soft Drink Swoon Jump Start CSD Innovation?

27 Aug 2013

Struggling sales for diet soft drinks should see a new wave of innovation break over the category. Tom Vierhile reports.

Comment – Soft Drinks & Water - Where Next for Pepsi Next?

9 Apr 2013

Just over six months ago, PepsiCo garnered quite a few headlines when it launched Pepsi Next in Australia. What caught the industry's eye was that this marked the first time that the company had used stevia in the reduced-sugar brand. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a closer look at the variant and asks: What's next?

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - India and Multi-Nationalism

16 Oct 2012

This month, Ray Rowlands of independent beverage research company Drinksinfo investigates the recent outrage caused by the intended opening of the Indian retail market to foreign investors, and compares the impact that a similar development has had on the country’s soft drinks market.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Cola and orange still dominate the flavour mix

19 Jul 2012

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo says progress is surprisingly slow in the soft drinks market's flavour mix, as cola and orange continue to dominate

just the Facts - The 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend

25 Apr 2012

Earlier this week, Harris Interactive released its annual study of brand health for beverages in the US.

INDONESIA: Coca-Cola Amatil plans Indonesia investment - report

21 Feb 2012

Coca-Cola Amatil is looking to spend around AUD300m ($321.69m) in Indonesia over the next two years, according to reports.

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