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Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

The Coca-Cola Co to drop Odwalla brand, cut 300 jobs

2 Jul 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has blamed a "rapidly shifting marketplace" for its decision to discontinue the Odwalla juice brand with the loss of 300 jobs.

Suntory sets up chemical recycling investment joint-venture

1 Jul 2020

Suntory has launched a joint-venture with 11 other Japanese companies to develop chemical recycling techniques that would help reduce plastic waste. 

Costa Coffee brews Coca-Cola-flavoured coffee for China

30 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has launched Coca-Cola-flavoured coffees in Chinese branches of Costa Coffee.

The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo pull social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined a number of companies in putting a temporary stop on their social media advertising, including Facebook, in an ongoing row over hate speech.

Former Coca-Cola Co executive switches to Britvic to head procurement operations

25 Jun 2020

Britvic has poached an employee from the UK unit of The Coca-Cola Co to become its next chief procurement officer.

The Coca-Cola Co launches US Black-awareness campaign through Sprite

25 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to work with hip-hop artists in a new US Sprite campaign that aims to "amplify Black voices."

Hygiene to emerge as major consumer trend - The Coca-Cola Co CFO

19 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's CFO has pinpointed the role that hygiene will play in emerging consumer trends in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy's Coffee targets non-alcoholic market with caffeinated cola

18 Jun 2020

UK iced coffee company Jimmy's Coffee has entered the soft drinks category for the first time with a coffee-cola crossover.

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.

Iris Nova to distribute Dash Water in US

12 Jun 2020

Iris Nova, the owner of direct-to-consumer soft drinks brands such as Dirty Lemon, has added UK bottled sparkling water brand Dash Water to its distribution portfolio in the US.

The Coca-Cola Co drops Major League Baseball sponsorship

11 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will not renew its three-year-old sponsorship arrangement with Major League Baseball in the US.

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.

Coca-Cola bottlers turn plastic preforms into COVID-19 test kits

2 Jun 2020

Coca-Cola bottlers in the US will offer plastic bottle preforms to help make up for a global shortfall in test tubes for use in COVID-19 testing kits.

Drinks e-commerce at "inflection point" - The Coca-Cola Co

28 May 2020

Beverage e-commerce has hit an "inflection point" as the coronavirus pandemic turns consumers into online shoppers, the CFO of The Coca-Cola Co has said.

Coca-Cola's Costa Coffee global expansion - just-drinks speaks to Prodromos Nikolaidis, Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director

27 May 2020

just-drinks speaks to Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director, Prodromos Nikolaidis, about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the company's roll out of the Costa Coffee platform, the prospect of a new battleground in Coca-Cola's rivalry with PepsiCo and whether we will see a Costa-branded Coke.

Coca-Cola HBC spearheads Costa Coffee expansion with multi-market launch

27 May 2020

Coca-Cola HBC has ramped up the global roll-out of the Costa Coffee brand, with a roll-out to a raft of its markets.

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.

The Coca-Cola Co launches #BeApp partnership to stream live music

19 May 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with a streaming app to present live performances from musicians including Katy Perry and the cast of Broadway musical Hamilton.

The Coca-Cola Co gets green light for China chilled milk JV - market data

13 May 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a chilled milk brand in China after agreeing a joint-venture with China Mengniu Dairy Co.

Molson Coors Beverage Co Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

13 May 2020

In mid-February, Molson Coors Beverage Co released its full-year results for 2019. The group posted flat sales for the 12 months on a 3.5% decline in volumes. Here, just-drinks considers Molson Coors' performance over the last five years.

Coca-Cola Consolidated Q1 2020 - sales rise 6.4%, "significant shift" in Q2 - results data

12 May 2020

Coca-Cola Consolidated was one of the beneficiaries of pantry loading in the US in March, with Q1 volumes growing almost as fast as sales for the bottler.

Monster Beverage Corp Q1 2020 - Strong sales continue, +12.3% - results data

11 May 2020

Monster Beverage Corp has seen its strong performance in 2019 continue into this year, with the energy drinks group bucking the trend with a positive first quarter.

What does the return of big soft drinks brands mean for health & wellness? - comment

5 May 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, consumers have returned to big brands. Soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the trend and assesses the impact on the category's health & wellness space.

The Coca-Cola Co ends marketing hiatus with new Coke spots - video

4 May 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has broken out of its self-imposed brand marketing pause to launch new online Coke ads targetted at markets emerging from the coronavirus lockdown.

PepsiCo gets Bang for its buck in new Coca-Cola Co battle - comment

28 Apr 2020

PepsiCo's announcement today of an exclusive US distribution deal for Vital Pharmaceuticals' Bang Energy is a statement of intent to The Coca-Cola Co that the world's number one beverage company will not have it all its own way in energy drinks.

PepsiCo Q1 2020 - global beverage volumes up 6% - results

28 Apr 2020

PepsiCo has posted a mid-single-digit increase in global beverage volumes from the first three months of 2020, but has warned that the rest of the year will be impacted by the coronavirus.

The Coca-Cola Co falls back on core soda brands as retailers tweak shelf space

23 Apr 2020

The Coca-Cola Co will focus on core brands during the coronavirus pandemic as supermarkets change shelf space, the soft drinks company's CEO has said.

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.

The Coca-Cola Co Q1 2020 - April volumes plunge 25% - results data

21 Apr 2020

The Coca-Cola Co's global volumes are down 25% this month as out-of-home outlets close their doors.

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