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The Coca-Cola Co readies European roll-out for Topo Chico Hard Seltzer - just-drinks Exclusive

27 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch Topo Chico Hard Seltzer in Europe as the group moves quickly to widen its newly-found interest in alcohol.

Indonesia the wildcard for Coca-Cola European Partners in Coca-Cola Amatil acquisition - comment

26 Oct 2020

Over the weekend, Coca-Cola European Partners offered a textbook example of how to turn a crisis to one's advantage. As markets reel from the coronavirus and Coca-Cola soft drinks sales stumble, the European bottler revealed a bid for all of Coca-Cola Amatil's shares - including the 30% owned by The Coca-Cola Co.

Coca-Cola European Partners eyes Indonesia with US$6.6bn Coca-Cola Amatil bid

26 Oct 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has identified Indonesia as the "standout" target in its proposed swoop for Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil.

Coca-Cola Amatil expertise could fuel alcohol ambitions - Coca-Cola European Partners

26 Oct 2020

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.

"We're more confident today than pre-COVID" - The Coca-Cola Co CEO

23 Oct 2020

The head of The Coca-Cola Co has said he has more confidence in his company post-COVID than he had before the pandemic hit.

The Coca-Cola Co prepares to cull more brands as Q3 lifts year so far - results data

22 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed the extent of its ongoing brand consolidation strategy in third-quarter results today, with around 50% of its "master brands" set to be deprioritised.

Are beverage firms paying enough attention to deforestation? - sustainability spotlight

22 Oct 2020

A new initiative to address deforestation was launched last month by the Consumer Goods Forum involving 17 major manufacturers and retailers - but no drinks companies. Ben Cooper explores whether the beverage sector needs to do more in the area of deforestation.

Diageo carves up LatAm, Caribbean, Global Travel & Sales role as Alberto Gavazzi steps down - just-drinks Exclusive

22 Oct 2020

Diageo is preparing for the departure of its regional head of Latin America & Caribbean, with Alberto Gavazzi set to leave after almost 30 years with the group.

Will Q3 bring an end to 2020's hangover, are the softs going hard and would Stock Spirits fancy a beer? - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Oct 2020

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all around us, who better to survey the situation than just-drinks' in-house analyst?

The Coca-Cola Co sets up social-justice-themed virtual dinners

20 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to host virtual dinner parties in the US for up to 3,000 people in a bid to spark conversation on some of the country's most pressing topics.

The Coca-Cola Co to drop Tab in snowballing portfolio redraw

16 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to discontinue its Tab diet soda as the company continues a clear-out of underperforming brands.

Drty Mango Passion hard seltzer – Product Launch

13 Oct 2020

UK start-up Drty has added a third variant to its namesake line of hard seltzers in the country.

The Coca-Cola Co rolls out umami-flavoured broth beverage in Japan

12 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's Japanese unit has launched another innovative beverage, a broth drink made from the same stock used for miso soup.

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan makes redundancy offer to 900 staff

6 Oct 2020

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan has offered voluntary redundancy to 900 of its employees.

The Coca-Cola Co pulls plug on Zico coconut water, reviews Coke Life

5 Oct 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to discontinue coconut water brand Zico as the group's response to declining sales ramps up.

PepsiCo "reflecting" on alcohol launch - CEO

5 Oct 2020

PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta has said the company will decide in "the coming quarters" if it wants to launch alcoholic beverages.

The Coca-Cola Co's M&A general counsel switches to Bacardi

5 Oct 2020

Bacardi has recruited longstanding Coca-Cola Co executive Todd Grice for the role of general counsel.

Molson Coors Beverage Co to produce Topo Chico Hard Seltzer for The Coca-Cola Co in US

29 Sep 2020

Molson Coors Beverage Co has agreed to manufacture and distribute The Coca-Cola Co's Topo Chico Hard Seltzer in the US.

Coca-Cola European Partners hits UK recycled plastic landmark

24 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has hailed a new UK sustainability milestone as an important step on its journey to remove all non-recycled packaging from its portfolio.

The Coca-Cola Co denies US$34m sponsorship walkout allegations

23 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has rejected allegations that it is exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to walk away from a US$34m sponsorship deal with a US motorsports group.

The Coca-Cola Co CEO confirms US hard seltzer launch for 2021

22 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will roll out its hard seltzer in the US next year, according to the group's CEO.

The Coca-Cola Co’s Fairlife Core Power Elite Strawberry - Product Launch

18 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has added a new variant to its RTD Core Power Elite range in the US.

BedBevs and beyond - PepsiCo's sleep-aid launch marks a sea-change in soft drinks - comment

16 Sep 2020

In the late 1800s, cola drink producers started out on a path to global success selling patented medicinal beverages. This week, the soft drinks wheel turned full circle as PepsiCo launched Driftwell, a functional beverage that claims to offer a "end-of-day relaxation" with no groggy side-effects.

Coca-Cola European Partners lines up self-pour trial through Innovative Tap Solutions stake buy

10 Sep 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners is to trial self-pour drinks in Spain out-of-home channel, after buying a minority stake in a US technology company. 

The Coca-Cola Co signs first Paralympics global tie-up

9 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has for the first time added the Paralympic Games to its global sports sponsorship arrangements.

The Coca-Cola Co splits off Africa in structural overhaul

4 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is giving Africa its own operating unit and separating South Korea from China as part of its sweeping restructuring programme.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light Platinum Seltzer - Product Launch

4 Sep 2020

Anheuser-Bush InBev has expanded its Bud Light Seltzer portfolio with a three-strong line focused on night time consumption.

Costa Coffee to cut UK staff as The Coca-Cola Co starts global job restructuring

3 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to cut 1,650 Costa Coffee jobs in the UK in the first sign of how deep the pending round of redundancies at the soft drinks giant will go.

The Coca-Cola Co appoints Latin America, Europe heads

1 Sep 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has named two new regional heads, days after announcing an overhaul of its leadership structure.

The Coca-Cola Co's job cuts will usher in industry-wide post-COVID reviews - comment

28 Aug 2020

In soft drinks, The Coca-Cola Co leads and others follow. This holds true in so many areas it can only be because the company of Coke, Fanta and Sprite so often gets it right.

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